Paleo Tortillas (AIP)


paleo tortillas


There’s nothing that quite gets the Paleo community hot & bothered like a good tortilla. We all just like to roll, stuff, and crunch our way into meat & veggies. Nothing wrong with that, my friends.


I used to buy Siete Cassava & Coconut Flour Tortillas but I haven’t been able to find them in my neighborhood! They’re pretty yummy – thin, flexible and taste close to a flour tortilla! When cooked they are soft and crispy-fried. I just can’t afford to buy them regularly, so I wanted to make my own AIP-friendly tortilla at home more affordably!

My Plantain Wraps in The Healing Kitchen are another option.  They’re quite popular among the THK Ride or Dies – pliable, soft and fluffy! They make excellent wraps too, but they aren’t super thin like a traditional tortilla and don’t have the taste of a flour or corn tortilla. But if you are looking for a plantain-based option – there you go!


paleo aip tacos

Fill your tacos with your favorite protein, avocados & toppings! I chose ground chicken, avocado, onion and cilantro and then sausage and kale!



These Paleo Tortillas are made with just a few simple ingredients: arrowroot and coconut flours, olive oil, baking soda and sea salt. Instead of cooking them on a stovetop, which can be really tricky, I bake these in the oven. I actually based the recipe on my Pizza Crust because so many of you were telling me you would use the pizza crust recipe as a wrap! I changed up the ratios and technique though – once baked into 6-inch tortillas they are lightly pan-fried in beef tallow so you can eat them as “soft” or “hard” tortillas.



A note on substitutions: Tapioca starch is generally replaceable for arrowroot starch, but I have not tried it myself in this recipe. You can replace the olive oil with avocado oil, but I prefer the taste of olive oil in tortillas. I link to the baking soda and cream of tartar I use. If you cannot find cream of tartar, you can use the same amount of apple cider vinegar, but your tortillas won’t be quite as soft. It’ll still work though! Okay I think I covered all the inevitable substitution questions!



aip taco shells


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Paleo Tortillas

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:10 Serves 6



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside a separate 8 square inch piece of parchment paper for step 3.
  2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the warm water until well combined. With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the warm water and process for 45 to 60 seconds until a wet, fluffy "dough" forms. This will not look like regular dough - it is drier and more crumbly but sticks together when pressed.
  3. You are going to make 6 tortillas with 3 on each baking sheet. Form 3 balls of dough, 1/4 cup each in size, on each baking sheet. Using the extra piece of parchment paper from step 1, use your hands to roll out each ball into a 1/8-inch thin, 6-inch diameter tortilla. Make sure to adequately space out your tortillas so they don't touch. Please take your time when smoothing out the dough to ensure it is even and the edges are smooth! This is important for your tortilla-enjoying experience.
  4. Bake tortillas for 6 minutes in preheated oven. The tortillas should be a pale off-white color and not too brown around the edges. Transfer parchment paper to countertop to allow tortillas to slightly cool. These are your soft shells.
  5. For hard shells: Heat small stainless steel pan over medium heat. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons beef tallow to coat bottom of pan. Use your hands to fold tortillas into the shape of a hard shell and press bottom side of shell into pan for 30 seconds until crispy. Place tortilla on side, maintaining the hard shell shape, and fry each side for 30 seconds. Let cool on paper towel lined plate before filling with your favorite taco night ingredients!




paleo aip taco tortilla




16 comments on “Paleo Tortillas (AIP)

  • Thank you for a great recipe…I am going to utlize it by finally using some Taco bowl molds that have been stashed away from lack of use!

    • Alaena Haber says:

      Let me know how it goes with the molds! Make sure to grease them well since you probably won’t be using parchment paper!

  • Wow! Thank you Alaena! My daughter and I both absolutely love these! I usually have to make something AIP for myself and use a different recipe for her because the typical AIP recipes don’t appeal to her too much, but this is one we both can enjoy. The tortillas were soft and easy to roll and I kept the leftover ones overnight in a ziplock on the counter. My daughter used them the next day for her lunch. Thank you so much, you’re amazing!

    • Alaena Haber says:

      I’m so happy to hear you both enjoyed!! Yes, I keep them stored in a plastic bag as well and they reheat well either on the stove top or the microwave in between two damp paper towels.

    • Alaena Haber says:

      I don’t tolerate tapioca so I don’t use it in my kitchen, but they tend to be interchangeable in these types of recipes!

  • I’m excited to try this Recepie! I’m interested to know how they keep in the freezer…and how well they de-frost.

  • Megan Peter says:

    These were incredible! Thank you!!

    A happy mistake in my preparations ended up with a SEAMLESS tortilla transfer process into the frying pan; after rolling the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper & gently removing the top piece to expose the tortilla, I set out to lift the tortilla (still on the bottom piece of parchment) over to the frying pan. However, somehow I sort of stumbled in my reach towards the pan and the tortilla on the parchment paper flew out of my hands and landed upside down onto the hot, awaiting oil. I quickly realized that I didn’t need to try & scrape off the tortilla from the parchment paper as the heat was releasing the parchment paper for me! In about 30 seconds so, I was able to quickly & PERFECTLY peel off the parchment from the sizzling tortilla. The next time I did this on purpose & I made a perfectly shaped, ultra-thin & intact tortilla shell. In fact, the trick worked EVERY TIME – OVER & OVER!!

    Thanks again for the great recipe! It has instantly become a go-to for both sweet & savory!


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