What if you can have your pizza and eat grain-free too?? Pizza seems to be a weakness among almost everyone, and this recipe may just be the therapy that you needed. I’m adding these Easy Pizza Bites to my list of grain-free pizza recipes! (Yes, go check them out!)
Make up a few batches and freeze for a quick food for parties, for snacks and even for breakfast! 😉 These are delicious enough to eat by themselves but even better if served with my marinara sauce (or even Tomato Basil Soup)!
Look for quality ingredients. Applegate Farms makes a great Pepperoni and can be purchased at Whole Foods and some local grocery stores. When choosing cheese, be sure to avoid the pre-shredded kind so that you can avoid corn starch and other additives. Natural flavorings are even sneaking into butter so be sure to read the label!?! Also, some brands of sour cream are infamous for including ingredients other than cream. I personally use Daisy Brand because the only ingredient is cream (and it taste SO good)! Remember, the best source of meats and cheeses come from grass-fed cows. I realize that is not always an option or affordable. My advise is to find and purchase the highest quality you can afford, and with the fewest ingredients on the label!
Try adding 1/2 lb. of Italian sausage, cooked, drained and cooled to your Easy Pizza Bites instead of pepperoni. Do you like Bacon?? Add 4-6 pieces of cooked, crumbled bacon to your pizza dough for a bacon-e twist!
These Pizza Bites are great for a pizza delivery you can send then warm, unless you are like my brother and like cold pizza. If making these in advance, be sure to serve at room temperature or reheat in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Feel free to make the marinara sauce in advance as well. Really kick these Easy Pizza Bites up a notch by serving them with my Extra Zesty Ranch Dressing! YUM!
I hope you enjoy the recipe! Serve them at a party and NO one will know they are grain-free & low-carb! Everyone wins!
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried basil*
1/4 tsp. oregano*
1/4 tsp. dried thyme*
2-3 oz. pepperoni, chopped
4 oz. mozzarella, shredded
4 tbsp. salted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. sour cream
Optional ingredients: 1/4 cup chopped olives, 1/2 bell bell pepper or 1/2 small onion, chopped and sauteed in 2 tbsp. butter, 4 oz. mushrooms, chopped and sauteed in 1 tbsp. butter (cooled)
*Omit and add 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, add dry ingredients and blend well. Add all remaining ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until blended. Use small scoop (1-1/2 tbsp.) or medium scoop (3 tbsp.) to measure out dough onto prepared cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Bake for 15- 20 minutes or until slightly brown. Serve warm with marinara sauce or Ranch Dressing.
Nutrition Information: 60 Calories, 5 grams Fat, 1 Net Carb, 2.5 grams Protein per Pizza Bite (using small scoop)
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