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flaxseed wraps - vegan, paleo, keto
Flax Seed Wrap
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These flaxseed wraps are tender and soft from the flaxseeds, crunchy from the vegetables, and so easy to make. They are great as a savory breakfast, or just a quick, portable lunch. 

Servings: 5 small tortillas
Calories: 171 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flaxseed meal*
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Add water into a medium-size saucepan and bring it to a boil. 

  2. Add the salt and flaxseed meal. Turn the heat off and stir immediately with a wooden spoon, until the flaxseed meal absorbs all the water, As you stir, the flaxseed meal will form a dough and gradually un-stick from the saucepan. It takes about 1-2 minutes max. 

  3. Remove the dough from the saucepan and place it on a non-stick surface (I like to use a silicone mat or a piece of parchment paper), When cool to touch, break the flaxseed dough into 4 equal pieces.

  4. Roll out each dough ball between two pieces of parchment paper (one on the bottom to keep the flaxseed dough from sticking to the surface and one on top to keep the flaxseed dough from sticking to the rolling pin). Each tortilla should be 1/16" (1.6 mm) thick. Mine were 8.5" (21.5 cm) in diameter.

  5. Take a round bowl and place on top of rolled out dough, cut around the edges to make them round. Place extra dough in a pile to make one more tortilla.

  6. Preheat a well-seasoned cast iron pan (or any other non-stick pan) over medium heat. Transfer one tortilla at a time to the pan and cook it for 60-90 seconds, depending on your pan and heat. Flip and cook for extra 30-60 seconds. Don't over cook the tortillas or they will become crispy. The tortillas have to be dry, but stay soft to roll.

  7. Place the cooked tortillas on cooling rack or plate. Serve warm or cold, they keep their flexibility which makes them versatile.

  8. Store leftover (cooled) flaxseed tortillas in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days (possibly longer). 
    For longer term storage, freeze in an airtight container with a piece of parchment paper in between each tortilla (so they don't stick together as they freeze) for up to 1 month. 

Recipe Notes

*I grind my own flaxseed meal in a Vitamix. You will need ~ 2/3 - 3/4 cup whole flaxseeds to get 1 cup flaxseed meal. Grind the flaxseeds into very fine flour. If you're using store-bought flaxseed meal, make sure it's finely ground. If you can see pieces of flaxseeds, process the coarsely ground flaxseed meal in a blender or a coffee grinder before use.
*I used golden flaxseeds because they have a milder flavor than brown flaxseeds. However, brown flaxseeds work just as well in terms of texture.

The recipe has been adapted from Dr. William Davis's book The Wheat Belly.

Nutrition Facts
Flax Seed Wrap
Amount Per Serving (1 of 5)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.