Hands down – this is the BEST Gluten Free Tortilla Recipe on the planet. My family loves it, our friends love it and Clean Cuisine readers love it.
My Gluten Free Tortilla Recipe Challenge
Buying gluten free corn tortillas is easy, but I wanted to come up with a recipe that I could easily make. Something wholesome, delicious and fail-proof.
I tried multiple different recipe variations to come up with this recipe, but it was definitely a challenge. It was particularly challenging because I wanted this recipe to meet the following criteria:
- It had to be nutrient-dense
- Could not contain refined flour
- Could not contain refined oil
- It had to taste amazing
- Had to be easy (a lot of tortilla recipes are difficult to handle)
After a number of failed attempts, I created a recipe that we all agree tastes better than conventional tortillas!
How to Make the BEST Gluten Free Tortilla Recipe ever!
Making the best gluten free tortilla recipe requires, as you read above, a lot of ingenuity. But when it came right now do it, there is only 4 ingredients.
The star ingredient is Cassava flour.
A Quick Note About Cassava Flour
The cassava flour might be the only ingredient you are not familiar with. This is a relatively new “whole food” gluten free flour for me and I have absolutely fallen in love. From both a nutrition and cooking standpoint, cassava flour has been one of my most favorite new clean food finds in a long time.
Cassava Flour is Made From a Root Vegetable (Yuca Root)
Just like the popular gluten free tapioca flour, cassava is made from the same starchy vegetable called cassava root (also known as yuca root).
However, unlike tapioca flour, cassava is an unrefined flour. Tapioca flour is made from the bleached and extracted starch of the cassava root. Cassava flour is made from the “whole” cassava root, making it a “whole food” flour that is also rich in antioxidant vitamin C and fiber.
Cassava Flour is Delicious and Easy to Find!
Best of all, cassava flour has a delicious flavor and texture that I have found to be even better than white whole wheat flour.
Cassava flour is easy to find these days at just about any natural foods store. And of course you can always buy it at online grocery stores too. You can read more about why I love cassava flour so much in the blog post I did for gluten and dairy free brownies.
Gluten Free Tortillas Make Healthy Meals
It can be hard to keep up with a child or teenager’s appetite while also trying to raise them on a clean diet. But if you have a stack of tortillas you can make healthy (and filling!) meals in minutes. Pretty much anything goes between or on top of a tortilla.
We are especially fond of tostadas made with my “clean” refried black beans. But we also do eggs, chicken, hummus, sautéed veggies and even fruit! You can also take a tortilla and spread almond butter or peanut butter topped with sliced fruit. Yum!
For those of you with food allergies and food sensitivities, it’s helpful to know this recipe meets the following dietary restrictions:
Egg Free / Grain Free / Bean-Free / Gluten Free / Paleo Friendly / Vegetarian / Vegan/
Gluten Free Tortilla Recipe
The BEST Gluten Free Tortilla Recipe you have ever tried… and it’s grain free too! The ingredients are simple and only a few steps needed!
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 10 Tortillas 1x
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the cassava flour, almond flour and salt.
- Add the oil and use clean hands to combine ingredients.
- Add water and knead until dough is nice and smooth. The dough should not be too dry or too wet and sticky.
- If the dough is too dry (i.e., crumbly and not forming into a ball), add warm water 1 teaspoon at a time.
- If the dough is too sticky (i.e., sticking to your finger when you touch it), add flour 1 teaspoon at a time.
- Divide the dough into 10 equal size balls. Each ball should be about 2 heaping tablespoons. Then, roll each ball in your hands.
- Place each ball between two pieces of parchment paper and put a thin cutting board or other firm flat object on top of the parchment paper. Use your hands to press down until the ball flattens into the shape of a tortilla. Repeat with each dough ball.
- Place a 10 or 12-inch seasoned cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and let it heat for several minutes.
- Once the skillet is hot, add the tortillas 2 or 3 at a time, and heat each tortilla for about 1 minute, or until bubbles start to form.
- Flip, and cook on the other side for another minute or so.
- Serve warm or store in a plastic bag in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 3 weeks.
P.S. If you like the gluten free / grain free tortilla recipe, you might also want to check out my recipe for homemade tortilla chips!