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Chia Seed Pizza Crust

The Quick-to-Make Pizza Crust Your Diet Needs

If you're craving pizza (heck, who isn't?!), here's a high-fiber crust powered by the tiny yet oh-so-amazing chia seed. A one-tablespoon serving offers four grams of fiber, two grams of protein, and 150 percent of your daily omega-3s. If you're not into the gelatinous consistency when it's added to smoothies or made into pudding, then you're going to love this recipe.

When baked in this basil-garlic whole-wheat crust, chia seeds add a subtle yet satisfying poppy crunch with each bite. Other than that, this tastes like regular pizza dough, but because it's made without yeast, it takes less time in the kitchen since the dough doesn't have to rise. This makes for a slightly denser and drier crust, but equally delicious. Get creative with toppings, and enjoy!

Chia Seed Pizza Crust

Chia Seed Pizza Crust

Notes

This recipe makes one pizza with regular crust, but you could split the dough and make two thin-crust pizzas instead.

Chia Seed Pizza Crust

Ingredients

  1. 2 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  2. 1/4 cup chia seeds
  3. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 3 teaspoons dried basil
  6. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  8. 1 1/2 cups warm water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, chia seeds, baking powder, salt, basil, and garlic powder.
  3. Pour in the oil and warm water, and use a spoon to mix it together.
  4. Put the mixture on a clean, floured surface, and knead it until a dough forms, about 2 minutes. Use a floured rolling pin to make a large circle.
  5. Spray a pizza pan with cooking spray, and place the dough on the pan. Roll in, and pinch the edges to form a crust.
  6. Cook crust for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the dough looks dry.
  7. Add your favorite toppings, and cook for another 8 to 12 minutes.

The nutritional info below is for 1/4 of the pizza crust (two slices) without any toppings.

Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
334
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