Low-carb tortillas

Low-carb tortillas

Warm, soft, healthy goodness...mmm. These tortillas are low carb and easy to make. Pop 'em in the oven and fill with anything you desire. Or use them as flatbreads—the possibilities are endless! Oh yeah… who’s in?

Low-carb tortillas

Warm, soft, healthy goodness...mmm. These tortillas are low carb and easy to make. Pop 'em in the oven and fill with anything you desire. Or use them as flatbreads—the possibilities are endless! Oh yeah… who’s in?
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 2 2 egg whiteegg whites
  • 5 oz. 150 g cream cheese
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp (4 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (8 g) coconut flour
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Beat the eggs and egg whites until fluffy. Continue to beat with a hand mixer, preferably for a few minutes. Add cream cheese and mix until the batter is smooth.
  3. Mix salt, psyllium husk and coconut flour in a small bowl. Add the flour mixture to the batter one spoonful at a time and mix well. Let the batter sit for a few minutes, until it is thick, like pancake batter. How quickly the batter swells depends upon the brand of psyllium husk powder—some trial and error might be needed.
  4. Bring out two baking sheets and place parchment paper on each. Using a spatula, spread the batter thinly (no more than ¼ inch thick) into 4–6 circles or 2 rectangles.
  5. Bake on upper rack for about 5 minutes or more, until the tortilla turns a little brown around the edges. Carefully check the bottom side so that it doesn't burn.
  6. Serve with a filling of your choice. We love them with tex-mex ground beef and salsa! And cheese is always a winner.

Tip!

If you have plenty of egg whites, you can use egg whites only. For this recipe 5 egg whites would be appropriate.

Tortilla bread also works very well as a thin pizza crust. For a yummy pizza, add unsweetened spaghetti sauce, red tomato pesto or tomato paste, shredded mozzarella cheese, a little oregano and other toppings such as pepperoni, olives, or some fresh veggies. Or check out this recipe.

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96 Comments

  1. Joyce
    Has anyone made this with almond flour instead of coconut?
    Replies: #89, #98
  2. Trish
    I accidently purchased the psyllium husk that is the orange flavored from Walmart. Has anyone used it for the oopsie ibread or the tortillas?
  3. Tanja
    Those tortillas are amazing! In the beginning after reading the comments I was sceptical, but they turned out fantastic! I will definitely make them again!
  4. Bobbi
    Yes it is Metamucil..Walmart sells equate brand..unflavored and no sugar that is very reasonably priced☺️?
  5. nikki
    Trish, I think the orange flavor psyllium husk has sugar in it, so it's not low carb. The orange flavor would make them taste orange. I couldn't find psyllium powder at my local Walmart that didn't have sugar in it. I had to order it from netrition.com.
  6. Lisa Martinez
    What is the calories intake on this tortilla?
    Reply: #57
  7. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Lisa!

    We don't recommend calorie counting so we do not state the calories.

    But you can calculate them if you really want. ;-)

    ( 1 serving is 3 gram carbs, and 3% of the total energy for that serving, that means the carbs give you 3*4= 12 calories and the total calories for one serving is 100/3*12= 400 kcal.

  8. Re
    Great idea Linda!! Trying that with this batch, thanks! :)
  9. Theresa
    I don't know what I did wrong, but this was an epic fail for me. It turned into a huge gloppy mess. This wasn't pancake-like batter. It was well on its way to being bread dough. I tried adding water to thin it out, but that didn't help much. I spread it on my parchment paper and tried baking it. In the end, it was stuck to the paper like bubble gum. I ended up tossing everything. This was a lot of effort and money for nothing. I can't afford to experiment a lot and trash good food. But I waaaaant this to work. Anyone have any advice?
    Reply: #60
  10. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    I don't know what I did wrong, but this was an epic fail for me. It turned into a huge gloppy mess. This wasn't pancake-like batter. It was well on its way to being bread dough. I tried adding water to thin it out, but that didn't help much. I spread it on my parchment paper and tried baking it. In the end, it was stuck to the paper like bubble gum. I ended up tossing everything. This was a lot of effort and money for nothing. I can't afford to experiment a lot and trash good food. But I waaaaant this to work. Anyone have any advice?

    Hi Theresa!
    I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. Try adding a bit less of the psyllium husk powder since that is what makes the batter swell, you might also need to use less coconut flour. All brands of husk powder and coconut flour are different so unfortunately you have to try what works best with the ones you use. Good luck!

