Joy Bauer Weight Loss

RecipePlantain Tortillas

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 6.5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 6.5 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium:150 mg

Trying to curb your carb intake? Try these flourless, lower-carb tortillas, which are made using only plantains, a little lime juice and some salt. They’re easy to make, totally delicious and only 50 calories a pop!

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This recipe makes 8 tortillas
  • 2 large green plantains, ends trimmed, skin on
  • Juice of ½ lime (about 1 tablespoon)
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Chop each plantain (skin on) into 4 or 5 equal pieces, keeping skin intact.

Place the plantains in the boiling water and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the insides of the plantains are very soft. Strain and let cool slightly.

Remove the skins of the plantains and place in a food processor with the lime juice and salt. Process the mixture until smooth.

Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll into balls. (It may help to spray your hands first with cooking spray; the mixture will be very sticky.)

Spray the inside of a plastic baggie (like Ziploc) and insert one of the dough balls. Use a rolling pin or a tortilla press to flatten. Repeat with each dough ball.

Place one tortilla at a time on a skillet (coated with oil spray if needed to prevent sticking) on medium-low heat, cooking each side about 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D