Pizza is one food I have always been addicted to, but after my diagnoses of severe gluten and casein intolerances, I thought my pizza days were over.
Sure there are some great options in grocers’ freezer sections, but since some of those had given me a bit of trouble, I foolishly surrendered to a pizza-free life. It actually took nearly a year after going gluten and casein free before I even attempted to make my own pizza. But since I did, I have not stopped!
For a large group I like to use Namaste’s gluten-free pizza crust mix, but when it’s just Taylor and I, I like to mix it up a bit more. This recipe is based on some low-carb diet recipes I found on the web, and changed up to suit our taste buds. And since the almond “flour” lends a bit of a sweetness to the dish, I decided to go carmelized all the way, adding in walnuts, onions and chicken.
Gluten-Free Almond Crust Pizza Recipe
9 oz. ground (raw) almonds (I use a coffee grinder, a food processor is preferable)
2 TB olive oil
1 TB rice milk
½ tea. Baking soda
1 tea apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350.
Beat eggs with olive oil, cider vinegar and rice milk.
Add in almond meal and baking soda.
Line 9×9” square baking pan with parchment paper (essential, or it will stick!).
Bake for 15 minutes.
While baking, prepare any or all of the toppings below:
Halve the onion and slice each half in thin slivers. Cook on med-high on the stove with just enough olive oil to prevent sticking. Add in about 1 tsp. of honey. Remove once cooked to your liking.
Cut one raw chicken breast into small bite sized pieces, cook in the same skillet after the onions have been removed. Stir fry with only enough olive oil to prevent sticking. Remove and season with salt and 1 tsp. honey.
Cook whole walnuts in the same skillet on low for a few minutes until toasted. Add in 1 tsp. honey.
Sweetened Pizza Sauce
Take one can of gluten-free tomato sauce, add in about ¼ tea. Oregano, Thyme, Brown Sugar, Ground Black Pepper and Salt. Mix.
For this pizza, once the crust is ready, we slice our piece, add our toppings then eat. You can place it in the oven for under 5 minutes on Broil to melt any cheese or toppings, but with the nuts, chicken and onions you will want to watch that they do not char or dry out.