You know when you just crave the ooey goey messy goodness of pizza? Here’s a way to enjoy the best of toppings on your pizza without having lots of dough to eat, too! This pizza is super crispy and crusty and easy to make – without having to break out the mixer.
Garlic is an important ingredient in this recipe. We typically use fresh garlic, but we don’t want to add more liquid to the crust, so garlic powder is perfect for this recipe. We’re also using Italian seasoning – typically a blend of basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme and other Mediterranean herbs and spices. Putting in the crust along with the garlic powder means the crust is packed with flavor and nutrition.
The fresh garlic in the recipe provides anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-microbial benefits. Fresh basil provides many anti-inflammatory qualities as well as antibacterial properties. Basil contains just 22 calories per serving and is nutrient-heavy. One other herb to highlight is the oregano. It is called “mountain joy,” and revered as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans. It contains beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP), a substance that inhibits inflammation and may also be beneficial for conditions including osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis, and metabolic syndrome. What a great way to get many nutrient rich herbs in a fun pizza!
Crispy, Crunchy Oatmeal Crusted Pizza
Did you know that you could use oats as a flour substitute? Just use your blender or food processor to buzz them into a fine powder, the same texture as wheat flour.
- 2 Cups Oat Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 2 Tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 Large Eggs, beaten
- 2 TB Honey
- 2 TB Water
- 2 TB Extra Virgin Olive oil
- Olive Oil Spray
Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine oat flour, baking powder, salt and Italian seasoning in a large bowl. Mix in eggs, honey, water and olive oil until dough forms.
To assemble the pizza, spread the dough with sauce, sprinkle with cheese and and add your favorite toppings. Transfer pizza to oven and cook for 15 minutes.
TIP: The best way to form the pizza crust is by dropping a spoonful of dough on a baking sheet and flattening it with wet hands – the dough will remind you of clay. Your edges do not have to be perfect neither does the shape.