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Keto Tortillas

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These Keto Tortillas with chia seeds are the best low-carb tortillas, with only 3.6 grams of net carbs and 5 simple vegan ingredients!

Plus, they are also paleo-friendly and gluten-free!

Keto Tortillas with Chia Seeds

What Are Keto Tortillas?

Keto Tortillas are made with low-carb flours like flaxseed, coconut flour, almond flour, or chia seeds.

Low-carb gluten-free tortillas typically contain a very low amount of net carbs, usually less than 5 grams per serving which is 10 times less than regular tortillas.

They are also a high source of fiber and protein.

Keto Tortillas with Chia Seeds

How To Make Keto Tortillas

These tortillas are seriously easy to make. 3 ingredients and 15 minutes are all it takes. Let me take you through my tips for picking the ingredients and my chef’s advice for making them.

Ingredients

You don’t need more than 3 ingredients (plus water and salt) to create these beautiful keto tortillas. They taste like the real whole-wheat tortillas using only low-carb keto ingredients! 

  • Ground chia seeds – you can ground your own chia seed or buy chia seed flour from the store. If you ground your chia seeds, make sure you ground them finely at high speed in a blender. Always fully cover the blender knife with seeds to ensure an easy blend.
  • Almond flour – I love to use blanched almond flour rather than almond meal. It makes the tortillas softer and less dry. However, both should work. Learn how to pick the best keto flour.
  • Coconut flour – fresh with no lumps.
  • Water – you must use lukewarm water to quickly activate ground chia seed. Think bath temperature.
  • Salt 

Instruction Tips

It’s very easy to make your own keto tortillas.

First, you need to prepare all your ingredients precisely.

Tip: Measure In Weight, Not Volume

I recommend working in grams or oz rather than cups for full precision. Measuring in cups leads to inaccuracy because the volume you get depends on the density of your flour.

Low-carb flours are loaded with fiber. It means they are highly water absorbent. If you add a little bit too much, the dough ends up dry.

On the other hand, if you miss some flour, the dough is sticky and wet.

Making The Chia Seed Flour

To make this recipe, you need to turn your chia seed into flour.

Doing this is ridiculously easy.

Place your chia seed (black or white, it doesn’t matter) in a high-speed blender.

Tip: Make A Batch

You have to make sure the blade of the blender is covered in seeds otherwise it won’t blend well enough, so you might have to make a larger batch than you need for this recipe.

Blend the chia seeds on the high-speed setting for one minute initially. You might have to use a spatula to scrape the walls of the jug as seeds might bounce around.

Making The Dough

Combine the chia seed flour, almond flour, coconut flour, and salt in a mixing bowl until they are well blended and all lumps are broken down.

Pour lukewarm water on top of the chia seeds and knead the dough with your hands.

It takes time for the fiber in the coconut flour and chia seed flour to absorb all the water, so it is wet at first.

Combine it into a large, consistent dough ball when it starts to dry out.

Rolling The Dough

Next, always roll the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper, preferably oiled!

This ensures that the dough won’t stick to the rolling pin or the paper.

Finally, cut out in round shape for a lovely tortilla.

Cooking The Tortillas

Peel off the top parchment paper piece and place one of the tortillas in a pan.

Tip: Use A Crepe Pan

Crepe and Pancake Pans are ideal to cook tortillas as they are shallow. It makes it easier to flip flatbread and crepes.

Once the tortilla is in the pan, remove the other parchment paper piece and cook the keto tortilla over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes until it dries out on the edges.

Slide a flat spatula under the tortilla to flip it. Then, cook it for another minute on that side.

Tip: Burn On The Flame

For a perfect finish of the tortillas, place them for 5 seconds on a naked flame!

Keto Tortillas with Chia Seeds

Serving The Tortillas

In summer, they are good cold with any cold meat, raw vegetables, and sauce.

My favorite combo is mayonnaise, cold turkey, lettuce, and avocado.

Otherwise, they are amazing as a quesadilla filled with chicken fajita and cheese. I also recommend bringing them to a sandwich press when filled with cheese.

The melted cheese and crispy tortilla are a divine combo!

Storage Instructions

You can keep these keto tortillas for up to 4 days in the fridge, wrapped under plastic wrap.

You can also freeze them in individual zip lock bags. Defrost them for one hour at room temperature and reheat them in a frying pan for a minute.

Keto Tortillas Filled With Low-Carb Ingredients

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve listed below the answers to the most common questions about this recipe.

Can I Use Black Chia Seed?

You can use any chia seed color to make the chia seed flour.

Can I Substitute The Almond Flour?

If you are allergic to almonds, you can use Sesame Seed Flour or Sunflower Seed Flour in the same amount.

Can I Use Just Coconut Flour?

No, you can’t replace almond flour with coconut flour. They have vastly different water absorption rates. This would lead to very dry and gritty tortillas.

Can I Make Tortilla Chips With This Recipe?

Yes, you can! Make sure to roll the dough as thin as possible to make very small chips. Cut the cooked tortillas into slices and put them in the oven for a few minutes to crisp.

Can I Skip The Coconut Flour?

