Homemade Cassava Tortillas That Are Delicious, Healthy and AIP Friendly

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I recently went through an elimination diet, which was quite challenging, to say the least. During the 6-8 weeks I was on this journey, I had to adjust my cooking style. I admit, at first, I was freaking out and was unsure what I would eat. However, I quickly readjusted my attitude and embarked on finding compliant recipes and ingredients. Since I needed to stay away from all grains I had to get creative and that’s how I discovered cassava. So today I’m going to teach you how to make homemade cassava tortillas that are delicious, healthy, and AIP-friendly.

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Learn how to make delicious homemade cassava tortillas that are AIP compliant

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What is Cassava?

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s get acquainted with cassava, the star ingredient of our tortillas. Cassava, also known as yuca or manioc, is a starchy root vegetable native to South America. It has been a dietary staple for centuries and is beloved for its versatility and unique taste. Cassava is both grain-free and gluten-free, making it an excellent choice for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities and those on the AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet.

Homemade Cassava Tortillas Ingredients:

To make cassava tortillas, you’ll need the following ingredients:

2 cups of cassava flour
2 tbsp tigernut flour
1 1/2 -2 cups of hot water
2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
Optional seasonings (e.g., garlic powder, chili flakes) to taste

Makes about 16 tortillas


1. Prepare the Dough

In a mixing bowl, combine the cassava flour, tigernut flour, and salt. Gradually add water and oil to the flour mixture, stirring continuously. Continue adding water until a dough forms. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and pliable. The best way I can describe the consistency of the dough is that it should feel like playdough.

Use these ingredients to make cassava tortillas

Here's now cassava flour dough looks like

2. Divide and Shape

Divide the dough into small, equally sized portions, usually around golf ball-sized. Roll each portion between your palms to form a ball.

Here's how cassava flour dough formed into balls looks like. Ready to make tortillas.

3. Flatten the Tortillas

Place a ball of dough between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Gently press down on the dough ball with the palm of your hand, flattening it into a thin, round tortilla. Aim for a thickness of about 1/8 inch (3 mm). You can roll these out with a rolling pin or use a tortilla press.

4. Cook the Homemade Cassava Tortillas

Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. I prefer to use a cast-iron for this. Once hot, carefully transfer a tortilla from the parchment paper onto the skillet. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until the tortilla begins to brown and develop small air bubbles. Repeat this process for the remaining dough portions.

5. Serve and Enjoy

Once cooked, your cassava tortillas are ready to be enjoyed! Serve them warm with your favorite fillings like grilled vegetables, beans, avocado, or meats. You can also use cassava tortillas to make tacos, quesadillas, or even dessert crepes with a sweet filling.

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Tips and Tricks To Make the Best Homemade Cassava Tortillas:

  • You can find cassava flour in many grocery stores or online. Make sure to get a high-quality brand for the best results. I recommend Otto’s, and I used it for this recipe. I find that this particular brand yields more spongy and easier-to-make cassava tortillas.
  • Adjust the water quantity as needed to achieve the right consistency for your dough. It should be pliable but not too sticky.
  • Experiment with different seasonings to customize the flavor of your tortillas. Some people enjoy adding garlic powder, chili flakes, or herbs to the dough.
  • To keep your cassava tortillas warm while you cook the remaining batch, place them in an airtight container such as a bowl and put a cover on it or a clean kitchen towel. Alternatively, you can also purchase a tortilla warmer. I’m putting this on my Christmas wish list, wink, wink.

What You’ll Need

Check out this grain-free cassava tortilla recipe on the blog!

Conclusion – Homemade Cassava Tortillas

Making cassava tortillas at home is a rewarding culinary experience that introduces you to the delightful flavors of this gluten-free alternative. Whether you have dietary restrictions or simply want to explore new tastes, these tortillas offer a versatile canvas for creating delicious meals. With a few simple ingredients and a bit of practice, you can craft these tortillas from scratch and elevate your home-cooked dishes to a new level of taste and authenticity. So, roll up your sleeves, get your cassava flour ready, and embark on a flavorful journey with homemade cassava tortillas.

Do you love this recipe? Awesome! Make sure you check out my amazing guacamole recipe too. It will go so well with these homemade cassava tortillas. It’s hands down the best one you’ll ever make. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter so you never miss a post or a special deal.

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  1. literallylaurie says:

    These looks so good! YUM.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      They are truly yummy!

  2. Lani says:

    Wow this is something new for me. I like that the ingredients are simple and easy to find plus its gluten free. Thanks for this one. Something I should definitely try.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Hi Lani, thanks for your kind words. I hope you do try this recipe. These are the tastiest tortillas I’ve ever tried. I like them more than the corn ones and my husband is even a huge fan so that says a lot.

  3. Emily says:

    Looks delicious! And loved the education. I have no experience using Cassava flour. Thanks!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I never used cassava flour until I had to but now I absolutely love it. It can take time to get used to getting the dough right but once you figure it out it’s great. I hope you try it.

  4. Karen says:

    I love tortillas and these look yummy! I’ve never tried cassava flour but I will look for it in the store so I can try these tortillas.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Amazing. I hope you do try them. Something tells me you will really like them.

  5. Grace says:

    Looked delish, can’t wait to try the recipe!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you so much.

  6. Grace says:

    Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try the recipe!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I hope you do. You’ll love it.

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