After spending a weekend at multiple birthday parties, where the choice of food was of course, pizza, I was reminded how important it is for our kids to “fit in” and feel normal while eating Paleo. Unfortunately, so few people understand the dangers of processed food, so our kids are confronted on a daily basis with having to choose. Luckily we have amazing friends that know we eat Paleo and understand when we offer to bring food. Of course, they expect it to taste amazing, so that is always my test for recipes we prepare for our meal plans.
This pizza dough passed the test. Not only did it pass the test, our kids said we should never order pizza again!
It only took about 20 tries to get this dough right. So many Paleo pizza doughs are sandy in texture and crumble when you try to pick them up. I started experimenting with Tapioca flour and it’s definitely my new favorite flour. Except for when I’m taking it out of the canister, it looks like a small powder bomb went off in my kitchen, oh well. This dough is super easy, literally takes 5 minutes to make, no rolling or kneading or anything, the kids can even do it.
- 1 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour
- ⅓ cup PLUS 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ cup warm water
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl, mix well
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well
- Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until completely combined (it will look like thick mashed potatoes)
- Lay parchment paper on a pizza or cookie pan and spread the dough with your hands or the back of a spoon until it’s ¼ inch thick
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Add toppings
- Bake another 15 minutes