Gluten free, grain free.
Do you miss pizza? Here’s my best ever Paleo Pizza base!
For two years I have searched for a great pizza alternative – and this is it! Even my gluten-loving husband admitted it was awesome. So while my kids ran under the sprinklers on a lovely hot afternoon, I made up this quick pizza dough. When they came inside they each got a pizza base to decorate.
This recipe will make two large pizza bases and feed 4 people. (I doubled it and made four pizzas so I didn’t have to cook the following night.) Best of all – it’s not full of preservatives like store bought gluten-free bases (which taste terrible) – and it’s got wholesome ingredients. Plus it was super fast to make.
I’m so happy I found this recipe because our family treat was occasionally ordering gluten-free pizza from the local pizza place. But at $70 a pop to feed our family of 5 – it was expensive and yes – full of really unhealthy additives and ingredients.
And while almond meal can be a bit expensive – its really cheap if you make your own. I just grind up whole almonds in my blender into an almond flour. This means my almond meal in this recipe cost about $6. (Just check if your blender can handle nuts.)
Best Ever Paleo Pizza Base
- 2.5 cups almond meal
- 1/2 cup arrowroot flour easily found in health food shops
- 3 free-range eggs
- 1/2 cup natural yoghurt or almond milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- Line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Mix dough well and spread out onto trays with a spatula. Make the base as thick or thin as you normally like pizza to be.
- Place in oven at 180C for 5 -10 minutes until base is cooked through and slightly brown.
- Take out the bases and let them cool.
- Turn oven up to 240C.
- Top bases with a store-bought organic pasta sauce (to avoid any nasty numbers in conventional tomato paste) and any ingredients you like.
- Return to oven for 10 minutes until golden.