  11. Heather
    I am allergic to coconut, and have a histamine intolerance, can you suggest a low carb alternative for coconut flour in this recipe. Thanks so much.
  12. Mary
    I loved these. Worked really well. Very handy to bring to work. I was really missing bread for work lunches. This works so
    well.
  13. Vandevenne Johan
    Dirk, you can find psyllium husk powder in "het Kruidengilde" in Genk, BE
  14. Yoke
    I have found psyllium husk in " de tuinen" in Wijnegem shopping centre ;)
  15. Emma
    For people from Belgium or the Netherlands, Pit & Pit is a great (and affordable) website to buy things like psyllium husk and nut flours. https://www.pit-pit.com
    Reply: #105
  16. JENNIFER
    Oat Fiber is a great sub for coconut flour.
  17. Dalisa
    I don't suppose there is any store bought brand of low carb tortillas that I could use? I work 60 hour weeks and have 1 days off usually that I spend trying to catch up on sleep and doing any errands I need to do. So not a lot of time to bake and experiment. Suggestions for me?
    Reply: #100
  18. Lee
    I buy Mama Lupes low carb tortillas from Netrition.com
  19. Kim
    I have made these several times and love them. I beat the egg yolks into the cream cheese and fold the beaten whites into the "batter" looking at the recipe it doesnt necessarily look like I need to do that, but it has worked... I do get more from the batch than the suggested servings.
    Replies: #72, #85
  20. pamela
    is it possible to replace the Psyllium by Flax ?
  21. Antoine
    I tried this twice but the wraps are not looking anything like the picture. Shall I beat the egg whites separately then add the cream cheese. The batter is turning a brownish colour when I cook it. I wonder if these can be cooked on the stove?
  22. Arezou
    Hi Kim,
    Don't they turn out a bit puffy with your way? Or they are flat like the image?
  23. B. OHara
    My batter looked great, came out smooth and looked like pancake batter but also stuck to the parchment paper. I will try it again next time on the pizza stone or on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. I also thought about pouring out the batter just like a pancake on a griddle or hot flat pan.
  24. Glenys
    I made these for the first time tonight and they were perfect. So easy to make! Had these with the Ground Beef and Salsa recipe on this site. They are quite filling too. I made 6 and I was barely able to eat two. Probably could have stopped at 1 1/2 but it was so nice to have tacos for a change.
  25. Ashley
    What am I doing wrong? The pictured tortilla's look soo good, but mine are just crepes. Is that what they are supposed to be, not what is pictured? Cause I cannot figure out how you got these to be flaky looking in the picture....please help, I am tired of trying all these "bread" and tortilla recipes and all they taste like is egg.
  26. Charlene
    Can these be made then frozen?
    Reply: #81
  27. nikki
    I am confused on this recipe. Do you use 4 eggs total?
    I want to use Kim's tips above on adding the whipped egg whites to the batter, but I wasn't sure if I was supposed to use the yolks from the two eggs that I separated or use two other eggs.
    Please help. I am making now.
  28. Jimmy
    Just made these per the recipe above. They taste great ... I might actually eat this one! :) I did add 1/2 tsp of xylitol and ended up using all of the dry mix. I've been searching for something that was bread-like and thin and didn't have any weird taste or after-taste. This is a winner.
  29. Sallie in Seattle
    I just made these and didn't like them. They stuck to the parchment paper and when I scrapped them off they tasted like eggs. I'm not good at adjusting recipes so if it doesn't work as shown in the recipe into the trash with it... which is where it went. I was so disappointed was looking forward to having some bread... Probably off to another website to try their recipes.
  30. Jessica
    Just made these, while they were really good, they were not as flat as I hoped, came out more like a pancake. was able to cut them into triangles and ate them with the meal. I added about a teaspoon and half of the psyllium husk power, will try next time with less and see if that helps (unless anyone has any suggestions?)
  31. Lisa
    Yes - they freeze beautifully
  32. Reagan
    Made them as directed. Turned out perfect, used them with the Tex Mex Casserole. First time I made them, I made them thicker and they were great (used as pizza crust). People, dont expect low carb versions to taste exactly as regular bread products. These are awesome!
  33. Katherine
    I entered this recipe in myfitnesspal and it's coming up with 11 carbs per serving. Anyone else had this issue?
  34. Mary
    These did the job. Like many LC versions these tortillas serve the function but not the true mouth taste. I'd say overall closer to a crepe than a tortilla. Given tortilla's use a lot of lard and lard woudl be allowed on LCHF, I think I'll try a version that has a bit of fat to the recipe. Not sure how I'll add it but....we'll see. I might look at the Naan which looks closer to a tortilla.
  35. Melissa Glez
    You also bake them? Or can I make them in a pan? Thanks!
  36. Christine
    They just taste like egg.
  37. Rebecca
    Thid recipe came out great! But they are so filling that I could only eat 1 round. Needlesd to say, hubby dug it with cabbage and salmon. Nect time, tacos!

