A simple and delicious pizza sauce recipe!
I must admit, there’s nothing more alluring than the aroma of hot luscious pizza to strike a serious craving.
In my quest to find the perfect Paleo diet pizza crust recipe, I tried just about every grain free pizza crust recipe out there (cauliflower-yuck, eggplant-double yuck, quinoa-nope) and finally came across Unrefined Kitchen’s almond flour based pizza crust recipe. I tweaked it (of course) and now I enjoy pizza whenever the mood strikes!
The Paleo diet generally does not include cheese. However, if you tolerate cheese, for crying out loud, just put good quality cheese on it and enjoy!
If you’re like me and cheese is not your friend, then please, I beg you, do NOT substitute vegan “cheese” for real cheese. It’s just made with rice starch and is a pre-packaged food like substance. It gave me serious mouth sores (that lasted for 3 days) and really hurt my stomach. Instead try topping with pesto, veggies, and if you’re lucky and can tolerate goat cheese, don’t be shy, slice it up with some fresh tomatoes and herbs and you’re good to go!
BTW, if you don’t ever exactly make it to the whole “pizza” portion of the program, don’t feel bad about simply slathering this sucker with butter and eating it for breakfast!
This crust holds its shape, won’t get soggy, and makes great leftovers. Be sure to watch the video to see how I make this pizza crust in less than 30 minutes (and that means from the time I take the ingredients out to the time I’m actually sitting down and eating it!)
Paleo Diet Pizza Crust
This super tasty grain and dairy free pizza crust is quicker and healthier than take-out and way cheaper than those store bought gluten free pizzas.
Ingredients 1 ¼ cups almond flour
¾ cup arrowroot
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. dried basi
l½ tsp. garlic granules
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
¼ tsp. black pepper, ground
⅓ cup coconut or almond milk
Preheat oven (and pizza stone, if using) to 425° F.
Grease a small, 12” round pizza pan or rimmed cookie sheet with coconut oil.
Combine eggs and coconut milk in medium sized bowl and lightly whisk.
Whisk dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and thoroughly combine.
The batter will be quite runny, almost like pancake batter. If it seems too runny add up to ¼ cup more of arrowroot powder.
Spread batter onto greased pizza pan until a ¼” thickness is achieved, with slightly thicker batter on edges (if desired).
Alternately, spread batter onto parchment paper that is sitting on a pizza paddle/peel or an un-rimmed cookie sheet (this will allow you to transfer it successfully to your pizza stone).
Bake pizza crust for 8-10 minutes.
Top pizza with toppings of choice and return to oven to bake for 3-4 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Nutrition Information Calories: 1011 Fat: 58g Saturated fat: 9g Unsaturated fat: 45g Carbohydrates: 103g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 2529mgFiber: 3g Protein: 29g Cholesterol: 372mg