These keto tortilla chips are crispy, crunchy and perfect for dipping! They taste just as good as the real thing, but with a fraction of the carbs. Low carb tortilla chips are an absolute dream team with guacamole or salsa. But they are also great for keto nachos!! Only 1.9g net carbs per portion.
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I don't really have a sweet tooth. I have a salty tooth.
Don't get me wrong. Desserts are great, especially anything that contains dark chocolate, like these Keto brownies.
But something that's salty and crispy?
Goosebumps all over, razor-sharp focus. Get it, hog it, eat it. It's like a primal instinct.
Pre-low carb, I was a big Dorito fan. When we had a bag around the house, I'd make sure nobody else would find it. It was just too precious to share!
I don't really want to go into detail about all the bad stuff that make Doritos taste so good, from evil artificial flavorings to inflammatory vegetable oils to sugar (!!!), and ruin some great memories. It would be absolutely lovely if processed foods would nourish our bodies and help us look younger every day.
What are regular chips made from?
Most tortilla chips are made from white flour or corn flour. These are both high carb flours and not suitable for a keto diet. Regular chips, of course, are made from potatoes. Potato chips are equally high in starches and therefore high in carbohydrates.
The good news is that you can make delicious Keto-friendly tortilla chips with only 3 basic ingredients that are less than 2g of net carbs per portion.
Keto chips with fathead dough
This gluten free keto recipe is an adaptation of the wildly popular Fat Head dough - you can read all about its origins in my post about these grain free pretzels.
Fat Head dough uses mozzarella as a base, which, together with almond flour or coconut flour, produces an absolutely delicious and versatile dough.
My keto chips have an awesome crunch and they taste absolutely delicious!
How to make keto tortilla chips
You need the following 3 ingredients plus salt and optional spices:
Mozzarella cheese - It's important to choose the firm, light yellow shredded cheese and not the white mozzarella that's used in Italian salads, which is too watery.
Almond flour - Both super-fine almond flour and ground almonds work well here.
Psyllium husk - helps bind the dough together and makes the chips crispier. Note the difference between psyllium husks and psyllium husk powder: Psyllium husks look like tiny sticks - kind of like a coarse powder. Psyllium husk powder is very, very finely ground and twice as absorbent.
If you choose to use psyllium powder, make sure you use no more than 2 tsp or the dough will become too firm.
1.) Melt the mozzarella cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. This takes circa 90 seconds to 2 minutes, depending the wattage of your microwave. Alternatively, heat gently in a non-stick pot.
2.) Stir in the almond flour or ground almonds and the psyllium husk plus the salt and spices, if using. Stir until combined, then knead until you have a smooth dough.
3.) Separate the dough into 2 balls and roll out between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Roll out as thinly as possible with a rolling pin! The thinner, the crispier your keto chips will turn out. Dough thickness will also determine how long your chips need to bake.
4.) Cut into triangles with a pizza cutter or knife. Either spread out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet so the tortilla chips don't touch like I did in the image below. Alternatively, bake without separating and break apart after the chips have cooled.
5.) Bake until crispy. That's it!
I like to mix up the flavor in my recipes. Sometimes I make these keto chips with just salt and sometimes I add garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.
Here are some more flavorings that work well:
- Salt and pepper
- Taco seasoning
- Chili powder
- A spritz of lime juice or lime zest
- corn extract
Can I use different cheese?
I do not recommend replacing all of the shredded mozzarella with another type of cheese. They become more liquid when melted.
However, it's possible to replace half the amount with another cheese such as cheddar or Monterey Jack.
Coconut flour keto chips: You can make this recipe with coconut flour instead of almond flour. Use 3 tbsp / 25g coconut flour.
Use the leftovers: Don't throw out the dough scraps that aren't perfect little triangles! I stuck them in the oven at the end - they taste just as good 🙂
Air fryer method: You can make these chips in the air fryer! Preheat to 180C / 350F and bake for about 8-10 minutes in a single layer. It's important that they do not overlap! Depending on the size of your machine, you'll need to do this in several batches.
These chips taste wonderful with dips and also are great for nachos, topped with sour cream, cheese and sliced jalapenos. They are also delicious crumbled into a taco soup or over my Easy Keto Taco Casserole for extra crunch.
Try them with the following dips:
- Buffalo chicken dip
- Keto Hummus
How to store low carb tortilla chips
Store your tortilla chips in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for 4-5 days.
They will lose a bit of their crispness over time. To make them crunchy again, simply reheat them in the oven for 3-5 minutes.
You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
More keto friendly snacks
- Keto Popcorn - Simply puffed cheese!
- Pepperoni chips - You can make these in the microwave or in the oven.
- Keto Taco Shells - Another keto friendly adaptation of fathead dough.
- Cheese Thyme Crackers - This recipes uses coconut flour. Super cheesy and crispy!
- 2 Ingredient Low Carb Chips - With pork rinds and perfect for snacking.
And if you are feeling a little hungrier, why not try my 4 Ingredient tortillas! They are very versatile and can be used for quesadillas, burritos or simply as a low carb wrap - just add your favourite filling!
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Keto Low Carb Tortilla Chipsfrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- Heat your oven to 180 Celsius / 356 Fahreheit.
- Melt the mozzarella in the microwave (ca 90 sec-2 min). Alternatively, heat gently in a non-stick pot.
- Add the almond flour/ground almonds and psyllium husk plus the salt and spices, if using. Stir until combined, then knead until you have a smooth dough.
- Separate the dough into 2 balls and roll out between 2 sheets of baking/parchment paper. Roll out as thinly as possible! The thinner, the crispier your tortilla chips will turn out.
- Cut into triangles (I used a pizza cutter) and spread out on a sheet of baking paper so the tortilla chips don't touch.
- Bake 6-8 minutes or until browned on the edges. Baking time will depend on the thickness of your tortilla chips. I baked mine in 2 rounds, plus a third round for the off-cuts.
First published in July 2018, updated with more details in June 2022.
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