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Pizza- GAPS Approved

posted Sep 9, 2014, 10:51 AM by Nanci Knox   [ updated Feb 16, 2015, 8:10 AM ]

Who says you can't have healthy pizza? 

 Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
3 pastured egg yolks
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1 cup coconut milk/organic whole milk
1 tsp onion powder

 *Choose your own, but here are some ideas.
1) Cheese and black olives
2) Organic pepperoni (nitrate free)
3) Crumbled sausage, roasted green pepper & mushrooms
4) Greek olives, spinach, caramelized onions & feta cheese
5) Sun dried tomato, basil, raw goat milk cheese
6) Pesto sauce, fresh tomatoes and raw milk cheese
7) Pizza sauce and cashew cheese
8) Butter, Garlic Powder & 3 Garlic Cloves

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Mix all of the coconut flour pizza ingredients (not toppings) in a bowl with a whisk until no clumps are visible. Let the batter sit for a few minutes to allow absorption among the coconut flour. It will make a spreadable pastry dough.
3. Drizzle oil over the top of parchment paper on a 15x10" cookie sheet (or 2, 9" pans) and then spread mixture on pan (you choose the thickness, for a crunchier crust make it thinner). I used a spatula for this.
4. Bake at 375 for 25-30 min until golden brown on bottom. You can bake it a little longer to make it crunchier.
5. Prep all your toppings, sauté the onions, cut up the olives, cook the sausage, crumble or shred the cheese, make your sauce, etc.
   **For garlic pizza we used about 1-2 tablespoons of butter and put in a saucepan with minced garlic, about 3 cloves (freshly minced with the bullet) and allowed to simmer on med-low for about 6 minutes. Then spread this over the cooled crust, topped with mozzarella cheese (about 3/4 cup) and sprinkled garlic powder over it.

**Sauce recipe: I use a simple recipe of garlic, "boxed" diced tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, and sea salt. Mix ingredients in sauce pan (its better to use a pyrex or ceramic when cooking acidic foods), smash everything with a potato masher, bring to boil and let simmer for a few hours to infuse the flavors. It should be thick so it doesn't make the pizza soggy. 

6. Slide the parchment paper out from underneath or if you are feeling brave flip it which is easier with the smaller crusts. I do this by flipping it onto another cookie sheet.
7. Spread sauce on pizza crust, put cheese and topping on. 
8. Bake for another 10 min and you can broil for two minutes to get a nice golden brown look to your gooey cheese and toppings. It was helpful to broil when I had on a lot of topping and I wanted it to cook the faster only on the top. 
9. If you want to double the recipe, bake it like normal, let the crusts cool and then freeze it!
10.  Slice and pull apart gooey cheese and eat.

See more about this recipe and the incredible GAPS blog, my gutsy byclicking here.