There’s no kneading required for this homemade pizza “dough”! Even better, this quinoa pizza crust recipe is gluten-free. All it takes is a little preparation: soak uncooked quinoa overnight, and blend it the next day to form a creamy batter that’s then baked into a crispy gluten-free quinoa pizza crust.
Skinny Quinoa Pizza Crust Recipe
There's no kneading required for this gluten-free, healthy homemade pizza "dough"!
- uncooked quinoa: ¾ cup
- water: ¼ cup, plus more for soaking quinoa
- baking powder: 1 teaspoon
- salt: ¼ teaspoon
- oil or oil spray: for greasing the pan
- toppings of choice: e.g., marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, basil, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese
Step 1: Measure out ¾ cup of quinoa and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Pour enough water to cover the quinoa and allow to soak for at least 8 hours. After the 8 hours are up, drain and rinse the quinoa.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place the drained quinoa, ¼ cup of fresh water, baking powder, and salt in a blender or food processor and blend until a smooth batter forms.
Step 3: Line a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper and pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake in your preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Gently flip over the crust using a spatula and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the edges are crispy.
Step 5: Remove your prepared quinoa crust from the cake pan and transfer to a baking sheet. Top the crust with your favorite toppings and transfer back into the oven. Bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Step 6: Allow the pizza to cool slightly before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
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