I love pizza. Probably just as much as the next person. However, given the clean eating lifestyle to accommodate the low sodium… eating pizza isn’t exactly a good fit.
Unless you literally do it all from scratch. As an avid pinner on Pinterest (pinterest.com/mizspicer), I’ve pinned A LOT of recipes. Some good, some not so good — but hey, who can’t resist a good artery clogging delicious dish? Certainly not a foodie like me. Pillsbury’s recipes pop up a lot, and they all make my mouth water. My brain started churning…. how can I clean this up so I can try it? Well, by making it all from scratch of course!
Biscuit mix is fairly simple to make. Finding a recipe for “clean” biscuit mix is a different story. I happen to stumble upon thegraciouspantry.com recently and in my search on there the other night, I happened to find a recipe for Clean Eating Biscuits. I could finally try these biscuit pizza pocket things. Here’s the recipe. Enjoy!
2-1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup milk
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together until well combined. Add the apple sauce, olive oil and milk and stir with a wooden spoon until it becomes thick enough to knead with your hands. When done kneading, you should have a very soft and fluffy dough that is just a tad bit sticky. If it’s still too sticky (meaning the dough truly sticks to your hands), add in 1 tbsp. of flour and knead again. Repeat until you have a soft, yet mildly sticky dough.
On a well floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Pick up the dough at one end and fold it back over itself so you are folding it in half (This creates the natural separation when you cut your finished biscuits).
Using a biscuit cutter or small plastic cup, cut out your biscuits. Flatten into small, pizza-like rounds.
The “Goods” (aka the stuff you put inside):
This is open to whatever your want. I used my mother’s homemade Herb Sauce that was made from her delicious summer gardens. I also used fresh baby spinach (a handful, chopped) and a diced roasted bell pepper. Use fresh grated cheese — the kind you grate yourself, not the kind you buy in a bag or the kind you get in a store, shrink wrapped in plastic!
Add your insides to the center of each “round” then pull up the sides. Pinch them together so they stay put. On a non-stick pan, put them in the oven at 375-degrees for about 15-18 minutes.
The voilá! Delicious!