Low-Carb Flax Meal Pizza Crust Recipe

Golden Flax Seed Meal
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Total Time: 35 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Servings: 8 (1/8 of 12-inch crust)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

216 calories
11g fat
18g carbs
7g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 (1/8 of 12-inch crust)
Amount per serving  
Calories 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 0g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 7g  
Vitamin D 1mcg 5%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 133mg 3%
*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.

This low-carb, gluten free, flax meal pizza crust recipe is a variation of our ​flax meal focaccia bread recipe and can be easily adaptable for use as a flatbread as well. It does not contain any flour and while the texture is softer and not as chewy as regular pizza dough due to the absence of gluten, it has even more flavor than plain dough and pairs great with all toppings.

This is a great recipe to adapt for the whole family to enjoy instead of making different meals for individual dietary preferences. Plus, children can get involved and help mix the dough or add the toppings once it is baked.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flaxseed meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flaxseed meal, baking powder, salt, oregano, and sugar.

  3. Add olive oil, eggs, and water and whisk until combined.

  4. Let sit for about 3-5 minutes to thicken but do not leave too long since it will be too difficult to spread.

  5. Spread on a pizza pan that has been lightly coated with cooking spray or you can use a silicone mat or parchment paper.

  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cooked through. Remove from oven, add desired toppings and cook until they are done or cheese is melted.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Replace dried oregano with dried basil for a slightly different flavor based on your preference.
  • Add grated parmesan cheese to the batter for a nuttier, saltier flavor. Add 1-2 tablespoons grated cheese for this recipe.

Tips

  • If you don't have a pizza pan, make a rectangular shaped pizza using a regular half sheet pan and form the shape with a spatula (it may not be perfect but will still work!)
  • Double the recipe and make two crusts. Freeze one tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and foil for a quick homemade pizza another day.

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