UPDATE: My son liked the toppings, he was just okay with the crust. He ate about half the crust then ate the toppings off the rest.
My first Paleo Pizza.
I told you I was going to make a Paleo Pizza this week. The recipe for this one included the Coconut Flour and the Almond Meal I purchased a couple of days ago. I wrote a post about shopping for supplies Paleo/Primal/Low Carb Eating. Is it Expensive??
The recipe that I chose for this experiment was from a blog Paleo Diet Lifestyle. I may a few changes in the toppings and I just made half the recipe. I wanted to fix it in my toaster oven and use the pan that goes into the toaster oven. I didn't want to heat up the kitchen.
I started with the dry ingredients. Then I added the liquids and the eggs. I used a whisk to mix the ingredients. The mixture is pretty thin.
I baked the crust for about 20 minutes. I think I left it in just a little too long. It smelled terrible when it was baking. I guess the smell lingered because when my husband came home he asked what smelled so bad.
I took the crust out of the oven and started putting on the toppings.
Instead of pesto or tomato sauce, I chose to use pizza sauce because it had no added sugar. Use the amount of sauce that you want. Then I added the artichoke hearts. I cut them up and spread them around the pizza. Instead of sun dried tomatoes I used fresh cherry tomatoes from my garden. I sliced them and spread them around the pizza.
I used canned organic mushrooms instead of fresh mushrooms. I put on enough to cover the pizza. Last, I cut up uncured ham and added it to the top.
I put the pizza back into the oven for 10 minutes to cook the toppings on the pizza. If you eat cheese, you can add cheese to the topping.
If you would like different toppings add those. Make the pizza to your own taste. If you are trying to stay true Paleo make sure your ingredients are Paleo.
Okay, now how did I like it? Well, the crust was a little sweet for me. I haven't been eating anything with sugar for a while and the crust tasted sweet. I guess it is the coconut flour. I only used 1/4 cup for the entire crust so I'm not sure why. The crust tasted fine other than the sweet taste.
The crust did hold together as well as, if not better, than regular pizza crust. I ate some of the crust, but I actually ate the toppings off of the rest of it. The toppings were delicious.
So, for me, I think I will look for another type of crust. I haven't gotten anyone else to try it yet. My husband won't eat the artichokes, mushrooms, or tomatoes. I am hoping to get my son to try some. I think he would like it. So, that was my first attempt at making a Paleo Pizza.