Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gluten Free Almond & Flax Meal Crust Pizza

Yes, I know, I seem to be obsessed with pizza, right?  The truth of the matter is simply that I love bread and since I am not really eating it anymore (for now), I find myself wanting pizza.  I think it is a great way to feel like you are cheating when you are not.

For those of you following Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure Fast Track, this is perfect and so Belly Good!

I have posted recipes before for another flax crust pizza and also recently a cauliflower crust pizza.  This recipe is sort of a compilation of what I think worked in each of the recipes.  I substituted about 1/4 of the almond meal with flax meal.  I like the texture and crunch that flax meal lends to the crust.  The almond meal keeps it light!  I know the last time I made this pizza I had thought abut using all almond meal but I find that it doesn't tend to get as crunchy or hold up as well and it is rich.  I must say the crust was really good this time.  Nice crunch and not dry.  You won't choke on this like I have heard some have on other recipes, lol.

Here is the recipe:

Heat oven to 375 degrees F

  • 1 1/4 Cups Almond Meal
  • 1/2 cup Flax Meal
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1/4  cup Parmesan cheese
Topping it off:
  • 1/4 cup Low Sugar Tomato sauce (your favorite brand)
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Shredded Cheese (your choice of favorites, mix it up)
  • Sliced vegetables: Bell Peppers, Onion, Mushrooms, Jalapenos, Olives, Meats, etc

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl
  • Press this dough into a lightly oiled cookie sheet
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes until slightly golden
  • Add your low sugar sauce as needed
  • Sprinkle a bit of Granulated Garlic on top of sauce
  • Sprinkle a bit of Grated Parmesan
  • Add Toppings - Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Jalapenos, Onion, Meats (if desired)
  • Add Shredded Cheese of your choice
  • Bake again at 375 degrees until cheese is golden and bubbly! About another 13 minutes
Mmm Good! Makes 4 servings -