Low Carb Tortilla Recipe - Conscious and Healthy Eating

A low-carb replacement for traditional tortillas!

Mexican dishes are not complete without tortillas. Unfortunately you are no longer allowed to eat traditional tortillas if you follow the low-carb diet. Tortillas contain a lot of carbohydrates, no less than 21.6 gr of carbohydrates each.


Low Carb Tortilla Recipe


This gave me the idea to make a low-carbohydrate variant. The biggest challenge was the structure. Traditional tortillas have a firm and elastic structure. I tried to imitate this by using coconut flour as a base and egg proteins. Coconut flour has a neutral taste and is rich in fiber. The fibers absorb moisture and thus ensure a firm structure. The proteins ensure binding and a neutral taste. Finally, I seasoned the tortillas with cumin, garlic, chili and salt. The result is an airy wrap with a slightly spicy taste. The low carbohydrate tortillas contain 94% fewer carbohydrates than traditional tortillas!


Tips


You can bake 4 large tortillas or 8 small tortillas from this recipe. The low-carb wraps can be served as a side dish with Mexican dishes. Serve with Mexican scrambled eggs  or a spicy Indian scrambled egg with spinach.

Low carbohydrate tortilla


  • Preparation time: 10
  • Cooking time: 15
  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4 large tortillas 1 x

Ingredients

  • Proteins from 4 large eggs ( 120 ml)
  • water (50 ml)
  • 15 gr coconut
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/8 tl chilipoeder
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Preparation method

    1. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, water and coconut flour. Let the mixture rest for a while and then add the spices and baking powder and mix well.
    2. Heat a lightly greased frying pan (preferably one of about 25 cm in size) over a medium heat. When the pan is well heated, pour 1/4 of the batter into the pan. Spread the batter as thinly as possible over the pan. Turn the tortilla over once the top is no longer shiny and sticky. Bake for another 2 minutes on both sides until golden brown and place on a plate.
    3. Then add a little oil to the pan and add 1/4 of the batter to the pan. Bake the tortilla until golden brown on both sides. Repeat until you have baked 4 tortillas.

Nutritional values

  • Portion size: 1 large tortilla
  • Calories: 33
  • Fats: 0.8
  • Carbohydrates: 1.3
  • Proteins: 4.6

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