Friday, January 31, 2014

Protein Pizza Crust

I love pizza. I mean, really, who doesn't? However pizza doesn't have enough protein for me to eat it not too mention all the fat makes me sick to my stomach. Well, here's a pizza crust that can hold up to the weight of toppings, is kind of close to actual crust in texture, and you don't have to trick anyone to eat it because it was made from cauliflower (which I've done on multiple occasions).

Protein Pizza Crust

3 TBS finely ground almond flour
1 scoop unflavored protein powder (about 29 grams)
1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 egg (beaten)
2 TBS light sour cream
**1 TBS water 
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

     ** I like my crust thin. If you want a thicker crust decrease the amount of water to a teaspoon. 

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (With a pizza stone in the oven or baking sheet of some sort -- I used a stone.)
2.) Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together well (mixture will be the consistency of thin cake batter).
3.) Pour batter onto parchment paper and spread out in a thin circle.
4.) Place parchment paper (with batter) on stone or baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes. 
5.) Remove from oven and flip over.
6.) Load up pizza crust with your favorite toppings (I did barbecue sauce, cheese, chicken, and green onion) and put back in the oven until toppings are all hot and melty. About 2 - 5 minutes
7.) Let sit for 2 minutes, cut, and enjoy guilt-free pizza!

Nutritional Info per Serving (crust only -- makes 4 servings)
Calories: 88
Protein: 10
Fat: 5
Carbs: 2
Sugar: 1

So good, you need to see it again!


Lyndsay Thomson said...

Hi, I noticed you have used almond flour, could you also use all purpose flour? Love the website btw!

Veronica Malocha said...

Have you ever tried replacing Sour Cream with Greek Yogurt? Does it work? Thanks!