For as long as I can remember, Friday nights have been known to many families as “Pizza Night”. It makes the end of the week so much easier, get off work, pick up the kids, order a pizza, relax and bond with the family. So for those of us who have gone grain free, we may not be just missing the convenience and taste of pizza, but the memories we have associated with it.
While calling someone up to order a paleo pizza still isn’t an option, MANY pizza places do offer gluten free pizza, but it still isn’t paleo, and if you have celiac disease it’s usually to risky to hope for no cross contamination. There are convenient and easy gluten free options to make gluten free pizza at home (Udi’s, Rudis, Bob’s Red Mill), but if you want want a REAL paleo pizza crust, that actually resembles real pizza, we’re hoping we’ve found the recipe for you. It’s easy, minimal ingredients, and no cauliflower to be found!
This pizza recipes comes from Ben Kreps, though he credits Liz from Eat the Cookie to giving him a starting off point. Ben seems to just be a normal guy living the primal lifestyle, but a fair warning, that he gives to anyone visiting his page: “If you are easily offended by the thoughts, words, or actions of others leave now. This site is my creative outlet to share anything and everything.” Besides sharing Ben’s recipe, we have also posted his video of the recipe below.
Now, if your ready, without any further adieu:
Perfect Primal Gluten Free Pizza Crust
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1/3 cup of SIFTED coconut flour
1/3 cup flax meal
1/2 tsp baking powder
– Preheat oven to 350°
– In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut milk and eggs
– Sift the dry ingredients together (coconut flour, flax meal, baking powder) into a separate bowl
– Add dry mixed ingredients to milk/egg mixture and mix well
– Once all ingredients have been thoroughly combined your “pizza crust” should have the consistency of pancake batter
– If you would like to add some flavor to your crust now would be the time to do so, Ben suggests garlic powder, oregano and basil to taste
– Line a baking pan with parchment paper and pour batter into whatever shape you want your pizza to be
– Cook at 350° (depending on your oven’s personality) for 10 minutes
– After 10 minutes, flip over your crust and cook for about another 10 or so until it is browned to whatever level you like, be aware that you will be putting it back in the oven one more time, so don’t darken this side too much
– While the crust is cooking prep your pizza toppings
– After the crust has cooked for about 10 minutes on each side, pull the pan out and load up the crust (feta, peppers, chicken, fresh tomato sauce, olive oil, whatever sounds good tonight)
– Switch the oven to broil and put the pizza back in until the cheese has melted or the crust has finished browning to your liking.
And that’s it! Cut it up and enjoy!