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Jennifer Eloff 05-20-2012 11:25 AM

Jiffy Flexible Microwave Tortillas




This recipe is so much easier than the one I provided in Low-Carbing Among Friends, volume-1. I think it tastes better too. Wraps are such a good meal any time of day. Yep, you can even make a breakfast wrap with scrambled eggs, cooked tomato and sausage and cheese, and, oh yes, don't forget the mayonnaise or sour cream to seal the tortilla and a bit extra if you love it like I do. I remember a few years ago (actually quite a few years now) when wraps became the trendy thing to eat.

1 egg
1 tsp olive oil (5 mL)
1/3 cup Gluten-Free Bake Mix, (75 mL)
1/3 cup ground almonds, OR (75 mL)
almond flour
1/8 tsp xanthan gum (0.5 mL)
1/8 tsp salt, OR to taste (0.5 mL)

In small bowl, whisk egg and olive oil well. Add Gluten-Free Bake Mix, page___, ground almonds, OR almond flour, xanthan gum and salt. Whisk well with fork until a sticky dough forms. Measure 2 dough balls, weighing about 12.5 oz (70 g) each.

Between two pieces of parchment paper, press ball out with hands and continue rolling out with rolling pin (a small one works well; mine has a rod with two rollers on either end, one smaller and one bigger) and use hands to press out where necessary, to make a nice circular shape. Don’t roll it too thin; more or less even thickness.

Nuke approximately 40 seconds (this timing will vary greatly from microwave to microwave).*

Now I usually add fillings to the tortillas such as cooked, warm ground beef mixed with salsa, add in some cheese and I like mayonnaise (weird, I know, but tasty), or sour cream and these act as the glue to keep the tortilla closed. Next I fry the loaded tortilla in light olive oil in a nonstick skillet until browned on both sides. (Use 2 spatulas to carefully turn the tortilla.)

Helpful Hints: *Everyone’s microwave oven will be a bit different. Mine is huge and powerful. If by accident you overcook this tortilla when first trying to figure out the correct timing (you will know if you did because when you fold it, it will crack), simply continue cooking until you have a nice big, crispy cracker. No ingredients will be wasted. The cracker is especially good spread with Healthy Butter, page___ and peanut butter. I have made this using only the Gluten-Free Bake Mix, and it was good as well, but the carbs are 7.9 g carbs per tortilla and that would be too much for some folks; considered moderate carb at that level for a tortilla.

Yield: 2 tortillas
1 serving
231.2 calories
9.4 g protein
18.6 g fat
5.3 g carbs

CarolynF 05-20-2012 01:02 PM

This looks great..;)

buttoni 05-20-2012 01:25 PM

OMG those look very good Jen. I need to peel my tongue off my screen. Haven't had any lunch today. Wasn't hungry until just now. LOL I usually won't make such things from scratch, lazy soul that I am. But these do sound simple. Wonder if I could add a splash of my corn flavoring and get a corn tortilla taste?

Ginaaaaaa 05-20-2012 02:43 PM

I'm sitting here eating a chicken salad wrap ala Jennifer. This literally took me 2 minutes to make and was so easy!! It's very tasty, the wrap has such a nutral taste that's perfect for any and all types of fillings. I just rolled it out stuck it in the micro for 40 seconds like you said, filled it with chicken salad and it's staying together just as well as any store bought wrap but no funny tastes with this one!!

This is a must try!! Im going to make up a bunch to keep in the fridge..these would be great for breakfast wraps also!!

Thank you so much Jennifer!! :hugs:

dawnyama 05-20-2012 03:23 PM

Oh, my!! This looks fabulous!! Thank you so much for posting Jennifer.

buttoni 05-20-2012 03:37 PM

Oh, thanks so much for the first-hand "ease of prep" feedback, Gina. I may just have to break down and make these one day (on an UP day, of course).

greybb1 05-20-2012 05:11 PM

Jen, mL is used for liquid measurements, not dry. Dry is measured in grams, pounds and ounces.

