Keto Tortilla Chips (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
The Keto Tortilla Chips are quick and easy, baked grain-free chips made with only 4 ingredients.
A simple healthy tortilla chips recipe made with superfood: almond meal, chia seeds, and olive oil.
These are literally life-changing keto chips, your favorite low-carb bread recipe to replace carb-loaded bread, or your keto corn chips!
100% grain-free, Paleo, and Vegan with only 0.4 grams of net carbs per almond flour chip.
Are Classic Tortilla Chips Keto?
No, regular tortilla chips are not keto-friendly. Most tortilla chips are made with corn.
How To Make Keto Tortilla Chips
To make these simple almond flour chips, you need 4 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
- Almond flour – sometimes called almond meal or ground almond – all are similar. I used blanched almond flour, but unblanched almond flour would work well. Only the color of the low-carb tortilla chips would differ. Learn how to choose the best flours for your keto diet.
- Chia seeds – I used black chia seeds. Use the one you have. Any color would work here.
- Spices of your choice – play with the spices and create various low-carb tortilla chip flavors! I love to combine ground cumin, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast – this gives a cheesy flavor while adding lots of vitamins B1 and B2. Other great ideas are smoked paprika, paprika, dried rosemary, curry powder, or even turmeric!
- Olive oil – I also tried the recipe with different healthy oils like avocado oil, almond oil, and hazelnut oil. It is a great way to give a different flavor to the chips.
I have 3 simple tips to make crispy almond flour tortilla chips.
The thinner, the better – follow my technique below – I roll my dough between two pieces of parchment paper – this is a must.
Pressing the rolling pin really well to make the dough super thin.
Using parchment paper is not optional. It prevents the dough from sticking to the roller. It makes the dough super thin.
And it makes the transfer of the chips onto the baking tray super easy – all you need to do is to lift the piece of parchment paper and move it. No need to move the rolled dough!
Baking Keto Chips
Baking at hot temperature and checking every minute – usually, thin tortilla chips are all cooked all the way after only 6 minutes, but depending on how thin they are, they may require an extra minute.
I recommend checking the color of the tortilla chips every minute after 6 minutes of baking. Most of the time, they are cooked, but sometimes I roll my chips a bit thicker, and it takes up to 8 minutes.
The color is your indicator. If it is golden brown, then it is ready!
Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet- this makes them extra crispy!
Don’t skip this step or your gluten-free tortilla chip recipe will be too soft!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Find Commercial Keto-Friendly Tortillas?
There are a few healthy brands of chia seed tortilla chips in the supermarket that are low in carbs. However, most store-bought low-carb chips are very expensive!
That’s why making your own keto chips make so much sense. It’s cheap. It’s quick. It’s healthy.
Do I Fathead Dough For Keto Tortilla chips?
No, you don’t!
You’ll find only many great recipes of Keto Fathead Tortilla Chips, but not everyone likes cheese! And if you happen to be on a vegan diet, you need my vegan keto tortilla chip recipe!
My almond flour tortilla chips are made with only plant-based ingredients: Almond Flour, Chia Seeds, Olive Oil, and several spices.
What Are The Best Keto Dips?
These keto tortilla chips can be used as a side to any food platter or Mexican food night.
You can dip them in any of the following low-carb dips:
More Chips And Tortillas
If you enjoy this almond flour chip recipe, you will love these:
Keto Tortilla Chips
Want My Kitchen Equipment?
- 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
- ¼ cup Water
- 1 cup Almond Flour I used blanched almond meal/ground
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Nutritional Yeast – optional great for a natural cheesy flavor
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- In a small bowl, add the chia seeds and water. Stir with a spoon to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes or until a gel-like texture forms.
- In another large mixing bowl, add almond meal, olive oil, spices, and the chia seed gel created before.
- Knead dough by hands, squeezing it between your fingers to incorporate the chia gel into the almond meal until it forms a dough. It shouldn't take more than 1 minute to form a dough ball.
- Place the dough ball between two pieces of parchment paper, and roll out with a rolling pin as thinly as possible.
- Remove the top layer of parchment paper, cut out tortillas chips using a pizza cutter or sharp knife. To make triangle chips (tortilla shaped), simply place a round shape on top of the rolled dough. Cut around the lid, remove the dough outside of the lid – keep it for later to roll again and make more chips! You should end up with a circle of rolled dough. One circle creates about 10 chips, and you will roll 3 circles in total. Then, using the pizza cutter, cut triangles as you would when cutting a round cake.