No, you have to use some coconut flour in the recipe or the batter would be too wet.

Can I Skip The Salt?

Absolutely! The salt is not a necessary ingredient in the recipe, it’s only there for taste.

More Keto Tortilla Recipes

Below is a list of the best keto tortillas to try on the blog. They are all delicious bases to wrap raw food or hot Mexican fajita fillings.

Enjoy this simple keto tortilla recipe, and don’t forget to save it on Pinterest for later!

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Keto Tortillas with Chia Seeds

Keto Tortillas

3.6gNet Carbs
4.88 from 375 votes
This Keto Tortillas recipe with Chia Seeds is an easy 3-ingredient low-carb tortillas recipe with 3.8 grams of net carbs per tortilla.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 17 mins
Yield: 8 tortillas
Serving Size: 1 tortilla

Nutrition

Net Carbs 3.6g
Fat 12.4g
Protein 6.1g
Calories 172.7kcal
4.88 from 375 votes
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Ingredients

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Instructions

Making the Chia Seed Flour

  • Place chia seeds into a blender. Make sure it fully covers the blade of the blender to create a very fine flour.
  • Blend on high speed for 1 minute or until a thin chia seed ground form.
  • Measure the amount needed for this recipe. I highly recommend using grams/oz for precision. Store the leftover in a glass mason jar or airtight container in the pantry for up to 1 month.

Tortilla Dough Recipe

  • In a small mixing bowl, add the ground chia seeds, almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Whisk the flours vigorously. It should take 30 seconds. You want all the flour to be blend evenly. Avoid lumps or press them with fingers if some exist. You should have a consistent blend of flour for a perfect absorption of the water in the next step.
  • Pour the lukewarm water onto the chia seed ground and knead with your hand.
  • The dough will be very wet at first. Squish the dough with your fingers and knead energetically. It will dry out as you go and form a dough ball after only 1-2 minutes. The dough should not be sticky. If so, this means your chia flour wasn't, or you didn't measure with precision some of the flour. A way to fix that is to sprinkle extra coconut flour onto the ball (1 teaspoon at a time, don't overdo it!). This will make the dough less sticky and easier to roll. 
  • Transfer the tortilla dough onto your benchtop and cut the dough into 8 even pieces
  • Prepare two 10×10-inch pieces of parchment paper. Slightly rub or spray some oil on both pieces, only one side, the one that will be in contact with the dough to prevent the dough from sticking to the paper.
  • Place one of the dough balls onto a piece of oiled parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top. Press the ball with your hand palm to flatten and stick it to the top parchment paper piece.
  • Roll with a rolling pin until flat but not too thin, or it won't get soft when cooked. You aim for a 2-3 mm thickness. Peel off the top piece of parchment paper. It should not stick if you oiled the paper as recommended.
  • Use a round shape – like a saucepan lid to shape round tortillas. This is optional. You can also cut out the rectangle. Place the lid on top of the dough and cut around the edges to make a circle. Remove the outside dough, form a ball and reuse later for another wrap if you like. Remove lid.
  • Warm a crepe pan, pancake griddle, or non-stick frying pan under high heat for 1 minute. If you are not using a non-stick pan, spray some oil before adding the wrap into the pan.
  • Flip over the rolled tortilla onto the hot pan and peel off the last piece of parchment paper.
  • Reduce to medium heat and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the border gets dry, the center will stay soft.
  • Slide a spatula under the tortilla to flip over. Cook for about 1 extra minute on the other side. Don't overcook, or the wrap will get very crispy, and they won't roll without breaking. The tortilla must be dry but stay soft to roll your food inside.
  • Place the cooked tortilla on a plate and repeat those rolling/shaping steps with the rest of the batter until you form eight 6-inch tortillas. I recommend reusing the same piece of parchment paper every time to save money.
  • Fill your tortillas with either cold or hot food. They are good with Fajita filling or any cold meat, crunchy vegetables, and salad.
  • If you add cheese to the tortilla, bring it back to a sandwich press to melt the cheese and add some extra crispy texture to the tortilla.

Storage

  • You can store the tortillas in the fridge for up to 4 days. Place them on a plate wrapped with plastic film wrap to prevent them from drying.
  • Freeze in an airtight bag. Defrost 1 hour before. Rewarm in a frying pan or sandwich press.
Carbs
On a keto diet, you don’t count fiber! They are assimilated by your body and therefore you count net carbs, total carbs takeaway fiber. The amount of net carbs per tortilla is 3.6 grams.
Seeds
Follow my flaxseed wrap recipe if you don’t have chia seeds.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Tortillas
Amount Per Serving (1 tortilla)
Calories 172.7 Calories from Fat 112
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.4g19%
Saturated Fat 1.6g10%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 155.9mg7%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
Fiber 8.3g35%
Sugar 0.8g1%
Protein 6.1g12%
Net Carbs 3.6g
Vitamin A 8.6IU0%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 130.1mg13%
Iron 1.9mg11%
Magnesium 53.5mg13%
Zinc 0.7mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    42 Thoughts On Keto Tortillas
  1. 5 stars
    Merci Carine pour cette recette! Parfaite pour mes fajitas de bœuf 🥰

