Thriving Recipe: Momma’s Pizza Crust
This is a classic recipe in my family! It has evolved over the years by swapping out some healthier flour for bleached, enriched white flour. In middle school my family got unbleached white flour. In highschool, we transitioned to whole wheat flour. Then, we learned the benefits of sprouted flour. Sprouted flour is a traditional method that breaks down the starch content in a grain and also makes it easier to digest. When I went through my nutritional training, it confirmed that sprouted flour, if you tolerate grain and gluten, is the most nourishing way to go!
I pulled out this recipe to feed a crowd last week. Even though the sprouted flour is hearty and nourishing, the pizza wasn’t heavy. Everyone was delighted to enjoy such comfort food that was also healthy! It is a definite win-win.
1 Tbsp Yeast
1 Cup warm water
1 tsp honey
2 1/2 Cups Sprouted Flour
2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp Himalayan salt
¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
Combine yeast, water and honey. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes, until bubbly.
Add the oil to the yeast mixture
Combine 2 Cups flour, salt and spices in a big bowl. Add yeast mixture. Add remaining 1/2 Cup of flour.
Press onto your favorite pizza stone or baking dish.
Bake at 450 °F for 10 minutes. Add cheese and favorite toppings and bake for the final 5 minutes.
Cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
If you have questions or comments for Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Maria Adam, contact her at thrivinghealthNY.com.