These tortillas are made with cauliflower and no one will know! They are grain free, gluten free and low carb!
Just a few ingredients are needed to make these fabulous tortillas. They are baked in the oven so NO Flipping required, making these the easiest tortillas you have ever made!
It’s Monday and January 2nd so that can only mean one thing………The diet starts now!
Maybe not, if you’ve been faithfully enjoying a low carb and sugar free life style for some time now.
Even if you’ve been really balanced through the holidays, (I for one overindulged and need to watch my portions more than ever), these tortillas are great for a healthy lunch or dinner recipe.
I don’t know about you, but I hardly make New Year’s Resolutions.
I’d rather focus on a few things that are doable with small goals I can actually and realistically do during the hectic week with my family.
I’m a busy mom of 3 kids and I homeschool and I run this blog and it’s not easy working from home with constant interruptions. BUT I am grateful for being able to BE at home, do something I love as a career and teach my kids.
Honestly though, my time is truly limited and I’ve had to find ways to get in exercise and work before school begins. I’ve had to become a morning person and get up at 5:15am every day! It’s tough but it really is the only way for me to make time for myself.
My focus this year in my life is to get strong and fit through increasing my cardio, but adding twice a week of strength and weight training. I tend to get back spasms and all the cardio in the world won’t help my back if my core isn’t strong so that’s my focus this year.
Over our school vacation I had a cauliflower in the fridge I wanted to use up. I’ve got a ton of hidden cauliflower recipes and knew I wanted to do something a bit different with this one. I looked over my cauliflower tots which my family loves and adapted from there.
To be completely honest with you I was hoping to make a new chip, but the recipe didn’t work as I thought and now we’ve got these awesome tortillas instead, still a win in my book!
My oldest teen loved them and didn’t even realize cauliflower was in there! You’re family will hardly believe these tortillas contain cauliflower, if they passed my picky teen son test!
- The reason I didn’t just use an egg here and chose egg whites instead is that I didn’t want them any more yellowy in color. Yolks often provide the fat content to most recipes and since I am using a lot of cheese which has fat, the yolk isn’t needed. The egg whites are enough to bind the ingredients together.
- If you prefer you could replace the egg whites with one egg.
- PLEASE!!!! Weigh these measurements! A cup of shredded cheese is not the same as weighing it in ounces.
- If you notice them to be a bit greasy, simply pat them with a paper towel.
- If you buy all ready riced cauliflower, use 2 1/2 cups, that’s how much mine measured after I grated it in my food processor.
- UPDATE: I decided to make these again using 1 egg instead of egg whites to make it easier for everyone. I also felt since they were a bit greasy I weighed my cheese and was now only able to make 12 instead of 16. I also spread them out even flatter, about 1/8 inch thick and they are amazing!
Low Carb Cauliflower Tortillas (Gluten Free)
- 4 cups cauliflower florets 1/2 large head (12 ounces)
- 1 egg or 2 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2.25 cups 8.5 ounces or (241g) shredded Mexican cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Lay parchment paper on two baking sheets. Set aside.
Place the florets into a food processor and pulse until the florets are grated and there are no large pieces.
Add into the food processor the remaining ingredients and pulse until combined.
Scoop 3 tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking sheet and pat down into an even flat, round circle about 1/4 inch or even 1/8 inch thick depending on your preference. Do this with the remaining batter. I made 16.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
To get some color on the other side of the tortillas you can place another piece of parchment over the cooked tortillas. Then place another baking pan the same size over the parchment. Holding the sides of the pans together, flip the pan over and remove the layer of parchment. You can then place them back in the oven for another 5 minutes if you prefer.
Allow to cool then layer between pieces of paper towel to absorb some of the grease from the cheese.
Fill as you would for a taco.
Keep remaining pieces in the refrigerator until ready to use again.
Recipe NotesNet Carbs: 1.3g