Homemade Pizza Crust | SweetSavour
This is a simple, gluten-free, homemade pizza crust that doesn’t require yeast, and has better quality flours used in the dough. Homemade pizza dough without yeast sometimes gets a bad rap because the expectation is that it won’t rise or be fluffy. An easy way to add some rise to the dough would be to add baking powder, and if you want, a little bit of vinegar to help activate the baking powder. I didn’t use baking powder, and we loved how it turned out! I don’t like using gluten free flour mixes if I can avoid them, because they’re all made out of rice and typically sweet white rice, which has no nutrient value. I want a pizza that takes good but I also know is going to be better for me as well.
- 1/2 cup Tapioca flour
- 1/4 cup (plus more) chickpea flour
- 1/4 cup potato starch (this is what I had on me, other options are arrow root powder, xanthan gum, etc)
- 1 T Corn starch
- 1 T Brewers yeast (different than typical yeast, adds a cheesy flavor to the crust and is totally optional)
- 2 eggs
- 1 T Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Garlic Salt
- 3+ T of Avocado Oil
- Shredded cheese
- Bacon bits
- Onion chopped
- Bell peppers chopped
- Spinach chopped
- Tomato sauce (or paste)
- Sweetener (I used monk fruit)
- Garlic salt
- Italian seasoning
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Mix all the flours and seasonings in a bowl, add the eggs, and 2 T of avocado (or olive) oil. This dough is very sticky, and is easiest to combine by hand. To make things easier you can coat your hands in oil before handling the dough. To reduce the risk of the dough sticking to your pan, place a sheet of wax paper down and coat it lightly in oil as well. The oil makes it easy for the dough to spread out into a circle, no need for a rolling pin if you just want to use your hands!
When the oven is heated, cook the dough (without toppings) for at least 5 minutes, it bakes pretty quickly!
Once it has baked for a few minutes, pull it out and quickly add your toppings. I spread organic tomato sauce right onto the dough and sprinkled monk fruit on top to add some sweetness (tastes SO good). I also added a little more garlic salt and italian seasoning. Spread cheese, bacon bits, onions, peppers, spinach (whatever you have) and top it all with some parmesan!
It really doesn’t take more than a few more minutes to bake, I let it bake for about 3-5 more minutes, and then switched the oven setting to a high broil to get a more crisp cook on the top, enjoy!