Socca Bread Pizza (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free)

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As you know, I am Celiac, and eat 100% gluten free. I never cheat because it makes me really sick. Over the last year, I've also adopted an almost entirely grain free diet and noticed a big improvement in how I feel. My digestion, weight, energy and brain clarity all seem to work better without grains (which isn't uncommon for those with IBS symptoms or full on Celiac disease).

This recipe is:

  • gluten free
  • grain free
  • egg free
  • dairy free
  • vegan (though you could top it with chicken)

This is literally the easiest recipe EVER. The crust only requires 3 ingredients, plus any seasonings you want to add, and then the toppings! As with most gluten free or grain free pizza recipes, this isn't an exact replica of regular pizza - it's pretty different. For gluten free versions of gluten filled foods, I find it better to not expect it to taste the EXACT same as the gluten filled version. It's still amazing though and I've already scarfed down one!

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Prep Time:

30

Cook Time:

10

Total Time:

40

Serves:

2

Ingredients

Socca Bread Pizza Crust:

  • 1 cup chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour - I used Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 TBSP extra virgin olive oil + 1 tsp for pan
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional Additions:
  • onion powder and garlic powder (I added a pinch of both)
  • fresh or dried herbs

Toppings (You can get creative!)

On one half:

  • 3 TBSP Spread 'Em Kitchen Beet & Balsamic spread
  • handful of roasted broccoli
  • finely sliced red onion

On the other half:

  • 3 TBSP truffle hummus (or regular hummus)
  • handful of roasted squash
  • finely sliced red onion

Directions

  1. Whisk the chickpea flour, water, 1.5 TBSP olive oil and salt and pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Let sit for 30 minutes to let the flour absorb the liquid.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  4. Using a medium sized (about 10") oven-safe frying pan, place it in the oven empty to heat the pan for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remember to use oven mits to take it out, and when it's hot, add 1 tsp oil so that it doesn't stick. Make sure the oil comes up a bit on the side of the pan.
  6. Pour the batter in making it as evenly spread out in the pan as possible.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-`1 minutes.
  8. At the end, making sure it hasn't burned, broil it on high for 2 minutes or so just to crisp up the edges.
  9. Remove it from the oven and using a spatula, gently loosen the sides and work your way under the socca bread.
  10. To fully get it out, I placed a plate over the frying pan and flipped it out.

Notes:

  • This makes a thick crust. You can split the batter in half and make 2 and it will be a lot thinner. It may not hold the toppings as well though, but could just be the socca bread, without the pizza part.
  • Get creative with your toppings!

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