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Tex-Mex-Inspired Plantain Tortillas

Recipe modified by Strive for Wellness®

Servings: 4 (Size: 2 tortillas)

Makes about 8 four-inch tortillas


½ pound green or yellow plantains, peeled and chunked
2½ teaspoons olive oil
2½ teaspoons water
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or an oven-safe baking mat. Set aside.
  3. Add all ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor and run on lowest setting, about 1 minute. Slowly increase the speed, stopping as needed to scrape the mixture from the sides. Blend until a thick, smooth, hummus-like puree is formed. Add water (by the tablespoon) if your product is too thick or stiff.
  4. Smooth batter onto lined trays with a spoon. Rounds should be about 4 inches in diameter and about 1/8-inch thick.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges of the tortilla become golden.
  6. Remove from oven, and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before topping and serving.

Baking notes:
Tortillas will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days after being cooked, and can also be frozen. Be sure to cool completely and store in an air-tight container or bag before refrigerating or freezing. They can be reheated in the microwave, on the stove top or in a warm oven.

The color and ripeness of the plantain will affect the flavor. Greener plantains will produce a more mild-flavored tortilla, while more yellow/ripe bananas will produce a sweeter flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 148, Total Fat: 8g (12%), Saturated Fat: 1g (5%), Sodium: 294mg (12%), Total Carbohydrate: 18g (6%), Total Sugars: 8g, Protein: 2.5, Vitamin A: (12%), Vitamin C: (17%)

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
4 servings
Serving size 2 tortillas
Amount per serving
Calories 148
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 294mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%
Total Sugars 8g 
Protein 2.5g 
Vitamin A12%
Vitamin C17%
  • The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Goesch, H. (2015). Tex-Mex-Inspired Plantain Tortillas. Food & Nutrition Magazine, December 2015. Retrieved from:

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