Pizza is one of those foods you have to say goodbye to when you turn to a paleo diet and most paleo-friendly pizza crust options are made of ground beef mince which really didn't appeal to me. However this pizza dough is different and more like a dough or cake mix. It is also gluten free.
|Pizza - Paleo Friendly|
Paleo Pizza Crust (Gluten Free)
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 1 t-spn sea salt
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup milk (or coconut milk if you are dairy free as well)
Preheat your oven to 190C (370F)
Prepare the crust as follows: Place dry ingredients into a bowl, add eggs, oil and milk and stir with a wooden spoon or whisk. The mixture becomes like cake batter and is light and airy.
Spread the crust mix on a well greased tray and bake in the oven for approximately 10 - 15 minutes.
Take the crust out of the oven and spread with your favourite pizza sauce or tomato paste.
|Pizza dough mix ready to spread on a baking tray|
Toppings I used for this pizza
- 4 tbsp Organic Basil and tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup ham of the bone, shredded
- 1/2 cup salami or pepperoni
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped spinach leaves
- 1/2 small red capsicum (pepper)
- 1 small onion sliced- 3/4 cup shredded cheese (optional if dairy free)
Return pizza to the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes.
|Pizza crust straight from the oven|
I think next time I would try to spread it much thinner and bake it for longer to try to make the base crisp up more, however made like I did would work as a delicious 'dessert' pizza base.
|Fresh toppings on the crust ready to bake|
I found it easier than making a normal pizza dough and next time I'm going to top it with some feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, olives and herbs. The blandness of the base required rich tasting ingredients.