September 28, 2014

Egg Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Egg Free, Primal, SCD, Grain Free)



It's the weekend! Are you doing anything exciting? I sure hope so. That's what weekends are for after all. I really look forward to the weekends these days. Not that they are very exciting since I spend most of them studying, but it means I get to do some cooking, some blogging and catching up on the much needed sleep I miss out on during the week. Yes I know my life sounds pretty darn exciting doesn't it?

But speaking of cooking and eating - I have a recipe that I am pretty excited to share with you today. Now I know there are about a million and one cauliflower crust recipes out there (yes a million and one exactly) - BUT - all the ones I could find use eggs. And since eggs, unfortunately, don't agree with me, I decided it was time to come up with an "Erin friendly" version of this popular recipe. And this Egg Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust is the result. It's pretty tasty if you ask me (and Erik would back me up on that one). It also holds up well, even if you load your pizza with toppings. I have seen some other cauliflower crusts go completely soft when you add toppings. Not this one my friends.

You can top this crust with whatever ingredients that you like. We chose sausage, peppers, tomatoes and olives for ours. Next time I will probably try making my all time favourite pizza flavour, Hawaiian! Oh yum. I don't understand people that don't appreciate a little pineapple on their pizza. I think it is delicious! I also created my own tomato sauce to use on this pizza and oh was it good! So much better than the stuff you get in a jar or can. I will post the recipe soon I promise. I wouldn't want your pizza crust to be lonely.

I would love to hear what you think of this recipe if you try it. And as always I would be thrilled if you followed me on PinterestInstagram and Facebook! I am constantly posting other recipes and health related information on my social medial pages that I wouldn't want you to miss. 

Have a good weekend everyone! Happy eating as always! 





Ingredients

1 1/2 cups packed riced cauliflower  
1 cup packed shredded mozzarella cheese (preferably raw and lactose free if possible) 
3 TBSP coconut flour (I use this brand
1 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp sea salt (or more to taste) 
1/8 tsp black pepper 

*To make a gelatin egg: combine 1 TBSP gelatin with 1 TBSP cold water and stir vigorously, then add 2 TBSP boiling water and beat well (it should make a frothy type substance)

NOTE: Double the ingredients above if you want to make 2 pizzas (like I did in the photos)

Directions

1. Rice the cauliflower in your food processor, or by using a cheese grater
2. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 5-10 minutes (until soft)
3. Add the remaining ingredients to the cauliflower and stir well to combine
4. Preheat your oven to 425F
5. Line a 10" pizza pan with parchment paper (or you can use a non-stick baking pan like I did if you don't have parchment paper or a pizza pan)
6. Spred out cauliflower dough until your crust is as thin as you desire (the thinner the better so that it cooks well)  
7. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until edges are golden brown and the middle of the crust is no longer mushy
8. Remove from oven and turn oven to broil at 500F
9. Top pizza crust with a thin layer of tomato sauce and other desired toppings
10. Broil the pizza for 2-3 minutes
11. Remove from oven, and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting
12. Cut into desired sized pieces, serve and enjoy!

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12 comments:

  1. Hi Erin,
    I notice in many of your recipes you link certain products which take us to American retailers. Do you actually order these things from them, or have you found any good Canadian sources? I would LOVE to know where you buy the items that can typically be hard to source in Canada. Raw dairy like the mozza you recommend, for instance. I have found I can order the Great Lakes gelatin from Iherb and it's actually pretty reasonably priced, including the S&H/duty charges, but that's about it. Thanks! Colleen

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    1. Hi Colleen! Yes you're right all the links are to the American Amazon site (I am an affiliate with them since most of my readers come from the U.S). And no, sadly I cannot order the food products from them myself.
      I used to order from Iherb but have actually switched to vitacost since they don't charge duty and their shipping is only $10 no matter how much you order(it's amazing!). Pretty much everything I link to on Amazon you can buy on there (it's where I get all my coconut butter, herbs etc).
      I get raw, lactose free dairy at my local organic store… It's a brand from Quebec called L'Ancetre
      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more specific questions :)

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    2. Awesome tip about Vitacost! I'll check it out. Is Community Natural Foods the store you get your dairy from? We are ready to start on the reintroduction phase of the AIP and selected raw, grass fed dairy is part of stage 4, which I was highly doubtful about being able to find here. Thanks so much Erin!! Colleen

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    3. Hey Colleen! You can find the cheese at Community or Planet Organic. Planet Organic actually has another brand as well that is lactose free and raw but I can't remember the name of it right now. I don't know if either brand is grass fed unfortunately. Other than the cheese I haven't been able to track down any other raw dairy around Calgary, but if I hear of anything I will let you know!

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    4. Thanks :-) I'll do the same if I find anything

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  2. I love the idea of a cauliflower crust pizza.. I have never tried something like this before! Great recipe, you can definitely consider that I will be recreating it.

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    1. Thanks Thalia! I would love to hear what you think when you try it :) PS. I love your blog! Your photos are stunning

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  3. I was so excited to find a grain-free pizza crust recipe that didn't use egg! But as someone doing AIP, I can't have dairy. I'm guessing the cheese is acting as a binder so it probably wouldn't work to leave it out?
    I thought about trying zucchini cheese but I think that would be far too "melty" when baking. Do you have any suggestions for a way to adapt this without dairy? Thanks!

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    1. Hey Jennifer. Unfortunately I don't think this one would work without the dairy. I feel your pain trust me! I have recently eliminated all dairy from my diet again and so I am working on creating a crust that is AIP friendly. When I figure it out I will let you know. Sorry I am not more help.

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  4. No worries, I figured it was a long shot! And I'll keep my fingers crossed for your AIP-friendly version! cheers

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  5. I've been too scared to try cauliflower crust, I always think I am just going to mess it up! I think I'll give this a try, though!

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  6. I was wondering HOW it could possibly hold together without egg... I forgot cheese! Of course.

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