Low Carb Tortillas

This is a very exciting recipe. Don’t pretend like it’s not.

Okay, okay. I know these babies don’t really have the curb appeal of a cupcake sundae, but don’t let that fool you. These things are worth their weight in edible gold.

Regular tortillas? Ugh. Carby and caloric. I don’t eat ‘em. ¬†Unfortunately, tortillas are the building blocks for all kinds of fun foods.

Quesedillas? Love them. Can’t eat them.

Burritos? Beany goodness. Ya need tortillas.

Tortillas lasagna? Good for indecision, bad for low carb.

Tacos? Who isn’t in love with tacos? I’m going into withdrawal!

Tortilla pizza? Too fun not to eat. Unless you’re crazy. Don’t point fingers.

Sad right? I know. All of these fun tortilla dishes and you. can’t. eat. any. Sob.

But alas, now you can! Chickpea flour is the handsome heart-throb in this story who comes galloping in on his steed and whisks us off into the tortilla sunset. You want all this tortilla goodness and more? You got it. And a knight. You have a knight now too.

So does this all sound good to you? Low carb and calorie totilla-ness? Of course it does.

And you thought you wanted a sundae.

Low Carb Tortillas (Grain Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Low Calorie)

What’s fun about these is that you can make them into all different shapes. If you want a big tortilla to make, say, a pizza, you could cook all the batter at once in a big pan. If you waned smaller ones to make something like tacos, you could cook the batter in two batches in a small skillet. Play around! And have fun top ping them with cheese, peanut butter, berries, or whatever you like.

Serves 1 (easily doubled or tripled)

Nutritional Info

Serving size: 1 recipe

Calories: 91

Fat: 2 grams

Net carbs: 13 grams

Ingredients

1/4 cup chickpea flour

1/4 cup water

1/16 teaspoon salt

Directions

Whisk together all ingredients until thoroughly incorporated and no clumps remain. You do not want clumps of raw chickpea flour in your tortilla! Heat an oiled or nonstick sprayed skillet (see above for what size) over medium high heat. Pour in the chickpea flour batter and quickly tilt the pan to spread the batter thinly around. Cook until for a few minutes on each side, or until golden. Plate, top, and eat!

Or be like me and just eat them standing up. Yup. That’s how I roll.

Enjoy!

Kelly M.

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Yea, tortillas! And you didn’t use coconut flour;) I am a tortilla freak, and I do so love to make lasagna with tortillas. Or to roll them with pb and jam and…put just about anything on-in them…

  2. Geena says

    Yum! Tortillas are the best – quesadillas are amazing. Just wondering how many standard sized tortillas this recipe makes? :)

  3. 91% Chocolate Lover says

    …carbs aren’t bad. I know you’ve said before that you just want lower calorie recipes so that you can eat more, which I can totally get behind, but in this post you seemed like you were shying away from carbs entirely. I’m not a dietitian or anything, but I’m pretty sure a healthy diet should be based around a balance of carbs, fats, and proteins. I don’t think it makes sense to isolate just one of the three macronutrients as a source of bad health, and I don’t think there’s any reason why you shouldn’t be allowed to have a normal (preferably whole grain) tortilla. That’s just what I think, I hope I don’t come off as mean, I’m just interested in what your thoughts are on this. And I think this blog is awesome, I just disagreed on the one point.

    • says

      So first off, I want to tell you how much I appreciate this comment. You pointed out what you didn’t agree with in a very polite and non-judgement way which I am very thankful for. You could have berated me but instead are very sweet. So thank you. ;)

      By the way, I totally agree with you. Carbs are not bad. The typical healthy diet really should revolve around protein, healthy fats, and yes… carbs. Sadly for me, I do not fit into that “typical” category. I absolutely love carbs, but they aren’t so crazy about me. I come from a long line of low-carbers who claim to feel ill and easily gain weight wbile eatying carbs. When I was younger, I thought it was just a bunch of baloney. But whenver I eat the recommended amount of carbs for someone with my stats, I pack on the pounds and feel icky and sluggish. On the other hand, when I eat the same amount (or even more) calories with much fewer carbs, I am able to maintain and potentially lose weight. So in a nutshell, carbs are not bad for most, they just don’t do well with ME personally. So thank you so much again, and I hope you have a lovely day!

      • says

        Amen, Kelly. I think carbs get a really bad rap nowadays – and they’re not all bad. Especially if you’re gonna go whole grain with them. But I, too, have to avoid a lot of the grains just because I pack on the pounds and feel gross if I eat them. Does that mean that I avoid them always, 100% of the time? No. But, I do feel better when I cut them out at least 90% of the time. That doesn’t mean that everyone should – but everyone has certain foods that work better with their bodies than others, and everyone should be true to their own body.

