If you’re like me and you had heard about cauliflower pizza crusts you probably thought, yeah right. But sometimes necessity creates a situation where you will try new and different things. I needed a yeast and sugar free pizza crust for my son Brad, who is on a Candida diet. I also liked the fact that this is grain free. That means it will work for a Paleo and Primal diet.
I found Carlalyn’s recipe for Cauliflower Pizza on Gluten Free Happy Tummy. So I thought I would give it a try and at the same time participate in the Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger event. Kate from Eat Recycle Repeat is hosting this event this month.
So I started with Carlalyn’s recipe but I changed it up to suit our families tastes.
Here is what I changed:
I added in a large whole egg, bumped up the almond flour to 1/3 cup, added in 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of toasted onion powder and 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasonings.
I pre-baked the crust and then for the toppings we had a little tomato sauce, shredded spinach and some chicken and turkey roasted red pepper sausage that had no sugar. Also no cheese of any kind. Not even Daiya since that is not part of the candida diet.
When the crust was brown, I pulled the pizza out of the oven and cut it up into slices. I didn’t tell Brad anything, just asked him to give it a try since it didn’t have any cheese. I didn’t say a word about the cauliflower.
I can’t tell you how excited I am. I’m not sure we’ll go back to pizza any other way. It tastes great. What a great way to eat pizza and have an easy, healthy, gluten-free life!
I hope you will not wait for necessity to give it a try. I challenge you to make this pizza with your favorite toppings and report back to let me know what you thought. But for me if something passes the Brad test, well then anyone will eat it. He’s a very picky teenager. So if you have one of those in your house, I’ve got you covered.