We don’t make pizza very often around here because no matter how you slice it, it’s still not the healthiest food choice. But….every now and then we pull out our pizza pan and slicer and indulge in some Paleo pizza!
Our first trip to Eagle Crest in 2010.
Not gonna lie, this week has been a rough one so far and I am super anxious for Tim and mines anniversary trip to Eagle Crest the first week of April. I am going to check out a CF box in Redmond which will be a blast. They seem really cool there.
Due to an unfortunate event at the gym, I am officially leaving Clackamas Physical Conditioning. It’s a long (well not that long, but probably not blog appropriate) story and I will spare you the deets. Needless to say, I am trying to decide between CrossFit or a regular gym. It’s a tough decision and I would love some feedback from you!!
Anyways, enough of that. Here’s your recipe!
Perfect Paleo Sweet Potato Bacon Pizza
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch sea salt
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
Optional: 1 teaspoon thyme, oregano or basil
1 4 oz can tomato paste
2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon oregano
Black pepper to taste
1 cup water (or more depending on preferred consistency)
1 cup soaked cashews (soak at least an hour, overnight preferred)
3-4 tbs nutritional yeast (large flake) depending on taste
Salt/pepper to taste (like 1/8 tsp)
2 tablespoons EVOO
2 cloves garlic
2 tbs lemon juice
2-3 tbs water (to thin it out)
Parmesan Cheese: (Optional)
1/3 cup sesame seeds
3 tbs nutritional yeast
Small sweet potato/yam
5 strips bacon
Picture from Caveman Strong
Pre-heat oven to 375. Pull out a baking sheet or pizza pan and cover with parchment paper. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Mixture should be slightly runny. Pour into middle of pan and use a spatula to flatten it out. You want the crust to be a about a quarter of an inch thick and even. (Good luck!). Bake for 20 minutes and flip over for next step.
Mix all ingredients into small mixing bowl and add water until desired consistency is reached. Pour onto pizza and use spoon to spread it around, leaving a little space at the edge for crust.
Put all ingredients into your food processor or Magic Bullet and process until smooth, adding water if mixing stalls. Blend until desired consistency is reached. Pour on top of sauce and swirl it around using a spoon. Make pretty swirly designs if you’re the creative type.
4) Parmesan Cheese Topping
Use spice grinder or Magic Bullet to grind all three ingredients for about 10-15 seconds. Tada! Dairy free parmesan cheese!
Cook your bacon in the oven or stove. Cut into small pieces.
I cheated and cooked my yam in the microwave (peel it, wrap it in a paper towel and cook for about 3 min). You can saute, bake or microwave your yam but it must be cooked before going on your pizza. I cut mine into thin coin slices.
First, lay down your spinach. Then your yam and then the bacon.
Put it back in the oven under normal or low broil for about 5 minutes to heat it up. Nothing needs to cook or melt, so really this step is optional, but it also crisps the edges of the yams and bacon, so I recommend it. I know this list looks forever long, but it took me about 25 minutes start to finish. And….about 5 minutes to eat my two slices :0)
Slice and eat!
*= This crust is the best I have found and it will hold up if you don’t use too much sauce. The more sauce you use, the less sturdy your crust will be. I recommend keeping a fork handy. If this is your first time making a coconut flour crust, just know it will not be crunchy, but rather on the “soft, doughy” side.
All right friend! Have a wonderful day and I will see you on Friday when I finally master the art of vanilla frosting and almond flour cupcakes!!