Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Banana Flour Pizza Crust (topped with Goat Cheese, Pesto & Arugula)

So this afternoon, I decided I wanted pizza for lunch, so I started experimenting in the kitchen. I've bought frozen gluten-free pizza at the supermarket in the past, but I've never really loved the taste and texture of the crust. The crust was either too hard like a cracker, or too dry. Well, today I made the BEST gluten-free pizza crust ever!! Trust me, it is seriously amazing!! The ingredient that makes it so perfect in texture and taste is banana flour!!!!

Another plus to this pizza crust I made is that it is not only gluten free, but also grain free and dairy free! Many gluten free pizza crusts contain corn and rice flour. I topped my pizza with goat cheese, pesto and arugula, but you can make this completely dairy free by not using the goat cheese!

Banana Flour Pizza Crust (topped with Goat Cheese, Pesto & Arugula) 

Crust Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup banana flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, whisked 
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup lemon pesto
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 ounces raw cheese
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Place pizza stone in oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

Whisk together tapioca flour, banana flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, olive oil and coconut milk.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine until everything is combined and smooth. The dough will be like pancake batter, but don't worry, it will turn out amazing!

Pour dough onto parchment lined pizza stone, smooth out into a 10 inch circle and bake for about 12 minutes. After 12 minutes it will be fluffy and ready to top ingredients!

Spread on lemon pesto, then sprinkle on raw cheese, then add arugula towards the center of the pizza, and then sprinkle on goat cheese crumbles. Season with salt and fresh pepper. Place back in oven for about 8 minutes until cheese is melted!

Enjoy this delicious pizza!!


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