Black Bean Pizza Crust and 214-Calorie Mini Mexican Pizzas
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If you’re a fan of Mexican pizza or any type of southwest-style flatbread, you’ll love this black bean pizza crust recipe. With only three ingredients, it’s incredibly easy to make and tastes great. Not to mention, each mini pizza crust has 8 grams of protein and only 105 calories.
After making hash brown breakfast taco shells, I set out to see what other foods could be morphed into tortillas, chips, or in this case, pizza crust. Admittedly, this black bean pizza crust began as another taco shell attempt. But after a few tries with a full puree and even mixing with both corn and almond flour, I found that a crispy shell with this combo turned out extremely dry.
So, when life gives you dry taco shells, make perfect black bean pizza crust.
Recipe and Ingredient Notes
The recipe below covers just about everything you need to know, but I’ll briefly touch on a few modification questions.
First and foremost, you don’t want to have a full black bean puree for your crust. You should have black bean chunks remaining in your crust. In the image below, you can see nearly whole beans intact in certain areas.
You only need to mash the beans enough to bind to the cheese and egg whites. A fork should do the job just fine, but you may have to work at it for a minute or two.
In terms of calorie and macronutrient modifications, you could reduce the carb and calorie content by removing the pan roasted corn and mildly seasoning your taco meat instead of using a pre-packaged seasoning.
And for the cheese, you could swap mozzarella for cheddar or any other cheese you’d like. The macros are with fat-free mozzarella but if you have trouble finding it, switching to a 2% or full-fat would only add 50-100 calories to the total recipe since you’re only using 1/2 a cup.
Outside of those things, feel free to modify the toppings however you’d like. Fresh salsa and sliced avocado or guacamole would work well. Have fun!
Black Bean Pizza Crust Recipe
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