An open apology to pizza
I’m sorry for abandoning you. We were so close but things got weird, digestively speaking. You’ve change…I’ve changed. I want you back. Let’s never be apart again.
With All My Love,
Gluten free is cool and all, but you miss out on some pretty delicious foods. Yeah, the crippling stomach pain, headaches, and mood swings are pretty terrible but there are some Fridays when you just need to kick back with some Vampire Diaries and a good ol’ slice of pizza. So what is a gluten free gal to do? Suffer digestive death? Live forever in a constant state of desire for the magical food of the Gods? Or does she get her A$$ in the kitchen and figure out how to make pizza without flour…
How to Make it Happen
Gluten-Free Thin Crust Pizza
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Salt ( I love Pink Himalayan Sea Salt)
1 Egg, beaten
1 tbsp Water (or 2, depending on the almond flour you use. It should resemble dough.)
Preheat oven to 375° and prepare a cookie sheet or pizza pan with non-stick spray. I like Coconut Oil but any spray will work. Mix dry ingredients until combined. Add egg with 1 tbsp of water and mix until dough ball forms. If it seems dry and is not getting “doughy”, try adding 1/2 to 1 tbsp water.
Press onto prepared pan until very thin. This baby will puff up on you during the baking process. Bake for about 15 min or until golden brown.
From here you can top it with WHATEVER your pizza-loving heart desires. The sky’s the limit, folks. I like Parmesan and maybe a little Fetta, some greens, chopped onion. It’s all good. Load it up with your favorites and pop it back in the oven. I usually check it after 10 minutes and it is perfect, but I don’t know your oven so don’t burn this or you will be pizza-less and regret it.
AND DONE! Slice, Eat and Repeat 🙂
- Almond Flour is a superior source of protein, fiber, Vitamin E, and mono-saturated fats.
- It is lower in carbohydrate that traditional flour, reducing insulin response and possibly inflammation.
- No Gluten is not only beneficial for those who suffer from Celiac Disease, but can ease some digestive issues commonly associated “gluten sensitivity” which is more or less feelings of gas, bloating, feeling like junk.
Please test it out and share it with me! I’d love to see your pizza creations! Just #inpectorgorgeous on fb or Instagram 🙂 🙂