    Thanks for this recipe! Delicious and perfect for my beef fajitas 😉

  2. Hi, love the idea to make those!
    What do you think, will it work with sesame seeds flour instead of almond flour? it just I cant stand the almond smell.. 🙁

    • Usually you can replace almond flour by same amount of sesame flour or sunflower seed flour. It should work. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

    • Sure, but its so simple to knead by hands in 5 minutes that I never use a stand mixer for this recipe. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  3. 4 stars
    Does this recipe replace your other paleo chia tortilla recipe?? I’ve been looking for it everywhere and cant find it I love the soft chewy texture of the other recipe and the crunch of the whole seeds, might have to try this one if I can’t find the other one.

    • I didn’t try that option! I guess it could work if you remove chia seeds and water. Enjoy. XOXO Carine

  4. 5 stars
    Caring~ I have just within the last month tried some of your recipes. The first recipe I tried was the Cinnamon Struesel Cake. It was so delicious so I decided to try you Chocolate cake recipe, the one that uses coconut cream. That is as delicious as well! My husband is gluten-free, dairy free so it is a blessing that I discovered your site. I have been try many so many different dessert recipes, but we just weren’t happy with the end results. So thank you for your site. It mentioned if I subscribed that there is an Ecookbook from you?
    How do I go about getting that?
    I will be looking forward to hearing from you and willing be trying more of your recipes.
    Thank you so much for doing what you do for people like me who need special diet-need recipes.
    Sincerely,
    Harriet

    • Hi Harriet! I am so glad you both found my gluten-free baking blog ! So yes, you will get my free recipe ebook when you subscribe on my newsletter. It is totally free, all you have to do is enter your name and email in the subscription box on top of the site. Then you will get n email from me with a free eCookbook to download. As a subscriber you will be the first to get inform when a new recipe is posted and will save any special deals I spot online too. Enjoy the blog, XOXO Carine.

  5. 5 stars
    I followed this to a tee and ordinary weel. I will be keeping this as a go-to for a tortilla. It’s pliable and does not crack. I’m in disbelief. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  6. Hi it didn’t come out very soft. I used the ingredients in grams (as I do with other recipes in this blog). This is the first recipe that hasn’t worked very well for me. What did I do wrong? I let it rest for ten minutes before I made them.. could that be the reason?

    • It could be the waiting time indeed or maybe you roll them a bit thinner and they crisp more. I agree that the less they sit on the bench the better it is simply because there is lots of fibers in this recipe so if they have to much time to ‘soak’ the liquid the dough get crunchier more like chips. I hope it gets better next time.

  7. These are intriguing! Can I sub the almond flour with brown rice flour in the chia tortilla? Thanks!

    • I didnt try that, my recipes are low carb keto friendly so I never use grain in my recipes. I guess brown rice flour can work but I am not sure about the ratio you will need. It might be gritty and different in texture. Thanks, XOXO Carine

  8. 5 stars
    I was looking for alternatives to flax seed tortillas and it appears o9u have a winner! Thank you for taking the time. Flax is high in lignans which is very estrogenic and a testosterone killer for men.

  9. 5 stars
    Hi! I loved this recipe, thanks for helping me stay low carb!! Question: When I entered this recipe in myfitnesspal, the net carbs come to 14! What did I do wrong? Is it possible that I used cups to measure instead of weight that it would blow out the carbs so badly?

    • I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe ! It seems that you entered the whole recipe into carb manager, the whole recipe serve 4 tortillas so you have to divide the amount by 4 which comes to 3.8 g net carbs per tortillas. Enjoy the keto recipe on the blog, XOXO Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I made a lot of those a few days ago and we still enjoy them. They stay fresh very well and work perfectly for a lunch wrap for both hubby and me.
    Another thing I tried and loved: take one tortilla wrap, fold it in half and fill it with vegan cheese and tofu. Then wrap some parchment paper around if and put it in a sandwich maker until it’s a little crispy and the vegan cheese has melted. Gorgeous !!
    Also, I filled one

    • Really? It didn’t work at all for me. It just kept breaking apart and we couldn’t fold it either! Did you add or subtract any ingredients or did you make it exactly as is? I may need to alter it. Maybe it’s due to the high humidity levels where I live ???? was delicious nonetheless.

      • I am sorry the recipe didn’t work well for you, the recipe is intact and nothing have been changed. If it break and doesn’t fold it means it is too dry and comes either because you added too much ingredients (I recommend you try the recipe in grams/oz) or your almond flour is thicker. I hope it come out better next time. XOXO Carine.

    • It will be a very different ratio if you do because coconut flour absorb 4 times more the liquid. It means you will need much more almond flour and the texture will be very different. I did not try something else so I can’t tell. However you can try my almond flour tortillas recipe, 100% made of almond flour and egg free too. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  11. 5 stars
    Oh yum these are brilliant thank you so much for this it has been a long time since i have something as satisfying i have lots of allergies the main one starch and this has no starch i think. having them with salad in a wrap.

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