Learn how to make easy low-carb tortillas for the keto diet with just two ingredients.
What Are Keto Tortillas?
Low-carb tortillas are a quick, delicious keto snack that is also gluten-free. Because they only have two essential ingredients, you can make low-carb tortillas in less than 15 minutes.
This easy tortilla recipe for keto is a blend of almond flour and psyllium husks. To get the texture of yummy wraps, you only need some lukewarm water, salt, and olive oil.
Are Low-Carb Tortillas Keto?
Yes, low-carb tortillas are 100% keto-friendly.
They are low in carbohydrates because they don’t use corn or wheat flour. However, these wraps still have lots of dietary fiber.
How Many Carbs Are in Low-Carb Tortillas?
A homemade low-carb tortilla has 2.2 grams of net carbohydrates.
Almond flour has only 7 grams of net carbohydrates per 100 grams (*).
Psyllium husks have 11 grams of net carbohydrates per 100 grams (*).
Because they are mostly fiber, psyllium husks have significantly fewer net carbohydrates than total carbohydrates. This way, you can easily stay under the carbohydrate limit for ketosis.
Psyllium husks are the natural binder in this recipe.
Medium-sized commercial tortilla wraps weigh 28 grams. However, ready-made tortilla wraps made from corn and wheat have too many carbohydrates and are unsuitable for keto.
A medium corn tortilla has 18 grams of net carbohydrates (*).
A medium wheat tortilla has 13 grams of net carbohydrates (*).
Just two of these conventional tortillas can throw you out of ketosis. And I haven’t even counted the contents in them.
Where Can I Buy Them?
You can buy Mission Zero-Carb Tortillas on Amazon. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend them because they use modified starches.
Chemically modified starches are listed as 100% dietary fiber, which they are not. Studies show that your body digests modified starches like regular carbs to a significant extent (Wolf et al. 1999).
Mission Zero-Carb Tortillas are not safe for keto. They might kick you out of ketosis.
Once again, this shows that not everything labeled as keto or low-carb contains keto-friendly food. If you want to lose weight and stay healthy, dodge these highly processed foods.
Instead, my low-carb tortilla recipe is the real deal for keto.
How to Make Low-Carb Tortillas
To make tortillas, you need a large bowl. Mix almond flour, psyllium husks, and pink Himalayan salt in it.
Slowly mix the flour with extra virgin olive oil and warm water. Let the dough rest for a minute. Then you knead it and form it into a ball.
Cut the dough into six large or 12 small pieces. Put one piece of dough on a piece of baking paper. Place a second piece of baking paper on top and roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it is thin and flat.
Place a large or small plate on top of the dough. Cut around the plate with a knife. This way, you will easily get the shape of a tortilla.
Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat and lightly grease it with extra virgin olive oil. Bake the tortillas for two minutes on each side.
Top the wraps as desired.
Low-Carb Tortillas (Keto)
- 2 cups Almond Meal
- 6 tbsp Psyllium Husks whole, not powder
- 1 cup Water warm, not hot
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
- 1 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
- Mix almond flour, psyllium husks and Himalayan salt in a large bowl.
- Slowly add olive oil and warm water and mix well. Let rest for one minute.
- Gently knead the dough several times and shape it into a ball. Place the dough on a lightly floured kitchen surface.
- Cut the dough into six large pieces or 12 small pieces. Place one piece of dough on a piece of baking paper. Place a second piece of baking paper on top and roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it is thin and flat.
- Place a large or small plate on top of the dough. Cut around the plate with a knife to make a tortilla.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it. Bake the tortillas in it for two minutes on each side.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are low-carb tortillas really keto?
Homemade low-carb tortillas are 100% keto-approved.
Are zero-carb tortillas really zero carbs?
No, Mission Zero-Carb Tortillas do not have zero carbs. These Tortillas use chemically modified wheat starch, listed as dietary fiber. However, your body digests modified wheat starch partially like regular carbs.
How many carbs are in a low-carb tortilla wrap?
There are two grams of net carbs in a medium-sized homemade low-carb tortilla wrap.
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