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These low carb paleo tortillas with coconut flour came about when I missed the convenience of having a wrap for lunch, instead of my usual low carb salad or leftovers. I only had a few pantry basics on hand, and these 3-ingredient coconut flour tortillas are what came out of it!
I’ve since made these keto tortillas that I like even better (they have a more traditional dough rolled out with a rolling pin, and come out more dense and sturdy), but these coconut flour wraps are still a great nut-free option.
The main concerns with coconut flour are that it absorbs a lot of moisture and can be a little fragile, but it’s also soft and light, which is a plus. After some experimentation, I came up with these coconut wraps!
I love easy coconut flour recipes, so decided to use that as a starting point and add as few ingredients as possible. Of course, I used my Wholesome Yum Coconut Flour, which has a fairly neutral flavor and is milled super fine. Different brands absorb moisture differently, so results can vary by brand — that’s why this is the only flour I’ll use for these wraps!
Why You’ll Love This Coconut Flour Tortilla Recipe
- Soft and flexible — you can fold them or roll them up
- Just 3 simple ingredients (that are common keto pantry staples)
- Only 55 calories and 1g net carb each!
- Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, and whole30
- Easy to make once you nail the right batter consistency and stove temp (see tips below!)
- No tortilla press necessary
Ingredients For Homemade Coconut Wraps
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for paleo flour tortillas, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Wholesome Yum Coconut Flour – This is the best coconut flour out there and it’s made with just one ingredient: pure, premium organic coconuts.
SWAP: Wondering if you can make paleo tortillas with almond flour?
Almond flour won’t work in this recipe, but you can make these keto almond flour tortillas instead.
- Eggs – Crucial for holding the tortillas together. Sorry, I don’t recommend substitutes here.
- Milk Of Choice – You can use any keto milk of choice, or make the unsweetened version of my homemade almond milk. Use coconut milk beverage (not canned) for a nut-free option. Regular dairy milk will work from a recipe standpoint, but is too high in carbs for keto.
- Sea salt
- Gelatin Powder – Be sure to use unflavored gelatin. This is an optional ingredient, but helps make pliable and sturdy tortillas.
- Optional Spices – Cumin and paprika work well.
How To Make Paleo Tortillas With Coconut Flour
This section shows how to make coconut flour tortillas, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Mix batter. In a large mixing bowl, whisk coconut flour, eggs, almond milk, sea salt, cumin, and paprika together until smooth.
- Add gelatin (if using). Whisk in, followed by additional almond milk.
TIP: Sprinkle gelatin, don’t dump.
Sprinkling will help it incorporate into the batter more evenly.
- Cook coconut flour wraps. Pour the batter into the skillet and immediately rapidly tilt in different directions to evenly distribute, like making crepes. Cook, covered, until edges are golden and bubbles form in the middle. Flip over and cook other side for another few minutes.
Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks
Based on feedback from readers, I thought it would be useful to include some tricks for making these coconut flour tortillas. Although they only have three simple ingredients, getting the ratios to work together correctly does require adjustments sometimes. Without gluten to bind them together, low carb tortillas sometimes require a little practice, but it’s well worth it.
Getting The Right Batter Consistency
The most important thing to watch for is the right consistency of the coconut flour batter prior to frying. It should be liquid and easy to pour, but not as thin as water. A few tips to get this right:
- Let the batter sit for a couple of minutes after mixing, to account for the thickening process that is natural for coconut flour. Only then can you judge the consistency.
- Remember, different brands of coconut flour vary. This will affect the exact amounts needed when adding liquid ingredients. (I recommend this coconut flour!)
- If the batter is too thick, add additional eggs and almond milk in equal proportions to thin out the batter. Equal proportions are critical here. The tortillas will taste too egg-y if you add only eggs, but they won’t hold together if you add only milk. If it’s too thick overall, you’ll end up with pancakes or even something resembling scrambled eggs. As long as you thin it out properly, you’ll be just fine.
The Correct Process For Frying Coconut Tortillas
The second part of the recipe is the frying process, and I have some pointers here as well:
- Stove temperatures vary, so you may need to adjust yours accordingly. I have a gas stove that gets quite hot, so medium heat works well. However, if you have an electric stove, or if you don’t see the tortillas darkening on the side touching the pan after 60-90 seconds, you may need to increase the temperature to medium-high.
- The paleo wraps should develop darker spots as shown in the pictures. If you are seeing only a light golden color, like a pancake, you need to increase the temperature and try again with the next one. To be honest, my first one in a batch usually doesn’t hold up as well, but the rest turn out great.
- Re-oil the pan with each new tortilla. This prevents sticking and helps them brown.
