11 Jun Naturally Low-Carb Pizza
I recently discovered Simple Mill’s Naturally Gluten Free Almond Flour Pizza Dough Mix and honestly…I’m psyched! It’s so delicious and made of all almond flour and cauliflower. Plus it’s ridiculously easy to make. Just stir the contents with a touch of apple cider vinegar, water and olive oil, shape into crusts, layer with your favorite toppings and bake!
You can find Simple Mills online or at Whole Foods in the baking aisle. My taste testers said they like this better than traditional pizza…seriously. One box makes two 8″ pizzas. I made one traditional sauce and cheese pizza with fresh torn basil and one white pizza with sliced tomatoes and basil. If you love pizza (doesn’t everyone?!) and looking for a way to enjoy it without spiking your blood sugar (read: help prevent weight gain and bloating), definitely give this amazing recipe a try! If you’re feeding a hungry family or crowd, double or triple the recipe below. Love it? Let me know in the comments and share it via the social media links below.
Naturally Low-Carb Pizza
Makes about 4 servings (1/2 of an 8″ pizza each)
- 1 package Simple Mills Naturally Gluten Free Almond Flour Pizza Dough Mix
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons or more of water
- All natural cooking spray
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced or grated on a microplane
- 1 cup of all natural tomato sauce (look for tomatoes, not paste or puree, as the first ingredient) OR 1 ripe tomato sliced (if you’re making a white pizza, top with sliced tomatoes and skip the sauce.)
- 1 and 1/2 cups grated real mozzarella cheese
- fresh basil leaves for garnish
- sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In the meantime, make the Simple Mills Naturally Gluten Free Almond Flour Pizza Dough according to the package directions, EXCEPT use 2 tablespoons of water to start instead of 6. Add one tablespoon of additional water as needed to form a dough. Side note: I originally used the full 6 tablespoons of water according to the package directions but the dough was too wet and I had to add a couple tablespoons of almond flour.
- Spray a large sheet pan with all natural cooking spray. Divide dough into equal portions, roll into balls and shape into 8 inch round pizza crusts with raised edges on top of the sheet pan.
- Bake pizza crusts for 5 minutes. Remove the pizza crusts from the oven and rub minced garlic over the crusts. If making a traditional pizza, spread tomato sauce over crusts. Top with cheese. If making a white pizza, sprinkle cheese on top of crusts and layer with fresh tomato slices. Season tomato slices with a touch of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper.
- Bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes. If desired, broil on high for one minute to lightly brown the cheese. Top with fresh torn basil and season with salt and pepper if desired. Enjoy!
SO, WHAT’S THE NUTRITION BALANCE?
This recipe is made of protein, fat and carbs and is a balanced meal. It’s a little low in protein, so feel free to add shrimp or chicken on top for added protein.