Last Updated on April 24, 2022
Today, we’re going to be answering the question: are spinach wraps gluten free? And taking a look at the best gluten-free wraps that brands have to offer when following a gluten-free diet. You can even make your own gluten-free spinach wraps using just a handful of ingredients. But are spinach wraps typically gluten-free? Let’s take a closer look.
What Are Spinach Wraps?
Spinach wraps are exactly as they sound – they’re wraps made from spinach. You can use them in the same way as traditional tortilla wraps, but they’re considered a healthier option. While some people don’t like the look of green tortillas, they don’t taste too different than traditional tortilla wraps – and they’re much more fun (especially for the kiddies).
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Nutritional Information Of Spinach Wraps
The nutritional information for individual brands may differ slightly depending on where you purchase them. However, if we take a look at the Garden Spinach Wraps from Mission Foods, each wrap contains the following nutritional value:
- Calories: 220
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbs: 38g
Are Spinach Wraps Gluten Free?
While you would assume that spinach wraps are gluten-free, unfortunately, that is not always the case. While spinach is a naturally gluten-free ingredient, more often than not, wheat flour is used to make the wraps, instead of a gluten-free alternative. There are a few gluten-free spinach wrap alternatives available, but usually, spinach wraps contain wheat and will not be gluten-free.
Gluten Free Spinach Wraps Brands
There are several gluten-free spinach brands available. However, there are two brands that come to mind and they are most definitely our top picks. Let’s take a look.
Mission Foods are probably the most popular tortilla brand and although not all of its products are gluten-free – they do have an extensive gluten-free range. One of the options they offer is their Gluten-Free Spinach Herb Tortilla Wraps. However, they cost $5.49 per pack of 6! Which is a lot more pricey than standard tortilla wraps.
Their gluten-free wraps contain the following ingredients:
- modified food starch
- rice flour
- pea protein
- vegetable shortening
- potato extract
- tapioca starch
- resistant corn starch
- soybean flour
- cellulose gum
- guar gum
- xanthan gum
- potato starch
- baking soda
- corn dextrin
- rice starch
It’s worth noting that they also offer wheat-containing spinach wraps, so be sure that you’re purchasing their gluten-free wraps, which are labeled clearly on the front with a “gluten-free” label.
Toufayan’s Gluten-Free Spinach Tortilla Wraps are another great choice. They’re a certified gluten-free brand, which means that they’re as safe for gluten-free life as can possibly be. Their wraps contain the following ingredients:
- tapioca starch
- rice flour
- soybean flour
- soybean oil
- potato starch
- chia flour
Gluten Free Spinach Wraps Recipe
If you’d like to make your own gluten-free spinach wraps, you don’t need many ingredients at all. Let’s take a look at this Spinach Tortilla recipe from Bianca Zapatka, which we’ve adapted to suit a gluten-free lifestyle.
The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:
- 7oz of spinach
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3 cups of gluten-free flour (all-purpose)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
Now all you need to do is:
Step 1: Prepare the Spinach
Heat a pan over medium heat. Clean the spinach and place it into the pan. Cook for a few minutes until it starts to wilt (this should take 1-2 minutes). Now drain the spinach and wash it under cold water. Add the spinach, salt, and oil to a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth.
Step 2: Make the Dough
Grab a bowl and add the flour and baking powder. Mix well. Add the spinach and around 1/4 cup of water. Using your hands, mix the ingredients together and continue to knead until you make a dough. You may need to add some water or add some extra flour, depending on the consistency. This usually takes around 5 minutes.
Step 3: Cook the Tortillas
Make a ball with the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap. Leave to chill for around 15 minutes. Distribute the dough into 6-8 pieces and roll each piece of dough out into a circular shape, on a lightly floured surface. Heat a pan and cook each tortilla for around 1-2 minutes. When brown spots appear, flip over to the other side and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!
I hope this article has helped to answer the question: are spinach wraps gluten-free? And give you an idea of how to make the best spinach wraps at home, and which brands are ideal when buying premade wraps. There are plenty of gluten-free options in your local grocery store when it comes to tortilla wraps.
Do they sell gluten-free tortilla wraps near you? Do you like them? I definitely do! While they’re expensive, they do make for a good lunchtime treat. Please feel free to let me know your answers in the comments below. Sharing is caring!
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What is a Spinach Wrap Made of?
If you're making your own spinach wraps, you don't need many ingredients at all. The base ingredients for a spinach wrap are spinach, flour, oil, baking powder and salt. However, when you buy spinach wraps premade, they'll usually be many additional ingredients.
Are There Any Wraps That Are Gluten Free?
Of course! There are plenty of grain free wraps available, which are usually always gluten free. Opting for wraps like cauliflower and avocado are also good options for gluten free wraps. There are also many certified gluten free wraps which are made from corn (or maize) which is also naturally gluten free.
Are Spinach Wraps Healthier Than Regular Wraps?
If you make your own spinach wraps, they will most definitely be healthier than regular wraps. However, if you buy them premade, they contain very little spinach and don't provide much nutritonal value compared to a standard tortilla wrap. The calories and carbohydrates between the two is very similar.
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