Sunday, July 10, 2011

Guilt free Crust. :)

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Many of us that enjoy a good crust to a pizza. Sometimes too much. Well, I know I enjoy it too much. My son pretty much leaves the pizza crust on the plate. What a waste!

Speaking of waste… my waist doesn’t like my love of pizza crust. Or French bread for that matter… but that is a whole other post. 

Since trying stop eating so much simple carbs and sugars I am researching other ways to have my crust and eat it too… guilt free.

Thus the chickpea is introduced. Add with some dry oatmeal and olive oil and you have this:

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I suppose you could spread it out a bit neater then I have but I like all the nooks and crannies in it. This was chickpea delicious. Clearly.. the chickpeas taste is stronger then the oatmeal. The crust is soft and good. You can add herbs and seasoning and it would really take it over the edge.

I made applesauce to spread on it after toasting.  I also put sliced tomatoes on it and sprinkled with some black pepper and it was amazing. I have yet to try it as a pizza crust but that is next on my list.

This will be my go to crust recipe when I feel carbs are not my friend. I never said I will never eat a good ole crusty crust of pizza again… just in moderation as with everything else. But this has potential to be my go to guilt free snack.

Chickpea and Oatmeal Crust

source Diet Science.com

 

Ingredients :

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1 egg white
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
basil, oregano, crushed red pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic salt to taste

 

Directions :

Blend ingredients in blender/food processor until smooth.

Add a little water to loosen up ingredients.

Keep mixture like a dough-like consistency.

Bake in oven at 400 degrees until edges lift off from pan and the crust looks cracked

 

 

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