These homemade easy keto tortilla chips are super crispy, crunchy, and fantastic for dipping. Enjoy the best low carb tortilla chips made with just 3 ingredients, incredible to dip in salsa, guacamole, or a cheesy sauce.
At the beginning of the keto diet or any low carb diet, this recipe is a life savior – imagine crispy keto chips that taste exactly like the real thing – minus the carbs.
And the best part? They’re only 4g net carbs for eleven tortilla chips – the perfect keto snack.
I’m trying to decide if I’m mostly a dessert fan or salty snacks fan. I’m not sure if I can choose, but until I figure it out, I’ll say I love having both. It all depends on my state of mind. Some days go for desserts, and on others I’m all about salty snacks.
Well, let’s get straight to making these crispy and flavorful almond flour chips that have the texture of classic corn tortilla chips.
These keto nacho chips are similar to Doritos chips. I could finish a bag of those before the movie even started.
The good part is that this recipe for tortilla chips has only natural ingredients and seasonings unlike a bag of store-bought chips that have tons of artificial flavoring and colorings and are fried in unhealthy fats.
Can you believe that salty chips actually have sugar added? It’s insane, but companies disguise sugar under at least 61 different names.
Are Tortilla Chips Keto Friendly?
Unfortunately, regular tortilla chips aren’t keto because the main ingredient used to make them is corn, followed by wheat flour, artificial flavorings, sugar, and other not so keto ingredients.
However, there are a few brands that sell keto tortillas, so you don’t have to do the work of making them at home. But even those chips aren’t completely made of keto-friendly ingredients.
I’m thrilled to let you know that these keto nacho chips are super crispy, crunchy and the best alternative to classic tortilla chips. It’s so easy to make your own low carb chips at home with a handful of ingredients.
Why Are You Going To Love This Recipe
- Contain only 3g net carbs.
- They are super easy to make.
- Need only six ingredients that are easy to find.
- Much healthier than those bought.
- You can add your favorite flavor.
Ingredients for Keto Tortilla Chips
What ingredients do I need to make these keto low carb chips?
Well if we don’t count the seasonings, this recipe calls for only 3 low carb ingredients:
- Mozzarella Cheese – It’s important to use low moisture mozzarella cheese.
- Almond Flour – A super low in carbs wholesome ingredient used in keto baking.
- Egg – To bind everything together and help the chips keep their form while baking.
- Corn Extract – To replicate the taste of regular tortilla chips withot using corn (high in carbs), I used the same corn extract from my Keto Corn Bread.
- Seasonings: Use any seasoning you like. Leave them plain to enhance the dip flavor or have fun and add taco seasoning to spice things up.
How to Make Keto Chops?
This recipe is an adaptation to the famous low carb fathead dough that is very versatile and low in carbs. You can use it to make a delicious keto pizza, keto bagels, or low carb cinnamon rolls. To read more about how to make the perfect fathead dough go straight to my pizza post.
To make fathead dough, you will need low moisture mozzarella, almond flour, and one egg.
Keto Tortilla Chips are made with this amazing mozzarella dough that’s super easy to make and extremely tasty when baked correctly. It may take a while to get used to it, but once you figure out all the secrets it will become your
- Make the fathead dough by combining melted mozzarella, almond flour, eggs, and seasonings. Knead the dough for about 2 minutes or until it forms a ball. If your dough is too sticky, let it chill for about 4-5 minutes, and it will be so easy to work with it.
- Roll the fathead dough using 2 sheets of baking paper to prevent the dough from sticking to your rolling pin.
- Cut the dough into small triangular shapes using a sharp knife.
- Bake at 350F for about 10-12 minutes or until the chips are crispy and start turning light brown.
Keep an eye on the chips as they bake because they tend to burn faster than the classic chips. Turn them on the other side halfway through the baking process.
Tips For Making The Best Keto Tortilla Chips
- If the dough cools way too much, bring it back in the microwave for a few seconds.
- For crispy low carb chips, you have to roll the fathead dough as thin as possible. If you don’t roll the dough thin enough, the chips will not be as crispy, but they are still incredibly delicious.
- Before serving, sprinkle the tops with some cumin and smoky paprika.
- Feel free to add your favorite seasonings to change the flavor of your tortillas.
Can I Make Them With Different Flavors?
Sure, this is another great thing about this recipe. So if you want to be creative, you may create a variety of tastes.
- Before baking the chips, add some smoked paprika and tomato paste for a great BBQ flavor.
- You will have some delicious garlic tortilla chips by adding garlic powder to them.
- Add some grated parmesan over them to give a cheesy flavor.
- Sprinkle your favorite dried herbs over the tortilla chips.
Can I Make Keto Tortilla Chips In An Air Fryer?
Sure, actually, this is an easier version for making them.
All you have to do is follow all the steps above until baking when you have to put them in a single layer in the air fryer and bake them for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
How to Serve Low Carb Nacho Chips?
Keto Tortilla Chips are perfect for gatherings and friends coming over. Here are a few ways to enjoy tortilla chips:
- Dipped in Easy Guacamole.
- Picco De Gallo – a fresh and vibrant healthy dip, that incredibly delicious!
- Serve the chips plain, as they are:
- In any salads instead of croutons.
How to Store
Store the baked chips in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week. It’s important to keep them in a sealed container, so the chips stay crispy for longer.
- Fridge: Keep refrigerated for up to a week in an airtight container.
- Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing these keto chips because they will totally change their texture.
- Room temperature: I like to store these tortilla chips in a plastic bag that zips at room temperature for up to four days.
How Many Carbs in Homemade Low Carb Chips?
This keto snack recipe has 6 servings of 11 tortilla chips, so each of them has:
- 3g net carbs
- 203 calories
- 12g protein
- 16g fat
I cut my fathead dough into 66 triangles. Yes, I counted them to know exactly how many carbs are in a serving. Next time I make them, I will weigh them know how many carbs are in each oz.
Can I substitute Almond Flour with Coconut Flour?
Yes, you can make these keto chips using coconut flour. You will need to use about 1/4 cup coconut flour instead of almond flour.
Keep in mind that substituting these two low carb flours will result in a change of texture in taste. You may know that coconut flour is more absorbent than almond flour. You will need to use about 1/4 cup coconut flour instead of almond flour. If the dough looks too dry, add more beaten egg.
More Easy Keto Chips Recipes
- Keto Crackers – Healthy & Crunchy Low Carb Snacks
- Keto Cheese Chips – Different flavors
- The BEST Flaxseed Crackers
- Best Low Carb Cheddar Cheese Crackers
- My Homemade Keto Graham Crackers Recipe
Best Keto Tortilla Chips – Best Low Carb Tortilla Chips
- Preheat your oven to 350F / 180C.
- In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine the mozzarella, almond flour, salt, garlic powder, and paprika.
- Melt the cheese mixture using a microwave or a double boiler. Microwave on high for one minute and a half and stir halfway to make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Use a spatula to incorporate the egg, and corn extract.
- Using your hands knead the dough for about 2 minutes or until it looks like a ball. Let it rest for a few minutes if the dough is too sticky.
- Spread the fat head dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper using a rolling pin and an additional piece of parchment paper on top.
- Roll the dough out very thin if you want crispy chips. Cut into triangle shapes and spread them on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Bake the keto chips in the preheated oven until golden-brown for about 10-12 minutes. Make sure to flip them halfway.
- Let them chill for a few minutes and serve with your favorite low carb dips and toppings.
- Store the chips in an airtight container for up 5 days.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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