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Default My quest to find a low-carb flour for a pizza crust

Hello people,
I'm so glad I've found this forum, i've been looking everywhere for answers.
Can anyone give me some ideas how to make a low carb pizza crust? The options i came across are: soy flour, flax meal and almond flour. But will any of these options make a nice pizza dough, or should i mix them with another type of flour(for texture and taste)?

Tl;dr - is there any flour or mix of flours that is both low carb and tastes as good as wheat flour for a pizza crust?

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Old Tue, Jul-04-17, 05:15
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Since June 2013, the crust crowned the "holy grail" of LC pizza is the FatHead mix of almond flour and cheeses. This is the one on almost every Low Carb website and Pinterest board (100s return if search there). http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2015/04/23/fat-head-pizza/
Or https://youtu.be/OFrasJFtaIA Or https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/fat-head-pizza

It's good, what I use, but if don't want the work of a crust, pizza toppings can also be great on a simple egg or meat base, like skillet pizza (check all the popular pizza recipes here) http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=215473

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Old Tue, Jul-04-17, 05:36
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Tl;dr - is there any flour or mix of flours that is both low carb and tastes as good as wheat flour for a pizza crust?

Tl;dr - no.

(But many people find variations, such as Janet mentioned, quite acceptable.)

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/pizza

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I've read before that it isn't tasteless wheat we miss but the smell and taste of yeast. There are recipes where yeast is added only as a flavoring, don't expect anything to rise. I haven't tried this crust myself, but the source is reputable.
http://www.briana-thomas.com/low-carb-pizza-crust/. When you delve into her baking mix you find you would need to buy a lot of alternate flours...Fathead is much easier in that respect. Everyone is into these low carb baking mix combos, so they can sell the mix itself or offer Amazon store links to their unique blend of odd ingredients, whatever. I stick to the simpler one or two ingredient recipes.

Next time I make a Fathead pizza though, I may throw in a tsp. of yeast for flavor.

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I have found recipes with great feedback ~ lowcarbfriends by kevinpa. There are 2 versions (mixes) that he created and an experiment using yeast that from the responses worked excellent. The ingredients are all purchased it seems from Netrition. These recipes were developed many years ago. He has since passed on but all his best recipes have been placed in a memorial folder. Hope this helps along with the great advice and recipes here.

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I always liked the Deep Dish Pizza quiche you can find in the recipes section here. Don't need a crust!
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I just tried the Fat Head pizza crust for the first time a few weeks ago! It was awesome! Best LC pizza crust I've ever tried. I've made it a couple times now. Why did I wait so long? I didn't feel like I was missing anything but interesting idea to add a bit of yeast. I may have to try that.
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This idea got a thumbs up from the DH. I have almost no sense of smell, but adding 1 tsp of yeast to the basic Fathead recipe smelled like bread baking to him. He thought the taste was a bit "sweeter" than remembered. It's not something I make often, and was able to buy 1 individual dry yeast packet for the dough. There are many variations of the dough now, but I used the original with 1 tsp. Yeast.
http://www.fathead-movie.com/index....aux-carb-pizza/

Btw, Kristie Sullivan uses 1/3 c almond flour, and 1/3 c oat fiber rather than 3/4 c almond flour, but I have yet to buy oat fiber. Oat fiber is somewhat like coconut fiber in that it absorbs a lot of liquid.

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Old Sun, Jul-16-17, 17:32
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Interesting about the oat fiber. I'm going to try that the next time I make it. I've actually never had the pizza crust with pizza. (I've used one of Peggy Buttoni's breads for pizza crust many times. https://buttoni.wordpress.com/2016/...-protein-bread/) But I made "rolls" from the Low Carb Maven site,https://www.lowcarbmaven.com/low-carb-rolls-keto/
and was a little disappointed at how heavy they were. I think the oat fiber would alleviate that nicely.
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Kristie Sullivan uses oat fiber in many of her recipes. It gives a lighter texture and she claims has no impact on BG, so uses net carbs of zero in her carb count. Her favorite brands are Lifesource (best price on Netrition, also on Amazon) and Trim,Healthy,Mama. The other brands have a stronger flavor, not as light.
Briana Thomas also has oat fiber in her baking mix (the recipe is on-line if you want to copy it) and then sometimes adds more oat fiber to the recipe. She has been following the THM program for a few years, I have no idea about terms like fuel pull, but her recipes are sugar and grain free mostly low carb.

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I just made Briana Thomas' bread with her baking mix. I think it didn't mix something in right because it looks spotted and weird. Haven't even tasted it yet as I'm fasting.
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we used to love this one when we could eat dairy. http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=44087

now i make a really simple egg/flax crust. it's so fast, and actually holds together so that you can pick up your slice and eat it like 'real' pizza. we've been gluten free for a long time so our tastes have adapted a lot to eating without it. people who are used to wheat crust pizza may not appreciate this recipe but it works fine for my family. for me, pizza is all about the spicey meat toppings anyways!!

pizza crust:

4 eggs, 1/2c freshly ground flax, and 2T nutritional yeast, a bit of salt. baked on parchment.

meatzaa is another lowcarb standard that is sure to please: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=366645
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For a while I was using the "Wheat Belly Pizza" with flaxmeal and cheese. I liked it, DH finally complained it was too heavy. All that flax and cheese sat in his stomach. But only 1/2 c flax and more eggs sounds good...will try that too!

Can't help with that bread...Briana takes comments to heart and will rework recipes until kinks are out...there are two breads, "homemade bread" and a basic bread.
The homemade looks darker..and recipe has recently been updated.
http://www.briana-thomas.com/indexe...e-index/breads/
I was wandering around her blog, fascinated by a Mennonite who can make a living blogging, has links on Amazon, somehow straddling their communities and this crazy commercial world. She has a lovely writing and photography style to explain it.

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