These tortillas can be served to anybody and really simple to make. Make them with a tortilla press for perfectly round tortillas and serve them with your favorite Mexican meal. So are you ready to learn how to make quinoa flour tortillas? Let’s get started!
Great Gluten-Free Tortillas
Quinoa and quinoa flour are great ingredients with a nutty flavor that fits perfectly with any Mexican dish.
When you make quinoa tortillas you are can serve them to everybody because these are:
And most importantly they taste amazing. They look similar to corn tortillas. Like corn tortillas, you do not need to rest the dough as quinoa flour doesn’t contain gluten.
You can start cooking straight away so in less than 25 minutes you have tortillas on the table.
Quinoa Flour Tortilla Ingredients
To make these quinoa tortillas only require a limited number of ingredients.
Put the following on your grocery shopping list and have them ready when you start:
- Organic quinoa flour
- Rice flour non-glutinous
- Olive oil
How To Make Quinoa Flour Tortillas
To make these tortillas start with a big bowl. Add the quinoa flour, rice flour, and salt.
Stir to combine. Then add the olive oil and the hot water.
Take a wooden spoon and combine the water and oil through the flour. Then knead the dough by hand or a dough hook into a consistent dough.
Shape into a dough ball.
When the dough is a little bit sticky add 1 tablespoon of quinoa flour to the dough.
Weigh the dough and divide it into 8 equal parts. Roll the dough into balls.
Put the balls back in the bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel to prevent the dough from drying out.
Quinoa flour dough balls dry out really fast.
Heat a cast-iron skillet or comal.
Take a tortilla press and use two plastic bags or two pieces of parchment paper.
Knead the dough ball in your hand and shape it into a ball again. Put it in between the plastic or parchment paper and flatten it into a tortilla.
Remove the top bag or paper then flip the tortilla on your hand so you can remove the other plastic bag or piece of parchment paper with your hand.
Put the tortilla in the skillet without any oil or butter.
Cook for 1 minute per side or until golden brown. Take them out of the skillet and wrap them in a clean kitchen towel or in a tortilla warmer.
Serve immediately with your favorite meal.
Do I Need A Tortilla Press To Make Quinoa Tortillas
You can make these tortillas using a rolling pin or even a bottle. However, using a tortilla press is really easy so if you have one I recommend using it.
The tortillas keep their shape and you get nice round tortillas.
Why Use Rice Flour In Quinoa Flour
Two reasons to add rice flour to these quinoa flour tortillas:
- Taste – the balance out the taste of quinoa which can be nutty and a little bitter is balanced using rice flour
- Constituency – rice flour is a great way to keep the tortillas together
What Type Of Rice Flour To Use In Quinoa Flour?
There are several types of rice flour so be certain you use:
- White rice flour – this type of flour is frequently used to make a tempura batter, pancakes, or a cake
- Brown rice flour – you can also use this brown rice flour which is used to thicken dishes, soup, or sauce
Warning! Do not use glutinous rice flour as this type of flour gets really sticky when you add a liquid.
Which is not what you want when preparing tortillas.
How To Store Quinoa Tortillas
These tortillas taste best when made fresh but if you have leftovers you have several ways to store the tortillas.
Let them cool completely before storing:
- Refrigerator – you can put the tortillas in an airtight food container or use a resealable bag. Store in the fridge for 2 to 3 days
- Freezer – want to keep them longer store the tortillas in the freezer. Put them in a freezer-friendly food container, aluminum foil, or a resealable bag for up to 3 months
How To Reheat Quinoa Tortillas
When you store tortillas you have several ways to reheat them:
- Cast-iron skillet – you can reheat tortillas using a cast-iron skillet. Heat the skillet to medium-hot. Put the tortilla in the pan and heat for about 1 minute, flip and warm the other side. Keep them warm in a tortilla warmer or wrap them in foil while you reheat the remaining tortillas
- Air Fryer – you can use your Air Fryer to heat tortillas. Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil. Preheat the Air Fryer to 375℉ for 3 minutes. Add the wrapped tortillas to the Air Fryer and heat them for 5-6 minutes or until warm
- Oven – you can also reheat your tortillas in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400℉ and wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and heat for 7-8 minutes or until warm
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Quinoa flour tortillas are gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free with a nutty flavor. Great to serve with your favorite Mexican dish.
- 1¾ cups + 1 tablespoon quinoa flour
- ⅓ cup rice flour
- ½ teaspoon olive oil
- ¾ cup hot water
- Pinch of salt
- Take a big bowl and add 1¾ cups, the rice flour, and salt. Stir to combine
- Then add the olive oil and the hot water
- Take a wooden spoon and combine the water and oil through the flour. Then knead the dough by hand or a dough hook into a consistent dough
- Shape into a dough ball
- When the dough is a little bit sticky add 1 tablespoon of quinoa flour to the dough
- Weigh the dough and divide it into 8 equal parts. Roll the dough into balls
- Put the balls back in the bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel to prevent the dough from drying out
- Quinoa flour dough balls dry out really fast
- Heat a cast-iron skillet or comal
- Take a tortilla press and use two plastic bags or two pieces of parchment paper
- Knead the dough ball in your hand and shape it into a ball again. Put it in between the plastic or parchment paper in the tortilla press and press it into a tortilla
- Remove the top bag or parchment paper then flip the tortilla on your hand so you can remove the other plastic bag or piece of parchment paper with your hand
- Put the tortilla in the skillet without any oil or butter
- Cook for 1 minute per side or until golden brown. Take them out of the skillet and wrap them in a clean kitchen towel or in a tortilla warmer
- Serve immediately
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Calories: 30; Fat: 1g; Carbs: 6g; Protein: 1g;