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Keto Corn Tortilla Recipe

We just made a Keto Corn Tortilla Recipe and it turned out fantastic!  This recipe took many tries to perfect.  I almost gave up on a corn tortilla because nothing really substitutes corn on the keto diet.

The key to to making a pliable tortilla recipe is the amount of time you fry the tortilla over the stove top and the amount of Xanthan gum you use in this Keto corn tortilla recipe!  If you don’t have Xanthan gum, don’t even bother trying.  I wouldn’t substitute it for anything else.

The corn flavor in this recipe is corn extract.  It’s proven highly successful when we made our Keto Cornbread Chaffle recipe!  Many of you have written in or commented to tell me how legit that recipe was so we tried tried the corn extract in this recipe and it’s amazing!!  You will be highly impressed!  It really does taste like masa made in a corn tortilla!  If you don’t have the corn extract, no worries.  The recipe will still tastes amazing but it won’t taste like a real corn tortilla as you remember before your keto journey.

 


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We’ve tested our keto tortilla recipes so much that we have a couple different variations.

Easy Keto Tortilla Recipe (from iSaveA2Z.com)  – this recipe uses all almond flour.

Low Carb Flour Tortilla Recipe (also keto friendly) -this recipe uses a combination of almond flour and coconut flour to taste more like a real flour tortilla as I remember it.

Keto Tortilla Recipe (this one is made without any nut flour at all!!)

and this recipe here!  Our Keto Corn Tortilla recipe!

The other tip to this recipe is using the proper tools to make this simple keto tortilla recipe come out perfect every time! We use a tortilla press! Best investment ever! You get a perfect circle and the dough is always evenly distributed. You can use a rolling pin to roll the keto tortilla also. It just takes a bit more work. If you make homemade tortillas as often as I do, you will want a tortilla press. I promise!

This recipe makes 5 keto tortillas. You can double or triple the recipe as needed.

It’s best to consume these tortillas fresh as you make them. They taste best fresh in my opinion. However, I have made way too many before and the kids always reheat them for 10 seconds in the microwave, add butter, cinnamon and keto friendly sweetener to them as a quick dessert. Have you ever rolled a warm tortilla after you’ve added a bit of butter and sweetness to it? It’s fantastic!

 

Keto Corn Tortilla Recipe

Low Carb Tortilla Recipe (Flour Tortilla Substitute)

Low Carb Tortilla Recipe (Flour Tortilla Substitute)

 

Keto Corn Tortilla Recipe Ingredients

1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp corn extract
2 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 tsp water
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

 


 

 

Keto Corn Tortilla Recipe Instructions

Make the tortilla dough

Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend it on high until the dough forms a ball.
Take the dough out of the food processor and use your hands to knead the dough together to make sure all the ingredients are fully combined.
The dough will seem a bit sticky at first. Kneading it together helps to form the dough.

Roll out the dough using the rollin pin method

Remove the dough and split it equally into 5 pieces.
Roll each piece into a ball.
Place two small sheets of parchment paper down. Place the ball of dough between the sheets of parchment paper and roll the dough out in a very thin 6-inch round circle using a rolling pin. You can use a bowl to create a perfect circle shape if needed. Place the bowl over the rolled out dough and cut off the edges outside of the bowl.

Create tortillas using the tortilla press method.

Cut off one large sheet of parchment paper. The paper should be long enough to fold in half and cover the tortilla press shape.
Open the tortilla press and place the parchment paper on top of the press.
Place the ball of dough on the parchment paper in the very center of the press. Press the ball down slightly so you know it will stay in the center when you press it down.
Shut the top lid on the tortilla press and use the handle to press it completely down all the way. See photos and video below.
Open the tortilla press and uncover the top layer of parchment paper.
You will see a perfect tortilla circle every time!

Cook the tortillas

Using a small frying pan with no oil. Heat the pan over medium heat.
You will cook these tortillas for a small amount of time. It’s basically cooking them just long enough to cook the egg in them.
Once the pan is hot, add the tortilla to the pan and set a time for between 30 and 45 seconds. I use my Amazon Alexa to help set a timer to cook these perfectly every time.  If my pan is super hot on high heat, it cooks in only 30 seconds.  Lower temperatures and it cooks in 45 seconds.  This is the difference in cooking times.  Don’t cook them longer than that or else they won’t be pliable. You will see a slight brown color on the cooked side of the tortilla.
Flip the tortilla and cook the opposite side for only 15 seconds.  I always count to 15 so I don’t lose tract of time.   The opposite side won’t be as golden brown as the first side but it will be fully cooked.