Ginaaaaaa 05-20-2012 05:33 PM

You're welcome Buttoni. I made up a triple batch of these so now they are all prepared for the week. I used dry egg white powder in place of the eggs. Love these!!

sherrymyra 05-20-2012 06:12 PM

Oh boy a gotta make these.

Dreamchaser 05-21-2012 07:08 AM

Oh man, these look fabulous! Can't wait until I am out of P2 to try them! I can't remember the last time I had a tortilla because I don't like the ingredients in any of the ones you can buy. These, I would definitely eat. :up: :yummy:

sungoddess 05-21-2012 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by Ginaaaaaa (Post 15668633)
You're welcome Buttoni. I made up a triple batch of these so now they are all prepared for the week. I used dry egg white powder in place of the eggs. Love these!!

This is a great idea. How much powder did you use. TIA.

jerikay 05-21-2012 01:44 PM

Jennifer-these look great! Can't wait to try the recipe. I have a tortilla press that will make this even easier!

Ginaaa... also want to know the amount of egg white powder and did you add a liquid?


Ginaaaaaa 05-21-2012 02:01 PM

I added 2 tsp egg white powder, plus 2 tbsp water. The directions are on the back of the can. :)

I ate one for lunch with chicken salad again. I warmed it for a few seconds in the microwave first so it wouldn't crack. I'm loving these!!

I put paper towel between each one to keep them from sticking together and store them in a ziplock bag in the fridge. I'm sure they could be frozen too.

Dreamchaser 05-21-2012 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by Ginaaaaaa (Post 15670696)
I'm sure they could be frozen too.

I was wondering about that. That would be great.

Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2012 09:11 AM

Gina, thank you for testing these and your variation sounds interesting, although I don't get egg white powder over here. Good to know it works with that, although an entire egg is probably closer to just over 3 tbsp of wet ingredients. What is the advantage of egg white powder over an egg? Curious me. :) Longer shelf life? By the way, I was thrilled to read that you tried them and liked them! Thanks!

My microwave oven is a Panasonic, 1200 Watts. I just looked last night - there the information was on the front of my microwave oven. I always assumed it would be at the back, which would mean the way I have it placed in my kitchen - hauling it out of it's spot and that would be tricky as the wire goes through the back of a cupboard. LOL Anyway there you go - 1200 watts.

Jeri, I have never heard of a tortilla press. That's really cool. Let me know how that works with this recipe.

Grey, technically, you are correct. However, it's the way it is done with all cookbooks that offer the metric measurements for other countries - to offer the volume measurements with cups and teaspoons, etc. and with weights, say 4 oz of butter - to say 125 g - technically, even that is not perfectly correct - my calculater says 113.4 Who knows who came up with all these rules; we are just copying other books, Like those of Jean Pare in Canada, and my first cookbook which went through Centax Publishing in Saskatchewan and my second which was published through the largest publisher in Canada - Macmillan Canada which was later taken over by an American company, I think.

Peggy, if you do have my bake mix on hand, you should try it. So easy. However, since you don't have to be gluten-free, easy enough to pick up a commercial brand. Only problem with those is that for whatever reason, the sodium levels are through the roof with most of the brands; probably for preservative reasons.

Thanks, guys, for your kind responses. I hope some of you find this a useful recipe. I think I'll be making these for some time, unless I come up with something better. I should post this in the gluten-free room soon. :)

Ginaaaaaa 05-22-2012 09:33 AM

Jennifer, I keep the egg white powder on hand for times when I run out of fresh eggs and thanks for bringing it to my attention the liquid amount being closer to 3 tbsp.

These have such a neutral taste and that is the reason I like them so well, and also the fact that I know what's in them unlike store bought. They do crack a bit especially today, two days later but now that I know about the liquid amounts that could be the reason for the cracking. It doesn't affect the taste any and I just keep it wrapped in a paper towel and it holds together well enough while eating. Next time I will try it with real eggs. :)

Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2012 10:13 AM

Hey, you're welcome, Gina. I think if one keeps the tortillas in the fridge - and then one reheats them, etc., they may be more prone to cracking. Fresh, they work fine. Just guessing, however, you never know if you add a bit more liquid. Apparently one large egg = 3 1/4 tbsp 1 tbsp = 3 tsp, so that would be 3 tbsp plus 3/4 tsp water equivalent.

