Monday, 15 April 2013

Oatmeal Pizza Crust Recipe

The weather today is unforgivable.

I've resorted to plumping myself in my chair and switching the aircon on to full blast while Clara C's cover of Thriftshop fills the room, bouncing off the 4 walls I've confined myself in.


And because I've a little bit of spare time before having to dive back and hit the books to prep for my last 2 presentations + exam of the year before I can finally bid goodbye to 3 years of hell, torment yet wonderful memories, I've decided to talk about dinner I had one night that turned out better than expected.

I love pizza. The best pizza I had was in the UK. A generous amount of mozerella cheese, sundried tomato and meatballs smothered onto a 10" circular piece of heaven toasted to perfection. The cheese oozing with every bite and the crust thick, slightly burnt with oh so sinfully good with the garlic mayo that accompanied it. I've just had lunch but I'm craving pizza again sigh.

Being restless as usual, I decided to hunt for a healthier alternative to my sinful craving and chanced upon this. A flourless pizza crust that only involved the use of (a)oatmeal and (b)an egg. I was skeptical, very skeptical. How could that possibly be any good? But I decided to go ahead with it anyway.

I topped it with some leftover ingredients I had in the fridge whilst scurrying through. Portobello mushrooms, spinach, a pasta base and feta/mozzarella cheese. The end result? A filling yet satisfying meal. It sure did satisfy my craving for a pizza. It wasn't sinful but at the same time, rewarding. The cheese pulled everything together, creating a masterpiece I never though would be possible.

Healthiest Pizza in The World Recipe
Adapted from blogilates
Serves 1

1/4 cup dry oats
1 TBS ground flax seed
1 egg

1 portobello mushroom
Handful of cheese of choice
Pasta base
Spinach leaves

Preheat oven to 180degrees celsius. 
Mix base together in a bowl and slowly mould into a circular shape with your hands. Place it on aluminum foil on a baking tray and bake for about 10-12 mins depending on your oven.

Once crust has been baked, take it out (texture should be firmer by now) and lay pasta base, mushrooms, spinach leaves and sprinkle cheese on top. Feel free to use whatever toppings you like! Put into oven again to bake for another 10-15 mins.

Once the timer buzzes, check to see if ingredients aren't burnt and have melted to your desire. Cool and serve!

If you're wondering how many calories this is, it adds to about 300-400 calories depending on your toppings. But hey, I wouldn't really fret at all. The base is made of oats and egg so how wrong could you go?

Now it's back to reality to finish those unending pile of assignments.

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