almond flour pizza crust!

30 Mar

almond flour pizza crust urbanpocketknife

The one thing the boy craves on our low carb days is pizza.  We pass by countless pizza shops on Granville Street and try to advert our eyes to the delicious smell and the appealing low price of these pizza shops.  It never dawned on me to try to make pizza dough but alas, almond flour to the rescue!

This dough resembles the thin crust variety that has a slight crispiness to it.  It isn’t bready and soft and doughy like the regular kind of dough but it still tastes amazing!  Put your own toppings on it and enjoy pizza that is gluten free and low carb!

Here’s the recipe…I made two crusts since one is never enough!  Half the recipe if you only want one pizza.

What you need!
2 1/2 cups of almond flour
1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 baking soda
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
2 large eggs
2 tsp of a mix of herbs (anything that is your favourite!)
Toppings: (this is what I used but of course you can put whatever you want on it!)
seasoned ground beef
heirloom tomato sauce
red onions
yellow pepper
grated edame and gouda cheese
goat cheese

What to do!

1.  Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl add the almond flour, salt, baking soda and herbs and whisk around so there are lumps.

almond flour pizza crust urbanpocketknife

2.  In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and add it to the dry ingredients.  Add the oil too and mix until it forms a dough.  Divide the dough in two.

almond flour pizza crust urbanpocketknife

3.  Take out two cookie sheets.  Measure out 3 pieces of parchment the size of your cookie sheets.  Place one half of the dough in between two sheets on a counter.  Begin by pressing down on the dough with your hands and then eventually use a rolling pin to roll it out into the shape of the parchment.  About 1/4″ should do the trick.

4.  Take the top piece of parchment off and slide it onto one of the cookie sheets.  If the edges are jagged, feel free to pat them in with your fingers.  Repeat and do the same with the other half of the dough.

5.  Bake the crust in the oven for 15 minutes or until it just starts turning lightly golden.

6. Take out the crusts, it’s time to get them dressed!  The dough absorbs moisture so put on more pizza sauce then you normally do.  Pile on all your toppings and put it in the oven for another 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

7.  Let the pizzas cool for a few minutes and then cut ’em up into slices.  Enjoy!

almond flour pizza crust urbanpocketknife

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