My favorite food is pizza. If I had to pick something to eat every night for dinner for a month, it would probably be pizza. It needs to be fresh, though. I don’t enjoy it after it’s been sitting out for awhile. This guy’s favorite food is pizza, too:
Yes, his eyebrows are red. He came out of his room to ask us if we noticed anything different about him. Apparently, red crayon shows up on his dark skin. The picture doesn’t do it justice, though. But I digress. This kid loves his pizza. When we first changed our diet, that’s what we missed the most. We do indulge in the “real stuff” sometimes, but not too often. I’ve been working away, trying to come up with a pizza crust recipe that is simple, and not too far off from what we remember. And finally, finally I got it!
Recipe: Grain-Free Thin Pizza Crust That’ll Have You Reminiscing of Old…(makes a large baking sheet size pizza, or 2 round medium-sized pizzas)
1 cup almond flour
1.5 cups tapioca flour (arrowroot starch may work here, but I haven’t verified this yet)
2 tsp gluten-free, cornstarch-free baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Sprinkle a bit of almond flour on the baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Stir in the olive oil and water. Get a little bit of almond flour in your hands, remove the dough from the bowl, and begin spreading the dough over the baking sheet, using your hands. Continue to spread it out evenly, using a bit of almond flour to keep from sticking, if needed. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes, remove from oven, and top with desired sauce and toppings (I got a pre-made pizza sauce from Whole Foods that was delicious and had no junk ingredients added). Bake for another 8-10 minutes, until cheese is bubbling (if you’re using cheese) and toppings are crisping. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before slicing.
A few notes: You could add some herbs into the crust if desired. I made mine plain, but it would be awesome with some herbs as well! Also, I used raw cheese and uncured pepperoni on top. My little guy who is dairy-sensitive does fine with raw dairy, so I use it when I can! I get some awesome raw sharp cheddar from Whole Foods. Their cheese department is incredible!