Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIAW #26 and Make It: Coconut Flour "Tortillas"

I am Sparta!


Haha on Saturday, my babe and I joined his sister's team to run the Spartan Sprint in Amesbury, MA. It was an absolute blast! The group was super friendly & enthusiastic and the course was awesome. Compared to May's zombie 5K, the Spartan was a little bit longer and had much better obstacles. The 20 or so obstacles included everything from monkey bars to shimmying under barbed wire to throwing a spear. Oh, and mud, of course...


I was very pleased to find that the trail running was much easier for me this time around. I guess that means all my pain and suffering hard work at Crossfit is really paying off! ;)

Sunday found us being a bit lazy and just running errands. And eating tasty food obviously. So, my WIAW this week is brought to you from Sunday.


Brunch: Meat lover's omelette and home fries

We slept in later than usual so we ended up at Watch City in Waltham for brunch! The omelette was stuffed with bacon, chicken-apple sausage, and ham. Happy day :D

Since we ate late in the morning, dinner was the only other meal we ate. [Except for a couple tasty Kosher dills.]

Dinner: Paleo-friendly fajitas; tomato-basil salad; turnip fries

I might have mentioned before but we are planning on giving the Paleo diet a try. We're starting the day after Labor Day! So, experiments have begun so that we aren't clueless about what to make when that day rolls around. 

The "tortillas" are quite different since the use of grains and corn isn't allowed on Paleo. They were made using coconut flour and eggs. Texture-wise, a bit eggy and they crack easier. Taste-wise, pretty good! I still plan on experimenting with other recipes but for now:

Coconut Flour "Tortillas"
source: food.com
makes 6

1/2 cup egg whites
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 teaspoons coconut oil

1. Mix the egg whites and water in a small bowl.
2. In a larger bowl, whisk together coconut flour and salt. Whisk in the egg white mixture until completely combined.
3. Heat a large skillet. Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil and allow to melt. Be sure to completely coat the entire bottom of the skillet with the oil.
4. Pour in 3 tablespoons of batter into the skillet. Quickly spread the batter into a larger, thinner circle by tiling and turning the pan. (Be careful!)
5. Fry 1 to 2 minutes on the first side, or until edges begin browning and lifting slightly. Carefully turn the tortilla over and fry 30 seconds to 1 minute on the other side.
6. Repeat with remaining batter, spreading skillet with another teaspoon of coconut oil each time.


As evidenced by the tear, these do stick a little bit, so be sure to oil thoroughly! After frying the first side, I would lift the tortilla up with a spatula and, using a silicone brush, would brush the remaining oil over the bottom of the skillet before flipping. [Wow, does that even make sense?]

I'd love to hear from you if you try these out, make any successful changes, or have any other recipes you like! :)

Oh, and if you're looking for something to do with all that extra garden zucchini, check out this Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins recipe. It is super yummy, I promise!

16 comments:

  1. Can't wait to give these tortillas a try. Loving wraps for lunch these days, so these sound perfect :)

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    1. They are definitely different than typical tortillas - in both taste and texture - but they're good nonetheless! I want to try a flax variety I found online and will let you know how those turn out!

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  2. Looks like the race was fun and you always have the best weekend breakfast!

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    1. I tend to indulge my time into breakfast a bit more on weekends...or let someone else cook for me lol ;) Thanks!!

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  3. I've never made tortillas-- I like the ingredients in yours! And thanks for the link to the zucchini muffins- I am def making those!

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    1. Believe it or not, these were the first ones I've ever made! They are more eggy in texture than flour or corn tortillas.

      And you are very welcome! If you give em a shot, let me know how they turn out :)

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  4. Those homefries look so good - in my opinion no omelette is complete without 'em.

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  5. Great job on the race! I want to try one of those soon :)

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    1. Thank you! I def recommend these 5k obstacle races - they are a blast!

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  6. Mud runs are so much fun - you guys look awesome post-race. :)

    What a cool tortilla idea! I love coconut flour - will have to check these out.

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    1. Let me know if you give them a go! And thank you!

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  7. Great job on the race, loving the pictures :) And this tortilla recipe is a good one, coconut flour is a tasty thing!

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    1. Thanks Tessa! I'm just starting to experiment with coconut flour now - I can't believe how absorbent it is. If you have any great recipes using it, I'd love to hear them :)

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  8. The race looks like so much :) I love those kind of things. And I've always wanted to try using coconut flour. I may have to with these tortillas! :) haha and our quirkiness makes us awesome - especially if we both can't hold our pens right!! X

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    1. This was the 1st recipes I've made using the coconut flour - it was quite different, very absorbent. And dang straight we're awesome!! ;)

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