Gluten free pizza crust is easy to make and fun for the whole family!
If you’ve been wanting to make a gluten free pizza, this recipe is for you! This gluten free pizza crust is crispy, delicious, and ready in no time!
What is gluten free pizza crust made of?
All gluten free flours are a little different, however, most are made of a variety of gluten free flours and a thickening agent. Xanthan gum, a food additive, is used to stabilize and give the pizza crust structure and shape in place of gluten.
Gluten free pizza crust brown rice flour
Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend is made of sweet brown rice flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot powder, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum. I always use Namaste Perfect Flour Blend when making gluten free pizza crust from scratch! Brown rice flour adds a little bit of a nutty flavor, making it taste a little more like traditional dough. The Namaste flour blend creates a consistently good pizza dough every time!
Is gluten free pizza crust healthier than regular crust?
If you’re a person living with diabetes, a gluten free pizza crust may be a better option compared to a traditional pizza crust. But, not because of the gluten. The overall carbohydrate content of gluten free flours can be lower than traditional flours and higher in fat to help stabilize blood sugar levels.
Gf pizza crust for the whole family
Who doesn’t love pizza night? Gather the kids and make it as a family!
Best gluten free pizza crust
There are tons of gluten free pizza crust brands on the market. I suggest looking for quality ingredients when searching for the best option for you and your family.
Gluten free vegan pizza crust
This pizza crust is gluten free AND vegan friendly! No eggs or dairy are included in the ingredients. Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend is also free from the top 8 allergens.
Easy gluten free pizza crust
I can assure you making your own pizza crust is much easier than you think! All you need is a few basic ingredients, and your pizza dough will be ready in under one hour.
Pizza dough recipe with yeast
Yeast is a critical ingredient for most bread recipes, including gluten free pizza crust dough. When combined with water and sugar, dry yeast activates and eats the sugar.
This reaction produces carbon dioxide bubbles within the dough. The carbon dioxide bubbles expand when exposed to heat, triggering the dough to rise.
How to make gluten free pizza crust
Gather the gluten free flour, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, olive oil, warm water, and active dry yeast.
Follow your bread maker’s instructions to add in the ingredients or if making by hand, follow the instructions in a standard crust recipe.
Once dough is ready, spread it to the desired thickness.
Bake for 5-7 min on 425 degrees, remove the crust from the oven, pile on the toppings, bake for an additional 10-12 minutes.
Let cool for an additional 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Tips for making gluten free pizza dough
- Allow to the dough to rest for at least 15 minutes
- Skip the kneading! Gluten free pizza dough does not have gluten, therefore kneading is not necessary
- Wet your fingers before you try and spread the dough into a pizza crust
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Gluten Free Pizza Crust
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- Bread machine
- 2 cups Namaste Foods Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
- Follow your bread maker’s instructions to add in ingredients or if making by hand, carefully combine all ingredients and stir thoroughly to make a uniform dough.
- Once the dough is ready, spread it to the desired thickness.
- Bake the crust for 5-7 min on 425 degrees.
- Remove the pan from the oven, and pile on the toppings.
- Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes.
- Let the pizza cool for an additional 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Great recipe, and now my favorite gluten-free pizza dough!
Any idea on how long it can keep in the fridge and whether it can be frozen or not?
Can this be used WITHOUT a bread machine?
You can give it a try! I’ve always used the bread machine to make it a bit easier on myself.
You talk about sugar and how it works with the yeast, but there’s no sugar in your recipe. Is there supposed to be sugar? Or does this dough not rise? I thought that might be the case since your directions don’t include a rise time. Not trying to be critical ~ just wanting to not waste ingredients! 😬
“Yeast is a critical ingredient for most bread recipes, including gluten free pizza crust dough. When combined with water and sugar, dry yeast activates and eats the sugar.
This reaction produces carbon dioxide bubbles within the dough. The carbon dioxide bubbles expand when exposed to heat, triggering the dough to rise.”
There’s naturally occurring sugar in the flour. Great question!