As a food blogger there are times that you get really excited about writing a post because you know you’ve outdone yourself and come up with something awesome. This is one of those times! After the dismal failure of the flax crackers
earlier this week I was down, but not out. I knew that the low carb cracker recipe could work, but it needed some tweaking. Meanwhile I’ve been thinking about how I could adapt it to make recipes for low carb bread, pizza dough, pie crust etc., and have literally lain awake at night mulling over different ideas. Today my son had his first one-on-one play date here at our house, and it went great. Awww, such a big boy now! I promised the kids pizza for dinner and had picked up some traditional dough and a variety of toppings. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try out my flax pizza crust recipe idea (since I am still eating low carb) so I got to work. It came out even better than I’d hoped! First of all, the recipe has only got three ingredients, and is completely (net) carb free since the flax’s only carbs are from fiber.
It’s made with whole ingredients that are actually good for you, which isn’t always the case with low carb store bought products which usually have all kinds of chemicals and fillers in them to make them taste and feel authentic. Not this recipe! Loaded with fiber and healthy fats, whether you are low carb, gluten free, or just want more Omega 3′s in your diet, this pizza recipe is for you. AND it tastes really great! I’m so excited about this! Could you tell? Seriously, it’s all I can do not to write this post IN ALL CAPS! Wow that would be really annoying to read. But funny. For me anyway. But I wouldn’t do that to you. I’ll just stick to overusing explanation marks instead!!!!! Ok you’re thinking, it tastes good, it’s healthy, but can it really hold up to a saucy, cheesy, topping overload without getting soggy in the middle so that you can’t pick it up but have to eat it with a fork? I submit to you exhibit A below. It gets crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside like any good pizza dough should! And with a nice stiffness to the finished product, there is no need to skimp on the toppings with this dough–it will hold up!!
For a low carber who is sick of either going without, or scraping the toppings off onto your plate and tossing the crust every time your family wants to order pizza, this is a dream come true! I ate this tonight while everyone else ate the doughy, anemic looking white flour pizza and I thought they
were the ones missing out! It’s that good people! I can’t wait for you to try it! And report back! Oh yeah did I mention it was super easy to make? No rising, proofing, rolling and all that jazz – just mix all the ingredients together and press onto a greased cookie sheet. Pre bake for a few minutes, then add your toppings and bake until bubbly and cooked through. Ridiculously easy.
1 cup flax meal (ground flax seeds)
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
Mix the flax meal and Parmesan (or Romano) cheese in a medium bowl. Add the eggs and stir until a dough is formed. It will be sticky, let it sit for about 5 minutes or so until it’s easier to work with. Wet your hands with water to help keep the dough from sticking to them and press onto greased cookie sheet about 1/3 inch thick in a circle. You should get about a 10 inch crust out of it – if it’s a lot smaller than that you are making it too thick. Bake in a preheated 350 degree (F) oven for 8 minutes. Remove. Add toppings. Bake for another 15 minutes at 350. Remove. Cool. Eat. Swoon.
I topped my low carb pizza with cooked sausage, sauteed mushrooms, cooked broccoli, red sauce and a mix of provolone and mozzarella cheeses. It. was. AWESOME!!!
This pizza easily serves two people as the flax crust is extremely dense and filling.
Approx. nutrition info per half pizza (crust only): 477 calories, 35g fat, .8g net carbs, 26g protein
UPDATE: I’ve since made a new pizza crust recipe that I think is better than this one, it uses less flax and is better tasting for it. So before you make this, check out my other Low Carb & Gluten Free Pizza Crust
and see if you might want to try that one instead!
For more great low carb recipes, check out my e-cookbook The Gluten Free Low Carber!