Oh sweet Pizza… how I love thee.
So lately, I have been doing my best to keep gut-irritating wheat and gluten out of my diet and I have massively decreased the amount of dairy I eat as well (tends to be inflammatory and can also irritate the gastrointestinal system). For the most part, I have adapted well to this new way of eating, I feel much better and I don’t really miss that much… except for pizza.
When you are eating gluten-free, grain-free and mostly dairy free, pizza is a difficult recipe to negotiate.
Here is the one that John and I made this past weekend and it’s pretty good!
Gluten Free and Grain Free, can be Dairy Free. You can get creative with what you like to put on your pizza... this recipe is the combination that John and I used and it tasted pretty good. If you want the pizza to be dairy free... skip the cheese. It’s definitely not your typical take out pizza but it is delicious and a nice treat when you are missing your pizza fix!
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 4 eggs
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- A few tablespoons of tomato pesto or tomato sauce
- 1 chicken breast cooked and chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped olives
- 1/2 hot banana peppers
- 1 cup extra old cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
- Prepare the crust first as it requires some cooking time before you add the toppings.
- In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, almond meal, baking powder and garlic powder.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, coconut milk, parsley and lemon juice.
- Using a whisk to eliminate any clumping, start pouring the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients mixing as you go.
- The batter will be much different in texture than the usual pizza dough. It will be in a liquid form similar to cake batter.
- On a well-greased and rimmed pizza pan, pour in the batter and spread it until it’s covering the complete surface. It’s important to use a rimmed pan so the batter doesn’t spill off.
- Put the crust in the oven and allow it to bake alone for 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare all of your toppings so that you just have to put them on once the crust has baked.
- Spread the sauce on the surface of the crust, as much or as little as you like. Sprinkle on the toppings and cheese (if you are adding dairy)
- With the oven still at 375 F, bake the whole pizza for another 10 or so minutes, just to allow the toppings to cook.