Cassava Flour Tortillas
Stephanie Zarling and Alane Boyd
Alane stays home in Cookeville, Tennessee for this recording of Cooking With My Friends. She invites over her friend Stephanie Zarling for Episode 3. Together they learn to make cassava flour tortillas. These tortillas are a perfect alternative if you are looking for a substitute to a traditional tortilla. They are gluten free and dairy free! You can easily turn BurgerFit burgers into tacos by breaking up the burger and putting it in a tortilla! These cassava flour tortillas pair perfectly with Alane’s southwest and four pepper BurgerFit burger.
“Stephanie is also a home chef with very similar taste to me! I learned about cassava flour through her and now I’m obsessed! This gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, dairy-free flour is amazing.” -Alane
Why eat Cassava Flour Tortillas?
Just because you have a food intolerance or are trying to avoid common food allergens doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy tortillas! Cassava flour is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, corn-free and is AIP friendly! That makes cassava flour a perfect addition to a kitchen where the eaters have some allergies or are trying to avoid certain foods. When made into tortillas, they have a very similar consistency to regular wheat tortillas. As amazing as these tortillas are, you want to eat them in moderation as they are high in carbohydrates.
Get the Recipes
These recipes are super easy to prepare and you’re going to have a blast making them!
Cassava Flour Tortillas
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Large bowl
- Parchment paper
- Rolling pin
- 1 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
- 3/4 cup warm water
- Mix together the cassava flour, salt, garlic powder, and ground cumin in a large bowl.
- Add warm water and oil of choice. Thoroughly mix and knead the dough.
- Separate the dough into 8 portions and roll each in a ball. Place each dough ball between parchment paper and roll out using a rolling pin.
- Using a skillet or griddle on medium-high heat, cook each tortilla for 1-2 minutes per side, or until it begins to bubble and brown.
Meet the Hosts
Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!
Stephanie Zarling is pursuing a career as a Holistic Health Coach and will be graduating in March 2020.
How We Met
Oh man, I could go on for days about how amazing Stephanie is! I met Stephanie when she was working at a local restaurant that my husband and I eat lunch at often. She was always so friendly and took the time to remember our names and chat with us when we would come in. Eventually we hired her for our businesses, and she joined the BurgerFit team. She is working on getting her holistic health coaching certification (March 2020) so obviously loves cooking healthy and is also a singer and guitarist. She really can do it all! It didn’t take much convincing to have her on the show because she loves anytime she gets to be on stage 🙂