There are many reasons to make your own pizza crust! It is quick and easy. It's actually a lot of fun. You can also add in flavors that you love so it can be customized to your tastes. Plus you know exactly what is going into your dinner.
A lot of people we know (including us) try to avoid grains when we can but that can leave us feeling deprived. Who wants to go through life without pizza? Not us, so we thought about using cassava flour as the base for pizza crust and let me tell you - the results are delicious! You may remember we used cassava flour to make delicious gluten and grain-free tortillas, you can read all about the benefits of cassava flour and get that recipe HERE.
We think this pizza crust is perfect for a casual Valentine's Day dinner with your sweetie or make it the day before and invite your girlfriends over for Galentine's Day (yep, it's really a thing) - whenever you decide to make this pizza crust, trust us, you will be glad you did!
Serving size: 2 single size pizza crusts
3/4 cup Casava Flour
1/4 cup arrowroot flour
1 T coconut flour
1 T coconut sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried basil*
1/2 tsp. dried and minced rosemary*
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (we used Himalayan Salt but any will do)
1/4 cup ghee (soften grass-fed butter will work too)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (any dairy-free milk will work)
1 T flax seed ground
freshly cracked pepper to taste
(*feel free to play around with the dried herbs to suit your taste)
Topping: you can use whatever you like, we topped one pizza with tomato sauce, roasted vegetables, mozzarella cheese, and dolloped with sun-dried tomato pesto. The other we first topped with ricotta (about 1/4 cup) and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and baked for 5-7 minutes. Then once out of the oven we topped it with arugula and parmesan cheese, squeezed lemon juice over it and drizzled some olive oil.
1.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Like a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2.) Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. At some point, you will need to get in there with your hands and knead the dough until all the flour is mixed in.
3.) Split the dough in half and cover one piece while you are rolling out the other.
4.) Between two pieces of parchment paper, roll out the dough until it is thin. If you like a thicker crust, you will just need to bake it longer. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat with the other piece of dough.
5.) Bake your crust for 10-12 minutes then flip the pizza crust and bake fore an additional 10-12 minutes. This can vary depending on how thick or thin you roll your crust.
6.) Remove the crust from the oven and top however you like. (Get creative - this is a great time to sneak veggies in!). Top with cheese of choice and bake for another 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted. Let it cool for a few minutes, slice and enjoy!