Soft homemade teff wraps, both gluten-free and vegan. These tortilla wraps are the perfect ingredients for your tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and fajitas. These are so easy to make at home, you will never buy them anymore! Not that it’s easy to find gluten-free tortillas at the supermarket…especially with a short ingredients list. These wraps include only teff flour,and potato starch (but you can sub for corn or even tapioca starch).
Gluten-free wraps are typically made using alternative flours and starches, such as rice flour, cornstarch, potato starch, or a combination of gluten-free grains like sorghum, millet, and quinoa. These ingredients help create a pliable and flexible wrap that can be used as a substitute for traditional wheat-based wraps.
They are ideal with all the sauciest ingredients, like a kebab chicken filling or burrito beans. You can even use this as the base of a tortilla pizza topped with any leftover you have in the fridge.
Is teff gluten-free? And safe for celiacs?
Yes, teff is gluten-free. Teff is a grain that is naturally gluten-free and is a great alternative to gluten-containing grains like wheat, barley, and rye. Teff flour can be used in gluten-free baking as a substitute for wheat flour, and teff grains can be used in recipes like salads, stews, and porridges.
It’s important to note that while teff itself is gluten-free, some teff products may be processed in facilities that also process gluten-containing grains, so it’s important to check the label or contact the manufacturer to ensure that the product is indeed gluten-free.
For further information, check out my article about gluten-free flours.
Is teff healthier than wheat?
Teff and wheat have different nutritional profiles, and whether one is healthier than the other depends on individual dietary needs and preferences. Here’s a comparison of some key aspects:
- Nutritional Composition: Teff is a gluten-free grain that is rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and protein. It is also a good source of several vitamins and minerals. Whole wheat is also a good source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, but it contains gluten.
- Gluten Content: Teff is naturally gluten-free, which makes it suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. Wheat, on the other hand, contains gluten, which can cause adverse reactions in people with gluten-related disorders.
- Glycemic Index: Teff has a lower glycemic index compared to wheat. The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a carbohydrate-containing food raises blood sugar levels.
- Digestibility: Teff is known for its easy digestibility due to its small grain size and composition. Some people find it more gentle on their digestive system compared to wheat.
How to store gluten-free teff wraps
Once cooked, these tortillas can be store up to 2 days in the fridge. Just re-heat them quickly on a pan or in the microwave before rolling them. Likewise, these can also be frozen, with a parchment paper between each.
Looking for other gluten free and vegan wraps? Check out these 2 ingredients tortillas made only with rice flour and water, perfect for your burritos. CLICK HERE TO GET THE RECIPE!
Likewise, you will like these easy and quick buckwheat wrap that come together in few minutes!