Low-Carb Pizza Crust Recipe With Soy Flour

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Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 215
Fat 13g
Carbs 8g
Protein 18g
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Total Time 30 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 15 min
Servings 6 (1/6 of the crust)

Love pizza and want to make it work on a low-carb diet? This pizza crust is for you. It uses soy flour, which makes it lower in carbs and higher in protein than a wheat flour-based pizza crust.

If you're used to working with wheat flour doughs, you'll notice that this dough is more sticky. If you wet your hands, it will make the dough easier to handle.

You can shape it to be round or square. I like to make it into an oblong shape on a baking sheet topped with a silicone mat. Alternately, you can line the pan with oiled parchment paper. The protein powder makes the soy flour taste less like soy. 

Remember to be mindful of the carbs in pizza toppings. Look for a pizza sauce without added sugars, and add zero-to-low carbohydrate toppings, such as pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, and onions.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy flour
  • 1/2 cup neutral-tasting whey protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano or another Italian seasoning
  • pinch black pepper and/or cayenne or other hot pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water (approximately)

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together soy flour, protein powder, garlic powder, oregano, pepper, salt, and sugar substitute.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together eggs, oil, and water with a fork.​
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture and stir. The dough will be sticky but should hold together. If it's overly stiff you can add a little more water.
  5. Spread dough out on a well-greased pan or a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. (I have never tried it on a pizza stone, but think that would also work.) Wet your hands or spatula so you can spread it out smoothly.
  1. Place in the oven and bake for about 10 to 14 minutes, or until light brown.
  2. Remove from oven and cover with pizza toppings. Replace in oven and finish baking (for a faster finish, use the broiler).
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 (1/6 of the crust)
Amount per serving  
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 18g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1498mg 32%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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