Make it Monday - Quinoa pizza crust
Pizza seems to be a very much desired food.
In fact, pizza may be more of an American food/staple now than ever before.
So, how to have pizza - the crust, if you are following a gluten free diet.
Options for a pizza crust could vary depending on what gluten free flour you are using. The choices could range from Almond, cashew, oat, rice, and even quinoa or amaranth.
This pizza crust starts out a little different than what is expected. It is from quinoa that has been soaked in water for 6 to 8 hours. This is then blended with the other ingredients and put in the oven to bake.
Quinoa batter before baking
Baked quinoa crust
The Ultimate Quinoa Pizza Crust
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword healthy pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Soak 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 55 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 359 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
for the crust:
3/4 cup quinoa covered by 1" of water and soaked for 6 - 8 hours (or overnight)
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Soak the quinoa in water, covering it by at least 1", for 6 - 8 hours.
Once you're ready to make the crust, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 9" cake pan with parchment paper and drizzle one tablespoon of oil in the center. Spread around with your hands until evenly coated and set pan aside.
Thoroughly rinse quinoa, then add to a blender. Add the 1/4 cup of water, baking powder, salt and remaining olive oil, and blend on high until smooth and creamy. This should resemble a thick pancake batter.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove, flip and return to oven baking for another 10 - 15 minutes until browned and edges are crispy.
Top with sauce, cheese and any other toppings you'd like and bake for 12 - 15 minutes until cheese has melted and started to brown.
Remove, let cool for a few minutes in the pan, transfer cutting board and slice.
Garnish with herbs, pepper flakes, grated cheese, etc., and serve immediately!
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza)
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
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