This recipe might sound a little crazy, but boy was it good! Inspired by a pizza crust recipe over at The Skinny Spice, I replaced the almond flour with ground sunflower seeds, and by golly it worked :)
Because of the number of elements involved, this recipe works best for a weekend morning. Or, you can make the dough for the crust the night before, then keep it in a ball in the fridge wrapped in plastic until morning. I also prepared my grilled onions and ground sausage ahead of time as well.
The crust is just a mixture of sunflower seed flour, tapioca flour (or garbanzo bean flour), coconut milk, olive oil, an egg and some seasonings. You'll need to pre-cook this on a pizza stone, then add your toppings and bake again.
To make this a breakfast pizza, we used a little bit of tomato sauce, ground pork that I had cooked earlier with a bit of sausage-y seasoning, lots of sautéed onions, and some shredded cheese. To make this dairy-free, use Daiya cheese. To make this completely Paleo, leave off the cheese altogether.
The crust has a wonderful, nutty flavor, and the edges are nice and crispy. The center can get a little soggy if you don't eat it immediately, but no one seemed to mind!
2 1/2 cups ground sunflower seeds
1/2 cup tapioca or garbanzo bean flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp oregano
pinch of salt
1 lb ground pork
1 tsp each marjoram, sage, fennel seed
salt and pepper to taste
1 large onion, sliced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 to 1 1/2 cups prepared tomato sauce (we used Rao's)
2 cups shredded cheese or substitute (optional)
For the crust, mix all the ingredients from sunflower seeds through pinch of salt in a stand mixer or food processor. Roll into a ball, then roll out on a pizza stone. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the ground pork and spices in a large frying pan over medium heat until no pink remains. In a separate pan, cook the onion slices in olive oil over medium-low heat, until softened and brown.
When the crust is baked, remove from the oven and add sauce, pork, onions, and cheese (if desired), then return to oven and bake 5 -10 minutes more, until heated through. Makes one small pizza, approx 14" in diameter. Can serve 5 for breakfast.
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