If I were a super hero, my power would be having the ability to scarf down entire pizza(s) at every meal without repercussions. There. I said it. And don’t you DARE pretend you never wished the same thing.
I could care less about ice cream. If I never heard the word “chocolate” again, I wouldn’t shed a tear. Potato chips can shrivel up and die for all I care (pun intended). But pizza is one food that will always have my heart.
When we were little, my brother told my mother “I don’t want pizza tonight. Let’s have tacos instead.” Once I figured out he wasn’t joking, I stared at him in utter disbelief, wondering how on earth a person could speak such blasphemy.
Side note: I suspect my infatuation with pizza was/is rooted from watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when I was younger. They made pizza look like diamonds in that cartoon.
Pizza love tangent aside, pizza is one of the most potent fat gaining foods on the planet. The combination of wheat, nitrates in the pepperoni and sausage, the fats in the cheese, and the side of diet coke that most people wash it down with is NOT a lean friendly meal.
It was noted in a 2005 study that pizza can negatively impact the glucose levels of diabetics for up to 8 HOURS! I also suspect that those with wheat addiction can have a hard time stopping at just one piece (I’d include myself in that category).
This is a recipe I made out of necessity. I simply love pizza way too much to just cut it out. This particular recipes tastes real enough to me that I don’t feel like I’m missing out. I really hope it does the same for any other pizza lovers who try it.
As with any recipe, feel free to adjust to your taste. Add chicken, veggies, or whatever you want.
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1/3 Cup Flaxseed Meal
- 2 Tbsp Almond Meal Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1 tsp Coconut oil
- Grated Almond Cheese or any cheese that you prefer
- Can of your favorite marinara sauce
- Oregano to taste
- Sea Salt to taste
- Basil to taste
- Garlic Powder
- Spinach (optional)
- Preheat oven to 450
- Put Coconut oil on pan to prevent the pizza from sticking
- Mix the dry ingredients with spices into a medium bowl
- Add in eggs and whites and blend with a fork
- Continue to stir with a fork until the flours glue together
- After they start to come together, use your hands to knead the dough into a ball
- Once firm, knead the ball onto your pan
- Cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden
- Top the pizza with marinara sauce, extra oregano, garlic, spinach, or toppings of choice.
- Set oven to broil
- Place pizza into the broiler for 2-5 minutes, or until desired doneness is reached