Low Carb White Lupin Tortilla. Just 1g carbs and super simple.
Not just a keto-friendly tortilla. The BEST keto friendly tortilla. Yes. That’s right. It took me several test runs with various ingredients, before I was able to replicate the look, feel and taste of a real tortilla. Persistence paid off in the end. And I eventually found the perfect combination and quantity of ingredients. I think this is IT. It tastes really authentic. Not eggy. Right consistency. Very low carb. Simple. Quick. What more could anyone want?
You can even make it in advance, store it in a sealed container in the fridge and re-heat it the next day. It will be as good as when you first made it.
Just 3 main ingredients for this low carb white lupin tortilla.
All you need is coconut milk (or whole milk if you don’t mind a few extra carbs), white lupin flour, a little xanthan gum and salt, plus an egg. Smear your pan with coconut oil or butter and you’re good to go. Xanthan helps with the structure, so I recommend that you don’t omit it.
But let me tell you about lupin. I have been using lupin flour for some time now, both in savoury dishes and cakes. I absolutely love it. Why? Because it’s not as moisture hungry as coconut flour and it has a neutral flavour.
Is lupin a grain or not?
Lupin is the seed (or bean) of a legume plant that belongs to the same botanical family as peanuts.
The flour is gluten free, grain free, high in fibre, extremely low in carbs, packed with essential amino acids and just as versatile, if not more so, than coconut flour or almond flour. Plus it’s definitely a lot cheaper if you know where to buy it.
Warning: if you have a peanut allergy you may also be allergic to lupin, so it is best avoided.
Where to find white lupin flour.
As you already know, I tend to buy my keto, low carb, healthy, organic food stuff from Amazon because of the vast choices available and the savings that come with bulk buying and recurrent purchases. You won’t find lupin flour in UK shops, so Amazon is virtually your only choice, even if it tends to be expensive. However, you don’t mind looking overseas, there is a reliable on-line supplier that offers a very cost-effective lupin flour that is certified organic and of excellent quality. I buy 3 packs at a time to save on postage and it works out very cheap. It usually arrives within 7-10 days of ordering. Head to the recipe for links and a discount code.
How to make my Low Carb White Lupin Tortilla.
Whisk a whole egg till it’s fluffy, add a pinch of salt, lupin flour, xanthan gum and whisk again, add coconut milk or whole cow’s milk and whisk once more until smooth.
Low Carb White Lupin Tortilla ready to be served.
And here it is. A glorious, yummy tortilla that has no reason to envy any shop-bought, carb-loaded version. But don’t just trust my word…have a go yourself…
- Yield: 2
- Serving: 1 tortilla
- Calories: 75
- Fat: 4g
- Net Carbs: 1g
- Protein: 6g
- whisk egg until fluffy.
- add lupin flour and xanthan gum, and whisk until smooth.
- add milk and whisk again, making sure there are no lumps.
- rest the batter while you heat up a crepe pan or similar heavy bottom frying pan with a little coconut oil or butter smeared all over it.
- pour ½ the batter into the pan and tilt to spread it, cook for a few mins on one side than flip over and cook the other side.
- both sides should be dry and brown-ish in places.
- repeat to make the second tortilla.