February 20, 2017

Paleo Tortillas: When You Need A Wrap

Some food demands to be wrapped up in a warm and comforting tortilla.  Not convinced?  Try to sell a lettuce-wrapped almond butter and strawberry “roll-up” to your kid who had real thoughts and feelings about how warm and gooey nut butter treats are supposed to go down at 7am.

Paleo tortillas on a plate, almond butter & strawberries, yum!  

Making your own Paleo tortillas after years of buying whatever pre-made white flour crap was on the grocery store shelves can be a hard sell for some people.  Like people who have jobs, manage their households, or maybe just people who want to watch The Bachelor in peace while not standing over the stove flipping tortillas. 

While making tortillas may not be a part of your everyday repertoire when you're just trying to get a dinner on the table that doesn't come in animal shapes (looking at you mac 'n cheese and frozen chicken nuggets), these can really elevate the "comfort factor" of your next paleo meal.

Truthfully these tortillas are not hard to make and they taste great.  Make a bunch, freeze them and the next time your kid mentions tacos or breakfast wraps you can pull off an insanely delicious Paleo-approved meal that doesn’t involve a soggy piece of lettuce masquerading as a tortilla. 

Paleo tortillas, side slice view

Coconut Flour Paleo Tortillas

(makes about seven or eight, eight inch tortillas) 

  • 7 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk, or stock or water
  • ¾ cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preheat your 8-10 inch skillet over medium heat. Melt a little coconut oil in your plan, just to coat the bottom. Whisk the eggs, melted coconut oil and liquid of your choice together in a bowl.

Add in your dry ingredients and stir gently. Your batter will be very, very thin. Gently swirl a couple of tablespoons of the mixture in the pan, in a similar fashion to how you would make a crepe.

When the bottom appears to be set and the “tortilla” is opaque, flip gently. Cook the tortilla for just a few minutes, less than two, per side.

Serve immediately or cool on a rack and freeze for later.

Paleo tortillas, rolled out with coconut flour

Mine were a little square so I trimmed them into rounds after cooking.  Just shove all the delicious scraps in your face and call it good.


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Leslie Blood


Paleo mama Leslie B is a regular contributor to the Paleo Treats blog. She is a recipe wizard and has two full time testers ready to taste everything she makes. Leslie lives in Colorado and in between raising her testers (aka little boys) and work manages to find time to run in the mountains and write down her best recipes.

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