Cassava flour tortillas are super easy to make, only require a few ingredients, and taste as good as a flour tortilla!  Wrap all of your favorite gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients into these homemade Paleo tortillas for a quick, healthy, vegan, and Whole30 lunch or dinner recipe.

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Paleo Tortillas That Taste As Good as Flour Tortillas!

“Shocked” does not even give our reaction justice.

Both Cohl and I sat in utter amazement when we tasted how good cassava flour tortillas actually are and how similar they are to regular flour tortillas.

Unlike other grain-free tortillas, this cassava flour tortilla recipe actually held its shape, did not break apart when we rolled up our filling, and had a very similar texture to a flour tortilla.

There was no weird aftertaste that you might get from a coconut flour and almond flour tortilla.  They’re also totally nut-free and egg-free for anyone that might be allergic!

Good ole’ fashioned deliciousness all wrapped up in a delightful cassava flour tortilla.

Your Paleo tortilla dreams have come true!!

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Are Corn Tortillas Paleo?

While you are probably already aware that flour tortillas are definitely not Paleo, you might be wondering if corn tortillas are Paleo?

Unfortunately, corn is considered a grain that is off-limits with a Paleo diet.  So no, corn tortillas are not Paleo.

Luckily, though, cassava flour tortillas ARE Paleo!  But what is cassava four and how is it Paleo?

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What Is Cassava Flour?

Cassava flour is made from the yuca root, or cassava root, which makes it “grain-free.”

Cassava flour is made by simply peeling, drying, and then grinding the entire cassava root.

Tapioca starch also comes from the cassava root but is made by washing and extracting a starchy liquid instead of using the entire root.

Since cassava flour is full of starchy carbohydrates it makes a great flour to use in gluten-free and Paleo baking as well as when making Paleo tortillas.

While cassava flour is not allowed for those on a low-carb or ketogenic diet, it does have some nutritional value in that it is a good source of Vitamin C and manganese.

Otto’s Cassava Flour is my favorite and the best to use in these Paleo tortillas!

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How to Make Cassava Flour Tortillas?

Making homemade Paleo tortillas is an easy process that only requires a few ingredients, a skillet or griddle, and a bit of love!

  • Step 1: Whisk together your cassava flour, salt, and garlic powder.
    • The garlic powder is optional, but gives the cassava flour tortillas a great flavor punch!
  • Step 2: Add your oil and water and knead until well combined.
  • Step 3: Roll your dough into balls and then roll out your balls with a rolling pin until 1/8-inch thick and 4-½ to 5 inches in diameter.
    • You can also shape your Paleo tortillas by using a tortilla press.
  • Step 4: Heat a DRY skillet (yes, dry!) or electric griddle over medium-high heat and cook your tortillas for 1-2 minutes per side.
    • You’ll know when to flip them when they start bubbling up!
  • Step 5: Serve your tortillas warm with yummy filling ingredients.

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Favorite Paleo Tacos

These cassava flour tortillas are a wonderful canvas to let your Paleo taco making imagination go wild!  Here are a few of my favorite Paleo tacos:

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Paleo Cassava Flour Tortillas

Cassava flour tortillas are super easy to make, only require a few ingredients, and taste as good as a flour tortilla!  
A pair of hands holding a stack of tortillas that are made with a delicious paleo tortilla recipe.
Yield 8 tortillas
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ cups cassava flour Otto's brand
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup warm water plus more if needed

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl whisk together cassava flour, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Add oil and warm water. Knead dough until thoroughly mixed.
  • Divide dough into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and place between two pieces of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll dough until it is ⅛-inch thick and has a diameter of 4 ½-5 inches. Or, place balls of dough into a tortilla press. Repeat with remaining balls of dough.
  • Heat a dry skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla for 1-2 minutes per side, or until it begins to bubble.
    A picture of the beginning stages of a healthy Paleo tortilla recipe.
  • Serve tortillas warm with your favorite taco ingredients and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Otto's cassava flour is used in this recipe.  Other brands of cassava flour have not been tested and may come out with varying results.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fat: 6g, Sodium: 120mg, Potassium: 4mg, Vitamin C: 1.2mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 1.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. Hi Megan! If you plan on making a big batch to freeze ahead, place a piece of parchment paper between each cooked tortilla, place the stack in a freezer bag, and leave as little air as possible when zipping it up. They should last 3 to 4 months.

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Natalie! I’m glad you enjoyed them. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Maria! I also love that they are quick and easy to make. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

    1. Hi Marisa! These are best enjoyed immediately. After keeping them in the fridge or freezer, they tend to get a bit hard and crumbly.

  1. 5 stars
    I gave it 5 stars but was going to give 4. The problem was that once I made them they looked great and were flexible but parts of a few became hard while other parts remained great. Part of me thinks it is because I don’t have one of those cloth warmer tortilla holders. How can I get them to all come out great? Is it the holder? I just put them on a plate after warming. Also I highly recommend a tortilla press because in the past I never got them as good as this last time. I give the credit to the tortillas press. Wayyyy better than paying all this money for a small cassava tortilla pack. Also love that this recipe is so simple.

    1. This is such a great idea to use a tortilla press! And yes, using a tortilla warmer may do the trick. You can also always get a damp paper towel, warm it up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and then cover the plate of tortillas with it to prevent them from drying out!