So as I mentioned in a previous post, I have been trying to maintain a low-carb diet lately. However, one of the things I am missing most, is pizza! I’ve tried the cauliflower crusts, the rice flour crusts, crustless pizza, etc. All were missing something. But then, as I was making my low-carb doughnut hole/brownies one day, I realized basically the same ingredients (minus the chocolates and sweeteners) could be used to make a pizza crust that would taste great and actually provide a bit of the crunch you miss from most healthy crusts. The kind of pizza crust you don’t have to pick up with a fork! The kind of pizza crust that you cannot tell is not real pizza crust. So here is my low-carb, gluten-free almond powder/flax seed pizza crust.
The ingredients are simple: almond powder, ground golden flax seed, Parmesan cheese, Italian spice blend, 2 eggs, olive oil, water, and whatever toppings you desire.
The crust is simple, you mix the oil, water, and eggs in a small bowl, and the almond powder, flax seed, parmesan cheese, and Italian spice mix in another bowl. Once each bowl is mixed thoroughly, add the liquid bowl to the dry ingredient bowl, and mix some more. Flatten this out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet (remember, since we are not using yeast, this will not rise…the pizza dough will bake just as you lay it). Bake it for fifteen minutes before removing it. This precook is what is going to make the pizza crispy.
Next, assemble the pizza as you normally would: sauce, cheese, toppings, and place it back in the oven for another fifteen to twenty minutes. Remove from oven; let cool; enjoy!
- 1 cup almond powder
- 1 cup ground flax seed
- ½ cup water
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian spice blend
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl
- Mix eggs, water and oil in another
- Combine bowls
- Roll out dough on parchment paper
- Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees before adding toppings
- Add desired toppings, and bake for another 15-20 minutes.