Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gluten Free Fruit Pizza

Typically I would just use a regular sugar cookie recipe for the crust of my fruit pizza...
But since were trying to cut gluten I was on a mission to find a recipe using coconut flour...
{we also experimented this morning with coconut flour pancakes...OMG they were amazing}
::we made apple, apple banana, banana, and banana chocolate ones::
But this post is not about those....
Here is the recipe for the fruit pizza...
Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Crust

4 eggs
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sifted coconut flour

Combine all into your mixer!
{I am so vague with directions but come on...that's pretty much the gist of it!}
 The dough was a tad sticky so I wet my hands to be able to press it on the sheet...
Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes or until the edges start to brown...

Allow it to cool...
For the "frosting" I did not want to stray away too much from my old fruit pizza 
{just in case the dough was not good}
So I went with the old faithful cream cheese and marshmallow cream mixture...
Fruit Dip
8oz cream cheese
7oz marshmallow cream

Then top with whatever fruit your heart desires! 
The verdict....
Let's just say this lasted LESS than 24 hours...
The crust was AMAZING...
It was seriously heaven and no gluten...SCORE!

Here is a little chart to show the difference between coconut and wheat flour...
Not only does it not contain gluten it is less calories/carbs and TONS of fiber!

A lot of people ask if you can taste a coconut-y taste and I really do not notice it...
I like coconut so that is a plus but the taste is very subtle...

ENJOY! 

5 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I still need to get some coconut flour...and when we cook with the oil I never notice the coconut flavor either. I need to make this asap!

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  2. i LOVE fruit pizza, so this is TOTALLY up my ally!

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  3. Thank you thank you thank you ! Keep the gluten free recipes coming and i ave one question .....i notice the coconut flout seems higher in fat content ......is that the case with other gluten free foods....Im hoping so because my daughter is sooooooo tiny and im worried switching her to gluten free she may lose weight even more

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  4. So excited about this post! I have Celiac & this sure does look yummy!
    And for the writer above, Erica, I would say that the problem with not eating gluten is the lack of nuturional ingredients. The "bulky" and "filling" ingredients like whole wheats.Alot of times when people don't eat gluten they do not replace there diet with essential foods that fill this void were missing. Like beans and grains. Your daughter should not lose more weight avoiding Gluten, if she is getting these things. However the issues is that alot of things we eat with gluten in them are carbs, so to avoid her losing weight, make sure shes still getting carbs while eating gluten free. with GF pasta and breads, waffels & other nutritious, yet healthy options! Hope this helps and is understandable!!!!!

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