Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saturday Eats - Gluten Free Low Carb Piza

Abby can't have grains - and I'm gluten sensitive as well. Plus I'm watching my carbs to drop the few pounds I gained at the beginning of the holiday season. But after I baked her up some of her pizza flavored dog safe biscuits, I had a serious craving for pizza. Solution?

Gluten Free Low Carb Pizza!~

Start to on the table in less than 45 minutes including cooking time. It's Paleo and Keto friendly and has almost half the calories of frozen pizza and 1/4 of the sodium and carbs.  The crust is slightly crunchy on the outside and has a nice crumb - it's not a duplicate for pizza dough made with yeast but it was SO easy (the dough took 5 minutes to prepare) and tasty.  My husband, who said he was going to have a sandwich, ended up trying a bite and then going for the full-on pizza lunch.

In a medium bowl mix:

2 cups superfine almond flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)  This makes a way better pizza crust than the more coursely ground almond flour/meal)
1 large egg 
2 tablespoons melted Ghee (clarified butter) or regular butter or coconut oil
2 pinches salt (I used a low sodium salt)

Form into a ball and place between two sheets of parchment paper.  Use your hands to flatten into a round.  I like a thicker crust so mine was about 1/3 of an inch - you can make it thinner if you like~

Do NOT try and use a pastry board for this dough - it sticks badly
Pastry Cloth - FAIL!
Use the parchment paper to transfer the pizza crust round to a pizza pan and prick the surface with a fork to make small holes so bubbles don't form as it bakes. Bake in a 350 F. preheated oven 15-20 minutes (Edges should just be turning golden brown)  If using a thinner dough bake for 12-15 minutes.

While it bakes:
In a small microwave-safe bowl mix 1/2 of a 15-ounce can sodium-free tomato sauce with:
1 toothpick swirl Young Living Vitality Thyme Essential Oil (or 1/4 tsp dried herb)
1 toothpick swirl Young Living Vitality Oregano (or 1/4 tsp dried herb)
1 toothpick swirl Young Living Vitality Rosemary (or 1/4 tsp. dried herb)
1 tsp. chopped garlic (optional)
Heat in microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds to warm just before crust comes out of the oven.

Measure out 1 cup of Italian Cheese blend.

When baking time is up for the pizza, spread sauce on the crust top with cheese and bake an additional 10-12 minutes (Edges should be golden brown but not dark and cheese is melted.)

Cool three-four minutes, cut into 8 slices and then serve.  Almonds are hard for doggies to digest and may cause stomach upset so ignore the big sad eyes and give them a pizza flavored biscuit instead (recipe in the comments)

Per Slice:  220 Calories
                     12 Grams Protein
                   100 mg. Sodium
                       9 net Carbs
                       2 and 1/2 grams Saturated Fat

        Yay! I didn't get pizza as almonds aren't good for my stomach and garlic is toxic but Dad gave me one of Mom's cheese and pizza flavored homemade dog biscuits!


  1. Pizza Dog Treats.
    1 cup of oat flour (or whole wheat if your dog isn't grain sensitive)
    1/3 cup of white flour (if your dog can't do grains add more oat or chickpea flour)
    3 and 1/2 tablespoons sodium free beef stock or water
    1 small handful of basil
    1 small handful of sundried tomatoes
    four ounces mozzarella

    Preheat the oven to 375°F

    Place the flours in a bowl. Add the chopped basil, mozzarella and sundried tomatoes after chopping them into fine pieces.

    Add liquid and mix it all together. The dough should be fairly dry but still hold together. If the dough is too dry, add additional water one tablespoon at a time. If the dough is too wet, add additional flour one tablespoon at a time.

    Roll the dough to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick with a rolling rolling pin. Use your favorite dog themed cookie cutter to make individual treats (look for something around 2 1/2 to 3 inches wide).

    Bake until golden brown around the edge, around 15-20 minutes.

    Turn the oven OFF and let treats stay in the oven for 10 minutes, then remove and cool

    Store them in an airtight container.

  2. Can you put the crust on a cookie sheet instead of a pizza pan? Ma wants to make this cause it sounds FABulous and is low in calories and because her hinnie is getting as big as Alaska....shhhh...don't tells her I told you that ☺
    Ruby ♥

    1. Yes! Any type pan would work and as it's only 8-10 inches it would fit a cookie sheet. I did spray the sheet with Pam, and trust me on using the parchment papers, any attempt to roll it out on other surfaces was a disaster. It's really filling - I had just one piece for lunch with a salad and I was full until dinner.


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