    • says

      So first off, I want to tell you how much I appreciate this comment. You pointed out what you didn’t agree with in a very polite and non-judgement way which I am very thankful for. You could have berated me but instead are very sweet. So thank you. ;)

      By the way, I totally agree with you. Carbs are not bad. The typical healthy diet really should revolve around protein, healthy fats, and yes… carbs. Sadly for me, I do not fit into that “typical” category. I absolutely love carbs, but they aren’t so crazy about me. I come from a long line of low-carbers who claim to feel ill and easily gain weight wbile eatying carbs. When I was younger, I thought it was just a bunch of baloney. But whenver I eat the recommended amount of carbs for someone with my stats, I pack on the pounds and feel icky and sluggish. On the other hand, when I eat the same amount (or even more) calories with much fewer carbs, I am able to maintain and potentially lose weight. So in a nutshell, carbs are not bad for most, they just don’t do well with ME personally. Thank you so much again, and I hope you have a lovely day!

  4. Sammy says

    Hey kelly thos looks great! This is a very odd question but i was curious, i noticed in one of your posts you said “yu would make a 14 year old girl really happy” i was wondEring if you were refering to youtself? Haha sorry weird question. Also if you have any new lowcarb “oiatmeal ideas” it would make my day! :) love my morning oats! And love your amazig recipes!!!!!! Ahhh fav blog :)

  5. says

    You’re totally right… we all love tortillas! I’ve been wanting a recipe for a while now, but none are healthy enough. Enter Foodie Fiasco ;)
    Right. Ok, I’ve got my weekend project! Let’s see, I’ve got to find something to put INSIDE of these beauties now…

  6. Connie says

    this looks so simple and delicious! i don’t have any chickpea flour on hand..do you think this would work with almond flour?

    • says

      Thanks for the question, Connie! I haven’t tried these with almond flour so I don’t know how that would work out, but I like the idea! If you do give it a try, could you let me know how it goes? Thank you!

  7. Erin says

    Have you tried freezing/refrigerating these for later use? I am just wondering if making a huge batch of them so they would last all week would be an option. They look great! =)

    • says

      This is such a great idea, Erin! I recommend storing these tortillas in the fridge anyway (they should last about a week or so in there), and, although I have never tried freezing these tortillas, I have a feeling it would work fabulously. Thanks, and I hope this helps!

  8. Kirsten says

    Thanks for posting! I just tried the recipe and mine didn’t really resemble “tortillas”. I think maybe I didn’t get the chickpeas fine enough. But it didn’t matter because they are really yummy! I will definitely be using this recipe again.

  9. says

    I love these. I add a teaspoon of flax meal for extra binding power and some cumin when I make fish tacos. If I’m making creeps i will add some cinnamon and stevia to sweeten it up a bit. I haven’t made these in a while. I don’t care for the coconut flour ones because the egg just makes it eggie. I love that these are egg free. I’ll make up a batch next week

  10. Beth says

    I had a very hard time finding chickpeas. Even dried. So sad. Then when at home I happen to read a package of Bobs Red Mill all purpose baking flour. Gluten free. The main ingredient was chickpea lol. So away I made this it was great. Little higher in carbs thou because of other flours. 19 net carb per 1/4 cup

  11. Danielle says

    These look lovely! Is there a place you know of online that sells chickpea flour? Thanks, hope to be able to try this soon. :)

    • says

      Hi Danielle!

      Yes! I love love iherb.com. They have great prices and ship things out pretty quickly. You can use this coupon code EFI540 for an extra discount at checkout. Hope this helps!

  12. Penny says

    Hi Kelly,
    I am new to your blog and bookmarking like crazy! There are so many recipes that I cant wait to try.
    I have a 3 and 1 year old, so I am trying to stock the freezer with healthy, gluten, dairy and soy free ‘convenience’ foods. I was wondering if you know how these freeze and reheat?
    Thank you!

  13. Sean says

    Great recipe! Good as is, but I also experimented with a bit of garlic powder and that worked. I wonder if adding a bit of tahini and lemon would work to make like a hummus tortilla – might burn up but I may give it a try next time.

  14. Isabel says

    I love this idea but they are still higher carb than I would like. I was wondering if you’ve tried mixing half chick pea and half coconut flour and doing flax seed eggs instead of regular eggs? Or if you’ve tried something similar? Really want to make something yummy like this. Thanks!

  15. Fran says

    Love these tortillas, more so because their GMO free, corn and flour are made from corn and wheat which come from GMO.

  16. Lindsey says

    I do not see an option to “save recipe” on this recipe. Could you include one or direct me to it? Thanks!

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