This almond flour tortilla recipe is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy tortillas. It’s perfect for anyone who follows a gluten-free or keto diet.
Made with simple ingredients, these tortillas are a great option for wrapping up your favorite fillings. Give them a try today!
I love the fact that you can enjoy them as a meat or vegetable wrap as well as the base of a dessert. You can even have it as a base for pizza.
This is a great way to enjoy some of your favorite foods without worrying about eating too many carbs or the gluten that’s in traditional flour.
What Is Almond Flour?
Almond flour is an excellent gluten-free alternative to regular wheat or other gluten flours. Almonds are gluten free and offer a healthy substitute for grains, especially when processed into almond flour.
Most gluten-free products do not taste like the original ones they imitate; however, that’s not the case with this recipe!
Since almonds require less processing than most other nuts (e.g., cashews), you’ll be able to make delicious cookies without spending too much time in your kitchen.
Best of all? These tasty treats can be enjoyed by people who suffer from celiac disease or follow gluten-free diets too!
Almond Flour Tortilla Ingredients
The best almond flour tortillas are gluten free and made with just a few ingredients. In addition to the almond flour, you’ll need some xanthan gum and a tortilla press.
Here are the ingredients in this recipe:
- Almond flour
- Xanthan gum
- Baking powder
- Salt (I use Himalayan sea salt)
- Large eggs
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
You should be able to find all of the ingredients you need at most grocery stores.
The xanthan gum helps to bind the ingredients together and create a texture that is more like traditional wheat tortillas, so don’t leave it out.
If you don’t have a tortilla press, you can use a rolling pin or even your hands to form the dough into disks.
How to Make Homemade Almond Flour Tortillas
In a medium or large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Mix well.
If you have a food processor that’s big enough, use it to mix all of the ingredients.
Just pour them in and let the machine do the work for you.
I have a food processor, but I decided to hand mix the dough this time. I’ll use the food processor next time.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can stir it with a spoon.
That takes a little muscle, but you can do it.
Remove the mixture from the food processor bowl after a ball of dough forms and place it on an almond floured surface.
Knead the dough for a couple of minutes.
Next, put the dough aside and cover it with plastic wrap.
Let the dough rest for 10 minutes so the almond flour has time to absorb some of the moisture from the water and egg.
Divide the dough into 6 or 7 pieces and form each piece into a ball.
I used a large pizza cutter, but you can use whatever you have to cut the dough.
One at a time, place each dough ball between 2 sheets of parchment paper or wax paper.
Flatten it with a tortilla press until it is flat.
Or roll it with a rolling pin if you don’t have a press. Keep rolling until you have a thin tortilla.
Be extra careful not to make the edges too thin, or the wax paper will be difficult to remove.
How to Cook the Tortillas
Place a non stick pan on the stove and turn the burner on to medium-high heat.
Once the pan is hot, place a tortilla on the pan.
Cook it for about 2 minutes on the hot skillet, flip it.
Keep a close eye on it because it happens quickly.
Cook it on the second side for about 30 seconds for the best results. Remove it from the pan and repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
The tortillas don’t have to be perfect. In fact, all of mine have jagged edges, and I’m fine with that. They still taste good.
Almond flour tortillas tend to be more brittle than regular flour or corn tortillas. To make them more pliable for folding or wrapping other ingredients, brush a little bit of water over them and heat them in the microwave on high for about 10 seconds.
Almond Flour Tortilla Recipe Variations
There are many variations of the almond flour tortilla recipe. You can add spices like cumin and chili powder, or use other gluten-free flours like tapioca starch or arrowroot starch. If you don’t have xanthan gum to help the tortillas hold their shape, you can use psyllium husk powder.
You can use these delicious almond flour tortillas in a variety of ways. Here are some of our favorites:
- Soft taco wrap
- Burrito wrap
- Enchilada wrap
- Base of a taco salad that you can fill with meat, beans, corn, guacamole, sour cream and salsa
- Enchilada casserole
- Cut into pieces and air fry them to make tortilla chips
- Base of a flourless pizza with tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and cheese
- Cut into strips, spritz with olive oil, and cook in your air fryer until they are crispy. Then dip into any of your favorite dips
- Spread butter and sprinkle cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat
And one of my favorite ways to eat these almond flour tortillas is to spread some butter over them and enjoy them as a side dish for any meal!
How to Store Almond Flour Tortillas
If you make more almond flour tortillas than you can eat in one sitting, you can keep them for later.
Simply place them in an airtight container and place it in the fridge. They should be good the next day and maybe even the day after that.
Gluten-Free Alternative to Wheat or Corn Tortillas
If you are looking for a gluten free alternative to corn tortillas, it’s time to make some almond flour tortillas! This is the perfect recipe if you are on a low carb diet.
It will be hard to believe that these tasty little treats are gluten free, grain free, and yeast free. You can serve them with any number of toppings or fillings – they’re just as good rolled up with refried beans and cheese as they are topped with avocado slices and salsa.
I also like to use them as a base for pizza. It’s great if you like thin crust because it allows the flavor of the toppings to take center stage.
More Mexican Recipes
We enjoy the spices and seasonings in Mexican and Tex Mex dishes. You can enjoy your Mexican food with these gluten free almond flour tortillas.
Here are some of our favorite recipes:
3-Layer Mexican Dip – This is a delicious treat for parties, game night, and simply when you want a savory treat.
Layered Mexican Salad – These almond flour tortillas are delicious when served with this yummy salad.
Instant Pot Taco Soup – You can make this soup in your Instant Pot if you’re in a hurry. But if you have a little more time, you can cook it on the stovetop or in your slow cooker.
Taco Salad – This yummy salad has an unexpected ingredient that takes it to a whole new level of flavor and deliciousness.
Easy Enchilada Casserole – This recipe from Julia’s Simply Southern is sure to delight everyone at the table!
Ro-Tel Chili – No one has to know that this delightful chili only has 3 ingredients … unless you decide to tell them.
- 1-1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 whole egg and 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon xanthan gum
- 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon of water + 1 teaspoon of water if needed
- Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Add the remaining ingredients. If you have a food processor, use it. If not, be ready to do some serious stirring.
- Remove the mixture and place it on a surface covered in almond flour
- Knead the dough for a couple of minutes.
- Place the dough to the side and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rest for about 10 minutes so the almond flour can absorb some of the moisture.
- Divide the dough into 6 or 7 pieces. Form them into balls.
- Place one ball of dough at a time between 2 pieces of parchment paper or wax paper. You can either flatten it with a tortilla press or roll it with a rolling pin until it is flat.
- Be careful not to make the edges too thin, or you’ll have a difficult time peeling off the wax paper.
- Turn the stove burner on medium-high heat. Place a nonstick skillet on the burner to heat up.
- After the skillet is hot, place each tortilla on the pan, one at a time. After 2 minutes, flip it. Allow it to cook for about 30 seconds on the flip side and remove it from the pan.
Don’t worry about the edges of the tortilla not being perfectly smooth. They’ll still taste wonderful, even if the edges are a little bit jagged.
Almond flour tortillas tend to be more brittle than regular flour tortillas. To make them more pliable for folding or wrapping, brush a little bit of water over them and heat them in the microwave on high for about 10 seconds.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 236Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 31mgSodium 171mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 5gSugar 2gProtein 10g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday and Weekend Potluck.