My family gets together for every single birthday on my mom's side of the family. For every single birthday my grandmother makes homemade pizza, i'm talking the perfect thin crispy crust with just the right amount of homemade sauce &cheese. While this is a memorable family tradition, which will probably continue for years to come, for a carb/cheese lover trying to maintain a clean diet, this is absolute torture!! Sometimes I sit at the table eating my salad while the rest of my family eats pizza with thoughts running through my head like " Why is this worth it??" " I'm eating f&$*ing veggies and everyone else gets pizza!" Sometimes the thoughts get to me and I will give in and have some. When I do give in, within an hour I realize why eating a clean diet is allllll worth it. When the bloating, stomach cramping, carb hang over,( not to mention guilt) kicks in, that's when I realize why I avoid the best food in the world, Pizza. If foods like pizza, don't have a negative affect on your body like they do mine, then enjoy it once in a while. For those like me, here is a better option, I'm not going to say its as good as pizza, because its not. But it is still yummy and its also a fun to build your own pizza.
I used this recipe and split into two pizzas. I used two baking dishes because I don't have a pizza dish. I made one with tomato paste, chicken sausage, and mushrooms. The other with sundried tomatoes, spinach, and grilled chicken. They were both delish!!
You will need:
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup coconut milk (whole fat) I've only been able to find this @ stop & shop in the baking section of the organic aisle.
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 2-3 tbs olive oil
-** parchment paper- this is necessary, the mixture is more of a batter than a dough so it gets pretty sticky.
-Any toppings of your choice
1. Preheat oven at 375
2. mix all dry ingredients together, coconut flour tends to clump together when you add wet ingredients to try and get it as smooth as possible.
3. mix wet ingredients-- sometimes coconut milk is a little chunky when you open the can, so make sure you stir until its smooth.
4. mix wet and dry ingredients together
5. line whatever dish you are using with parchment paper and then brush olive oil onto parchment paper.
6. evenly spread mixture into the bottom of pan, put as much as you want for your desired crust thickness, but this crust is more fragile so it might fall apart if its too thin.
7. bake crust for about 20 minutes
8. Take crust out and transfer to a cookie sheet, carefully peeling off the parchment paper
9. Set your oven to Broil
10. add your sauce ( I used tomato paste because its lesss watery than sauce, this helped keep the crust more crunchy)
11. add your pre-cooked veggies/meats/other toppings
12. stick back in the oven on broil for about 2 minutes to crisp up the crust
|lost the corner of one crust from pulling the parchment paper off too fast|
~Nicki PizzaLover Peet