I have seen a number of recipes for coconut flour pizza bases and tried a few but they have never really worked. The natural sweetness of the coconut flour can be a problem with savoury dishes.
I have played with a few recipes and this one works really well. The original versions were mini-pizzas but the last few I have been able to make full dinner plate size pizzas.
The best thing is that they are incredibly filling. This is a recipe I made for my children and when I made one for myself I was only able to eat about half of it.
It's one of the great things about cooking with coconut products. They fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied. You are rarely ever tempted to overeat.
Preparation was pretty much prepare as you cook. Making the batter for the pizza base is about 5 mintues and before you start the cooking another 5 finutes is all that is required to prepare the toppings.
The ingredients for the pizza base make two 8 or 9 inch thin crust pizzas:
For the topping you can add whatever you like but we added:
Set the oven to about 200 degrees.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl with the yogurt and Himalayan salt
Add the coconut flour and whisk until it is very smooth with no lumps. This might take a few minutes as it will take a little while for the coconut flour to absorb all the moisture.
Add the onion powder. oregano, basil, garlic and parmesan cheese and whisk until evenly distributed.
Line 2 pizza pans with cooking paper. Or carry out in two steps if you only have 1 pan.
Pour about half the batter into the middle of the paper lined pan. If you have made the batter the right consistency you will be able to move and shake the pan so that the pizza base spreads out in a circle without having to touch it.
If it is the right consistency you can end up with a very thin pizza base that is almost 12 inches in diameter.
If it was too thick to spread by this method simply use a spatula or simalar and push the batter out from the centre.
Place the pizza bases in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the pans from the oven.
Add your pizza sauce, cheese and toppings. Place back in the oven and cook for another 8 minutes or until golden brown at the edges.
I found the best way to serve and cut was to slide the pizza and cooking paper onto a plate and use a spatula to partially lift the pizza and slide the cooking paper out. Cut the pizza directly on the plate you are going to use to serve.
This pizza tasted fantastic. Even my fussy teenagers who get sick of everything being made of coconut didn't pick this one as having any coconut.
The other thing is that it is much more filling than a pizza with a wheat crust. I ate half mine, which is not a lot of food, and I was full.
Sunday lunch leftovers! Enjoy!
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