top of page
  • Juanita Weaver-Reiss

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

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


  1. Soak the quinoa in water, covering it by at least 1", for 6 - 8 hours.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Remove, let cool for a few minutes in the pan, transfer cutting board and slice.

  7. Garnish with herbs, pepper flakes, grated cheese, etc., and serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1 pizza)

Calories 359 Calories from Fat 153

% Daily Value*

Fat 17g26%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Sodium 587mg26%

Potassium 459mg13%

Carbohydrates 41g14%

Fiber 4g17%

Protein 9g

If you want more than a list of foods that you can and should not eat. You want someone to take the time to make your plan individual to you and your life, it is time to get a dietitian in your pocket.


10 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page