The One about the Almond Flour Pizza

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My continued search for low carb, low fat, or low to no sugar meals continues…

This time….it’s Almond Flour Pizza!  Well, somewhat…couldn’t find actual almond flour (have to special order it online), but I did find almond meal/flour via Bob’s Red Mill.

I tried out a recipe which I modified slightly…

1 Cup Shredded low fat/low calorie Mozzarella Cheese
2 Cups of Almond Flour
4 Tablespoons Ground Golden Flaxseed
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
2 Large Eggs
4 Tablespoons of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Cup of Water

Mixed everything (except the mozzarella which I saved after the crust is baked).

Chopped up an onion, 3 bell peppers and used one small can of chopped tomatoes (as I prefer chunky), minced garlic, oregano and basil leaf crushed and put one small chicken breast sliced (which I cooked in a pan earlier). And caramelized the onions first, then the peppers and garlic. Then added the crushed tomatoes and spices afterward.

I preheated the oven to 350F and afterward, I let the crust bake for 20 minutes and made sure it was crispy.

Then I added the vegetables to top the crust and then put the mozzarella cheese and put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes until the cheese was thoroughly melted.

Just ate a slice, but it was good.

Unlike the cauliflower pizza, the almond flour/golden flaxseed flour added good crunch. It has almost a cookie like flavor because of the almonds, but not too sweet.

But it worked very well!

The only thing is that as most healthy foods go, expect to pay quite a bit for it.  The almond flour is $10 a pound, the Golden Flaxseed Meal is about $5.99 a pound.

But as others have told me, still cheaper than paying for medical bills down the road.  And I have to agree.

But it’s great to have another alternative to flour-based pizza or wheat-based pizza that is good for you!

Dennis A. Amith