My husband has been experimenting with blanched almond flour and says it makes a tastier pizza crust than I would make with cauliflower. His pizza was a big hit on Super Bowl Sunday! Here's the recipe:
- 1½ cups Blanched Almond Flour (cheapest we've found is at Costco)
- 1 Egg, large, organic
- 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Basil flakes
- 1 tsp Oregano flakes
- 1/8 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/8 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1 cup Grass-Fed Beef, ground
- ¼ cup raw Onion, chopped
- 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- ½ cup Pizza Sauce that doesn't contain sugar, canola oil, corn syrup, gluten, or GMO ingredients (a good one is Walnut Acres Organic Marinara & Herbs Pasta Sauce from Publix)
- 1 Bell Pepper, pick from various colors: green, red, orange and/or yellow
- 1 cup freshly grated cheese, like mozzarella, cheddar, goat cheese, etc. (consider a "raw" cheese from Nature's Corner Market, Trader Joe's, or Whole Foods)
- Other toppings as desired (mushrooms, chicken sausage such as Never Any! Mild Italian Style Chicken Sausage from Aldi)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
To make the crust, use a whisk to combine the egg, olive oil, basil, oregano, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add the almond flour. Use a fork to combine (because the whisk will get clogged). Then use your hands to form into a ball. It shouldn't be crumbly or too sticky.
Lay ball on one sheet of parchment paper on a table. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll out with rolling pin until dough is 1/8 inch thick. Try not to make it too thin at the edges. Remove the top parchment. Lay the bottom parchment and crust on a cookie baking sheet. If desired, pre-score the crust into desired pieces. [Note: Instead of pizza, use this same crust idea as the starting point for making almond flour crackers. For example, add poppy seeds, fresh juice from one lemon, monk fruit sweetener, and 5 drops of dōTERRA Lemon essential oil. Use a pizza wheel to pre-cut the crackers, bake for 15-20 minutes, removing the edge pieces early if they brown too quickly.]
To prepare the toppings, sauté the ground beef in coconut oil (or olive oil or water), together with the onion, garlic, salt and pepper, bell pepper, and other toppings that need to be precooked. Add turmeric at end of sautéing. Don't overcook, since baking the pizza will finish cooking it. Grate or crumble the cheeses and set aside.
Bake the crust alone for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and add toppings (sauce, cheese, and then other toppings). Try to get the sauce close to the edges. Return to oven and cook for 15-20 minutes more.
Allow to cool some, then slice and serve. Makes about 8 pieces.