Paleo Gluten Free Pizza

Paleo Gluten Free Pizza


This recipe was inspired by The Whole Journey

This recipe takes a little preparation, but this crust recipe is paleo (which means it's grain free and gluten free) and it makes for a healthier pizza option, which of course makes it a bit "guilt-free". ;) I like to prepare these pizza crusts ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator or freezer until I'm ready to make my pizza. Once you have your crust made you can make any kind of pizza you want, but keep in mind your guests and their dietary needs (check ingredients for allergens even with toppings).

I made my pizza that is pictured for a gathering so made it into pizza bites! All you have to do when you're ready to serve is take your pizza cutter and cut small bites. Voila! Simple as that and you have pizza bites.

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crust ingredients:

-2 cups almond meal

-2 eggs (pastured is recommended)

-3 tbsp. Grapeseed oil

-¼ tsp. baking soda

-1 tsp. garlic powder

-1½  tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped

toppings ideas:

-Organic Marina Sauce (one without any sugar added)

-Pesto sauce as an option (if catering to non-dairy crowd, look for a non-dairy pesto)

-Organic sausage (just brown/saute on stove before adding as topping)

-Organic mozzarella cheese or a cheese substitute if you're catering to a non-dairy crowd

-chopped garlic

-chopped onion

-oregano

-basil

-Veggies: peppers, mushrooms, squash, diced tomatoes

**For my pizza pictured, I was really in a hurry (it happens) so I just topped my crust with organic marinara sauce, garlic, onions, and cheese. Perfectly Tasty.

directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Mix all crust ingredients together using a spoon until the mixture becomes very thick.

-Form the dough into a ball using your hands.

-Lightly grease a pizza pan or a cookie sheet with grapeseed oil.

-Place the ball of dough in the center of cookie sheet or pizza pan

-Using your hands, push and pat the dough down into the shape of a circle.

-Make the dough as thin as possible.

-The pizza crust should be approximately 12 inches in diameter.

-Bake JUST the crust in oven for 20 minutes.

-While the crust is cooking, prepare toppings.

-After the crust is finished, remove it from the oven and evenly spread sauce over the crust.

-Add desired toppings over the sauce and bake again for 25-30 minutes (Keep your eye on it. I always check around the 15 minute mark just to be safe and to see how it's baking)

-If you've prepared your pizza crust ahead of time, just add toppings and bake!

I know this crust sounds a bit different, but it's a great option for EVERYONE and it's tasty. I personally appreciate going to parties and being able to eat stuff that my food intolerances usually keep me from getting to enjoy. So even if you're not knowledgeable of all of your guests dietary needs it doesn't hurt to have some better options for yourself  on the menu, and then it's a special treat for those that have to live more restricted. :)

Have fun with this unique pizza option that most everyone can enjoy!

 

This recipe for crust fits well with the Nutrition Plan I follow!

 

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7 Comments
  1. January 26, 2013 @ 12:06 am

    Kandi Savage

    this looks delicious - - where does one get almond meal? And do you happen to know the calorie count on the dough?

  2. January 26, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    Nikki

    Tenley, do you have a particular brand of almond meal that you use and like?

  3. February 20, 2013 @ 5:34 am

    cassi

    Love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. April 2, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    Jacqueline

    Almond Meal can be found in the Natural Food aisles at any grocery store. I looked at the calories for just the dough and it was about 135 calories.

  5. June 19, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome

    Oh yum! I love Paleo pizza! When I make mine I add in a little flaxseed meal too. Really good but yours looks so fluffy! Is your almond meal ground almonds or blanched?

  6. October 1, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

    Haley

    Can you use olive oil instead of grapeseed oil?

  7. October 4, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    Tenley Molzahn

    Haley, Of course! The reason I don't is because Olive Oil really isn't meant to be heated. So I use grapeseed oil instead. :) Better for your system because of the chain reactions of the oils. I'll make note to do a post on this soon!

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