I’m an absolute sucker for Mexican food. My family makes it a point to have at least one Mexican family dinner night per week. Every time we do I love making these homemade chewy low carb tortillas. We use them for making everything from enchiladas to tacos to quesadillas. The tortillas are super easy to make as well, requiring only a handful of low carb ingredients that keeps them 100% grain and gluten-free. They’re still incredibly chewy and tasty though, and when served with the right combination of toppings, they really do make the tastiest Mexican food ever. So the next time that you get a craving for Mexican food, keep this recipe in mind. You’re going to be blown away with just how good these tortillas really are!
These Low Carb Tortillas Make Me Want Mexican Night Every Night
In order to make sure that your tortillas are low in carbs while still offering a lot of nutritional value, you need to be pretty selective with the ingredients you use. Tortillas are usually made with either corn maize or refined wheat flour–neither of which are suitable for a low carb diet. Instead, you’ll be using one cup of almond flour as the main ingredient of choice.
A single cup of almond flour contains 56 grams of healthy fats, 35 of which are heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. You’ll also be getting 14 grams of dietary fiber, 24 grams of protein, and a solid amount of both calcium and iron. Even better, almond flour provides many of the same great health benefits as raw almonds, meaning they help to lower your cardiovascular disease risk by thanks to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol reducing properties. (1)
Lots of Healthy Fats for Cardiovascular Health
Along with the almond flour, you’ll also be adding in one tablespoon of coconut flour. This helps to give your tortillas a delightful hint of coconut flavoring, while adding in even more quality fat calories to the mix. The type of fats found in coconuts are medium chain triglyceride fatty acids (MCTs), which are directly converted into energy by your body. MCT fats have been found to be quite beneficial when it comes to weight loss and body composition due to this, making coconut flour (and coconuts in general) a fantastic food to include as part of a low carb diet. (2)
While the almond flour and coconut flour both provide a good mix of healthy fat calories and dietary fiber, you’re also going to be using four tablespoons of psyllium husk powder in this recipe. This provides a whopping 48 grams of fiber, which is nearly 200% of the recommended daily fiber intake. The high fiber content of psyllium husk has also been proven to be beneficial when it comes to reducing cholesterol levels, making it a perfect ingredient to pair up with the almond flour and coconut flour. (3)
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Chewy Low Carb Tortillas for the Tastiest Mexican Food Ever
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
1 cup almond flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
4 tbsp psyllium husk powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup boiling water
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk powder and salt.
- Add the eggs and mix to combine.
- Add the water and mix until well combined.
- Let the dough sit for 2-3 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 8 balls.
- Flatten the ball between 2 pieces of lightly greased parchment paper and roll into a 5 ½ -6-inch circle.
- Grease a large pan with olive oil and heat over medium heat.
- Peel off top layer of parchment paper.
- Once hot, invert a tortilla onto pan, wait 10 to 15 seconds, and then carefully peel off parchment.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes, then flip it over and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until other side is browned.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.