This unique cornmeal cauliflower pizza crust requires no yeast, is gluten free, chalk full of healthy nutrients, and can be whipped up in a food processor in just a few minutes! Cornmeal and hemp seeds provide a wonderful, hearty texture, while cauliflower adds in those sneaky vegetables!
This isn’t the first cornmeal cauliflower crust out there.
I’ve seen a few different recipes around and have tried my hands at a couple of them. Its a simple google search.
In theory I love the idea. I mean, I love my cornmeal. Adding in sneaky vegetables is totally my jam. And pizza? Well making a homemade crust that doesn’t require a rise and can be on my plate in less than half an hour? I’m so there.
But my previous attempts at a cauliflower crust – even a cornmeal cauliflower crust – have always left me a little disappointed.
Either the cauliflower makes it way too moist and mushy…. and then soooo not capable of holding my necessary mountain of toppings.
Or the use of multiples eggs makes it too heavy and spongey.
Or the ratio of too much cornmeal results in something much too dense.
I like to keep my crusts light, but NOT mushy and moist. Its a hard balance to find.
Soooo, seeing how I really wanted this ingenious recipe idea to work out, I did a little experimenting to come up with my own cornmeal cauliflower crust that I think hits the NAIL ON THE HEAD.
Seriously. I so did it.
I replaced an egg with egg whites to add a bit more air and lightness.
I decreased the usual allotment of cornmeal to take out some of the denseness.
And, to replace some of that cornmeal texture (and just for kicks and nutritional fun)… I added in hemp seeds!!
I’m quite aware how hemp seeds provide a lovely bit of texture and crunch in all things it is added to, so I thought why not get some of that goodness in a pizza crust? Really, we should just try to find all the places to add these nutritional power houses that we can.
A really light and slightly chewy crust that is not dense, yet is strong enough to hold all the toppings you desire; Cuts like a charm without any crumbling; Totally gluten free; Requires no yeast or rising and requires simply a few pulses in a food processor before being placed in the oven. Easy as
pie pizza! Oh, and you still get in those hidden veggies. #win
Fast and Easy
Its the infamous cauliflower crust just taken up a few nutritional notches.
A little grainier than your average wheat crust, but if you like cornbread and extra texture, I think you’ll be okay with it.
Note: I topped my cornmeal cauliflower crust with my kale pesto, green pepper, caramelized onion, mushrooms and feta for a vegetarian extravaganzaWhat would you top your cornmeal cauliflower hemp crust with!? #pizza #glutenfree #healthyeats #cleaneats #easyrecipes Click To Tweet
What’s your favorite way to sneak in extra veggies?
Do you have a cauliflower pizza crust that you like? Please share!