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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!
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
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
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Whisk dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
- Add the eggs, olive oil and coconut milk to the dry ingredients and combine well.
- Transfer dough to a well-oiled 14 inch pizza pan and spread out to cover pan.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until crust is browning and pretty hard to the touch.
- Remove crust from oven and add your choice of pizza toppings.
- Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.