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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Garlic-Herbed Personal Flatbread Pizzas

Yeah, you heard me. Personal pizzas - and more? They're vegan and gluten free, though you wouldn't know it to taste them. Enjoy these delicious pizzas with your friend or loved one (just don't tell them how easy they are to make)!

Herbed Flatbread (vegan and gluten-free)
(makes 4)

1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup brown rice flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp herba salle
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp white pepper
2 tsp powdered garlic
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp poppyseeds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil

Add dry ingredients (except sesame seeds and poppy seeds) into a food processor and pulse until all elements ground. Empty ground ingredients into a mixing bowl. Add seeds. Add wet ingredients and stir well with a fork. Keep stirring until the dough forms one thick ball. Split the dough into four equal balls. Place one ball of dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll out, between the parchment paper, until the flattened round is about 1/4 inches thick. Feel free to cut to shape once it's flattened and press the cut bits in around the edges. It's not going to change shape once it bakes, so what you start with will be what you get. 

Bake at 300 F for about 25 minutes or until browned. 

Tomato and Basil Flatbread Pizza
(makes 4)
8 tbsp homemade pesto (recipe below*)
4 herbed flatbreads (recipe above)
2 tomatos, sliced thin
4 tbsp fresh basil
8 cloves garlic minced
1/2 onion, diced and caramelized
1/2 cup shredded white daiya cheese

*Simple home-made pesto
3.5 packed cups fresh basil leaves
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
1/4 cup ground raw cashew

Combine basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, salt, cashews in a blender and blend until smooth. When the mixture is completely smooth, add the pecorino and pulse the blender until it has been incorporated into the mix.*

Heat oven to 400 F. 

Place two flatbread rounds on one parchment paper-covered cookie sheet. 
Spread 1 tbsp pesto on each round. 
In a small bowl, stir 1 tbsp pesto, 1 tbsp shredded basil, and 2 cloves garlic minced. 
Add a layer of the basil/garlic/pesto mix, then slices of tomatoes (I used three thin slices per flatbread). Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top, then sprinkle caramelized onions over top of the cheese (or vice versa as you like). 
Bake on the top rack of your oven for about 8 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.


  1. A friend on facebook mentioned your blog after talking with you on the phone. I must say I am pleasantly surprised! These recipes look really good, I can't wait to try some of them :)

  2. Welcome, Brian. Thanks so much for checking out the page! I hope you enjoy the recipes!