Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Healthy tortilla wraps (slimming world friendly)


I love Mexican food (as long as its not too hot) and make my burrito bowl often but sometimes wish I had a wrap or tortilla to go with it.

I had a day off today so did some experimenting in the kitchen and came up with these. I know you can make thin omelettes to use as wraps but they arent the same. This version might not be identical to a tortilla but its pretty close and just under 1 syn each. They are a bit like pancakes but there is no milk in them which also helps keep them lower in syns.  I tried a couple of different flours to make these and had a good result with both gram flour and plain flour.

The best results came from leaving the batter to stand for a couple of hours before using it. I used a small non stick frying pan and this recipe made 6 'tortillas' but of course if you want them bigger just use a bigger frying pan and double the amount you put in for each tortilla. 

Healthy tortilla wraps

1oz plain flour
1 egg
3 fluid ounces cold water
pinch of salt
low calorie spray oil

Beat the egg in a small bowl and add the flour and salt and gradually whisk in the water until you have a smooth batter (few tiny lumps wont matter).

Leave the batter to stand for a couple of hours if you can or make the batter the night before you need to use it but cover it and keep it in the fridge .

Heat a small non stick frying pan and spray with the spray oil , Add 1  1/2 tablespoons of the batter and swirl the pan so it coats the base , Fry until  brown on the base then flip it over and cook the other side. This should make six tortillas at just under 1 syn each. 

I served them as wraps for my burrito but think they would be good to use as any wrap for a sandwich too.






3 comments:

  1. Did these taste a bit like Yorkshire puddings? I'm starting SW again and I think your blog is brilliant!

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  2. They do a little bit and thank you so happy you like it :)

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  3. Nifty little recipe, thanks. We like chicken wraps and the supermarket wraps are quite high syn. These wraps aren't really stout enough to wrap and pick up, but they are fine to roll up and eat from the plate. They need a nice non-stick frying pan and even with a good pan, the first one tries to stick. Just play it cool and let it cook longer. Once cooked, it flips nicely and all the rest turn easily. Thanks again!

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