Paleo and Gluten-Free Plantain Tortillas
The first time we made these bad boys, we didn’t know what to expect.
All we knew was that after making a bunch of plantain chips and seriously undercooking them, the texture was just like a soft flour tortilla. Eureka.
Our fortunate mistake led us to some serious R&D in the kitchen to come up with the perfect tortilla.
In the past, we found that every time we had paleo taco Tuesday, the tortilla that we made from coconut or almond flour just came out too dry, too hard and broke as soon as we picked it up.
Such a disappointment.
So with some experimenting, we found that arrowroot powder was the perfect addition to making tortillas bendy and flexible, and the combination of lime juice and chili powder was the perfect way to tone down the sweetness of the plantain.
And just like that, the perfect Paleo, GF and nut-free tortilla was born.
Say hello to my little friend.
1 large green plantain, roughly sliced
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt or to taste
A dash of pepper
Put everything in a food processor and mix until the texture is smooth and creamy.
Put parchment paper on a baking sheet and spoon the mixture onto the parchment paper (6 tortillas on each baking sheet).
If you used a large plantain, your mixture should yield about 10-12 tortillas.
Make sure to flatten the tortillas with a spoon and that each tortilla is the same thickness from the center to the edge.
You’ll want these roughly 1/8 inch thick, and about 4-5 inches in diameter.
Cook at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until the edges start to turn a nice golden brown.
Once they’re done, wait for a minute for them to cool down and peel them off the parchment paper.
They come off like buttah.
These tortillas a perfect wrappers for just about anything!
So far, we’ve made Peking duck tacos…
Pulled pork tacos…
And we even tried making a HUGE breakfast burrito with sausage, egg and sweet potato and OMG it was awesome!
So, if you want the best paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free tortillas that you’ve ever had in less than 20 minutes, congratulations, you’ve found the recipe.
Now make some and enjoy.
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Paleo Secret Contributor