Review of MDA’s Primal Tex-Mex Tortillas

The other day Marc and I saw a recipe for primal tacos on the MDA site that left us drooling. We eat a lot of tacos and going strict paleo for 30 days makes eating tacos kind of impossible (we love those sprouted corn tortillas). So as soon as we saw that tacos may be possible we had to try!

Taken from Mark’s Daily Apple:

Primal Tex-Mex Tortillas

Makes 4 tortillas

Taken from Mark's Daily Apple


  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder


Whisk together water, eggs, olive oil and lime.

Mix together coconut flour, baking powder, cumin and chili powder.

Slowly pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking as you pour so clumps don’t form.

Heat several tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, pour 1/4 cup of batter in the pan, tilting pan so the batter spreads thinly.

Let the batter sit untouched for one minute then put a lid on the pan and cook one minute more. Flip the tortilla and fry for 2 more minutes.

Unfortunately our taco shells looked nothing like the picture. Perhaps we should have used a pan the same size as the taco… The edges were crazy everywhere and I could not flip them whole to save my life.

They tasted more like egg than anything else. Almost like french toast and a crepe mixed together. You could probably use cinnamon and vanilla instead of the other seasonings and have a sweet treat.

I had plenty of sad pictures of me failing at making the taco shells, but for some odd reason they are nowhere to be found on my SD card. Anyone ever had that issue?

So we ended up pretty much having taco salad with pieces of the “tortilla.” They tasted decent but they didn’t look so great.

So we ate the taco shells, spinach and lettuce, salsa, lime juice, guacamole, and leftover chicken with homemade taco seasoning (or maybe just lots of cumin, garlic, and chili). When I use leftover chicken for tacos I heat the chicken in a pan with water and seasonings and shred it.


One thought on “Review of MDA’s Primal Tex-Mex Tortillas

  1. I tried these as well and they were a disaster. I like the shredded cheese taco shell you can make in the microwave for that satisfying crunch.
    Easy 14 c grated cheese spread out into a 6-7 inch circle on a round piece of parchment and zap 45 to 60 seconds they should be lightly brown on the edges, remove and pull the sides of the parchment up to curl the ‘taco’ and voila– Tacos!

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