Er… Sorry about the lack of a full-pizza photo, I was so excited when it came out the oven I forgot to take one. Oops! (Oh, pizza is NOT overdone by the way… My pizza isn’t done until the cheese is orange and crispy!)
This base is definitely the closest I’ve gotten to a regular wheat-based pizza. It’s chewy, nice and thin, holds up toppings well and has a great flavour. I was SO excited after biting into it! Really easy recipe to make and almost all the carbs come from fiber (just over 1g net carb per slice for 8 slices!). Here’s what I did:
- 1/3 cup chia seed meal (55g- grind seeds in a coffee grinder or blender till fine)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour (40g)
- 3 tbsp almond meal (20g)
- 3 whole eggs + 2 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp Italian herbs
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese (15g)
Pre-heat your oven to 190C. Spray/grease a pizza dish and set aside (I don’t know the measurement of mine, it’s pretty big though… and is actually a pavlova dish! HA!) Combine the last 4 ingredients in a small bowl, that’s your spice mix. In a larger bowl add all remaining ingredients plus half of the spice mix and combine really well. Roll into a ball and drop on the centre of your pizza dish. Using your fingers spread it out evenly to the edges all the way around. Sprinkle the remainder of the spice mix over the pizza base and bake in the oven approx 15 minutes. Should be crispy around the outside and firm to the touch. Top with desired pizza toppings and cook to your desired done-ness! EAT!
I might add that I normally have much more exciting toppings on my pizza… However we leave for holidays tomorrow so it was more using up ingredients we already have without buying new ones.
Nutrition info for the whole pizza base
Calories: 775 Fat: 51g Carb: 48g Fiber: 38g Protein: 55g