If you've given up grains, but you love tortillas, you will love these Grain-free Tortillas. Whether you eat them plain or wrap up your favorite fillings inside, these 3 Ingredient Paleo Tortillas are sure to become a favorite in your household.
Who doesn’t love a soft, warm homemade tortilla?
Like a warm blanket of love, you can wrap that puppy around just about anything edible and make it more delicious!
Seriously, you are not limited by tacos or Mexican-type fillings for tortillas. Think outside the box.
Or even sweet fillings like cooked fruits, or nut butters with low sugar jams or other spreads.
The problem with most tortillas is they are packed with many unsavory ingredients like GMO grain, rancid vegetable oils, and preservatives.
And if you're grain-free, then most tortillas are a complete "no go."
But they don’t have to be…these delicious paleo tortillas have only a handful of ingredients and are made only with whole foods.
But two of the ingredients are sure to surprise you.
Paleo Tortillas Without Nuts or Coconut
Typically, when you hear grain-free regarding a bread product, you think about nut or coconut flour.
Not in this case.
These paleo tortillas are made with two unusual ingredients:
- yuca and
If you've ever wondered what you could do with these two out-of-the-ordinary produce items, now you know!
Where Can You Buy Yuca and Plantains?
These days you can buy yuca and plantains at most grocery stores. However, if they aren't in your area, you can check out Latin and Asian grocery stores. Sometimes you can find frozen yuca already peeled, which makes cooking with it very convenient.
What Is the Difference Between Yuca and Yucca? And What About Cassava?
Yuca and cassava are the same thing. In fact, they are also the same as manioc, mandioca, casabe, and tapioca. Yucca is actually a different ornamental plant.
Can You Substitute Bananas for Plantains?
No, for this recipe, you cannot unless you want a very different outcome. Here is the difference between bananas and plantains.
- Plantains – Plantains look like bananas, but they are larger, their skin is thicker,their flesh is tougher and they are not suitable for eating raw. They are also not as sweet as bananas.
- Bananas – Bananas can be eaten raw or cooked and their flesh is much softer than plantains.
Secret-Ingredient Baked Paleo Tortillas - grain free, nut free, vegan, AIP
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Boil the yuca for about 25 minutes on stovetop.
- Remove boiled yuca from heat and drain water.
- Combine cooked yuca, plantain, oil, and salt in a blender or food processor.
- Blend until pureed (mixture will be thick, like dough).
- Cut a piece of parchment paper and line a large baking sheet.
- Take a handful of the dough mixture and between two pieces of parchment paper (placing the one you just laid out on the bottom) flatten into a round tortilla by hand.
- Repeat process, making another tortilla, and again until your parchment paper is covered with tortillas.
- Bake for 15-25 minutes or until cooked through (baking time will depend on how thick your tortillas are).
- Once cooked, they will be slightly crisped on the edges, yet nice and pliable.
- Allow to cool slightly, then fill them with any of your favorite fillings.
Amazing, huh? Who would have thought that yucca and plantains could be so versatile and who knew that there was even such a thing as a paleo tortilla recipe?
Now you've got the makings of a grain-free Mexican feast in your home with this paleo tortilla recipe--once you get the yucca and plantains, that is!
What's the first thing you are going to fill YOUR paleo tortillas with?
Jennifer of Predominantly Paleo is a wife and mother of 3 in pursuit of better health for her family. After being gluten free for 4 years, and having a multitude of chronic health issues, she realized there was still too much processed “food” in her pantry and change was needed. Jennifer began feeding her family more meals from WHOLE foods and less from boxes. Her recipes are predominantly paleo, meaning they are free of grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, but make allowances for a few treats and sweets. She believes food can be medicine when used appropriately and that a few changes now can equate to huge benefits later. Healthy food does not need to be flavorless and void of personality, which she aims to accomplish through her many recipes. Connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.