Last week, I posted my recipe for Collard Wraps, a delicious and healthy portable lunch. But I have to admit ~ as much as I LOVE my greens (and I really do), sometimes I want something… fluffier. Bread-ier. More “traditional.” Carb-ish.
We’ve been staying away from wheat and flour around here, for various reasons, and I certainly feel excellent as a result. However! I do occasionally miss a sandwich or burrito.
Well, to my excitement, I discovered this recipe for super-easy wraps made with flaxseed meal, that are the perfect stand-in for a tortilla, pita, or bread. The recipe came from the book Wheat Belly (read my Goodreads review), a very interesting new title about the development of modern wheat and why it causes so many problems for so many people.
The wrap is fluffy, like a pita, but malleable, like a tortilla. So, if you want something less “green” but still super-healthy, you can follow my recipe for Collard Wraps but use these, instead! I’ve found these wraps to be an excellent alternative to any carb-o-licious, flour-based foods I might be craving. They are also delicious when spread with almond butter or cream cheese!
If you make these, I’d love to hear what you spread and/or filled them with, or if you tried an alternative recipe!
Easy Flaxseed Wrap (Gluten-Free)
- 3 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- pinch sea salt
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp. water
- 1 large egg
- Mix all ingredients together and blend well.
- Warm a 10-inch skillet. Add coconut oil to grease if you want.
- Pour in the batter and spread evenly across the bottom.
- Cook for about 3 minutes.
- Lift the edge with a spatula and slide onto a plate. Let cool for at least 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Adjust the recipe as necessary for your needs and tastes. You can determine the nutritional content of your final product using Recipe Calculator.
Do you ever stay away from wheat and/or flour?
If so, do you have any favorite alternatives to bread, pitas, and tortillas?