Pizza is delicious
I know that’s stating the obvious, but as a GFE (Gluten Free Eater) my quest to find the perfect pizza recipe is always ongoing.
I’ve developed some incredibly awesome pizza recipes already. My Epic Gluten Free Pizza is…EPIC. It has some interesting ingredients, like masarepa corn flour, that give the crust a hearty and crispy base.
Then I tried to be “healthier” by developing a Cauliflower Flour Pizza Crust.
I wanted a simple pizza recipe
While these recipes are both super outstanding, I still was looking for a really really easy pizza recipe that didn’t require unusual ingredients. I have a fabulous traditional pizza recipe that is no-fail, and my family and everyone who eats it raves about it.
I decided to make a variation of my super successful glutenous recipe using gluten free ingredients and plant based cheese.
The first tries were…
Let’s just say the first attempts were not epic successes.
But…I was determined to persevere.
I had an epiphany
What if I added some baking powder to help in the rising process and some extra warm water to give the dough the right consistency.
I was very please with the dough, and added an hour rise time to give the crust more lift.
I considered parbaking the crust before adding sauce and cheese, but I liked how it turned out without adding this step. It’s essential to use a preheated pizza stone to get a crispy crust. If you like a super crispy crust, heat your slice of pizza in a skillet for a few minutes covered.
Here’s the recipe for Classic Gluten Free Pizza
Similar to my Traditional (gluten filled) Classic Pizza recipe, this one is simple to make.Print
Classic Gluten Free Pizza is perfect for family pizza night. Whether a GFE (Gluten Free Eater) or not, this pizza will satisfy everyone! You can also make it completely plant based by using Plant Based Cheese.
- 1 cup apple juice, baby bottle warm
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 3 cups gluten free 1:1 flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- nonstick vegetable spray
- 8 ounces gluten free pizza sauce
- 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, can be plant based
In a medium bowl or a 4 cup measuring glass, whisk together the apple juice, water and yeast. Set aside to proof.
In a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, extra virgin olive oil and salt. Stir to combine.
Add in the proofed yeast.
Using a dough hook, knead the dough in an electric mixer or knead by hand until the dough is completely blended. Allow to rest for five minutes.
Spray a large 13 or 14-inch pizza pan with nonstick spray. Carefully pat the pizza dough onto the pan. Make a ridge around the edge of the dough.
Completely cover the pizza crust with plastic wrap. Smooth the crust by gently rubbing your hand over the plastic covered crust.
Set the crust in a warm place, and allow to rise for 60 minutes.
While the dough is rising preheat the oven to 400°F or 375°F convection bake. Place a pizza stone in the oven. Allow the pizza stone to completely heat through.
Uncover the pizza crust. Top with pizza sauce and (vegan) cheese.
Place the pizza on the pizza stone and bake for 20 minutes until the crust is browned and the cheese is completely melted.
Remove the pizza from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
Keywords: Gluten Free, Gluten Free Pizza, Plant Based, Dairy Free, Vegan Pizza
More Pizza Recipes
- Epic Gluten Free Pizza
- Cauliflower Flour Pizza Crust
- Classic Pizza Recipe (contains gluten)
- Garden Fresh Gourmet Pizzas (contain gluten)
- Portobello Mushroom Pizza
More meat free recipes
- Exotic Mushroom Ramen
- Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
- Crunchy Heartland Salad
- Lindsey’s Grilled Peach Salad
- Epic Gluten Free Pizza
- Pink Lemon Salmon
- Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
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