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Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust Recipe

Ladies, do you miss pizza since you found out you have Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance? My Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust Recipe is the perfect solution. Full of chickpea flour and chia, you can rest assured you're eating lots of fiber...so your blood sugar will be stable after you eat! My Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust tastes yummy too!

Let's make some pizza!

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Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust Recipe

Makes: about 4 small personal-sized crusts (6" x 6")          

  • 2 cups chickpea flour (Bob's Garbanzo Bean Flour)
  • 4 TBSP chia meal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 TBSP olive oil (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder (Bob's Red Mill)

Instructions:

Put your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well with a whisk.

Add the olive oil to your water and mix well. (I use a glass jar, put the top on and shake it up). You can skip the olive oil but the oil does give the crust a nice taste.

Put your water into the dry mix slowly, mixing the dough with a fork. The dough will begin to absorb the water and will quickly require more than a fork to mix it!

This is where you get to pretend you're in kindergarten again!

Mix the dough with your hands making a ball of dough. Don't worry about making it tough...there is no gluten in chickpea flour so you can't over do it with kneading the dough.

Once you have a ball of dough, divide your dough up into the number of crusts you want to make.

On a parchment-lined baking sheet, roll the dough flat about 1/8 inch thick.

Tips For Rolling Your Pizza Crust

I roll my crust between two layers of parchment paper. Doing this makes it easier to roll and prevents the dough from sticking to the rolling pin.

It also helps to have some more chickpea flour on hand if you need to dust up the dough when you're rolling it out.

Baking Your Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust

Bake your pizza for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Always bake your Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Remove your pizza right away after baking or your crust will get a bit soggy.

Pre-Baking Your Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust

If you want a crispier, cracker-like pizza crust, you can pre-bake your crust and then add your toppings.

If you want to take this approach, then bake your crust for 15 minutes without your toppings and then bake for 10 to 15 minutes with your toppings.

Shaping Your Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust

I really like a round pizza crust so I use a lid from a pot as a guide when I cut my crust. This way I get a perfect circle!

Don't worry about picking up your crust when you transfer it to your parchment-lined baking sheet. The crusts are very strong and sturdy.

Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust Toppings

I always make personal-sized pizzas so everyone can have their pizza just like they want them.

You can put pretty much anything on my Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust as you would on a traditional pizza crust. These are my favorites:

  • Tomato sauce
  • Chopped peppers
  • Thinly sliced mushrooms
  • Thinly sliced onions
  • Thinly sliced cauliflower
  • Roasted garlic
  • Cashew/Sunflower Seed Parmesan Cheese
  • Olives
  • Spinach
  • Fresh Basil

Can I Have Cheese On My Pizza?

Eating dairy products isn't the greatest for Prediabetes, Insulin Resistance or Diabetes.

Why? Because dairy products have hormones in them. And I'm not just talking about the growth hormones that farmers give to the cows.

ALL dairy products have hormones in them from the momma cow!!!

AND these hormones are meant to be given to the baby calf, not you!

AND these hormones do affect humans. Hormones from cows have been linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. So increasing your cancer risk sounds pretty unpleasant to me.

As well, dairy is high in saturated dietary fat and cholesterol – the 2 main dietary culprits that raise your cholesterol levels.

High cholesterol levels are one of the KEY factors that increases your risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes!

AND dairy products are frequently contaminated with toxins including cadmium, lead and pesticides. So that doesn't sound very nice either.

If you want to learn more about eating dairy products and your Prediabetes, you can read more here: Prediabetes and Dairy: Is It Ok To Eat Dairy?

Want a Tangy Cheese Alternative?

Make vegan parmesan cheese! Here's how easy it is...

Use a food processor to chop up 1 cup of cashews or sunflower seeds with the juice of 1 to 2 lemons and a few pinches of salt. The result = vegan parmesan cheese.

Yum!

About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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