- Move the dough with parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 6 minutes, check the color, and stop baking as soon as you reach a golden brown color. For very thin chips, it takes 6-7 minutes. For thicker chips, it can take up to 8-9 minutes. I recommend baking for 6 minutes then checking every 1 minute to avoid burning the chips.
- Remove from the oven when golden brown and let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet.
- Use a flat tool like a knife or small spatula to remove/lift the tortillas chips from the parchment paper.
- Serve with my simple avocado dip recipe or dip of your choice.
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I grinded chia seeds and also some flax seeds (do this yourself, old grinded seeds can go rancid quickly and will make chips taste bitter.) I grinded them so there were no large seeds in chips.
Also, I bake them at 250 degrees for 20-25 min to dry them out for crispy chips or I cut parchment paper to fit in a dehydrator, flatten as directed and dehydrate overnight.
I wonder if you could make these in an air fryer instead of an oven?
It should work I guess but I didn’t try so I am unsure
What does the chia seeds do for the recipe?
It bind the ingredients together as an egg will do
Hi Carine, I loved these but as I follow a lectin free diet I replaced the chia seeds with basil seeds. In New Zealand you can buy them from leenaspices or healthpost
Yes sure, I heard that basil seed works the same so it should work. Let me know !
Do you have to have the yeast?
You can skip the nutritional yeast, it’s here to give a cheese-like taste.
This is really, really good, so yummy. Thanks sharing the recipe 😍🙏
Love the taste, just used salt and nutritional yeast. They are a little soft but still good and when warmed upthey do crisp up a little. Thanks for a great recipe
This chips are awesome, easy, the flavor also very good ,,,,estos chips están fabulosos facil de hacer y el sabor muy bueno,,,totalmente recomendados aganlo,,,,totally recommend
Hi if I use sesame flour is the measurement the same as per stated here for almond flour?
Yes, usually you can swap almond flour by same ratio of sesame flour
This was amazing!
Thanks for the lovely feedback!
Can I use flax seed meal instead of almond flour. We have a nut allergy in the house.
No flax meal can’t replace the almond flour, it can only replace chai seeds. To make it nut free you can use sesame flour that is keto friendly too
Your recipe says almond flour, the instructions and video say almond meal. Does it make a difference?
Both works in the recipe, almond meal is simply coarser than almond flour
Can you use flax seed meal?
Yes it will work instead of a chia egg
I tried it in little cubes for salads. Its ok
I have diverticulosis. Since any small seeds are a definite no-no, I have 3 questions:
1. Are the chia seeds necessary to the success of this recipe?
2. Perhaps the water-soaked chia seeds are not a worry?
3. Can I use a substitute?
Many thanks in advance. I eagerly look forward to your assistance.
Jim & Diane Dusing
I didn’t try any other seeds so I can’t recommend much. Maybe just use 1 egg.
These are awesome and so easy to make! I made a crab dip to go along with them. Thanks for another great recipe!
Thank you! The best crunch I’ve had since starting my low-carb diet!
Hi, the recipe is fantastic. Thank you for sharing it. Everything tastes delicious. However, after eating chia seeds, they did not agree with my body. What can I substitute? They did form a gel, which I think is very important binding component. I do want to have that same crunch in my chips.
You can replace the chia seed + water by 1 egg, it will decrease the fiber in the recipe and avoid the gut issue you mentioned, Enjoy.
Thank you very much. I did as you suggested and it was very tasty. Same crunch and very satisfying.
Happy New Year and I’m looking forwarded to trying your new recipes 🙂
Amazing and soo easy to make.
In my oven they took 12 min to get a golden color.
I will make this on repeat!!
Delicious! We didn’t add any garlic powder and it was the most delicious chips I’ve ever eaten!
Delicious, thanks for sharing!
BEST. KETO. CHIPS. EVER!!!!! I made the first batch with the recommended spices and they were fabulous!! My husband really misses potato chips, so I thought, what would happen if I put all dressed popcorn spice on them? What happened was WOW!! I put 1/4 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of nutritional yeast in the dough. Once the dough was rolled thin, I sprinkled the all dressed spice on and baked them. The only problem I had, was it was hard to tell when they were just the right shade of golden. I didn’t pre-slice the chips, so I flipped the large chip over when I thought it was done, and baked it a couple omre minutes on the other side. They really take care of the chip craving!! I can’t wait to experiment with other chip flavours!!