Flax Pizza Tutorial: Low-Carb, Gluten-Free & Egg-Free

Shalom!

I have decided this is my favorite pizza crust for my Diabetic, Low-Carb, real Food diet. It is SOOO delectable that my hubby (non-low-carb) enjoys it as much as I do and I have to fight him for it. The crust is supple yet sturdy (holds up to toppings and cheese). The flavor is nutty but not overpowering. A perfect taste for me and a far cry from the bland pizza crusts I grew up on. Fight for taste!

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FLAX PIZZA CRUST (Low-Carb and Gluten-Free, see below for Egg-Free version)

Adapted by Vickilynn Haycraft
Serving Size : 8

  • 3/4 cup flax seed — = 1 1/2 cup meal (Organic, golden)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic — minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons water — or extra virgin olive oil

~Preheat oven to 450.

~Grind flax seed into fine meal. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

~Mix wet ingredients and whisk together to blend completely. Add wet ingredients to dry and whisk together until smooth.

~Let sit about 5 minutes to thicken, but do not let sit longer as mixture will thicken too much to spread easily.

~Oil a 15-inch pizza pan with olive oil / lecithin or place parchment paper over pan and lightly oil the parchment.

~Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown.

~Top and bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

I like to top mine with some Ranch dressing, roasted green beans and garlic, organic roasted chicken and organic mozzarella.

Per Serving (Crust only): 107 Calories; 7g Fat (58.3% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 80mg Cholesterol; 444mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Or try my preferred version, without eggs or oil:

FLAX PIZZA CRUSTS (EGG-FREE)

Adapted by Vickilynn Haycraft

Serving Size : 8

  • 3/4 cup flax seed — = 1 1/2 cup meal (Organic, golden)
  • 3 Tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder — or 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese — grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon stevia — optional
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons water

Follow directions above.

Per Serving (crust only): 105 Calories; 7g Fat (57.2% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 479mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES : Sprinkle with Parm cheese before baking.

Bake 15-18 minutes for large crust and 10 minutes for mini crusts.

About Vickilynn Haycraft

A student of health and nutrition for 30 years, Vickilynn Haycraft has over 25 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and now radio talk show host, as well as being full-time wife and mom to 5 children. Read Vickilynn's Product Reviews and Family Preparedness Articles at Examiner.com. She blogs at the Real Food Living Blog.