Pizza Crust – Alternative

Gluten Free,  Grain Free,  Dairy Free,  Egg Free

img_4280-400-textLet’s be real.  No pizza crust “alternative” is going to compare to the charred, gluten filled crunchy yet soft masterpiece that is pizza crust. That being said, this is a very good alternative for those trying to eat better or with dietary restrictions. This is a gluten and grain free recipe. Most “gluten free” crusts you buy are loaded with garbage fillers, and a lot of soy.  We avoid soy because it is almost all genetically modified.

I’ve tried a few cauliflower crust recipes and nothing turns out as well as this. I also like that it is egg free, because the grain/dairy free diet is high in eggs. Eating too much of one food, no matter what it is, can be hard on your digestive system.

My daughter and I share our anchovy pizza on PJ party night here at our house.   That’s right, I said anchovy! We love them! We eat them right out of the jar….. Judge away!  You can top this crust with whatever you like.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ cups Almond Meal
  • 3 tbsp Potato Starch
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • 6 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 Tsp leaf Basil (dried)
  • 1 Tsp Oregano (dried)
  • ¼ Tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Whisk together the water and oil in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine the remaining dry ingredients; stirring to blend. The spices are optional but add a nice flavour.
  4. Add the wet ingredients stirring to form a thick dough.
  5. Take two sheets of parchment and roll the dough between them into a thin circle or square to fit a pizza pan or baking sheet. This crust will rise a little because of the baking powder, so roll it thinner.
  1. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes until golden and crisp around the edges.
    Allow to cool about 20 minutes to form a crunchy crust.
  2. Top with toppings and place back in the oven or broiler for a few minutes to cook the toppings. Makes 8 slices.

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