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For weeks now, I have been trying to find a great low carb pizza crust recipe that does not include using cauliflower. I love cauliflower, and I use it a lot, it's just that when I'm craving pizza, I want something that comes as close as possible to the real deal. I initially tried recipes using just almond meal for the flour replacement, and I found that these crusts were more like making pizza on a graham cracker crust. Tasted great, but maybe I'll just modify it for a dessert crust (low carb cheesecake anyone?). 
After seeing a bunch of recipes lately that involve using coconut flour, I started looking for recipes that used both almond meal and coconut flour. This proved to be the right decision, and yielded a crust that wasn't too thick and dessert-like, and more closely resembled a "real" pizza crust. The coconut flour seemed to fluff up the recipe, causing it to be less dense, but still sturdy enough to hold up to a bunch of toppings, and even the extra cheese that I can't seem to help myself from adding. The best part about this pizza is the net carb count. Per slice (crust only), the pizza only has about 5 net effective carbs. As long as you pay attention to your toppings (beware hidden sugar in pizza sauce), this can be a great addition to a low carb diet, and it's very filling as well! In all honesty, I felt like I was cheating when I tried this pizza, and it was great to know that I could actually have a couple of slices of guilt-free pizza! Check out the recipe below, have fun coming up with your own topping combinations, and enjoy!
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What you'll need:

1 1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup coconut flour
4 tbsp. psyllium husk
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
4 eggs
3 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 slices (crust only)

Nutrition info.: per slice:  17.1 g of fat (4.1 g saturated fat), 244 calories, 23.2 g of carbohydrates, 17.4 g of fiber, 6.9 g of protein 
Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add the eggs, olive oil and coconut milk to the dry ingredients and combine well.
  4. Transfer dough to a well-oiled 14 inch pizza pan and spread out to cover pan.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until crust is browning and pretty hard to the touch.
  6. Remove crust from oven and add your choice of pizza toppings. 
  7. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
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Comments

05/27/2016 6:44am

Wow, that pizza is really amazing and i am sure that everyone will like to eat it after watching this picture. I don't know how to make this fantastic pizza at home because i want to try it.

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04/13/2017 6:53am

You are right, the pizza looks really amazing! If there are group of people who were enticed by this recipe, they are the ones who are on a diet. Why? because finally, a low-carb pizza can satisfy their cravings! We all know that pizza is full of carbohydrates and a real enemy to those who are under a strict diet. Besides, this pizza looks really enticing. All of us need have to try this one!

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Thank you for this low carb pizza recipe! I appreciate it. I love pizza but I am on a diet right now.

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10/05/2016 11:19am

Excellent choice for a dinner time party. I love pizza!

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That's cool! I wish I could cook something that unusual! This is a truly beneficial skill!

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