Pizza…and an Elephant Ear!


This week starts my first week of the CSA! I’m so excited to starting picking up produce and figuring out what to do with all the surprises! Anyway, that’s beside the point. I told you guys that I have been trying recipes without success. Leave it to pizza and elephant ear’s to save the day. Once in a while, I wonder what it would be like to have pizza. I never eat pizza because not only is the crust a grain-filled disc, but the topping is dairy. It has literally been years, and I can say that I don’t miss pizza…at all. However, when I was looking at my fresh basil in the garden, I thought I would take my first stab ever at making one without the grains. I got the crust recipe from my friend Carole, so I can’t take credit for coming up with it, but I can take credit for what I decided to do with it! The recipe calls for enough dough to make 2 pizzas. However, when you don’t have kids, what am I going to do with 2 pizzas?! My mind instantly went for an elephant ear. All its made of is dough dusted in cinnamon sugar. Done. Dinner and dessert.

Pizza/ Elephant ear crust base:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour (or arrowroot)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (I used homemade coconut milk kefir)
  • Pizza dough addition: 1 tsp oregano
  • Elephant ear additions: butter, cinnamon, coconut sugar, vanilla

Preheat the oven to 425 F.

Whisk the eggs and coconut milk together. Add in the dry ingredients. Separate the dough in 1/2. Add 1 tsp of oregano to 1. Add a tsp vanilla and 1 tsp of cinnamon to the other. Spread each of them into whatever form you like (I used a round pizza stone). Bake for 8 minutes. Take them out of the oven and put sauce and toppings on your pizza and brush your elephant ear with melted butter. Put them back in for another 8 minutes. Take the elephant ear out and brush it with more butter and sprinkle it with coconut sugar and cinnamon to your heart’s desire. Then pull out your pizza after another 5 minutes.

If you just want to make 2 pizzas, use 1 1/2 tsp oregano.
If you just want to make 2 elephant ears, use 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

This texture is not light and airy like an elephant ear but that’s what it reminded me of! It tasted like the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls…yes, I ate those back in the day.

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