Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Gluten-Free Tortillas (cf, df, ef, gf, sf, vegan)

I found a new website called Ela Vegan for vegan recipes.
You can find it here.
Her recipes are so simple and clean as a whistle.
These gluten-free tortillas/crepes/wrappers are fantastic!
The end product depends on how much water is added,
so these transform from thicker sandwich wraps
to less thick but hearty tortillas,
to thinner crepes for dessert.

They look like conventional crepes, right?
Believe it or not, they are quite healthy!
That wasn't even my first desire when I was watching her videos, 
but it is an added bonus.
My mom, also known as Mimi,
 being the amazing French chef that she was,
used to make us crepes every New Year's.
It was one of the traditions we adored as kids.
She would have three separate skillets on the stove,
and could hardly keep up with us devouring them
hand over fist.
Ah, the good ole' days!
It's been a while now that I've been frustrated
with the offerings of tortillas at the grocery store.
I wasn't even looking for something necessarily gluten-free,
but these fill the bill remarkably well.
I've reintroduced gluten into my diet
over the past few weeks with success.
But I still have a gf son, and I enjoy finding new recipes
that we can both test out.
I'm sure making them from scratch yourself
would be wonderful,
but I needed something that was quick
and didn't require a beloved abuela to teach me.
These did not disappoint.
They are made with 4 ingredients 
(although I added garlic powder for the savory version),
fry up fast in a cast iron skillet,
and can be made savory or sweet!
What else could a gal ask for?
These are too good not to share.

Gluten-free Tortillas
1 C chickpea flour
1/2 C tapioca flour or arrowroot
1/3 teaspoon salt
(1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)-savory version
3/4-1 C water
Add dry ingredients to bowl, whisk to aerate.
Add water as needed to acquire desired consistency.
Pour 1/3 C batter into skillet or pan.
Cook 2 minutes each side.


  1. A Mom that's a French chef sounds pretty awesome. Homemade tortillas sound yummy. I'm thinking I may try the strogonoff recipe on the website.

    1. Yes, she certainly was.
      I made that recipe last week, and it was divine.

      Always good to see you here, Laurie!

  2. I love the story about your Mom making you French crepes as a child! :-) What a sweet memory. And a French chef to boot? How awesome.

    Glad you found a gf recipe so you can keep the tradition going and make crepes for your son, Daisy.

    Happy Wednesday!

    1. Yes, she was a fabulous cook. I did not inherit her love for cooking though.

      Thanks for the well wishes!

  3. Daisy, Mmmmm, looks delicious. I never thought about putting garlic in pancakes or crepes. I might have to give that a try. There was nothing fancy about food on the farm where I grew up. Just simple hearty food was served. I still eat that way today.

    Have a great cooking recipe day in the kitchen.

    Nebraska Dave

    1. Well, since I used the batter as tortillas, the garlic worked out. I wouldn't add it if I were making something sweet.
      Simple, hearty food is the best!


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