Our Gluten-Free Tortillas are grain-free, and paleo. They are made without a traditional tortilla press and perfect for tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, or wraps and they’re easy to make.
A great alternative to healthy wraps, you can use these tortillas for quick meal prep. Being gluten- and grain-free, you have a limited option on what you can eat for lunch or dinner. This is a great option apart from salads, rice, and bread. Having made this recipe and experimenting a ton more has given us the freedom to enjoy our lifestyle! We are so excited to share this soft cashew almond tortilla recipe with you because all you need is tapioca flour, coconut flour, our nut base, and eggs, mixed with water. Then you will have yourself a soft and moist tortilla. Our nut base tortilla mix is not only gluten-free but it’s also grain-, corn-, dairy-free.
We have put in all the effort for you and created these easy-to-make soft tortillas. We are sure happy with the end results and hope you love these as much as we do! These pair perfectly with our Tahini Garlic Nut Spread recipe! Be sure to leave us a comment below and share how your tortillas came out. Let’s go over some more facts before we start cooking.
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What is Gluten?
According to Healthline, “Gluten is a family of storage proteins — formally known as prolamins — that are naturally found in certain cereal grains, such as wheat, barley, and rye (2).” People with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten and must eliminate it from their diets to avoid harmful adverse reactions. There are a variety of different researches you can do regarding what type of gluten-free flour is best for your diet.
Types of Gluten-Free Flours
- Rice flour
- Almond Flour
- Potato Flour
- Arrowroot Flour
These are just some of the gluten-free flours available. But, there are many more options available now. To learn more about gluten-free flours options, we have a full breakdown post coming soon!
Why Use Nut Base?
Nut base is a great way to add additional nutrition to any recipe. We used our Raw Cashew and Almond Nut Base, which you can learn to make here. According to NCBI, “Epidemiologic studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced incidence of coronary heart disease and gallstones in both genders and diabetes in women. Nuts contain sizeable amounts of folate (Table 1) , a B-vitamin necessary for normal cellular function.”
In our nut base, we used cashews and almonds. Here are some of their benefits:
- Almonds: Not only are they high in Fiber but also a great way to increase your Calcium levels. According to a study, “In 2003 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved manufacturers to state on food labels that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
Measurements: In ¼ cup, there is 4g of Fiber, 7g of protein & 5g of Carbs
- Cashews: Low in fat and calories, these nuts have a healthy amount of Phytosterols. “Phytosterols at pharmacological doses were used sparingly as cholesterol-lowering agents for several decades.”
Measurements: In ¼ cup, there is 1g of Fiber, 5g of protein & 8g of Carbs
How To Make Gluten-Free Tortillas
Servings: 2 Cups | Course: Dip, Appetizer | Cuisine: Mediterranean
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder (optional, for extra flavor)
- 1 Tsp Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
- ½ Tsp Salt
- ⅓ Cup Water
- ⅓ Cup Homemade Nut Base (refer to our recipe)
- ¾ Cup Tapioca Flour
- ¼ Cup Coconut Flour
- 8-10 Tsp Coconut Oil (~2 Tsp per tortilla)
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 45 minutes
Time needed: 50 minutes.
- Add in your eggs in a bowl. Beat them well with your whisk. Then add your garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper, and water. Give it a good whisk.
- Then, add your nut base into the mix. Whisk until well-combined.
- First, add your tapioca flour. Whisk until well-incorporated.
- Finally, add your coconut flour.
- Mix until everything is incorporated.
- In your frying pan, add 2 Tbsp coconut oil on medium heat. Add in ¼ Cup of tortilla nut mix onto the pan.
- Use your measuring cup to spread out the batter evenly on your pan.
- Let it cook for 1 minute and then flip. Then use your turner and press down on the tortilla to get the golden brown color.
- When after 1 minute, continue to flip until you get the desired golden brown color on your nut tortilla.
- Continue to repeat Step 6 to 9. Until you finish using the batter.
- Once you’ve made all your nut tortillas. Enjoy it with our tahini garlic nut spread or make lunch wraps. So delicious!