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Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

August 6th, 2015 by Loretta Lanphier

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

Most of us think of pizza crust in categories such as doughy, crispy, thick crust, thin crust, New York style, Chicago style, etc. You know, those pizza crust choices that are on the menu at most Italian restaurants or the local fast-food pizza joint. This particular gluten-free pizza crust recipe forgoes all those heavily processed carbohydrates and chemical additives that can leave you feeling overly full, weighted down, and even lethargic. Food (your body’s fuel) should always make us feel good because of the healthy nutrition it provides. If you’re eating foods that make you feel heavy, gaseous or sleepy, it’s time to take inventory of what you are putting into your body. There are always more healthy versions of that favorite food of yours so that you do not have to give it up. For now, let’s begin with a delicious and very easy gluten-free pizza crust recipe!

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Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

Ingredient List

  • florets from 1 cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (Used for taste only. Great for non-dairy lovers as it has a cheesy flavor and is loaded with B vitamins and protein.)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3 organic eggs, beaten (or use chia eggs)

Optional: 1 tablespoon ground chia seed. This helps to create more of a doughy texture and moistens the overall crust. However, if you don’t have chia seeds, this recipe still works.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Coarsely chop the cauliflower, place in food processor and blend until it is a fine rice-like texture. Place in a mixing bowl. Add the almond flour, oregano, nutritional yeast, Himalayan salt and black pepper and ground chia seed (if using) and mix with your hands. Make a well in the center and add the organic eggs and minced garlic clove. Use your hands to pull the dry ingredients towards the middle until everything is combined and you can shape it into a ball.
  3. Transfer to the baking paper and form into a pizza base by flattening the dough with your hands. Depending on individual preference, this recipe makes either 2 small pizza bases or one large pizza base. Small bases tend to work better and cook more evenly.
  4. Pre-bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Meanwhile, prepare your toppings. Remove the crust from the oven. Cover it with organic marinara or pizza sauce, organic veggies (except for avocado slices). Put it back in the oven for 5-10 more minutes. Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil, arugula, a squeeze of lemon juice, etc.

Pizza Topping Suggestions

Sauces – organic red marinara or pizza sauce, organic white sauce, homemade basil pesto, sun-dried tomato puree, roasted red pepper compote, etc.

Greens – arugula, spinach, kale, micro greens, sprouts

Veggies – onions, peppers, tomatoes, corn (organic, non-GMO), mushrooms, broccoli, artichokes, asparagus spears, avocado slices

Proteins – beans, hemp seeds, farm fresh egg, chicken, beef (grass fed & pastured)

Sweets – pineapple, sun-dried tomatoes, peaches, pears

Spices and herbs – fresh garlic, red pepper flakes, shallots, fresh basil, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, thyme, chives

Loretta Lanphier is a Naturopathic Practitioner (Traditional), Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Clinical Herbalist as well as the CEO / Founder of Oasis Advanced Wellness in The Woodlands TX. She has studied and performed extensive research in health science, natural hormone balancing, anti-aging techniques, nutrition, natural medicine, weight loss, herbal remedies, non-toxic cancer support and is actively involved in researching new natural health protocols and products.  A 14 year stage 3 colon cancer survivor, Loretta is able to relate to both-sides-of-the-health-coin as patient and practitioner when it comes to health and wellness. “My passion is counseling others about what it takes to keep the whole body healthy using natural and non-toxic methods.” Read Loretta’s health testimony Cancer: The Path to Healing. Loretta is Contributor and Editor of the worldwide E-newsletter Advanced Health & Wellness. Check out Oasis Advanced Wellness and our natural skin care site Oasis Serene Botanicals.
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