I generally don’t do gluten free flour mixes even though we avoid gluten. The pre-made mixes are too expensive (though I did snag some Pamela’s baking mix on recommendation while shopping recently), and mixing flours together myself takes too much organization. I’m also not interested in having to brush up on chemistry just to make a baked good stick together (hello xanthan gum, arrowroot, tapioca, guar gum)! I’m sure I’d get the hang of it, but when simple works…
And it *does* work! Especially with things as forgiving as pizza crust. Pizza is typically a go-to when I’m all out ideas for anything more inspiring. It’s sure to please! Going gluten free, or even grain free, hasn’t stopped us from enjoying pizza, or made it any more complicated! Below are our favorite – simple – pizza crust recipes.
Flax seed - We liked this with tomato sauce, veggies, & cheese (see example below)
Cauliflower - Can’t believe you’re eating cauliflower! Really good, but not as simple as others. (this was so long ago that I can’t find a photo)
Socca (Chickpea Flour) – Really good with toppings or on its own with a dip! We loved it with spinach artichoke dip! (see example below)
Coconut Flour Pizza Crust - This is our favorite, and the only one of all of these that I make regularly. I’ve made so many times that I really thought I’d be able to write up my own recipe with modifications, but when I made it again last night I realized that really, the original recipe is just so darn good that it doesn’t need changes. We love topping it with “traditional” pizza toppings, or things like hummus and black olives, onions, chicken, and tomatoes. A word of warning: DO NOT skip the parchment paper! You’ll regret it! We enjoy the recipe split it half as she suggests, and made into one thicker crust. You can see the difference below – the first photo uses half the recipe, the second uses the whole:
Did you see my coconut flour cookie recipe the other day? And did you know that I am currently hosting a giveaway for Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour? You could win enough flour for many many of these crusts! Enter before the 23rd!