I recently shared a recipe for Potato Tortillas on my blog since I’m not eating corn or gluten-containing flours at the moment. Well, I love Mexican foods and it’s been a struggle to go without them for the past couple months. As I’m going through my LEAP eating program, I’m slowly adding more foods back to my ‘diet’ each day. One of the new foods I was able to add recently was tapioca flour. This is not a food I’m very familiar with…and I highly doubt I’ve ever purchased it before. Well, I thought the potato tortillas were pretty good, but these NEW gluten-free tortillas made with the tapioca flour??? Way better!!! Yeah…I don’t think I’ll bother making the potato version anymore (though, it’s nice to know that’s an option if I ever needed it).
The recipe calls for tapioca flour as the main ingredient, which I can find in my local Kroger grocery store, but if you can’t find it there, Amazon is always a great option! I buy several of my pantry staples online: coconut flour, raw cacao powder, coconut cream, etc. Often times it’s much cheaper than buying from a store, though I have yet to take the time to really sit down and compare my options. Maybe one of these days…
The recipe also uses coconut milk. The ONLY canned version I’ve found that does NOT contain guar gum (or other additives) is GoldenStar from Walmart. I’m not a Walmart shopper, but the dietitian I’m working with at the moment (Courtney Rinehold) said she could find it there, of all places, of course! It’s hard to find, but if you look in the Asian section, you can usually find a few cans. If my husband and I ever are in Walmart (which is not often, believe me), we buy pretty much every can we can get our hands on! 🙂
Anyway, these tortillas tasted so good to me. I cooked them on my griddle and then topped them with homemade Slow Cooker Taco Beans. I diced up some tomatoes (from my garden), topped with a little cheddar cheese and then baked them in the oven until the cheese melted (just a few minutes). I then topped them with shredded lettuce and some store-bought Guacamole. I like the Organic Wholly Guacamole brand that I can find in the individual cups at Costco. I buy a large box and freeze them, simply taking out the cups one by one, as needed. The ingredients are (all organic): avocado, dehydrated onion, white vinegar, salt, granulated garlic. Sure, I could make guacamole myself…but sometimes this is just easier. 🙂
Another tip: After making these the first time around, I reheated the leftovers in the oven for dinner the next day. First I added the toppings and then I put them in the oven to re-heat. I think this worked much better than using the microwave.
If you can’t (or don’t) eat gluten, these were a delicious substitute for flour tortillas! I will definitely be making them again and again…and again. 🙂