There are many people who for health or fitness reasons are turning to a gluten free diet, and these almond flour paleo tortillas are an excellent substitute for my favorite homemade flour tortillas.
Rolling out homemade flour tortillas has been a family event for my sons and I since they were toddlers, but in an effort to eat better, I continue to search for healthier eating options. We’ll still continue rolling out flour tortillas, which we make with olive oil, but these almond flour versions are very tasty.
These thin soft shell paleo tortillas are made in five minutes, and require no rolling. They are made by blending almond flour, tapioca flour, avocado oil, salt and coconut milk. Pour batter onto a skillet and out comes the most beautiful and tasty grain free tortillas, perfect for taco night or a favorite breakfast burrito! It’s easy, versatile, fool proof, and delicious.
I got this recipe from www.paleoglutenfree.com and made some tweaks that work better for me.
- 1 cup almond flour — recommend Bob’s Red Mill
- 1 cup tapioca flour can sub with arrowroot — recommend Bob’s Red Mill
- 1 cup coconut milk or any other milk
- 1/2 cup olive oil or avocado oil (avocado oil tastes a bit better)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Olive oil or avocado oil for cooking
Blend in the ingredients together. Turn on your stove to medium heat, and in a cast iron skillet, or skillet of your choice, place some oil. Once properly heated, pour the batter onto the skillet. Turn the tortilla when the top side bubbles up, and watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.
This recipe yields 8 medium size tortillas. We love it!
The batter can keep for up to a week in the refrigerator in a tight container.
What is Paleo Diet? Information from the Mayo Clinic …
According to the Mayo Clinic, a paleo diet is a dietary plan based on foods similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era, which dates from approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago.
A paleo diet typically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds — foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering. A paleo diet limits foods that became common when farming emerged about 10,000 years ago. These foods include dairy products, legumes and grains.
Why you might follow a paleo diet
You might choose to follow a paleo diet because you:
- Want to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight
- Want help planning meals
Details of a paleo diet
Recommendations vary among commercial paleo diets, and some diet plans have stricter guidelines than others. In general, paleo diets follow these guidelines.
What to eat
- Nuts and seeds
- Lean meats, especially grass-fed animals or wild game
- Fish, especially those rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel and albacore tuna
- Oils from fruits and nuts, such as olive oil or walnut oil