Flax Seed & Almond Meal Bread/Pizza Crust

Flaxseed_Almond Meal Pizza Crust (2)I love pizza. But because of the carbs in the crust, I have been looking for a low carb bread/pizza crust. So I adapted a recipe for Coconut Flax Bread found in “200 Low-Carb High-Fat Recipes” written by Dana Carpender. Because of the consistency, I did not get it really thin. So when it rose while baking, it got thicker than I wanted. I cut the crust into 6 pieces and then sliced them in half so I ended up with 12 pieces of crust for pizza. This makes each slice/piece approximately 10 grams of carbs. Even though it does not taste like the normal pizza crust, it has the flavoring of what you might recognize as wheat bread.

1 ½ c. almond flour/meal
¾ c. flax seed
1 Tbsp. xanthan or guar
1 tsp. truvia, if desired
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ c. water
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
3 large eggs.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want to make a loaf of bread, grease a standard-size loaf pan (4 ½ x 8 ½ inches). Since I was making a pizza crust, I placed parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

In your food processor with the S-blade, combine the dry ingredients until they form a ground meal.

Combine the water & vinegar and have standing by the food processor.

While food processor is running, add the eggs, one at a time, through the feed tube. Finally pour the water & vinegar mixture in through the feed tube and run for another 30 seconds.

Now scrape the batter  onto the parchment papered cookie sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until it sets & just starts to brown. If you make the loaf of bread, it will take approximately 1 hour & 15 minutes. Place the loaf or crust onto a wire rack to cool. After cooling, cut the crust into 6 even parts. Then slice each piece in half horizontally with a bread knife for the perfect slice of pizza crust.

Keto PizzaNow remember that when on a Ketogenic diet, you can have as much fat as you want with moderate protein and low carbs (under 20 a day is ideal). So with a low carb pizza crust you can put whatever you want on the top, which is what we did. It was delicious!

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