Gluten-free oat wraps are super easy to make and can be used as a base for an incredible meal.
Last year, my family was on a steady wraps-for-lunch streak. As in, we had something different inside of a wrap every day for about a month. The downside to the situation was that although we were buying these wraps from a health food store, we didn’t bother to check out the ingredients or even think about how our decisions were affecting our health and essentially, our budget. Even though those wraps were just about the most heavenly things I’ve ever eaten, we eventually stopped buying and eating wraps every day. About a year has passed and, oh, how our diet has changed since then. We’ve started delving into the worlds of paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. We haven’t really made a complete dietary decision, but we’re trying new things here and there. Like these delicious gluten-free oat wraps!
Ever since we began changing the kinds of foods we ate, I’ve been using oat or rice flour in a lot of recipes. I just substitute half or all of the flour a recipe calls for with the gluten-free flours. Sometimes it works out, other times it’s…interesting. But if I can find a recipe that’s gluten-free, I don’t have to worry about having to find a flock of birds to feed the gluten-free “bread” I tried to make by adapting a recipe too. Ahem.
I love these wraps. They are flexible, a big selling point for me because flexible wraps are a must—a necessity. They taste like wraps. Sure they might taste a leeettle oat-y, but it’s a flavor that isn’t bothersome and actually goes well with fillings like tuna salad or turkey & cheese. I’ve honestly always been a little deterred from making my own wraps because I thought it would be hard and cumbersome, but boy was I wrong. It was one of the easiest things I’ve ever made. Almost easier than making whole wheat tortillas.
Gluten-free oat wraps are super easy to make and can be used as a base for an incredible meal. If you don’t have any oat flour at your house and are interested in buying some, you can buy some here. Or you could make your own using this method.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 cups gluten-free oat flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ - ¾ cup cold water
- In a bowl whisk together the oat flour and salt. Using a fork incorporate the water slowly until it is evenly distributed. Work the dough into a ball adding more water if necessary.
- Knead well for about two to three minutes. Separate the dough into 8 sections. With floured hands flatten into discs.
- Cover with a silpat or plastic wrap and let them rest for about 10 minutes.
- Roll out each of the discs into a flat 7-8” circle. Place the tortilla in a hot frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
- To keep warm use a tortilla warmer or cover tortillas on a plate with a dish towels.