Low-Carb Flax Meal Pizza Crust Recipe

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Low Carb Pizza with Flax Meal Crust. Laura Dolson
Total Time 30 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 15 min
Yield 12-inch Low-Carb Pizza Crust

This Low-Carb Flax Meal Pizza Crust recipeis a variation of my Flax Meal Focaccia Bread recipe, which is a dense, good-for-you type of bread.

This recipe makes a pizza that is about 12 inches in diameter, although you can spread it thinner and larger if you want.

The crust is baked first, toppings are added and then the pizza is baked again until the toppings are cooked. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flax seed meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Sweetener to equal about 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
     
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flax seed meal, 2 teaspoons baking powder,l 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon oregano, sweetener to equal about 1 tablespoon of sugar.
     
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of oil, 3 large eggs and 1/2 cup water and mix very well.
     
  4. Let sit for about 5 minutes to thicken.
     
  5. Spread on pizza pan that has been lightly coated with cooking spray (I put it on a silicone mat or greased parchment paper).
     
  1. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until cooked through, then add toppings and cook until they are done.

Nutritional Analysis: Whole crust has 7 grams of effective carbohydrate, plus 52 grams fiber, 47 grams protein, 130 grams healthy fat, and 1525 calories.

Here Is How to Make a Low-Carb Pizza

Most pizza toppings aren't high in carbohydrates, it's the crust that is often the culprit. In addition to this flax seed pizza crust, here are more low-carb pizza crust recipes. Then the sauce, cheese and toppings have to be considered carefully.,

  • Sauce: Most pizza sauce and red pasta sauces have sugar in them. The alternative? Sugar-free pasta sauce works very well for pizza, and most grocery stores have one or two brands that work. Look for sauce that have no more than 6 to 7 grams of effective carbohydrate per 1/4 cup serving.
     
  • Cheese: Whole milk mozzarella cheese has about 2.5 grams of carbohydrate per cup, and partial skim has slightly more. Most other mild cheeses have similar carb counts. Parmesan cheese has about 1 gram of carbohydrate per ounce (about 5 tablespoons of grated cheese). So be careful in the cheese department.
     
  • Toppings: Most meats only have scant amounts of carbs, although some sausages, including pepperoni  have some added carb. Pizza vegetables are typically low in carbs, including mushrooms (1.5 grams per cup, sliced), green peppers (2 grams per 1/2 cup, chopped), and olives (1 gram per 4 large olives).

    Go Bottomless

    If you don't have the time or desire to make your own pizza crust, try going bottomless -- just eat the toppings! When everyone else has ordered pizza, just don't eat the crust (and get a salad on the side).

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