Cauliflower crust pizza is the perfect low carb pizza crust! Gluten free, grain free, paleo friendly and easy to make, this cauliflower pizza crust is going to become your new favorite pizza crust recipe!
Caulflower pizza crust is a great “gateway” health food. It looks like pizza, it still has lots of cheesy goodness and it’s a step in the right direction. This cauliflower pizza crust is a great way to get picky eaters to try new vegetables. You could also try the personal pan zucchini pizza crust for even more veggie packed goodness!
How to make cauliflower crust pizza just like regular pizza crust
I can tell you Dave was quite hesitant to try this. He said he didn’t want to eat “fake” pizza. One of Dave’s requirement for this “healthy” pizza is that he has to be able to pick it up like regular pizza. So I’ve found a secret weapon to make that a bit easier, coconut flour!
Coconut flour helps soak up any of the extra moisture left over from the cauliflower. If you want a crust that is just like the real thing, enough coconut flour is key!
Egg whites are also necessary to bind together all the ingredients and create a crust that you can pick up and easily eat. There really are no good replacements for the egg whites in this recipe!
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But I have to be honest, I’m pretty biased for anything with figs on it. What about you. do you love figs? Have you tried them before? If so you know exactly what I’m talking about! If not, fall is the perfect season, figs are in season. But be ready, for an awesome flavor explosion!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Tips
How to make cauliflower rice:
You can buy pre-riced frozen cauliflower or make your own riced cauliflower.
To make your own riced cauliflower, you will need a food processor (or a hand grater). To use the food processor, simply cut the cauliflower florets from the head of cauliflower and add the florets to the food processor and pulse until the cauliflower looks like rice. You may need to work in batches for this.
If you need to use a hand grater, this process might take some time and be messy but simply grate the cauliflower into rice shaped pieces.
Can you substitute the coconut flour?
Coconut flour is much more absorbent than traditional flours, so it’s not a 1 to 1 ratio to replace it in recipes. Typically every tablespoon of coconut flour is about 3-4 tablespoons of traditional flour or almond flour. You could try to replace the coconut flour with 1/4 cup of almond flour + 1 tablespoon of arrowroot flour to keep it grain free.
Toppings for this cauliflower crust pizza:
This recipe is written to like my favorite white cheese pizza! So there is no sauce, just cheese, arugula and figs for a sweet and savory pizza crust.
However, you can top this cauliflower crust pizza with anything you enjoy! Here are some other ideas:
- BBQ chicken
- Sweet and Sour chicken and pineapples
- Homemade marinara sauce
- Goat cheese, dairy free cheese or even dairy free cream cheese
- Veggies and pad thai sauce
If you love pizza, make sure to check out these Sweet Potato Pizza Bites for another fun twist on pizza!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust with Figs and Walnuts
- 1 head of cauliflower - greens and stem removed
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tbs. coconut flour
- 2 tbs. hemp hearts - optional
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp garlic powder - divided.
- 1/2 cup cheese - optional
- 3-4 fresh figs - sliced thin
- 2-3 tbs. walnuts - chopped
- 2-3 handfuls of spinach or arugula
- 2-3 tbs. chopped red onion
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Remove the green leaves and break down the cauliflower into smaller pieces. Add to food processor.
- Turn on food processor and process until fine rice like texture.
- Remove from food processor and place into a glass bowl. Microwave for 6 minutes.
- Remove from microwave and let cool slightly.
- Add 2 eggs, 2 egg whites, coconut flour,optional hemp hearts, salt, dried basil, and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. Mix well.
- Place foil or parchment paper and spray liberally with non-stick spray (I used coconut oil spray)
- Divide the mixture evenly into 2 or 4 piles(depending on how big your baking sheets are).
- Press down and form the pizza into a thin round crust. Repeat with the remaining piles.
- Place in the oven at 400F for 20 minutes. Remove and carefully flip over. This is why I like to make smaller individualized pizzas, they are easier to flip.
- Top with desired toppings and place back in the oven 5-6 minutes to melt the cheese.
- Cut and serve!
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