New York Style "Paleo & Vegetarian" Pizza Crust/ Flatbread
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small bowl, make the flax or chia egg. Combine the ground flaxseed or chia seeds with water (2 1/2 TBSP of water) for flaxseed and (3 TBSP of water) for chia seeds and set aside for 5 minutes.
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Mix together all wet ingredients and once the flax or chia mixture has sat for 5 minutes add it into the wet ingredients.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine.
I usually add 1-2 TBSP of additional arrowroot starch to the dough as this helps it to round into a ball. It will be sticky but you should be able to get the dough to form into a ball. I wouldn't use more than 2-3 TBSPs of extra starch - this will change the taste of the crust.
Place additional avocado oil or use olive oil on hands to keep the dough from sticking to your hands, you can place some in the batter to help keep it from sticking as well.
You can then flatten the dough into a pizza crust (circle) on the oven pan, or what I like to do - is divide the batter up into just less than 1/4 cup balls and make them into small individuals sized flatbreads.
The dough should be approx. 1/4" thick.
Place in the the oven and cook for 8 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned and the bottoms have a golden appearance. You do not want them to get to brown around the edged or this will make them too crunchy and less fluffy.
1 cup Almond Flour
3/4 cup Arrowroot Powder
1 1/4 tsps Sea Salt
1 1/2 tsps Baking Powder
1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed (or Chia Seeds - if you prefer not to heat flaxseeds)
2 1/2 tbsps Water (to mix with the ground flaxseed - use 3 TBSP if you use chia seeds)
1 tbsp Avocado Oil (have extra on hand to use for your hands when making the crust)
1 1/2 tsps Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Water
1 1/4 tbsps Raw Honey (Play around with the amount of honey you like. For a sweeter flatbread 1 1 1/2 TBSP is nice. 1 TBSP may be sufficient for a pizza crust - pending on your taste. )
1 tsp Garlic Powder (optional - up to 2 tsp is nice for making a focaccia style crust.)
1 tsp Italian Seasoning (optional - I usually use 1-2 tsp)
Do not add any seasoning and use 1 1/2 TBSP of honey. You can use this bread jus like a flatbread to eat with nut butters and or honey, jam, nut butter and bananas etc.
Add the seasonings or cook and top with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and italian seasoning.
Use less than 1 1/2 TBSP of honey, 1 1/4 TBSP would be best. Once baked, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder or garlic salt.
Make as is and then you can rub with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, oregano and basil or Italian seasoning and add any of your favorite toppings. You can also add any of your favorite toppings right to the crust.