Place the cooked tortillas in a tortilla warmer container until you are ready to serve them.
You can reheat the tortillas in a frying pan or microwave as needed. You will only need to use 10 seconds in the microwave and about 30 to 40 seconds on the stove top using a hot frying pan with no oil.

 

Note:  You can make this dough ahead of time.  It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days sealed in an airtight container or a ziplock baggie with all the air taken out.

We love using these recipes for any of our tortilla needs!  We don’t even buy low carb tortillas anymore like we used to!

 

Keto Tortilla Recipe

Keto Tortilla Recipe

 

 

Best Keto Guacamole Recipe

We’ve even used this recipe and made keto chips!  Used leftover tortillas and cut them into triangles using a pizza cutter.  Use a frying pan and add about 1/2 inch olive oil.  Turn the heat on medium.  Place the cut up triangle tortillas in the hot oil and cook for only about a minute or less on each side.  You want to cook them just long enough that they are a golden brown color.  Serve warm with a side of the BEST Keto Guacamole recipe!

 

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Printable recipe card:

 

Low Carb Tortilla Recipe (Flour Tortilla Substitute)

Keto Corn Tortilla Recipe

Amazing tortillas that taste like the real deal!
4.2 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Keto Bread
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5 tortillas
Calories 144

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Make the tortilla dough

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend it on high until the dough forms a ball.
  • Take the dough out of the food processor and use your hands to knead the dough together to make sure all the ingredients are fully combined.
  • The dough will seem a bit sticky at first. Kneading it together helps to form the dough.

Roll out the dough using the rollin pin method

  • Remove the dough and split it equally into 5 pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a ball.
  • Place two small sheets of parchment paper down. Place the ball of dough between the sheets of parchment paper and roll the dough out in a very thin 6-inch round circle using a rolling pin. You can use a bowl to create a perfect circle shape if needed. Place the bowl over the rolled out dough and cut off the edges outside of the bowl.

Create tortillas using the tortilla press method.

  • Cut off one large sheet of parchment paper. The paper should be long enough to fold in half and cover the tortilla press shape.
  • Open the tortilla press and place the parchment paper on top of the press.
  • Place the ball of dough on the parchment paper in the very center of the press. Press the ball down slightly so you know it will stay in the center when you press it down.
  • Shut the top lid on the tortilla press and use the handle to press it completely down all the way. See photos and video below.
  • Open the tortilla press and uncover the top layer of parchment paper.
  • You will see a perfect tortilla circle every time!

Cook the tortillas

  • Using a small frying pan with no oil. Heat the pan over medium heat.
  • You will cook these tortillas for a small amount of time. It's basically cooking them just long enough to cook the egg in them.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the tortilla to the pan and set a time for between 30 and 45 seconds. I use my Amazon Alexa to help set a timer to cook these perfectly every time.  If my pan is super hot on high heat, it cooks in only 30 seconds.  Lower temperatures and it cooks in 45 seconds.  This is the difference in cooking times.  Don't cook them longer than that or else they won't be pliable. You will see a slight brown color on the cooked side of the tortilla.
  • Flip the tortilla and cook the opposite side for only 15 seconds.  I always count to 15 so I don't lose tract of time.   The opposite side won't be as golden brown as the first side but it will be fully cooked.
  • Place the cooked tortillas in a tortilla warmer container until you are ready to serve them.
  • You can reheat the tortillas in a frying pan or microwave as needed. You will only need to use 10 seconds in the microwave and about 30 to 40 seconds on the stove top using a hot frying pan with no oil.

Notes

You can make this dough ahead of time.  It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days sealed in an airtight container or a ziplock baggie with all the air taken out.
 
NUTRITION FACTS:  These tortillas are only 3 net carbs each!

Nutrition

Calories: 144 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g
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