I usually make our pizza with a cauliflower base, but I am keenly aware of the need for my kids to get a little extra protein into their diet as well. I have used Chicken Pancakes as a base for pizza in the past but it doesn’t hold together so well, not well enough to pass for ‘real pizza’ and that is what the kids miss.
Then we have the ‘dairy free’ option to consider, we are really happy to forgo cheese and just have ‘fancy pizza’ because fancy pizza doesn’t need cheese…
It just needs herbs, garlic and olive oil…and yes…the kids love it!
But in all honesty, they just want a ‘normal’ pizza sometimes, so I started experimenting and found that I can kind of give them ‘cheese’.
It held together really well, it was flexible but strong, perfect to eat with one hand.
- 250g Chicken Breast, steamed and cooled
- 1/3 cup Psyllium Husk
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
- 2 teaspoons of mixed Italian Herbs
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- Pizza Sauce
- Assortment of pizza topping of your choice
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast, powdered (turn the flakes into powder)
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Place the cooled chicken breasts into the food processor and pulse until you have chicken ‘flour’.
- Add the remaining ingredients, one at a time and in order of the ingredients list, and process until you have a dough, like ordinary bread dough. This took about 4-5 minutes.
- Place the dough on a piece of Baking Paper, place another piece of Baking Paper on top, and use a rolling pin to roll flat (I traced the circle of the pizza tray onto the Baking Paper so I knew the shape and size I was after).
- Take the top piece of Baking Paper off the pizza base and place the pizza base and bottom piece of Baking Paper straight onto the pizza tray.
- Spread the base with pizza sauce, assemble the pizza toppings and set aside.
- Beat the egg and egg yolk until well combined. Add the powdered Nutritional Yeast and beat again. You don’t want any clumpy eggy bits, your want it nice and smooth.
- Gently start pouring the egg mixture from the centre of the pizza, in a slow and steady spiral fashion to help evenly spread the mixture without going overboard and flooding the pizza, the trick it to make it look like melted cheese, not just a blob of eggy stuff on a pizza.
- Place the pizza in the oven and bake until crispy brown. I’m super lucky and my oven has an inbuilt grilling element on the top, so I turn both on and the pizza gets that gorgeous golden brown top.
Yours in Health and Happiness
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