When I first discovered I couldn’t eat gluten, I went a couple weeks eating “gluten-free”. There is a big difference between eating gluten-free, and eating how I do now. I used substitutes. Gross, sugary, fake, unhealthy substitutes for the breads and cakes and cereals which I convinced myself were necessary. Surprise, surprise… I felt worse for it. Which is around the time I decided to begin eating paleolithically. I didn’t really miss grains, to be honest. I wasn’t a large eater beforehand and found it relatively easy to go without.
However, my caveat was wraps. Tortillas were the one gluten filled item I struggled to go without! And for those who have tried the gluten-free versions - they are (in taste and consistency) like cardboard.
So I experimented, and have (I think) perfected a recipe to substitute. I honestly believe this is my favourite paleo recipe to date!
They are really versatile and go with heaps of different flavours. I eat them for breakfast with bacon and eggs, lunch with some salad, dinner as a side with Mexican dishes, dessert with fruit and coconut ice-cream as crepes. Fill them with leftovers. They literally can be eaten any meal of the day, tried and tasted!
2 eggs whisked
1 cup of coconut milk or almond milk
1 tbs of olive oil
¾ cup of tapioca flour
3 tbs of coconut flour
¼ tsp sea salt (leave out if you are making dessert crepes)
Combine the wet ingredients.
In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients bowl and whisk until combined.
Heat pan on medium heat and pour 1/3 cup of batter into centre of pan.
Cook for 2-3 minutes until tortilla is lightly browned on the bottom
Flip and cook about 1 to 1.5 minutes on the opposite side until browned.