Coconut Flour Pizza Crust: Pizza Night is Back!
Don’t settle for bad pizza because you’re following a gluten-free diet. Make our coconut flour pizza crust & enjoy the saucy, cheesy, crispy pie you’re craving.
Everyone who follows a gluten-free diet knows one of the biggest sacrifices to their lifestyle is a truly tasty pizza. Gluten-free crusts can be crumbly tough and dry—barely better than the board they’re rolled out on. You may not have tried a coconut flour pizza crust because the natural sweetness of coconut flour seems like it wouldn’t pair well with a savory pizza. While coconut flour does work well in all types of cakes and desserts, its use isn’t limited to baking. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the depth of flavor and great texture achieved by using coconut flour in savory dishes too.
Lovers of cheese, tomatoes and bread have been searching for the perfect pizza since the first pie was pulled from a wood-fired oven in Naples, Italy. Now it may be true that nothing can beat an authentic thin-crust pizza cooked in the traditional way, however, you can satisfy those saucy cravings and stay on track with your health goals. For this recipe, we’ve relied on two methods typically used by the best pie makers. The first trick is to use high heat to cook the crust, and the second is not overloading the toppings. A crispy thin crust can’t support too many hearty ingredients. For this recipe, keep your topping selection simple. Don’t forget, originally pizza was nothing more than cheese, bread, and tomatoes. And it was delicious! Sometimes, less really is more.
- 4 large eggs
- ¼ cup plain unsweetened Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 large clove garlic finely minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt and salt.
- Add coconut flour and stir until the batter is smooth without lumps.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients. Incorporate all the seasonings into the batter.
- Line two 8-inch pizza pans with parchment paper, and pour about ½ the batter into each pan. Spread the mixture out evenly with an offset or rubber spatula. The crust will be very thin, that’s what makes it crispy.
- Bake the crust in a preheated 400-degree oven on center rack for 10 minutes, and remove the pans from the oven. Turn the oven to broil.
- Add sauce and toppings, but remember not to overload the crust because this is a thin-style pizza. Do not use raw meats or vegetables that have a long cooking time. Alternately, you could saute long-cooking ingredients ahead of time and add them to the pizza for warming. Place the pizza on the middle rack. Broil for approximately 8 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and toppings are hot.
- Remove from oven and enjoy!