Want a great pizza recipe that won’t leave you envying the junk food eaters?
I don’t eat pizza a lot, but when I do, I want it to taste GOOD, because it is my favourite meal.
On Saturday night, after a long day or snow shovelling and some other odd tasks, I felt I needed to refuel.
Since I received a great book with many tasty recipes for my birthday, I thought I would try a recipe from there. Here is the book where I got the basic all purpose baking mix from:
The basic all purpose baking mix that is used for many recipes in this book contains the following ingredients:
- 4 cups of almond meal/flour
- 1 cup of ground flaxseeds
- ¼ cup of coconut flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of ground psyllium (this was optional and I kept it out..I get enough fibre :/)
Once you have whisked all these ingredients together, you will take out 2.5 cups for your pizza dough (the remainder of your baking mix can be stored in the fridge for another recipe…or more pizza!).
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Next, mix your 2.5 cups of all purpose baking mix with ½ cup mozzarella.
Then, in a small bowl, mix together one whole egg, two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and ½ cup of water.
Combine both of these mixtures thoroughly (baking mix and egg/oil/water mix).
Once this is complete, roll the dough out onto a circular pan, which is covered in coconut oil (I used a dough roller to make sure the entire crust was baked completely).
Put this in the oven for 10 minutes and while you are waiting, prepare ¾ cups of gluten/sugar free pizza sauce, ½ cup of mozzarella cheese (or more if you like) and chop up any other toppings you would like to add (I went with green peppers, red onions and pepperoni-I know, I know..I forgot to pick up mushrooms)
Once 10 minutes is up, take out your pan, reduce heat to 350, add toppings and put that masterpiece back into the oven for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
You could leave it in longer if you desire a crispier crust, or if your edges were thicker (I kept the edges flat…..I was hungry, ok!).
Take it out, let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Don’t let this recipe fool you. It’s not super low in calories or fat, but it’s high in fibre and suits those who are trying to restrict simple sugars…..which probably includes most of us. It’s a great relief from regular meals and from strict nutrition plans.
And if you want to check out more great recipes like this one, visit the link to Dr. Davis’ awesome book!