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3 Life-Affirming Paleo Pizza Crusts
Finally: three Paleo pizza crusts, all with a mission for top-tier flavor.
A life without pizza isn’t, exactly, a life I’m on board with. But pretty much nothing about the Paleo lifestyle is pizza-related. Except, perhaps, the toppings. The sauce, maybe. But that’s it. And where does that leave us? Desperate. On the side of the road (or just with an entire Friday night stretched before us), without pizza.
Which brings me to my next point:
The Paleo diet is all about survival, right? Like: it’s based in the great tradition of our Paleolithic ancestors walking through deserts, through water, through fire and brimstone in order to hunt and gather what they needed to survive. So it’s up to us, great Paleo dieters of the universe, to come together and do what paleo dieters do: survive. And survive well, one pizza slice in each hand.
Which is why I’ve come up with these paleo pizza crusts. They’re crunchy and delicious and absolutely perfect to slather with paleo ingredients. Best of all? You can feel all day like these paleo pizza crusts are indulgences, if you want. (But they’re not! They’re actually really, despicably good for you. Look at that: paleo diet following along with your weight loss goals, every step of the way.
Check out the following pizza crust recipes to get started!
California Cauliflower Paleo Pizza Crust
2 ¼ cup steamed cauliflower
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/3 cup almond flour or ground almonds
Begin by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, steam your cauliflower. When it’s completely soft, mash it to create a sort of “rice” formation. Note that you can use either a fork or a food processor.
At this time, mix the cauliflower with the other ingredients and mash them into a pizza crust with about a half-inch thickness.
Next, bake the pizza crust for fourteen minutes. Remove the pizza crust, and add all your favorite, paleo-friendly ingredients.
Garlic and Tapioca Flour Based Thin Paleo Pizza Crust
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup water
2 cups tapioca flour
3 tbsp. almond flour
½ tsp. salt
3 minced garlic cloves
½ tsp. basil
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Begin by bringing together the water, the olive oil, the salt, and the garlic in a sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a boil.
After the mixture begins to boil, remove it from the stove and pour in the tapioca flour. Stir well.
Allow this creation to sit to the side for seven minutes. After seven minutes, add the egg and the basil. Stir well.
After you’ve stirred the dough, you should NOT have a sticky mess on your hands. If you do, all you have to do is add a bit more flour.
Next, roll out the pizza crush to a thickness of about a quarter of an inch or a half an inch, whichever you choose. At this time, sprinkle the almond flour overtop the flour. Bake the paleo pizza crust in the preheated oven for twenty-five minutes. After you’ve baked the pizza crust, you can place your toppings on the crust and bake it for an additional ten minutes in the already preheated oven to create your pizza creation.
Almond Flour-Based Pizza Crust
2 ¼ cup almond flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. baking soda
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, stir together the above ingredients in a mixing bowl. After they’ve completely assimilated, create a sort of “dough ball” from them.
Next, position the dough ball on a pizza tray. Mash the dough ball into a flat, ½-inch paleo pizza crust.
Next, bake the pizza crust in the preheated oven for fifteen to eighteen minutes, depending on your desired crunchiness. Afterwards, position your toppings over your pizza, and bake the pizza for another ten minutes or so.
Idea for What to Put on Your Paleo Pizza Crust:
Now that you understand how to prepare both a tapioca-flour paleo pizza crust and an almond flour-based paleo pizza crust, it’s essential to answer the question: what should you put on that thing?
After all: paleo cheese is not always the most delicious thing in the world. There are plenty of other options to create a delicious paleo pizza. Look to the following delicious idea. (It’s my favorite in the world!)
The Mediterranean Dream.
Essentially, you mix together pesto and tomato sauce and smear it over the paleo pizza crust.
Next, you place a layer of sun-dried tomatoes over the tomato sauce and pesto.
Follow this with some artichoke hearts.
Next, add about ten sliced button mushrooms.
Follow that up with a protein of your choice, if you like. Try grass-fed ground beef, chicken, or shrimp.
Sigh. With the holidays (even more of them) coming up, pizza is going to be a valid stress-food option for you, even through your Paleo diet dilemmas. Good luck in the days ahead, and enjoy every slice of your paleo pizza.