Yay! Finally I discovered a healthy and protein packed pizza base. I have been trying a lot of various healthy pizza base that should be easy and quick and mom friendly 🙂 . I have been tossing a lot of pizza in the trash in the past few weeks due to my failed experiments. But this time I made it. Yeast free, egg free and dairy free pizza base. My family loved it and I can confidently say it’s a must try recipe because my daughter ate the base which she normally avoids.
It’s a ritual in my house to order pizza on every Friday evening and I always worry about the empty calories consumption. The amount of unhealthy white carbs that goes into our tummy and coverts into stored fats. This adds up to my guilty indulgence which adds some pounds on the weighing scale. I have been trying to create a vegan pizza base with lots of nutrition and with the combination of whole grains, protein, good carbs and which should also be a complete meal. Hence, I decided to combine oatmeal and almond meal with variety of herbs and Oatmeal Almond Pizza Crust was created.
Now no more ordering pizza and no more consuming unhealthy hidden ingredients. No more consumption of white carbs and unlimited fats. This Oatmeal Almond Pizza Crust can be served at short notice and it’s a 15 minutes deal. I have discovered a new form of adding oatmeal to my family’s diet and they do not even realize what they eat. All they know is that they are eating Pizza and they can’t stop doing NOM! NOM! NOM! 🙂 .
Preheat the oven at 370 degree Fahrenheit. Prepare a 10 ½ inch cast iron skillet.
In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon. Add oil to it and massage the flours with hands.
Gradually add water and knead it gently to form a dough. Too much kneading not required. As soon as the dough starts forming and all the ingredients starts sticking that’s the point to stop.
Place the flattened dough in the skillet, put it in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes or until done. The base would be soft at this point.
Spread your favorite toppings and put it again in the oven to bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese melts properly.
Take it out from the oven and let it cool for few minutes and cut into desired slices and serve. ( Make sure to cool a little before slicing the pizza or else it will break).
Note: If using any other metallic pan, then after rolling when you put the flattened dough on the pan you can spread it a little by pressing with your fingers gently. Don’t over do it. The dough may start to break.
This pizza recipe yields 6 slices and is quite filling and is as good as medium size pizza.
In this pizza I used the toppings that my family likes: marinara sauce, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, black olives and lots of mozzarella cheese. Feel free to top your pizza with any of your favorite toppings.
You can also make your own oatmeal flour by grinding the dry rolled oats in the food processor until a flour texture is formed.