Oh sweet potato baby Jesus this one has a soft spot in my heart already❣️I’m completely obsessed with sweet potato. If you don’t know, now you know. And I never want to have to give up pizza. I’ve been eating a gluten free diet for around 6 months now and have honestly never felt better, and haven’t regretted my decision once. I always thought my bloated tummy full of breads, pizzas and pastas was ‘normal’ and something I had to accept if I wanted to eat these foods and I’ve slowly come to realise that is so far from the truth.
Often there’s this general idea though that if you can’t have gluten then you can’t have good pizza and I’m here to PROVE THIS SO WRONG. You can eat pizza without the bloat and my sweet potato pizza base recipe is the one you need ~ it’s simple and quick to make and gives your homemade pizza some savoury sweetness from a refreshingly thin base that’ll satisfy all your sneaky pizza cravings without all the nasties 🚫
Not gonna lie, I was pretty nervous experimenting with this one because I hadn’t tried many gluten free pizzas, let alone from the mighty sweet potato and I didn’t know what to expect! But as soon as I took my first bite I knew this was the recipe I had been dreaming of. The high-protein, vitamin-A-rich crust keeps a nice crunch on the outside and tastes like an extra-fluffy mashed potato in the centre and will keep you full and satisfied hours!
Allow me to show you how with simple instructions and step by step photos 📸
This recipes makes one base ~ adjust quantities for additional bases !
♡ 1-2 medium sweet potatoes (enough for 1 cup of mash!)
♡ 1C almond flour
♡ 1tsp baking soda
♡ 1tbs Italian seasoning
♡ 1tsp salt
♡ 1/2 cup pizza sauce
♡ 1/2 cup cheese (I used Daiya vegan shredded cheeze)
♡ Toppings of your choice (eg; eggplant, spanish onion, capsicum, basil, whatever you’re feeling!)
1 Preheat your oven to 200ºC degrees, boil a large pot of water and cut your sweet potato into quarters and into the water. Boil for around 20 mins or until soft.
2 Once cooked, drain and mash your potatoes and set aside to cool down.
3 In a large bowl combine one cup of your sweet potato mash, Italian session, baking soda and almond flour. Knead well together with your hands until the mixture starts looking like a big orange dough ball.
4 Line a baking sheet or pizza pan with baking paper paper, and press out the dough to a large circle. The base should roughly be about 1/2 inch thick.
5 Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges of the dough are slightly browned.
7 Remove your pizza from the oven, add the sauce, cheese, and preferred toppings, and grill for three to five minutes until cheese is melted.
8 Thats all there is to it, really! Now eat up that pizza asap 🤤🍕