Sweet Potato Pizza Base
Pizza!!! What can I say...apart from it being a glutenous celiacs nightmare I mean really its nothing special....bread..sauce and toppings..k..JKS...we all crave it!! So this is my spin on a healthy alternative.
Growing up in a family owned restaurant where the wood fired oven pizzas were worthy of a 2 hour drive it was a big part of my life but of course once turning gluten free all activity in the kitchen for me was ceased and it wasn't until 6 years later I have finally created/found a pizza worthy of my family speciality equivalent.
With a few tweaks here and there I have made it into a simple gluten free and optional vegan (*see notes below) recipe that I LOOOVE!
I'm not a big fan of super greasy pizza and for me this is a way to eat lots of vegetables but in a fun fresh alternative. Also if you have children its the perfect opportunity to get them involved and sneakily eating vegetables too...
*If you would like to make it vegan use as the egg substitute a homemade chia or flaxseed egg, which can be made by simply stirring together freshly ground seeds and water to make a gluey mix. Usually 1-1.5tbs of seeds to 3 tbs of water.
Feel free to get CRAY on adding you own choice of herbs and spices into the dough, I usually use a herb mix, or oregano and rosemary and with spices I L O V E turmeric so always add that and then smoked paprika, cumin and chilli. Other favourite additions i love....Wholegrain mustard seeds, nutritional yeast, fresh chilli.
Im not claiming it tastes exactly like a traditional pizza does because it definitely definitely does not! However I do think its a taste explosion that takes a simple boring dough into a wholesome healthy vegetable base bed for you to then put other yummy veggie toppings on TOP...(basically this pizza is a vegetable baked then topped with other vegetables)....BUT IN A GREAT WAY!
Just trust me and try. x
Sweet Potato Pizza Base
Simple delicious healthy gluten free pizza base
- 1 Medium Sweet Potato preferably the golden type (cut into small cubes)
- 1.5 cups of Almond meal
- 1/2 Arrowroot flour (or any gf flour of choice)
- 1 Egg (whisked)
- 3 Tbs Psyllium Husk
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Mixed Dried herbs
- 1 Tbs Nutritional Yeast
- Sprinkle Cayenne Pepper
- Sprinkle Himalayan Salt and cracked pepper
- Pre-heat oven on bake at 180 degrees
- In a saucepan add sweet potato and boil till soft. Drain and allow to cool.
- In a food processor add the sweet potato and all herbs and spices, blend till completely combined.
- Through the shoot add the whisked egg while blending. Then slowly add the flour, baking powder and psyllium and continue to blend.
- Add more flour if the mixture seems too wet and then blend till a dough like ball.
- Once dough has formed, take out of food processor and into a bowl, cover with extra flour and knead the dough.
- Once a stable consistency is met roll the dough out on dusted baking paper to the required length, the base should be approx. 2mm thick.
- Place base onto a baking tray or pizza tray and bake for 15 minutes or until almost crispy and golden.
- Take out of oven and begin adding your toppings then bake for a further 15minutes.