“I wrote a song about a tortilla, well its more of a wrap.” Gluten Free Tortillas
The word “tortilla” comes from the Spanish word “torta” which means “round cake.” According to Mayan legend, tortillas were invented by a peasant for his hungry king in ancient times. Corn tortillas date back around 10,000 years and were made of native born with dried kernel. When the Spanish brought wheat to the New World, flour tortillas were created.
Traditionally tortilla is an unleavened flatbread or pancake made either of corn or wheat flour, water, vegetable shortening and a little salt. They are the plate, envelope or folder surrounding an array of delicious fillings.
While the traditional ones are delicious, if you have an allergy, a sensitive belly, or are working towards vitality in your life, these are not really supportive.
If you’ve been steering clear of gluten for a while or you are new to the scene, you must know that one major area that is tough to conquer is letting go of staple foods like breads and wraps. And the gluten free tortillas (usually made from brown rice) they sell at the store..well..if you like cardboard.
I love soft tacos and anything in a wrap. 🌯I don’t love how heavy I feel afterwards with a 24 hour corn or wheat hangover and the belly ache to go with it. You feel me?
If you’ve been looking for an easy to digest, simple to prepare, and healthier alternative to the usual wraps or soft taco shells, you must try these gluten free tortillas!
They are pliable, moist, delicious, and are easy to wrap your favourite ingredients in. Check out these Slow Cooked Chipotle Chicken Tacos made with these!
They keep in the fridge beautifully (if you can manage to have leftovers), I do prefer using them the day they are made though for freshness.
Gluten Free Tortillas