This incredible low-carb homemade tortillas recipe is exactly what you’re been waiting for! They’re gluten-free, grain-free, and a satisfying healthy alternative to higher carb tortillas.
Finally–it’s the tortilla you’ve been waiting for! These low-carb homemade tortillas are simple to make and require only three ingredients, yet they make delicious wraps for sandwiches and burritos!
I have been looking for this tortilla for a long time. I have tried other wraps and just haven’t found what I’ve wanted. The taste was too eggy or the texture just wasn’t right. Lettuce works well, but honestly, it just doesn’t quite pass as a real tortilla. It just doesn’t satisfy that carb craving.
These tortillas do satisfy that carb craving. With this recipe, I feel like my low-carb world has expanded so much! I keep thinking about all of the things I can do with them–burritos, quesadillas, wraps–the list goes on.
These low-carb tortillas are made with mozzarella dough in it’s most basic form. I’ve been playing with mozzarella dough a lot lately. This dough is a lot of fun to work with and reminds me of working with stretchy yeast dough. Check out our other recipes that use various types of mozzarella dough: Low-Carb Lemon Danish Pastries and Low-Carb Caramelized Onion, Pear and Brie Flatbread.
This recipe differs from my other recipes in its simplicity. It only takes the mozzarella, almond flour and a bit of salt. How easy is that! You can add a bit of herbs or spices if you like, but these low-carb tortillas taste great without any extra seasoning.
Tips for working with mozzarella dough:
- Use only grated part-skim mozzarella cheese as it has a better stretch than other types of mozzarella.
- Have parchment and a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Prepare a space to do this and have the parchment torn and ready before you get started.
- Work quickly. The dough only stretches when it is hot.
The finished tortillas are easier to wrap when they are still slightly warm. As they cool, they tear a little easier. If necessary, you can rewarm them in a 200ºF oven to make them a bit more malleable again.
These low-carb tortillas have brought low-carb eating to a new level for me. I hope they do the same for you! Enjoy!
- 2 cups part-skim grated mozzarella cheese
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375º F. Cut 5 pieces of parchment about 14 inches long. Have a rolling pin and 2 pizza pans or cookie sheets available.
- Prepare a double boiler. A pot partially filled with water with a mixing bowl that fits on top works well for this purpose. Over high heat, bring the water in the pot to a simmer, then turn heat to low.
- In the bowl part of the double boiler, add the cheese, almond flour and salt. Using caution to not to get burned by the steam, place the bowl over the pot of simmering water. I use a silicone mitten to hold the bowl. Stir ingredients constantly.
- As the cheese melts, the ingredients will start to develop a doughy appearance. When it starts to hold together in a ball, turn it out onto a piece of parchment paper.
- While the dough is hot, but not hot enough to burn your hands, kneed the dough to completely mix the ingredients.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal sections.
- Form one section into a ball and place on a piece of parchment paper. Pat into a disk shape, then cover with another piece of parchment. Using the rolling pin, roll into about a 9 inch circle. You may need to turn the dough and straighten the parchment if it wrinkles. Remove the top piece of parchment and place the bottom piece of parchment containing the dough on a pan. Set aside.
- Repeat for the second ball of dough. Place the two tortillas on the pans in the oven. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the outside edges just begin to brown. Watch them carefully as it is easy to burn them. While the first two tortillas are baking, roll out the third and fourth tortillas the same way as the first two.
- When the first tortillas are finished baking, Remove them from oven and slide them onto a cooling rack. Place the last two tortillas on the empty pans and bake for 5-7 minutes.
- Fill tortillas with filling of choice while they are slightly warm for best results.
- Calories: 280
- Fat: 22.5 grams
- Carbs: 6.5 grams
- Protein: 20.5 grams
- Fiber 2.2 grams
- Net Carbs: 4.3 grams