- A non-stick pan works best. I like to use a hard-anodized pan or ceramic coated pan to avoid Teflon, but any non-stick pan will work.
Why Are My Tortillas More Like Pancakes?
This happens if the batter is too thick. Check the consistency section above for tips on thinning it out.
Why Do My Coconut Tortillas Fall Apart?
The most common culprit is a pan that’s not hot enough or batter that’s too thick. See the tips above on handling both.
That being said, 3-ingredient coconut flour tortillas are not as sturdy as flour tortillas. If you want them more sturdy, you can add one of these (not both), in these amounts:
- Gelatin powder – 1 tablespoon
- Xanthan gum – 1/4 teaspoon
- Store: Keep these paleo tortillas in the fridge for up to a week. For best results, line paper towels between them, to absorb any excess moisture and prevent sticking.
- Reheat: Just like regular tortillas, you can reheat these in the oven or the microwave.
- Freeze: Line parchment paper between the coconut wraps and freeze. Then, they can be thawed in the fridge or on the counter before using. Pat dry with paper towels if you notice any moisture on them.
What To Serve With Coconut Flour Tortillas
Need some ideas for using these paleo tortillas? Try these:
- Soft Shell Tacos – Just brown some meat with some homemade taco seasoning. You can also use barbacoa beef or pulled pork.
- Quesadillas – Stuff them with shredded chicken and melty cheese. (I also have a keto quesadilla recipe in my first cookbook.)
- Buffalo Chicken Wraps – You can also make a vegetarian version using buffalo cauliflower instead.
- Enchiladas – Try my keto chicken enchiladas recipe, which uses these coconut wraps.
- Pizza Toppings – Warm up tortillas with low carb pizza sauce and toppings (or just make paleo pizza crust instead!)
More Easy Coconut Flour Recipes
If you like this coconut flour tortilla recipe, you might also like some of these other coconut flour recipes:
Tools To Make Paleo Tortillas
- Hard-anodized non-stick skillet with lid – This one is the perfect size for making coconut tortillas. It heats evenly, isn’t too big or too small, won’t stick, and won’t scratch easily. Avoid using pans that can stick, such as a cast iron skillet.
- Large silicone turner – It can help pick up most of the tortilla, reducing the risk of breaking when flipping.
Coconut Flour Tortilla Recipe
Paleo Coconut Flour Tortillas (3 Ingredients!)
Coconut flour tortillas need just 3 ingredients and have 1 net carb each! Low carb paleo tortillas are perfect for wraps, tacos, and more.
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Basic Coconut Flour Tortilla Ingredients:
Optional Add-Ins (Recommended):
Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
In a large bowl, whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Let the batter sit for a minute or two to account for the natural thickening caused by coconut flour. The batter should be very runny right before cooking — it should pour easily (add more almond milk and eggs in *equal* proportions if needed to achieve this).
If you are using the optional gelatin, add it last. Sprinkle it over the top of the batter (instead of dumping) and whisk as you do to avoid clumping. Then, add an extra 1/4 cup almond milk.
Heat a small skillet (about 8 in (20 cm) diameter) over medium to medium-high heat and grease lightly (use oil of choice or an oil mister). Pour 1/4 cup (60 mL) of batter onto the skillet and immediately, rapidly tilt in different directions to evenly distribute, like making crepes. Cook, covered with a lid, until the edges are golden and you see bubbles forming in the middle. The edges will curl inward when you lift the lid (about 1-2 minutes). Flip over, cover again, and cook until browned on the other side (1-2 more minutes). Repeat until the batter is used up.
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Serving size: 1 8-inch tortilla
- Nutrition info does not include optional ingredients, and assumes coconut milk beverage for the milk of choice, but almond milk is very similar. Dairy milk will make carb count higher.
- Exact amounts of eggs and milk needed can vary slightly based on your brand of coconut flour, how tightly it sits in the measuring cup, etc. The post above explains how to get the right consistency, and how to thin out the batter if it’s too thick.
- For the best coconut flour tortillas, please see additional preparation and troubleshooting tips in the post above!
- A variation with optional gelatin is an option for more pliable, sturdy tortillas. This requires an extra 1/4 cup almond milk.
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Made these and LOVE them. The key I believe is using the gelatin for sure! Used them for Mexican tuna melts/enchiladas!
These turned out pretty well. Remind me more of pancakes than tortillas but still tasty and hit a carb craving spot.
Is anyone else just getting one big omelet when they cook it? I tried adding a little more coconut flour but it tasted like thick egg after that and fell apart. Discouraged and out 6 eggs…
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Hi Kristin, Did you read the tips in the post above? I have a lot up there to address this issue, and adding more coconut flour is definitely not what you’d want to do.
Followed recipe to a T. Failed. Fell apart.
