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Fathead Dough – A Guide to the Best Keto Pizza Crust

    Fathead Dough - A Guide to the Best Keto Pizza Crust

    Some of the most helpful tools for maintaining a keto diet are fathead dough and other similar products. With this tasty and simple recipe, you may prepare a wide variety of classic foods in a low-carb manner.

    It turns a handful of common materials into something like bread, which can be used to make anything from dinner rolls to pockets for keto fathead pizza.

    These keto calzones are a great example of how versatile the recipe is. Sugar may be added, like I do in my low-carb filled cinnamon buns.

    Since I began my low-carb diet in 2016, I’ve spent a lot of time working with fathead dough. However, I haven’t documented my process for making and blending this. All the way up to now…

    What ingredients do you need to make fathead dough?

    In most cases, these ingredients make up fathead dough:

    Flour made from almonds or coconut. Almond flour is my go-to, while coconut flour holds its own in sweeter recipes.

    Keep in mind that you can’t just swap out almond flour for coconut flour.

    There will be a significant reduction in the amount of flour required since coconut flour is so much more absorbent than almond flour.

    Whenever I need to make a dish using coconut flour instead of almond flour, I usually start with a third of the amount of almond flour the original recipe asks for. This may be seen in my adaptation of a pound cake recipe into a cupcake recipe using coconut flour to achieve the ketogenic diet.

    Here’s a terrific recipe for keto bagels, teaching you precisely how to prepare fathead dough using coconut flour.
    Stringy, melty, and delicious mozzarella. Mozzarella has a mild taste and melts easily. As the fathead dough bakes into a bread-like texture, this binding element is crucial.

    It’s acceptable to use pre-shredded mozzarella from a bag, but if you have the time, it’s better to shred your own mozzarella from a block.

    Blocks of cheese don’t have the extra fillers in them to prevent the bits from caking together, as the pre-shredded kinds do.

    Mozzarella grated off the block also melts quicker to create for an easier to work with fathead dough, and (in my opinion) it simply tastes better!
    Either cream cheese or butter would do. This addition of delicious creaminess aids in the uniformity of the dough. This high-fat component is crucial to achieving the desired dough texture.

    And both cream cheese and butter are fully interchangeable in this recipe.
    Egg. To make this dish, you’ll need one big egg.
    Powdered baking soda and/or powder. The baking powder provides a little lift for this low-carb dough. If you leave it out, the resulting flatbread will taste very similar to my low-carb spinach pesto version.

    How do you make fathead dough?

    The steps are super simple. You’ll be enjoying low carb dough in no time!

    1. In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt the cream cheese (or butter) and mozzarella together. This will take about 1 minute, but should be done in 30 second increments at most to avoid burning the cream cheese.
    step one of making keto friendly fathead dough: melting the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese
    1. Once melted, stir the cream cheese (or butter) and mozzarella together until smooth. Add your egg and continue to stir until everything is well combined. (If your dough is too stiff or will not spread, it may be too cold. Place it back in the microwave for 5-10 seconds and it should be easier to spread)
    step two of making keto friendly fathead dough: adding the egg
    1. In a separate bowl whisk together your almond flour (or coconut flour), any seasonings, and baking powder.
    step three of making keto friendly fathead dough: mixing the almond flour and baking powder
    1. Mix the cheese and egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until a soft ball of dough forms. This dough ball will be sticky.
    step four of making keto friendly fathead dough: mixing it all together into a ball
    1. Using wet hands, work the dough and form it into whatever shape you need for your recipe. This example shows a rectangular keto pizza crust.

      You can also opt for the method of rolling the dough between two sheets of parchment paper so that you get an easy, even roll without the dough sticking to anything.
    step five of making keto friendly fathead dough: shaping the dough
    1. Bake at 400° F for 12-15 minutes

    Can you freeze keto pizza dough?

    Yes! If you’re interested in making the fathead dough ahead of time and freezing it for later, I would recommend rolling out the prepared dough, then wrapping it tightly in cling wrap before storing it in the freezer.

    When it’s time to make your pizza, bake the frozen dough in the oven for 5-10 minutes before topping it and finishing off the baking.

    Can you buy pre-made fathead dough?

    Yes! It took a long time, but Fattyhead Keto Crust finally fulfilled my dream of having someone make this! You may purchase the dough already formed into baguettes or pizza crust, and even ready-made, frozen pizzas topped with ingredients that are suitable for a ketogenic diet.

    Fattyhead is available for purchase and has been seen at my local Hy-Vee. It’s a very tasty and hassle-free choice; I still have some in the freezer.

    What is the glycemic index of fathead dough?
    However, there are still carbs in this dish, despite its low-carb nature (mostly from the almond flour). This is a quarter of the recipe, so you would use:

    Calories: 434.25 Calories
    Total Carbs: 8.05 grams
    Fiber: 3 grams
    Net Carbs: 5.05 grams
    Protein: 33.725 grams
    Fat: 33.075 grams

    And here’s a breakdown for each ingredient:

    IngredientsCaloriesTotal Carbs (g)Fiber (g)Net Carbs (g)Protein (g)Fat (g)
    2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella7908.7508.7577.547.5
    2 ounces cream cheese1942.402.43.420
    1 large egg720.400.464.8
    1 cup of almond flour680201284860
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder10.6500.6500
    Total Per Serving (/4)434.258.0535.0533.72533.075
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