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Gluten Free Bread Alternative – Gluten Free Tortillas with Potato Starch

It’s amazing to me how many gluten free recipes you can find if you’re willing to step outside your culture. Koreans have mung bean pancakes, Mexicans have corn tortillas, Indians have lentil dosas, and I’ve discovered a new treasure trove of gluten free. Jewish Passover Recipes!! I haven’t really looked into it, but apparently Jewish people don’t eat wheat during Passover. So cool. They’ve been not eating wheat for so long, that they’ve come up with some amazing gluten free substitutions for bread. And since I’m on a quest for gluten free bread this week, I’ve borrowed from this Ancient culture. I love this recipe, I’m calling it a tortilla, because tortilla sells at our house, but I guess it’s actually a crepe (and it’ll be called a crepe when my mom visits. My mom loves crepes). It’s fast, easy to make and uses ingredients that aren’t too hard to find. I whipped up the whole thing in a blender and poured it into a lightly greased frying pan. Easy Peasy.

There’s a huge variety of potato starch crepes recipes, but most of them seem to be 1 part potato starch to 2 parts water and some eggs. Some recipes add a bit of sugar and vanilla. Some add butter or oil. This is a pretty plain version, but feel free to add things like lemon zest and sugar for sweet or spices and salt  or Parmesan cheese for savory.

Some notes: Some recipes suggest letting the batter sit for at least an hour. I’ve tried both ways and I really don’t notice a difference. The more batter you use, the thicker and firmer your tortilla/crepe will be.
The tortilla in the picture is stuffed with a mixture of leftover cooked chicken and some mushrooms with a little bit of cream and cooked until the cream made a nice sauce. (Did you know that cream did that? Isn’t that fantastic? Just heat whipping cream with your food on the stove and you get an easy cream sauce). Then I threw a little bit of mozzarella cheese in until it melted. But you could stuff it with anything. I think it would be amazing with my very favorite fish taco recipe from Life for Dessert. Or grilled chicken and vegetables. Or ice cream and berries. Or Nutella. Because everything is better with Nutella.

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Tortillas with Potato Starch

Click here for a printable recipe: Gluten Free Tortillas with Potato Starch


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 3 eggs
  • 2T melted butter or oil


  1. Combine water and potato starch in a bowl until starch is dissolved. Pour into blender pitcher.
  2. Add eggs and butter.
  3. Blend until fully combined.
  4. Pour by about 1/3 cup fulls into a hot lightly greased frying pan and twirl pan until bottom is fully covered by batter.
  5. Cook over medium heat until top is firm and edges are light brown and come away from the sides.
  6. Flip and brown other side.
  7. Serve with sweet or savory filling.
  8. Can be stored folded in an air tight container in the fridge and reheated in a frying pan.

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  • vegetarianmamma

    Thanks for sharing! I look forward to trying these! Easy peasy! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

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    • jodi stewart

      Hey Lisa! I get mine at an Asian grocery, but I find I’m relying more and more on Amazon for gf supplies. So much easier than visiting the 6 stores that *might* have what I need.

      • Lisa @ The Everyday Celiac

        Thanks for the tip! There is an Asian market fairly close, so I’ll give that a shot. Do you have any tips for shopping for GF products on Amazon? I’m not familiar with the site. Crazy, I know.

        • jodi stewart

          Ha! That’s okay, I think people are only just starting to get groceries online. I order from them pretty regularly because I live about 20 mins from the nearest major city and our small town has a limited supply of gluten free products. I joined “amazon Mom” which gives you all the benefits of their “Prime” program including free 2 day shipping on some items so I can feel like buying some cookies, order just the cookies, and expect them in 2 days. (just filter search results so that only Prime things come up, this makes them easier to find) Amazon Mom also give you discounts on diapers, but we have no more babies in diapers.
          Let me know if you want more info 🙂

  • James

    I am going to give this gluten-free bread recipe a try:

    The substitutions that I have to make due to my various food intolerances/sensitivities, are Konjac Root Powder for the Xanthan gum (and maybe at 2 tsp of root powder for 1 tsp Xanthan gum for a bread), Sprouted Brown Rice flour for the refined white rice flour, potato starch for tapioca starch, olive oil or butter for the canola oil, unrefined cane sugar or honey for the white table sugar, and goat milk instead of cow (a1 casein intolerance).

    I, too, have to make gluten free goodies without Xanthan gum. So far, I got pancakes, waffles, cakes, cookies, pie crusts, and pasta figured out, but a really good bread recipe is still illusive for me.

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