May 4, 2016 By Leanne Vogel September 30, 2018
Mini keto pizza bites held together with ‘gelatin egg’ instead of eggs. Dairy-free and keto with a crispy outer crust and sprinkled with fresh basil.
There is quite possibly nothing as fun as mini keto pizzas. Well, except keto cookies in the shape of Easter eggs, those were fun.
But really, mini keto pizza. Except I made these low-carb, keto mini pizzas complete free from grains, dairy, and eggs.
To these keto pizzas grain-free, I used cauliflower.
To make them dairy-free, I used nutritional yeast in the sauce.
To make them egg-free, I used a gelatin egg (made with water and gelatin) instead of a regular egg. If you’re not sensitive to eggs, you could totally use an egg in this recipe. But if you are sensitive to eggs, and you’ve never heard of a gelatin egg before, today’s video is a must-watch.
I’ve noticed that there is a lot of confusion around the differences between gelatin and collagen. Below, I’ve answered your common questions to help you make sense of the differences.
I love Equip collagen over Vital Proteins and other options. You can watch a video here about collagen. And, when you use the coupon code HEALTHFUL, you get 15% off Equip collagen here.
Collagen dissolves in water and can be used in hot or cold drinks.
Gelatin dissolves in hot things. When cooled, it turns the mixture into a jello-like substance.
What do I do with collagen and gelatin? Collagen can be used in keto smoothies, keto baked goods (like you would use protein powder), tea, coffee, add to keto fat bombs, or keto salad dressings. It completely dissolves in liquids.
Whereas gelatin can be used in keto gravies, keto soups, keto stews, pasta sauce, or make keto gummies with it. Don’t have a gummy mold? That’s OK! Use a baking sheet. Pour it in, chill, and cut cubes when complete.
How much collagen or gelatin can you have per day?
I have 1 to 2 scoops in a day. It works out to be about 2 to 4 tablespoons.
How can I use gelatin to replace eggs in a recipe?
Watch the keto recipe video above. It’s important to allow the gelatin to ‘bloom’ on the water before you heat it. As far as I know, it works for just about all recipes that call for eggs. So far I haven’t failed with it!
What are the health benefits of collagen and gelatin?
I like to think of collagen and gelatin being a boost to my already nutrient-rich ketogenic diet.
For gelatin, while I do enjoy homemade keto bone broth more often than most, I don’t drink it every day and find that when I’m traveling, it’s impossible to keep up with the broth. The nourishing gut-healing benefits of bone broth are very much the same with beef. Think of it as the ‘glue’ that repairs leaky gut. It differs from collagen slightly in this way, as being more powerful toward gut balancing.
Both collagen and gelatin are fabulous for boosting the strength of hair, nails, skin and joints. I’ve noticed after 1-year of enjoying either product every day, my hair is healthy, my nails are strong, and my skin is firm.
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Hi! I’m Leanne (RHN FBCS)
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.