I love pizza.
You love pizza, too?
I think you’re going to love my pizza recipe.
- This recipe whips up SUPER fast. Like you’re going to have pizza in your belly faster than you can call for delivery.
- The pizza is so easy to make, even kids can do it.
- It’s healthier than regular pizza. We all know cooking at home helps us eat more healthfully, and this pizza does not disappoint.
- Simple ingredient swaps reduce the overall carbohydrate load which is handy for those of us who watch our carbs. Swapping in 2 different flours for regular all-purpose flour might sound scary but trust me, it works.
- It makes a crispy crust. No soggy, gloppy pizza here.
- Possibilities for toppings are endless. You like traditional? You got it. More of a Hawaiian-fusion type? No prob.
So you see … you have no reason NOT to try this pizza recipe.
Let me know what you think when you do!
Pizza (grain-, gluten-, dairy-free, lower carb)
Makes 2 – 7″ wide, 1/4″ thick pizzas
- cooking oil spray
- 1 cup garbanzo bean flour or chickpea flour (same thing) (Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/2 cup almond flour (any brand)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Optional toppings – pizza sauce (I like Rao’s), cheese (I like Daiya because I can’t have dairy), pepperoni (I like Applegate), cooked shrimp, pineapple (fresh, frozen, or canned), basil, spinach, cooked sausage, peppers, olives, tomatoes, etc.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray parchment lightly with cooking oil spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the flours, water, salt, garlic and onion powder with a spoon until a sticky dough forms. Roughly divide the dough into two portions and mound one portion onto 1/2 of the parchment-lined baking sheet. Spray the top of the dough with cooking spray. Lay a piece of wax paper atop the 1st mound of dough. The dough is sticky so the wax paper will allow you to spread the dough out in to a circle shape using your hands.
Form a roughly 7″ wide circle that is about 1/4″ thick. Slowly peel off the wax paper.
Repeat with the 2nd portion of dough so that you have 2 roughly 7″ wide pizza dough circles on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake these in a preheated oven for approximately 17 minutes, until the crust is your desired crispness. The longer it bakes, the crispier it will be.
Remove from oven. Turn on broiler. As broiler is preheating, spoon approximately 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce onto the baked crust and spread towards the edges. Top each crust with your favorite toppings.
Carefully slide pizzas off the parchment directly on to the baking sheet (parchment will burn if put under the broiler). Broil finished pizzas for 2-3 minutes, until toppings are heated through.
Remove from oven and enjoy with your favorite cold beverage!
– Caitlin Russell MS RDN CLT