Last night, I really wanted to eat pizza, so I figured I’d concoct some kind of crust with coconut flour. But when I started mixing, I decided to just mix all the pizza ingredients (except the sauce) together and see what happened.
It turned out great! I love it when that happens!
Here’s what I did:
Crispy Pizza Bites
First, melt 2 heaping Tbsp of coconut oil in a pan.
In a bowl, combine:
1 Tbsp coconut flour
3 Tbsp parmesan cheese (I used shredded, but grated would work too)
10-15 pieces of pepperoni (chopped into small bits)
½ tsp (or more) pizza seasoning
Other add-ins (just keep in mind that the more you add, the less these will hold together and you’ll have to add more egg/flour)
Stir well, then add melted coconut oil and stir until well combined.
Use a spoon to scoop dollops of the batter into the pan on medium heat. When the bottom is browned, flip over to bake the other side until crispy. This serves one in my house….but if you had a side dish, it’d probably be enough for two people.
Serve with dipping sauce!
Note: You may have to adjust the heat depending on your stove. Medium heat on my stove is volcanic, but it’s just right on my cousin’s stove.
The first trial (last night):
The second trial (today):
I’m sure I’ll make many many versions of these! I love coconut flour, but sometimes it doesn’t get crispy enough—the cheese and coconut oil help that effort, and I enjoy most things with pizza seasoning! Last night’s were a little prettier and neater looking I think, but today’s had a little more flavor…both were great! I’m pretty sure they’d work without cheese too, you’d just need to adjust the amounts of seasoning (more) because cheese adds depth to the flavor (i.e. saltiness)! I’ll try them out on K and let you know what she thinks too.
News/Notes: K returned from France last night, so we met for breakfast today to catch up. I love having her close by–we were discussing our Thanksgiving plans at her parents’ house, that her BF will be in town (who I’ve already nicknamed “brother”), and her aunt and uncle will be there as well. So…I’m looking forward to that. I like the idea of holidays being exciting–I know I’ll miss my Mom and Dad and some people I’ve gotten used to spending holidays with, but at least I won’t be spending it alone (and I’ll have my furniture by then too!). Plus, I’ll be at home for Halloween and Matthew’s birthday (and Christmas)…so this geography thing is not bad so far!
It’s another beautiful day in Santa Monica…I’m already used to this, even the chilly mornings are pleasant and not actually cold. If nothing else, this experience has been a defining moment in my perspective on where I want to live — always somewhere warm.
My furniture will be here during the second week of November…whose visiting first?!
What pizza toppings would you add to your crispy pizza bites?!