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3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Tortillas {Grain-Free, Vegan}

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Healthy, delicious, versatile 3-ingredient sweet potato tortillas that are naturally vegan and Paleo. They are also grain-free, oil-free, legume-free and nut-free.
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Egg-Free, Grain-Free, Legume-Free, Nut-Free Tortillas

Greetings, everyone!  How about one more tortilla recipe to share–for the time being–before moving on to other subjects?

This one is a special request from two different readers, both of whom wondered if a grain-free, vegan tortilla, made without legumes, might be a possibility.

Short answer: yes!

Say hello to Grain-Free Sweet Potato Tortillas, made vegan, legume-free, and nut-free, too. They are the perfect vehicle for piling on all kinds of late spring and summer toppings:

Only 3 Ingredients Required

The tortillas have just 3 ingredients:

I like to add some salt, too, but it is completely optional.

How to Make Sweet Potato Tortillas

These tortillas are made in a traditional tortilla style–dough is rolled or pressed flat–as opposed to a batter/crepe method.

Do not worry if you have never made tortillas in this way, it is simple, especially after you make the first one or two.

Begin by mixing the dough. It will be quite stiff, but still moist to the touch. Coconut flour gives it a uniquely stiff, yet springy, texture:

You can scoop out portions of dough–it will be just over 1/4 cup per tortilla–but, given the less than standard amount of dough per tortilla, I prefer to gather all of the dough into a ball, flatten it into a disc, and then divide into six equal portions.

Once done, shape each wedge into a ball, and then flatten into a tortilla about  6 to 6-1/2 inches in diameter.

How to Shape the Tortillas

The uncooked tortilla cannot be lifted off of the parchment without falling apart, so it is important to press the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper.

You can place a piece of parchment (or a piece of plastic wrap) on  top of the dough to press it out, or just use your fingers. I used the same bottom piece of parchment and top piece of wrap to make all of the tortillas.

How to Cook the Tortillas

Remove the top piece of parchment or wrap, if using, and invert the tortilla onto a heated skillet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. I like to let the tortilla cook for a few seconds before slowly peeling off the parchment paper.

When the tortilla begins to buckle a bit, in a few places (about 2-3 minutes), it is time to flip.

In no time, you will have a stack of amazing, pliable tortillas, perfect for topping, wrapping and rolling in whichever way you choose!

Do not forget, be patient when you make your first one! If some of the tortilla sticks to the parchment when you peel it off, simply re-stick it on to the tortilla in the pan (a metal tea or soup spoon is perfect for nudging and smoothing the dough into place). You will gain confidence quickly!

I assure you, the results are well worth the effort!

Happy cooking, everyone!

More Grain-Free & Vegan Tortillas to Love:

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2-Ingredient Coconut Flour Tortillas

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Sweet Potato Tortillas {Grain-Free, Legume-Free, Vegan}


  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 6.5-inch tortillas 1x

Description

Healthy, delicious, versatile 3-ingredient sweet potato tortillas that are naturally vegan and Paleo. They are grain-free, legume-free and nut-free.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the mashed sweet potato, tapioca starch, coconut flour, and salt until well-blended. The dough will be stiff, but still moist.
  2. Gather the dough into a ball and press into a circle. Cut the dough into 6 equal wedges.
  3. Shape a wedge into a ball. Place dough ball between 2 squares of parchment paper and press into an even 6 to 6.5-inch diameter tortilla. Peel off top layer of parchment paper.
  4. Heat a medium or large skillet (cast iron is ideal, or another form of nonstick pan) over medium heat.
  5. When pan is hot, lightly spray with nonstick spray. Invert a torilla onto hot pan; wait 10 to 15 seconds, and then carefully peel off parchment. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until tortilla begins to rise up slightly (in spots); flip over (it should be browned, in spots) and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer until other side is browned. Transfer tortilla to a cooling rack.
  6. Repeat with remaining dough.

Notes

Storage: Store the tortillas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 6 months.

How to Bake the Sweet Potato for the Recipe: Prick sweet potatoes (scrubed and dried) all over with a fork. Bake on a baking sheet in a preheated 425F oven for 45 to 50 minutes until very tender. Cool completely. Split lengthwise and scoop out potato, then mash with a fork.

  • Category: Bread, Tortillas

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 tortilla
  • Calories: 89
  • Sugar: 2.1 g
  • Sodium: 113 mg
  • Fat: 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.9 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

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Barbara

Sunday 11th of October 2020

These are just great! Had some sweet potatoes I needed to use up and settled on these. I was slightly sceptical that they’d work but it worked so well! Absolutely delicious! Kept brilliantly in the fridge for 4-5 days. I’ll be making these in a larger batch soon and freezing.

Camilla

Friday 23rd of October 2020

Absolutely fantastic, Barbara!!!

Maria

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Hello, could arrowroot flour be used instead of the tapioca flour?

Camilla

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

That should work fine, Maria! :)

Brenda Bisziel

Friday 17th of July 2020

OMG, these are soooo good and simple to make. I had to substitute the tapioca starch for cornstarch. I didn't seem to have any problems.

Camilla

Monday 27th of July 2020

Great Brenda, I am happy to know that these worked fine with cornstarch :)

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KAREN

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Hi i cant have coconut flour so can I sub that with tapioca flour. I have been making the chickpea flour one for about a year now I just add spices and herbs to tem to get a different taste they are good as pizza base or wraps so good Thanks Karen

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