I’ve been using coconut flour for years, but I never tried it in a pizza crust until very recently. I held off for so long because of the natural sweetness of coconut flour – I just didn’t think it would work very well in a savory dish.
This changed a few weeks ago when I read a post on Food Renegade which featured a recipe for mini pizzas made with coconut flour.
I was inspired! I decided to try out that recipe that very night for dinner and even left a comment to that effect.
Problem was, when dinner rolled around, I only had a very few minutes to whip something up (can any of you relate to this?).
The coconut flour pizza crust recipe I had planned to follow called for frying up the mini pizza crusts in a pan, and I simply didn’t have the time to babysit those little critters. To compensate for my lack of time, I came up with another method and added a bunch of herbs to the batter to mask the natural sweetness of the coconut flour.
It worked! Best of all, this pizza is so filling compared with pizza made with wheat. I could only eat one slice and we ended up with a lot of pizza leftovers for lunch the next day!
Here’s the recipe and method of preparation I came up with that has turned out to be one of our favorite meals of late. Many thanks to Kristin and Cara for the inspiration for this recipe.
Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
Makes approximately two 8″ thin crust pizzas
4 good quality eggs, preferably pastured from a local farm
1/4 cup coconut flour (sources)
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp organic onion powder (sources)
1 tsp organic oregano (sources)
1 tsp organic basil (sources)
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese (sources)
2 cloves organic garlic, minced
1/4 tsp sea salt (sources)
Whip the eggs in a large bowl with the yogurt and sea salt. Add the coconut flour and whip until very smooth with no lumps. This may take a few minutes to accomplish as it takes some time for the coconut fiber to absorb the liquid. Blend in the onion powder, oregano, basil, garlic, and parmesan cheese.
Line a pizza pan with parchment paper. Gently pour about 1/2 the batter onto the paper lined pan. Use a spatula or other kitchen utensil to spread the batter into an 8-9″ circle that is quite thin (the thinner the better).
Bake at 400F for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven, add homemade pizza sauce, cheese and other toppings as desired. Place back in the oven on broil for about 8 minutes more.
Repeat this process with the remaining half of the coconut flour batter.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
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