Holy Grail: Almond Bun Pizza

Holy Grail: Almond Bun Pizza

Pizza is a mainstay for people on the SAD (Standard American Diet).  Its fast, tasty, and horribly bad for you. Luckily, I’ve found a way to use the almond buns to create a perfect pizza crust.  I’ve made pizza like objects like the meatza in the past but its not the same as an actual slice. One time I even made pizza using almond buns but it was not quite family size. This time, I was able to reproduce an actual, full size pizza using almond buns.

Almond Bun Pizza SliceThe finished product looked just like a pizza slice!  I decided to make this one just cheese but obviously you could add any toppings you like.

Almond Bun Dry IngredientsThe first step is to make the crust. The recipe is the same as for the original almond buns except I have added oregano, thyme and garlic to flavor the crust.

Liquid Pizza BatterThe liquid batter should look like this.  Make sure that the eggs are warm and the butter is hot when you mix it.  You want the batter to be easy to spread.

Pizza Pan Start with a well greased 12″ pizza pan and preheat the oven to 350.

Pizza batter in panHere is the pizza crust in the pan.  If you use a larger pan than 12″, make sure to increase the recipe size.

Cooked CrustPrecook the crust until it starts to brown on the edges.  This should be around 7 minutes but since it is so thin, you could watch it after 5 minutes.

Pizza with sauceNext apply the pizza sauce.  I decided to make a white pizza and used Alfredo sauce. Pizza with cheeseNow add the cheese.

More CheeseAnd more cheese.

Cooked PizzaBroil the pizza for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble.

Sliced PizzaAnd there you have it! Cut up the pizza with a nonstick pizza wheel and you’re good to go.

Holy Grail: Almond Bun Pizza
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 2
  • Calories: 462
  • Fat: 43
  • Carbohydrates: 6
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 16
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Ingredients
  • ¾ Cup Almond Meal
  • 5 Tbsp Butter
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Splenda
  • ½ tsp Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Thyme
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 122 g (1/2 Cup) Alfredo sauce
  • 4 oz Cheddar
  • 2 oz Jarhlsberg
  • 2 Eggs
Instructions
  1. Combine the dry ingredients and mix well
  2. Make sure the eggs are warm by placing them in hot water before use
  3. Add eggs to dry ingredients
  4. Melt butter then add to the mixture
  5. Spray pam on pizza pan and spread mixture to pizza pan
  6. Cook at 350 degrees for 7 minutes
  7. Apply Alfredo sauce to pizza
  8. Add cheese to pizza and any other toppings
  9. Broil for 2 minutes

15 comments

  1. This looks absolutely phenomenal! Did it taste just as wonderful as it looks?
    I can’t wait to make this for my boyfriend! We work at an Italian restaurant, and the pizza is always too much of a temptation for us!

    Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe! :)

  2. Do you think it’s possible to skip or substitute the Splenda in this recipe? The missus is allergic to most artificial sweeteners.

    • I recently made this without any splenda or artificial sweeteners and it turned out fine. I didn’t have any Thyme either so I added 1/4 tsp of Italian Seasoning instead.

  3. So I followed this recipe to a T except for the pizza pan. I used a 12″ cast iron skillet. I found the crust to be soggy. I ended up having to bake it an additional 15 minutes, but it was still greasy and damp. Any ideas on what I did wrong? Help. :(

  4. Did you mean to put baking powder or soda for this recipe? The Almond Bun recipe calls for powder.

  5. We have searched for years for a great bread substitute. This tops them all for sure! Thank you for the recipe. We love your site!

  6. Next time try adding parsemancheese into the crustdough. Cheers for a fantastic blogg

  7. I just made this. It tastes good, but my batter somehow came out really bad. It was really dark and it didn’t mix at all (I used a mixer). I had to add some water to it to get it to mix to some degree.

    Could you confirm or deny that it’s the way that I melted the butter, or the butter I used?
    I used a baking butter, so no regular butter, not sure if that’s a problem? And I melted the butter on high fire and it turned a bit brown, I have a feeling that might be the issue :P.

    Sorry if these are dumb questions, I started the keto diet last week Monday and I’m just looking for recipes that I can make that give me a bit of fibre and that satiate my craving for pizza and things. :P

    Thanks!

    • I posted a video on how to make almond buns on YouTube that might help: I normally microwave the butter so likely that was your brown color. In terms of it seizing, I would just use a whisk and do it by hand, I imagine the blending was what caused it it become too stiff.

  8. This looks amazing. I’ve made a lot of your recipes and they’ve all been great, so thanks for the work you do!

    Is this truly only 1 net carb per 2 slices? Seems a bit off since two buns is 4 net carbs.

  9. Thank you so much! This saved my Keto diet. I started up again a week ago, so my cravings are pretty bad right now. My favorite food in the world is pizza and crave it especially when I’m stressed, studying for exams. Though it isn’t a perfect crust, it was pretty dang good. Thanks again.

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