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I can’t believe it is gluten free-Pizza!

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Who doesn’t love pizza? I mean seriously??

One of my greatest friends had the brilliant idea of having a slumber party. Jay and I are finally moved into our home and I never get to see my friend Meghan, so why not!? That being said there was  a total of 4 girls here and enjoyed making pizza, baked goods, play games, and watch chick flicks. Now making your own pizza can obviously be a healthier option. Usually I pick up the wheat or herb dough from Trader Joe’s, which we are actually going to be doing. However, I have had so much gluten recently I want to vomit. My poor belly is so bloated from starch. Not Fun. Therefore I wanted to try out a gluten free pizza. I’ve done the Cauliflower crust before and it is great, but you can’t really pick it up and eat it.

Luckily I found a recipe from Gutsy who provides great recipes! The coconut crust dough sounded amazing! Minus the fact that I didn’t have any coconut flour left. Instead I made a combination of almond meal/flour and tapioca and it is fluffy and delicious!! I’m not sure how the original recipe’s dough was actually dough like… When I added 1/2 cup almond flour it was way too watery! So here is what I did.

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  • 3 pastured egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour OR 1 cup almond meal and 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk/ organic whole milk (I used half light coconut milk and half whole raw milk)
  • 1 tsp onion powder

1. Preheat oven to 375

2.  Mix all in a bowl with a whisk until no clumps are visible. Let the batter sit for a few minutes until the flour can get all absorbed. it will make a spreadable pastry dough. NOTE: Mine was still very runny

3. Spread on a cookie sheet on top of parchment paper (you choose the thickness, for a unnamed-1crunchier crust make it thinner). I used a cast iron pan and still placed parchment paper on it.

4. Bake at 375 for 25-30 min until golden brown on bottom.  You can bake it a little longer to make it crunchier. (I suggest flipping it once, but BE CAREFUL)

5. Slide the parchment paper out from underneath. At this time flip the pizza crust again.

6. Put sauce, cheese, and toppings on and cook for an additional 10 min until cheese is melted. (or just cut and serve bread-stick style!)

7. If you want to double the recipe, bake it like normal, let the crusts cool and the freeze it! If using the almond meal/tapioca option this will make roughly enough for 2-3 individuals. I did not make the coconut flour version and can not say how much it serves, but I assume close to the same amount.

 

Hope you all enjoy it!! It obviously is not the same as wheat dough, but for gluten free…it is amazing!

 

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