Monday, January 26, 2015

Carmelized Onion Pizza on a Sweet Potato Crust. (Vegan and GF)

For this, I used a recipe by Breast Cancer Maven and created my own toppings of carmelized oinion, black olive slices and ground almonds for a "parmesian" topping.

Crust: Recipe by Breast Cancer Maven;
  • 2 cups of sweet potato puree (2 large roasted sweet potatoes)
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 TB chia seeds
  • 3 TBS water
  • 1 ¼ cup gluten free oat flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Your favorite pizza sauce and toppings
Roasted Potatoes and Garlic:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash potatoes well and puncture with a fork a few times.
  3. Lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil to catch the drips.
  4. Next prepare the garlic by cutting the top off of the garlic to expose the individual cloves.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Wrap the entire bulb in foil, place on the baking sheet with the potatoes.
  7. Bake the potatoes and garlic until tender, approximately 45 minutes.
  8. Once finished, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  1. Next, prepare the chia egg by combining the chia seeds and water in a small bowl and let it rest for 10 minutes until it forms a gel.
  2. Remove the skin from the sweet potatoes and from 3-4 garlic cloves and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Using a fork, mash the potatoes and garlic into a smooth consistency.
  4. Stir in the oat flour, almond meal, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, basil, oregano, and sea salt.
  5. Add the chia egg and mix well.
  6. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper.
  7. Scoop the crust mixture onto the pan and slowly spread out the dough evenly on the pan using a spatula. This recipe will make one large pizza or two smaller pizzas.
  8. Place the pan in the 400 degree preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes until the dough has set.
  9. Remove from oven and add your toppings.
  10. Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes until the edges are golden brown and your toppings are heated.
I like to use the jumbo elephant garlic for roasting (if you use the jumbo bulbs, use only 2 cloves.
Recipe adapted from Blissful Basil's Sweet Potato Pizza Crust.


Carmelized oinion, made in cast iron skillet with olive oil, using medium heat

a small can of black olive slices

a coffee grinder full of slivered almonds, ground to a fine powder

Add these to crust, according to the crust instructions and bake for another ten minutes, according to the instructions.

This was demolished, quickly by two hungry people. I recommend, at least doubling the recipe.... and that's only for two people! ;)