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Monday, March 18, 2013

Oh So Easy Mini Coconut Flour Pizzas

Sometimes you just don't want complicated. Sometimes, though you simply must have pizza. You just can't deal with cauliflower, tons of cheese or prepping a bake mix.   2 Minute Coconut Flour Bread to the rescue. So maybe it doesn't rival the gluten filled, carby treats of the past. But it also doesn't mess with your way of eating! This recipe will not take home any culinary prizes, but it will feed a craving and it certainly won't keep you in the kitchen for hours on end. I added some garlic and butter flavoring to add to the pizza style flavors. Even with that, the toppings will make or break this one. I used my homemade Kale Pesto, provolone cheese and pepperoni. Very, very, very good.

In fact, this is so easy, you could manage fresh pizza anywhere you happen to have a microwave or a toaster oven. Woohoo--hotel rooms, dorm rooms, office kitchens. You get it. Remember the 2 Minute Coconut Flour Bread? This is similar, but baked in very thin small rounds rather than a mug or bowl. The result is a mini pizza crust that stands up to hand holding. Very good idea for lunch. I tried it both ways, and I prefer the toaster oven version, but the microwave version is a bit thicker. Try both ways and see which you prefer. (Unless you are a pizza snob, and then, think long and hard before attempting--this is coconut flour afterall and will never have that gluten mouthfeel) Be sure to have some parchment paper. I found that the Dollar Tree now carries this! It is pre-cut into cookie sheet size.  Very convenient. I cut one sheet in half then half again for the mini pizzas.They worked great.














microwave version

Oh So Easy Mini Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

2 eggs
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp butter flavoring
2 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder

In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in olive oil and butter flavoring. Sprinkle the coconut flour, baking powder and garlic powder over the top of the eggs. Whisk wet and dry ingredients together well. Let mixture stand 3 minutes, then stir again.

Microwave Version:

     Place a square of parchment paper on a microwavable plate. Place about two heaping tablespoons of batter onto the paper. Use the back of the spoon to spread the batter into a very thin circle about the size of a large burger bun. Microwave on full power for about one minute and 20 seconds. Flip the hot crust over to cool and crisp. Repeat with remaining batter. It is fine to use the same parchment.
      For each mini pizza, add a slice of cheese, sauce and meat and vegetable toppings. Return to the microwave and cook until cheese is melted. The cheese placed next to the crust helps keep it from absorbing the sauce and getting soggy.

Toaster Oven Version:

      Place a square of parchment onto a toaster oven pan. Place about two heaping tablespoons of batter onto the paper. Use the back of the spoon to spread the batter into a very thin circle about the size of a large burger bun. You should be able to get two crusts per pan. Set toaster oven to the medium dark toast selection. Toast. Remove and flip crusts over.  Toast again, but remove the crust about midway through toasting cycle. Repeat with the remaining batter.
     For each mini pizza, add a slice of cheese, sauce and meat and vegetable toppings. Return to the toaster oven and toast until cheese is melted. The cheese placed next to the crust helps keep it from absorbing the sauce and getting soggy.

This recipe makes 4 mini pizza crusts, so feel free to half it if you are cooking for one. The crusts are much better eaten right away. They tend to get dry and more crumbly after an hour or more. So eat 'em up while they are fresh.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

what is butter flavoring?

Lisa said...

I have Adams brand flavoring. It is with the extracts. The recipe is fine without it though.

House of Bos said...

I don't have butter flavor liquid, have it in dry form, how much would you suggest to use?

Lisa said...

Never tried butter flavor in a dried form, so I hesitate to guess.

G said...

Any idea how long and at what temp in a regular oven?

AliB said...

Cannot wait to try this, Lisa! It sounds so good!!

Alice B

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Lisa said...

G- in a regular oven, I would go 425 for just a few minutes. The batter is very thin. Watch closely and remove when it is just turning golden on the edges.

Rosalie Haggins said...

This sounds great Lisa - I am gonna try this tomorrow. :-)

frankweir said...

I tried these and they worked well. I needed to put em back in the toaster oven to avoid the dreaded mushiness. Wattages vary with these counter top ovens. I made something with coconut flour that was very mushy once and it was awful. Glad I got my courage up to try again. Your recipe was far superior to the other. And the butter flavoring is brilliant since I find the coconut flour taste off-putting. I bought your ebook so Im excited to start trying more of your creations. I suggest adding Italian seasoning as well as the garlic powder.

lostsentiments said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE all the options you give for coconut flour! :D This might be just the ticket for some night when I'm feeling lazy! :) :D Thank you! ~Dawn

Anonymous said...

Will pastry flour work for this recipe?