As I try to remember the day I was hardcore craving pizza after a long run, I can’t exactly remember which day it was. (Note: went into iPhoto see what day these photos were taken.) Turns out it wasn’t a long run day at all, but simply just a day of spin class, hanging out with my friend Paige and going to Lululemon. Anyway, I was starving, craving pizza and it was a 21 Day Sugar Detox day. I was craving pizza before 21DSD so it was dumb of me not to eat the real stuff beforehand.
Anyway, as a fan of the microwave muffin/microwave cake, I realized I could probably make a pizza crust pretty easily with eggs, coconut flour and some deadly infrared flight from the Science Box (if you haven’t seen American Hustle do yourself a favor and see it so you get the reference).
What are the key pillars of pizza crust? In my world, it’s flour, yeast, water, olive oil and eggs. Sub out a grain-free flour and baking powder for yeast and you probably have a decent pizza crust. Plus the crust is just a vessel for toppings. These pictures aren’t from the recipe I perfected though, I’m not going to lie. I made a better non-paleo crust that tasted better but looked the same so I don’t feel like I’m tricking you.
This is super easy to make. It seems scary but it isn’t. Also this pizza was delicious and tasted like normal pizza so I didn’t feel terrible after eating it nor did I feel deprived.
The Best Ten Minute Gluten Free Pizza
What you’ll need:
2 tbsp chickpea flour (or coconut flour if paleo)
1 1/2 tbsp gluten free flour (or almond meal if paleo)
1 tbsp almond meal
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of Himalyan pink sea salt (or non-fancy, non-pH balancing salt)
Protein (chicken, prosciutto, pepperoni, etc.)
What to do:
Preheat oven to 450F.
Mix all your ingredients in a small bowl.
Rub a very light layer of olive oil on a round plate. (Or spray with non-stick cooking spray)
Pour mixture on plate and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes.
Take crust out of microwave and let cool for a few minutes.
Place cooled crust on pizza stone and top however you like.
Bake for 7-8 minutes until your crust browns and your cheese is melty and delicious.
Gluten Free Pizza Crust Nutrition Facts
(LOOK HOW HIGH IN PROTEIN & FIBER THIS IS! If you’re worried about the cholesterol, I took the egg out of the nutrition info out of curiosity and the cholesterol went down to 0… and we all know eggs have cholesterol so let’s settle down.)
Chat with me:
What are your favorite pizza toppings? Did you see American Hustle?