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Cassava Flour Tortillas

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These Cassava Flour Tortillas are grain-free, nut-free, and gluten-free, which makes them perfect for all of your Paleo, Celiac, or allergy-free meals. I mentioned last week that I was craving tortillas, and I actually caved and used wheat flour tortillas with my Instant Pot Pork Carnitas. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I do not follow any specific diet…..

These Cassava Flour Tortillas are grain-free, nut-free, and gluten-free | cookingwithcurls.com

I have played with Paleo recipes on and off because my body has issues with carbohydrates, it loves them!! That is a bad thing, because all of those lovely carbohydrates turn into not so lovely layers of fat on my body. It is all trial and error to find what work for “Me”. If it helps you out as well, that is even better! 🙂

These Cassava Flour Tortillas are my very first attempt at making tortillas…ever!! I made two different batches using two different methods, and both were delicious and fit within the Paleo guidelines which is an added benefit as well.

Hot, fresh Cassava Flour Tortillas right off the skillet | cookingwithcurls.com

How to make Cassava Flour Tortillas:

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl with a hand mixer or pastry cutter…..

Cassava Flour Tortillas mix cookingwithcurls.com

I used a hand mixer, but I’m sure a stand mixer would work as well if you prefer.

Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll into balls…..

Cassava Flour Tortillas roll cookingwithcurls.com

The texture is a lot like Playdough, LOL

Method #1:

Place each dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap….

Cassava Flour Tortillas paper cookingwithcurls.com

and roll out with a rolling pin, or flatten with a tortilla press…..

Cassava Flour Tortillas flat cookingwithcurls.com

Method #2:

Roll the dough out on a cassava flour or tapioca flour covered silicone mat…..

Cassava Flour Tortillas starch cookingwithcurls.com

The edges were drier and not as smooth with this method.

Heat a cast iron skillet or round griddle over medium-high heat until hot.

Place a flour tortilla onto the hot pan and cook until bubbles have formed. Flip to the other side and cook until brown spots form. Flip once again to allow the first side to brown…..

Cassava Flour Tortillas brown cookingwithcurls.com

Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Place warm tortillas in a tortilla warmer separated by sheets of parchment paper or foil…..

A stack of hot, fresh Cassava Flour Tortillas | cookingwithcurls.com

These Cassava Flour Tortillas are soft and pliable, but tend to stick together which is why I added the parchment paper sheets between them.

Notes:

Dough can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator in a zipper top bag for a few days, or stored in the freezer until ready to use.

Tortilla Press to make 6-inch tortillas. {affiliate links} I am going to get this 8-inch Tortilla Press next to make bigger ones. 🙂

Cast Iron Round Griddle to make and heat tortillas because it does not have side like a cast iron skillet does. I also use it to make my Irish Nachos and Chicken Fajita Quesadillas.

This is the Cassava Flour that I purchased from Amazon… surprise, surprise! Amazon Prime is dangerous. 😉

The parchment paper sheets that I used are actually Burger Patty Paper, but they work perfectly for small items that need to be separated.

I used Palm Oil Shortening because I am allergic to coconut and don’t want to risk using coconut oil. I found mine at Sprouts, so check your local stores.

These are going to be perfect wrapped around Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken / Instant Pot Adobo Chicken…..

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas…..

You need to make these quick and easy Instant Pot Pork Carnitas for dinner tonight, trust me | cookingwithcurls.com

and Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef…..

This Mexican Style Shredded Beef {Instant Pot} is the perfect filling for tacos and burritos | cookingwithcurls.com

Enjoy!!

These Cassava Flour Tortillas are grain-free, nut-free, and gluten-free | cookingwithcurls.com

Cassava Flour Tortillas

Cassava Flour Tortillas are grain-free, nut-free, and gluten-free, which makes them perfect for all of your Paleo, Celiac, or allergy-free meals!
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cassava, flour, tortilla, recipe, gluten-free, paleo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups cassava flour
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 Tablespoons palm oil shortening or coconut oil

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients together in a large bowl with a hand mixer or pastry cutter.
  • Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll into balls.
  • Place each dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and roll out with a rolling pin, or flatten with a tortilla press.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet or round griddle over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Place a flour tortilla onto the hot pan and cook until bubbles have formed. Flip to the other side and cook until brown spots form. Flip once again to allow the first side to brown. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  • Place warm tortillas in a tortilla warmer separated by sheets of parchment paper or foil.

Notes

Dough can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator in a zipper top bag for a few days, or stored in the freezer until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 98mg | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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9 Comments

  1. I have pinned at least a dozen tortilla recipes. I so want to make them from scratch but I’ve never tried it. Th is for showing the steps – this looks really do-able.

  2. Visiting from Inspiration Monday linkup. Did you find the taste similar to regular tortillas? I’ve made paleo tortillas but not with canvassa flour. Its supposed to be the most similar to regular flour.

    1. Hi Charlotte. They were really good, but they do not taste the same. The texture is different, a bit chewier, and they smell different especially once they have cooled down. The upside is that they are more flexible, lol. I hope that helps. 🙂

  3. Not sure what I did wrong here. The recipe calls for 3/4 cups cassava flour, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 2 TBS palm oil and 1/2 cup hot water and I got soup. I tried adding more flour but it just sank to the bottom and wouldn’t mix with the rest of the ingredients. I have read and re-read the recipe and I’m not sure what happened.

  4. I made these but didn’t roll them out thin and we used them as burger buns. SO GOOD.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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