Soft Keto Tortillas

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Taco Tuesday. I mix it up with different fillings and toppings, but I will almost never miss the opportunity to enjoy an easy dinner of taco seasoned meat in some kind of wrap or container. For a while, I was exclusively using cheese taco shells or taco cups, or maybe sticking to lettuce wraps or taco salads on those days when I couldn’t spare the extra calories for the cheese.

Don’t get me wrong; there are a surprising number of low carb tortilla options on the market now, and many of them are pretty tasty. But I have to admit that the high total carb counts on some of them and long ingredient lists on others made me nervous about eating them too often without double checking I was still in ketosis afterwards.

Keto Almond Flour Tortillas

Still, though I love cheese and leafy greens, I don’t always want a taco that’s either crunchy or flimsy. Sometimes I just want a traditional soft taco shell. And since I didn’t want to rely too heavily on the grocery store varieties, I went on a mission to craft a keto tortilla recipe that would fill that craving.

This keto soft taco shell recipe mainly uses a mix of almond and coconut flours, with some flax meal and xanthan gum added for texture. There’s just one egg in the whole recipe too, so it doesn’t have that “omelette” taste/texture that egg based keto tortilla recipes can have. Instead, these low carb soft taco shells end up somewhere between a traditional corn and flour tortilla despite having just 1.5 net carbs each.

Keto Tortilla Recipe

Soft Keto Tortilla Recipe

This keto tortilla recipe will make your taco Tuesday complete! Per tortilla: ~120kcal, 9g fat, 5g protein, 6g total carbs – 4.5g fiber = 1.5g net carbs.

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 5m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Serves: 6
  • Yield: 6 tortillas

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pinch chili powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl, sift or stir together all dry ingredients (flours, flax meal, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, and chili powder (if using).
  2. Separately, whisk together remaining (liquid) ingredients.
  3. Make a "well" in the center of the dry ingredient mixture. Pour liquid ingredients into this well, and fold to combine until a dough forms. If the dough doesn't completely come together, add additional water (by the teaspoon) as needed.
  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap (or place into a plastic bag) and knead for 1-2 minutes. Allow to rest for an additional ~5 minutes afterwards.
  5. Separate dough into six equal sections, and roll each into a ball. Place a portion of dough between two sheets of parchment paper, and use a rolling pin to flatten it into a circle ~5 inches across. Repeat for each ball of dough.
  6. In a lightly greased skillet or griddle over medium heat, cook each tortilla for 1-2 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Store under a slightly damp cloth or paper towel to prevent finished tortillas from drying out while you cook the rest.
  7. Serve room temperature or gently warmed in the stove or microwave. Store refrigerated in a sealed container with a slightly damp paper towel to preserve softness.


Notes:

  • Be careful not to add too much water to your mixture; the dough will be too sticky to roll out. You want a firm dough; not too dry/crumbly, but also not too wet/sticky.
  • To get a consistent size/shape for your keto tortillas, you can use a small plate or other round object as a guide.
  • On a similar note, you can divide the dough into fewer portions to make larger tortillas if desired.
  • You can knead this low carb tortilla dough by hand if desired, it’s just a bit messier.
  • Nutritional information may very depending on the brand of almond/coconut flour you use. I used Anthony’s Goods brand for this recipe.

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