This pizza is a fantastic option to reduce your carbohydrate intake for the day. Although this pizza recipe is low carb, the ground almonds are energy-dense, which also makes the pizza quite rich. So, we recommend bulking this recipe out by serving it with a large side salad! We’ve had feedback that this base can taste a little sweeter than what you’d normally expect from a pizza base, so we’ve added a good dose of herbs and spices to counterbalance the sweeter flavours from the almonds.
Recipe: Almond flour pizza
Prep and cooking time: 25mins
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 230g ground almonds
- 2 tbsp wholemeal flour
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1.5 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2 large Eggs
- 1.5-2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
- 2 portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
- ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small handful fresh basil leaves
- 125g mozzarella, thinly sliced
- 100g cheddar cheese, grated
- Preheat the oven to 200°C or 180°C fan.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the ground almonds, wholemeal flour, coconut oil, herbs and spices, a pinch of salt and pepper, and the eggs until well combined.
- Break dough into halves, or if you have a large baking tray you can make 1 supersize pizza. Press the dough ball out onto the baking paper with your palms and fingertips, working slowly to press the dough out until roughly 1cm thick.
- Bake for 10-12 mins until lightly golden, take out of the oven once golden and set aside.
- Prepare the vegetables while the pizza dough is baking.
- Once the pizza has par-baked, cover with tomato paste, peppers, mushrooms, red onion, basil, mozzarella and cheddar.
- Reduce heat to 180°C or 160°C fan and cook for 15mins, or until cheese is melted and golden on top.
- Serve with a large side salad.