Have you ever heard of low-carb pizza? I’m sure you do. I mean, that kind of pizza that doesn’t contain wheat, rye flour, or any similar grain at all. But instead, it has almond flour. I have tried various variants of low-carb pizza over time, but I think I liked this one with almond flour the most.
Over time, I’ve seen many low-carb pizza recipes, but most contained a large amount of almond flour. But as I like mozzarella, I decided to put less almond flour and add this kind of cheese. I don’t know how you are, but every time I see a picture of melted mozzarella stretching, I get starving, not just lust.
Pizza is the best example of a delicious dish, considered unhealthy but prepared in a healthy style. It is a flatbread, usually round, covered with tomato sauce and cheese, plus other optional toppings, baked. Pizza dough typically contains many simple carbohydrates from white flour.
Why Almond Flour?
For a good pizza, you need very few ingredients but quality. For an excellent low-carb pizza, you need a crust that brings you as close as possible to the classic version if you are a pizza lover.
One might think that the solution would be to use wholemeal flour, but it would still contain a lot of carbohydrates. The healthy alternative to the classic pizza is low-carb pizza, whose top is made of almond flour. As it does not contain classic flour, the whole top is made of almond flour, psyllium bran, mozzarella, and egg. It tastes delicious and is a much healthier option.
If you think you don’t have time to prepare pizza dough at home, you should know that it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare a pizza top with almond flour.
So let’s see how we can make a pizza at home, not only healthy and tasty but also low-carb.
Nutritional Information (without toppings):
- Serving Size: Half of Flatbread
- Calories: 260
- Carbohydrate: 11 g
- Sugar: 1 g
- Total Fat: 19 g
- Protein: 13 g
- Fiber: 7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 103 mg Potassium: 17 mg
Almond Flour Pizza Base
- a medium mixing bowl
- a pizza tray
- parchment paper
- 1/2 cup of almond flour
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
- 2 teaspoons psyllium husk
- 1 medium egg
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil
- a pinch of sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C) and prepare a round pizza tray with parchment paper.
- In order to mix the mozzarella well with the rest of the ingredients, put mozzarella in a medium bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds.
- Add in almond flour, psyllium bran, egg, and spices. Mix well until a uniform dough results and form a ball out of it.
- Spread the dough by hand onto the prepared pizza tray.
- Place it in the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
- After 10-12 minutes, remove the tray and turn the dough on the other side. Put it in the oven for another 2-3 minutes.
- Put your desired toppings on top of the pizza and bake for another 3-4 minutes.
- Serve while still hot!
You have already noticed that there is no need to ferment, like the normal one, so only extra points for it!