Homemade Gluten Free Quinoa Tortillas Made Without a Tortillas Press

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I was perusing around Pinterest, and kept seeing recipes that called for tortillas.  I decided I wanted to try to make some of my own, but I didn’t have a tortilla press, so I found the following pin which explains how to make tortillas without a tortilla press.

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The recipe that goes along with this pin is for corn tortillas, but I decided to make quinoa tortillas using my own recipe.    The process in this pin works, but I did end up having to use a rolling pin to really flatten the tortillas out.  Also, my tortillas aren’t perfectly round because I just let the edges fall where they may.  If you really want your tortillas to be a nice perfect circle, just cut around the edges after flattening the tortilla out to make the edges nice and smooth.  Regardless of the shape you end up with, you will love the taste of these tortillas!  They are delicious!  They are also healthy and gluten free, so you can feel good about eating them!

QUINOA TORTILLAS

Ingredients: Makes 4 tortillas

  • 1 1/3 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Directions

1.) Combine all your ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Mix with your hands to form a dough.

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2.) Divide the dough into four equal parts and form the parts into balls.  Cut out two 6-inch circles of parchment paper. Place one ball of dough on one of the pieces of parchment paper and cover with the other piece.

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3.) Using a flat bottom round dish or heavy object (I used my pi pie pan 🙂 ), place on top of the parchment paper and dough and press down as much as possible to flatten the dough.  After I did this, I flattened it further with a rolling pin until I got to my desired thickness.  You want it to be about 1/8th of an inch thick.

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4.) Heat an un-oiled non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium heat.  Place the flattened tortilla in the pan, and cook on each side for 1-2 minutes.

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5.) Repeat this process for each ball of dough.  You can use the same parchment paper, so you don’t have to cut new pieces for each tortilla.

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Enjoy! 🙂

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