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Hi Simone, Sorry this recipe didn’t meet your expectations. There is a section in the post on troubleshooting. It gives a few suggestions on what to do if your tortillas fall apart.
I literally made it as it’s shown in the video. Since I’m not in the US I had a different coconut flower, I also made it with 4 eggs and I think a little less milk (coconut). And what I deduced is that you need to COVER the pan while making them and they will not crumble. It’s like they are cooking on steam and frying on oil at the same time. Also, before placing each new one you need to re-oil the pan a bit. SUPERB!!! Thank you 🙂
Tried the recipe they turned out good but when I tried to roll up something inside they fell apart. They were more like pancakes not for tacos.
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Hi Alan, Sorry this recipe didn’t meet your expectations. Did you add any unflavored gelatin to the recipe?
No I didn’t add anything extra. Maybe cooking them longer might help?
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Hi Alan, I would recommend the optional gelatin or cooking a little longer may also help.
Oh ok. Can I use the Vital protiens collagen peptide powder?
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Hi Alan, Yes you could.
While these had a great taste and consistency, they came out kind of crumbly. It took a few tries to get the flipping right. I may use these for quesadillas or Mexican lasagna. Next time, I’ll probably use 1/4 t xanthan gum rather than the gelatin.
Well, after reading comments, I’m hestant to attempt making this recipe, but I will try and do my best.
These tortillas are fantastic!! LOVE these!!
These were surprisingly easy to make! We love these so much!
I think these would be good for breakfast quesadillas! Thanks for sharing.
This is a coconut flavoured omelette.
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Hi Jo, Sorry this recipe didn’t meet your expectations. It sounds like you used too much batter per tortilla. They should be thin like tortillas, not thick like an omelet.
What a complete waste off expensive ingredients..
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Hi Cassandra, I would like to help you troubleshoot if you can tell me exactly what issues you faced.
Thank you, they sound just yummy.
This is a great idea for a recipe but extremely difficult to pull off and I would consider myself an accomplished home cook. Apart from the brand of flour, I followed the recipe exactly and each time it turned out the same! Just a crumbly mess. Well done to anyone who was successor I am truly jealous you made it work.
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Hi Steven, Sorry this recipe didn’t meet your expectations. The brand of flour can make all the difference, that is why I recommend Wholesome Yum Coconut Flour. Some other coconut flours can be too absorbent, which sounds like it might be your issue. If you watch the video the batter should be more liquid and not a crumbly batter.
Can I buy any of these tortilla shells in the local supermarket
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Hi Claire, I have not found a tortilla like this in the grocery store.
Love these tortillas! I adapted slightly and hope my experience helps others. Because Maya said that proportions are critical, I used a scale and measured in grams – also helps track my keto macros and account for variations in egg size. I set the website counter to make 4 tortillas. Place a cereal bowl on the scale, tare, add the dry ingredients, including xanthan gum and konjac powder (about a quarter the volume of gelatin called for). The xanthan gum will blend easily with the dry ingredients, but tend to clump if added directly to liquid, so thoroughly whisk the dry ingredients. Next, taring the scale with a larger empty bowl, weigh one extra large egg without the shell, whisk, then add carton egg white to make up the equivalent of 2 large US eggs (94g). I used organic, unsweetened soy milk, whisked the wet ingredients together, added the dry ingredients and whisked until smooth. The batter seemed a bit thick already, so I added 6g more egg white – the carton whites make adding small amounts easy. Also soy milk Let stand. Pre-heated an 8” very smooth, well-seasoned, light-weight cast iron skillet with low sides (made in Taiwan, no other identification), added a bit of ghee. Followed directions from that point. I kept half the batter for about 6 hours to see if it could be made in advance. It thickened even more, probably because the xanthan gum and konjac continue to absorb liquid. I thinned with WATER. All tortillas were pliable and light, with a slight coconut flavour. Using half the whole eggs called for, plus egg white probably reduced the eggy flavour. Also used a supermarket egg instead of the stronger-tasting free range organic eggs from my farmer’s market. As for thinning with water after the batter stood for 6 hours, I’m guessing that once the initial proportions are correctly set, the konjac and xanthan gum form even stronger elastic bonds and water is fine to dilute. Finally, I noticed that when it was ready to flip, the tortilla released easily. Too soon and the tortilla tends to stick. Thank you Maya for sharing the recipe!
EDIT: Should be a larger PINCH of Xanthan gum and a smaller PINCH of konjac powder.
Not for me… as someone else mentioned in a prev review, these tortillas are too “eggy”. Not a recipe I see myself making a second time. I will make quesadillas or tacos with these. Hopefully the taste of the other foods diminishes the strong egg taste.
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