Since we have been on our Keto Journey (<–important bit. Note the Capitalization.) we have been working to find some substitutes for bread type products. For the most part, we eat whole foods as is but we are human and we do miss pizza every now and then. Aside from the crust, pizza is fine for a keto diet. I use the term diet meaning way of eating not short term diversion from how we normally eat that we are going back to once the short term ends. This is our thing. At the very least, it’s Matt and my thing. The daughters always have 100% freedom to eat however they choose, they are simply joining us on this journey.
So. We are NOT fans of pre-packaged or boxed grain-free flour options. Most are excessively dry, not palatable and they do not match up with our dietary goals. Not a worry. There are plenty of recipes out there to dive into (Hello Pinterest and Food Gawker!) to try out our make at home options.
- 3 1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 1 C coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 4 eggs, beaten
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- In microwaveable bowl, add mozzarella and cream cheese. Microwave for 1:30 sec. Stirring halfway and after to fully combined.
- Whisk flour and seasonings together.
- Add eggs to flour mixture and combine.
- Add eggs and flour to cheese mixture and combine.
- Drop dough onto greased pan, spreading it to thickness of your choice. This is enough dough to make a thin crust on a 12 x 16 pan.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until slightly browned.
- Add toppings of your choice and bake for 5 more minutes.
Notes: The recipe I pulled this from says to use parchment paper. Don’t do that! The bread totally sticks to the paper and its nearly impossible to separate it. It sticks pretty well to foil also though not as bad. The BEST option for a pizza is to use a glass pyrex dish.
We seldom follow any recipe 100%. We will be attaching the Facebook Live video of the making of this recipe and I explain in that how we adjust. Spices are adjustable, imo.
You can easily use this exact same recipe for cheesy bread sticks. For bread sticks, use a smaller pan so the bread is thicker, sprinkle with an Italian cheese of your choice. The nutrition data would change from the bread data below to include whatever cheese you choose to add.
Nutritional data: Makes 12 servings, 13g fat, 4g carbs, 14.7g protein each