Since I have given up gluten, I haven't had much bread at all... a few slices when visiting my sister-in-law and her family last month... and a few days ago we stumbled upon a line of gluten-free Silver Hills breads in a new local market. And at a reasonable price, too.
But I haven't had any wraps or tortillas so this recipe from WHEAT BELLY really intrigued me, and I decided to try in on Sunday at noon. It has a few simple ingredients, and after making it I can see lots of possibilities for varying the flavor so will be doing more experimenting with it. I will give it to you as I made it up.
The recipe calls for coconut oil and I did use that... but the finished product has a bit of a coconut taste so next time I am going to use either olive oil or an olive oil-canola blend, instead of the coconut oil. I don't dislike the taste of coconut oil, but I think it just doesn't suit this finished product.
And even though the outcome is a good sized 'wrap' it is a bit brittle so I opted to just fold it over instead of actually trying to roll it. The texture is pleasing and overall, I would give it a thumbs up. It is good enough to keep working with, certainly.
Makes 1 serving.
- 3 Tbs ground flax seeds
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Dash of salt
- 1 Tbs coconut oil, melted
- 1 Tbs water
- 1 large fresh egg
- In a smallish bowl, mix together the ground flax seeds, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt.
- Stir in the coconut oil and blend well.
- Add the egg and water and mix till combined.
- Coat a flat microwave-safe plate with non-stick spray, or a spritz of a cooking oil
- Pour the flaxseed mixture onto the plate and spread thin. It will be about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.
- Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes then remove and allow to rest at least 5 minutes. It will firm up a bit as it cools.
- Gently remove from the plate and flip over to fill with desired ingredients.
Weight Watchers P+= 9.
Calories 312; Protein 12g; Carbohydrate 7g; Fat 28g; Fibre 6g.
That seems like a very high calorie count for a lunchtime wrap... I filled mine with a couple of red lettuce leaves and 2 thin slices of lean ham. It was really satisfying, and I think that next time I could easily use only half and save the other half in the refrigerator for lunch the next day.
If I were to have it at dinner time, I would load it up with more protein and veggies.
I am going to try making it with 2 Tbs of egg white, instead of a whole egg. That will lower the calorie and fat count significantly, and the P+ to 7. When I do that, I will publish another post to share the results.
This raw mixture probably could have been spread out a bit thinner.
Cooked and resting. No color change of course, because the mike doesn't brown things.
Filled and folded and ready to enjoy!