Ginaaaaaa 05-22-2012 10:42 AM

Thanks Jennifer..I think next time I will just try them using real eggs. :) the cracking doesn't really bother me, it doesn't all fall apart, just some cracks which tor me is no big deal. I am loving these just the same. :up:

slbbw 05-22-2012 02:35 PM

So want to make these! Jen, have you made these with your "regular" LC Bake Mix (not GF)? If not, do you think I could substitute coconut flour for the oat flour? ... or something?

Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2012 02:45 PM

I think it might work with the regular low-carb bake mix. :)

Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2012 02:52 PM

Here's another wrap I made today with the filling photographed next to it. I'll type up the recipe soon. That is a normal-sized dinner plate.


Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2012 02:58 PM

Re the xanthan gum
Don't be tempted to skip it - you won't have a flexible tortilla without it. Just saying...

dawnyama 05-22-2012 03:03 PM

Oh, yum!!! Thanks again Jen!!!

Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2012 03:06 PM

You're welcome, Dawn. :)

Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2012 03:22 PM

Chicken Quesadillas: I've already typed this one up. I'll do the other one later when I have some time. For now, this is a nice one:



These are made with the Jiffy Flexible Microwave Tortillas on page___ . Very tasty and filling. One of these with a simple salad makes a good lunch and two of these will ensure that you won’t be hungry for hours and hours! These are very similar in taste and texture to whole wheat tortillas. Recipe will be appearing in volume 2 of Low-Carbing Among Friends. These were actually made with tortillas using all Gluten-Free Bake Mix and you can see they are a bit thicker and more doughy than the others and are more whole-wheaty in taste. I definitely think I prefer the lighter ones (mix of GF bake mix and ground almonds or almond flour) and they get slightly crispy when you fry them in the pan. Yum!

2 cups cooked, diced chicken (500 mL)
1/3 cup salsa (75 mL)
2 tbsp mayonnaise (30 mL)
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (250 mL)
Tortillas, page___

In medium bowl, combine chicken, salsa and mayonnaise; stir to combine. Stir in Monterey Jack Cheese.

Follow directions for Tortillas, page___. In lightly-oiled, nonstick frying pan, place cooked tortilla. Cook very briefly (about 45 seconds), flip and place filling in the center. Fold over from both sides to the center to cover filling. Continue to cook briefly, add a bit more oil if necessary to the pan, and carefully flip again using 2 spatulas; cook until browned and crispy on the other side as well. Serve immediately while warm or keep them warm in a low oven until all the wraps are made.

Yield: 4 servings
1 wrap plus filling
580.0 calories
54.7 g protein
35.5 g fat
7.0 g net carbs

Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2012 03:28 PM

My Microwave oven is a Panasonic 1200 Watts.

Ginaaaaaa 05-22-2012 05:32 PM

Just a simple tuna salad wrap. You can see the cracks but tell ya what it stayed together through to the end. I hope that didn't sound too sappy..this is just food after all. lol


Jennifer Eloff 05-22-2012 05:44 PM

No, not too sappy. LOL Your recipe turned out great too, Gina.

In the beginning, I did try to make my tortilla with an egg white but it cracked way more than yours did with the egg white powder and water - a whole piece cracked off. :lol:

That's when I decided to use a whole egg and xanthan gum. It worked.

I want to share my Jiffy Cracker soon and Jiffy "Animal" crackers - tastes like it anyway. Just very busy-busy! TTYL :)

rosethorns 05-22-2012 06:08 PM


These look lovely Jennifer and Gina . I can't wait to try them.

Ginaaaaaa 05-22-2012 06:11 PM

I warm it up for about 20 seconds before using that seems to help with the dryness although they're not too dry while eating. I know using a whole egg will make them a lot more durable too. They are a hit with me Jen!! ;)

Now I will wait patiently for the :yummy:animal crackers..

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