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Paleo Naan Bread-Linseeds and Coconut Flour

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Ingredients;

  • 2.5 Tablespoons of ground linseeds (flaxseeds)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or thick coconut milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Coconut oil or ghee for cooking

Directions;

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor until combined well. It won’t be quite a dough consistency but it’s also not going to be quite as runny as pancake batter.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon or so, of ghee or coconut oil in a frypan over medium high heat.
  3. Drop about two to three large tablespoons of batter into the hot pan.
  4. Wet your finger with water and tap down the batter to help spread it into a circle shape.
  5. Cook about 2 minutes per side or until golden

Notes;

This makes about 4 fairly large Naan Breads.

Paleo Naan Bread-Almond & Arrowroot flour

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Ingredients;

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1/4  cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tbsp ghee, melted
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley and crushed garlic (optional)

Directions;

  1. Place the almond flour, arrowroot or tapioca flour, baking soda and pinch of salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the coconut milk, water and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Mix to combine.
  4. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Brush with 1/4 of the melted ghee.
  6. Pour in 1/4 cup of batter and swirl around slightly.
  7. Cook for 3 minutes per side or until golden and crisp.
  8. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Optional;

  1. Brush with remaining melted ghee, sprinkle with chopped parsley and garlic and serve.

Serves 2

Healthy Cauliflower Pizza Base, GAPS friendly

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Cauliflower and almond meal pizza

 

Healthy Pizza with a Cauliflower Base
makes 1 pizza

I was having a few friends over a few weeks ago and decided to make pizza for dinner. I’ve made cauliflower pizza before, but tried a new recipe with almond meal, and it was absolutely delicious (even if I say so myself!).

I had a spelt base pizza as well, and we all agreed the cauliflower base won hands down, even the kids agreed!!

Pizza base
florets from 1 good sized cauliflower (about 750gms or so)
100gms (about 1 x cup) of ground almonds (almond meal or flour)
1 tbsp dried oregano
75gms of cheese; I used a combination of tasty and parmesan 

3 organic eggs, beaten  (for a vegan option see tip at the end)                                                                           Salt and pepper to taste

Topping
Anything you like to put on your pizza!! 

I did pizza supreme for the kids. roasted pumpkin and fetta for the vego’s and left over roast lamb with roasted beetroot, spinach and mint leaves for the carnivores!

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray (or pizza stone) with baking paper.
  2. Coarsely chop the cauliflower, place in food processor and blend until it is a fine rice-like texture.
  3. Place this in a mixing bowl. Add the ground almonds, oregano and seasoning and mix with your hands.
  4. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs. Use your hands to pull the dry ingredients towards the middle until everything is combined and you can shape it into a ball. It should be more loose and sticky than a traditional pizza dough.(this can be done in a processor or thermomix)
  5. Transfer to the baking paper and form into a pizza base by flattening the dough with your hands. Make the edges slightly higher.
  6. Pre-bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Meanwhile, prepare the pizza topping.
  7. Remove the crust from the oven. Cover it with the topping of your choice and put it back in the oven for 5-10 more minutes.
  8. Serve.

Tip: For a vegan alternative, replace the eggs with this chia mixture: Measure 30 g or 1/4 cup of chia seeds into a bowl and add 175 ml  or 3/4 cup of water. Stir well and place in the fridge for 15 minutes before use.