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Almond Flour Pizza Crust (gluten free)

May 18, 2015
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Almond Flour Pizza CrustI love pizza, but it doesn’t always love me.

Even though I’m not gluten intolerant, I’ve found my body is happiest when I limit gluten to 2 or 3 times a week, at most.

That’s why this lovely almond flour pizza crust recipe is so wonderful.  It has wonderful, rich Italian flavor, plus it’s protein-rich and 100% gluten-free.  The taste is reminiscent of my gluten-free focaccia bread, also made with almond flour.

I like to top mine with natural pizza sauce, some creamy goat mozzarella, and a shake or two of pecorino (sheep) Romano.  Sometimes I add grilled zucchini, onions, and mushrooms.  But plain and cheesy usually suits me just fine.

Paired with a beautiful green salad, I get to enjoy delicious pizza any time, without one bit of guilt or regret.

P.S.  If you’d prefer a traditional crust, made with wheat flour, try my quick homemade pizza crust recipe.

P.P.S.  Update:  I’ve recently started using my gluten free focaccia bread recipe to make gluten-free pizza crust, rather than this recipe.  Honestly, I think the focaccia bread recipe makes a much tastier pizza crust!  Simply cut that recipe in half and shape the dough into one 7-8″ round on the pan.  (I used a piece of parchment paper to press the dough down because it was kind of sticky.)  Then bake for 12 minutes at 350F, brush with olive oil, and add your desired toppings before baking it a second time.  It truly is one of the best pizza crusts I’ve ever tasted!  Check it out, here.

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

2 cups blanched almond flour 
1/4 cup grated Parmesan or pecorino Romano cheese (optional)
1 tsp. fresh or dried basil
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
2 eggs (preferably free-range), beaten
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Toppings of choice:  jarred or homemade pizza sauce (I like Enrico’s), cow or goat mozzarella; pecorino Romano or Parmesan, additional fresh or dried herbs, crushed red pepper, grilled onions and/or mushrooms

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

1. Mix all ingredients together and form into a ball. If dough is too dry, add 1/2 to 1 T. additional olive oil.
2. Lightly grease a baking sheet.  Using a piece of waxed or parchment paper, pat dough into a 10″ circle on the sheet.
3. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
4. Remove crust from oven, cool a bit, and top with desired toppings.
5. Return the pizza crust to the oven and broil for 3 minutes (keeping an eye on it so it doesn’t burn) until cheese is melted and bubbly.
6. Remove from oven and cool slightly before cutting.

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

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