    So, I see the carb count and percentages for protein and fat, but no grams. Can I get an assist?

  38. Mayra
    It turned out great. The only problem was that my tortillas were stuck to the parchment paper like others have mentioned and they got torn when I tried peeling them off. Should I try baking them on a greased pan next time?
    They make great crepes too!!!
  39. Linda
    I did by mistake, but they came out great! I finished them under the broiler to get both sides brown. I am going to try to get them slightly thinner next time. The texture was a little rough, but they came out smooth.
  40. Lucy
    would this work better to fry them as appose to oven ??
  41. Kathy
    Here are my 'tweaks': 2 eggs, 2egg whites, 6 oz cream cheese, 1 1/2 tsp coconut flour, 1 1/2 tsp psyllium powder, 1/2 tsp salt, + optional seasonings: garlic powder, black pepper, onion salt (reduce above salt if using), cayenne, any other seasonings you love
    Microwave cream cheese until soft (30 secs or so), add eggs & whisk.
    Separately, mix dry ingredients together.
    Heat a electric griddle to ~325F. (no need to use an oven) Spray with coconut oil if it is not non-stick. If non-stick, no added oil required.
    Once hot, add dry ingredients to wet and whisk together. No need to let it sit and thicken - the mixture spreads out much nicer on the griddle this way.
    Pour 2-3 Tbsp on to hot griddle. I then use an offset spatula to spread the mix out thinly. The back of a large spoon/similar would also work to spread the batter.
    Repeat, one at a time, until griddle is full. Turn when the top of the tortillas start to look slightly 'dry'. I can usually make 12-16 tortillas, about 5 inches in diameter. Perfect for tacos. (These are thin and flexible and can also be used as crepes)
    Good luck!
  42. Jane
    Oh my goodness... when I put this on the parchment paper I was pretty skeptical. Mine came out like the texture of corn tortillas and tasted really good. I used the ingredients to make 3 servings and it worked out perfectly. The only difference is that it made 5 instead of 3. Definitely a keeper.
  43. Kim
    Dalisa, there's a new zero card tortilla called Folios in most supermarkets.
  44. Rochelle
    Don't they taste coconutty??
  45. Robert
    Looks interesting but for those in the US Trader Joes has a low carb (4 net carbs) tortilla. I usually flash flame them over the gas burner or bake them in the oven. The only downside is they have some preservatives in them. I may try this but it sounds touchy.
  46. Kike
    This was terribly nice!!!! I adjusted the serving and did it for 1. I thought I was going to have problems seeing as folks here complained but alas I didn't. My only issue is that whatever brand of flour or husk I'm using tends to turn my baked goods purple. Other than that the outside was golden brown, came off the parchment paper quite easily (was worried when the batter was way too sticky and thicker than pancake batter), I flipped it over and browned the topside too and voila. I had my golden purple tortilla and it was divine. I'm so full!!!!

    Side note: Mine didn't get ready in 5mins on the top rack. I had to move it to the 2nd rack and leave it in the oven for the next 15minutes.

  47. Lorraine
    I made these today as per recipe they are very good, tasted very normal to me similar to a regular flour crepe.. my only change would be a little less salt next time do to personal preferences.. excellent I would definitely make again.. thank you for all the great recipes.. :)
  48. Gabriela
    I dos and it tastes amazing for mexican food
  49. Hobby
    I can't get the Psyllium husk where I live. Is there an alternative?
  50. Ary
    I found siete tortillas and lime chips are LC friendly. Can buy at thrive market, whole foods, earthfare, amazon or their website. Pricey but when busy these are tasty and convenient.
  51. Anna
    Can i make egg substitute?
    I want egg free
    Is it ok to use ground flax seeds with 3 tbs of water for each egg?
  52. bruce
    skip the wax paper, only smokes too much, use PAM spray on nonstick cooking sheet , comes right off and love the taste thanks
  53. Joanna
    Worked perfectly and browned perfectly. I definitely like this better than other tortilla recipes I've tried. Is it less eggy with whites only? Also, mine were puffy, not flat like in the picture. Any explanation for that?
  54. Amy
    I made these today and used my Kitchen Aid mixer to handle all the whisking. It was super easy, and they came out great. It took about 8 minutes to cook fully, and I flipped them over about 6 minutes in to even out the browning. I would highly recommend using non-stick foil instead of parchment paper. It worked really well.
  55. K. Jones
    Thank you for the tip! We just moved here (to NL) and finding Keto friendly baking supplies is tough!
  56. Evelyn
    I used parchment paper and it was a complete fail the batter got stuck to it. I still had some mix left so I used my griddle and the came out perfect. Did my mix stick because I left out the psyllium husk ?
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