GF Homemade Pizza Crust

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

GF Homemade Pizza Crust

This Gluten-Free Pizza Crust recipe is a simple staple to my kitchen. Perfectly thick and chewy and under an hour, you have a great pizza for yourself and your family.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust
Gluten Free Pizza Crust

In this recipe I use King Arthur’s Gluten Free flour, but you can use other gluten free flours. Just a note that the others may not get the same results. I also use Pillsbury Gluten Free flour if I run out of the other one.

King Arthur Gluten Free Flour
Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour

Making your own gluten-free pizza crust only takes a few simple ingredients.  I bet you already have what you need already in your pantry!

How To Make Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

  • Preheat your oven to the proofing setting or to 200°F. Once it gets to 100°, turn off your oven.
  • In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose gluten-free flour, instant yeast, gluten-free baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Warm the water to 110°-115°F. I microwave the water in a large glass measuring cup for 45 seconds. I also use a thermometer to check the temperature. If your water is too hot it will kill the yeast.
  • Add the honey (or pure maple syrup for vegan) to the warm water and stir until it is dissolved.
  • Pour the warm water and honey mixture into the gluten-free flour mixture and mix with your mixer on low. (I used my stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment).
  • Pour the olive oil and apple cider vinegar into the dough mixture and mix on low speed for 1-2 minutes, until the dough starts to form. The dough will be very sticky.
  • Place the pizza dough in a greased ovenproof bowl (I used olive oil cooking spray) and cover with plastic wrap. Cover the bowl with a towel and place in your warm oven for 30 minutes to rise.
  • Remove the dough from the oven and preheat the oven to 425° F.

How To Make Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

  • Pour 1 tablespoon of gluten-free all-purpose flour onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Spread the flour into a circle the size of the pizza crust (15″).
  • Turn the bowl over on top of the floured parchment paper. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of gluten-free all-purpose flour on top of the dough.
  • Gently pat the circle in an outward motion. Work from the middle and push to spread the dough out to the edge to make a 15″ circle. Use your fingertips to press down into the dough to form the crust edge. Use your hands to finish shaping and rounding the edges.

How To Make Gluten-Free Pizza

  • Place the pizza crust on the parchment paper on a pizza pan or baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pizza crust from the oven and top with the gluten-free pizza sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings.
  • Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the cheese, is nice and melted and the crust is golden brown. Allow the pizza to cool a little before slicing the pizza. Enjoy!

Notes:

  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container and refrigerate. 
  • Reheat leftovers in the oven or microwave.
  • To freeze the pizza dough, let it fully rise before you freeze it. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and then place it in a plastic freezer bag. The dough can be frozen for up to three months. Thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight before you use it. 

How Can I Make the Pizza Crust Crispy?

Place your pizza pan in the oven while it is heating up. After the pizza pan has been preheated place the pizza dough on it and bake the dough as directed in the recipe.

Dairy-Free and Vegan Cooking

This gluten-free pizza crust recipe is naturally dairy-free and egg-free. So, that makes this both a dairy-free and gluten-free and gluten-free Vegan. Just substitute pure maple syrup or granulated sugar for the honey for a Vegan pizza crust.

I use either Violife or  Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds in making my dairy-free and gluten-free pizza.

Some of my favorite dairy-free alternatives that I like to cook with are unsweetened almond or unsweetened coconut milk. I also like baking with coconut oil or Smart Balance butter. 

GF Homemade Pizza Crust

Recipe by Lucy ChesnaCourse: Dinner, LunchCuisine: Italian
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

345

kcal
Rising Time

30

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

25

minutes

This Gluten-Free Pizza Crust recipe is a simple staple to my kitchen. Perfectly thick and chewy and under an hour, you have a great pizza for yourself and your family.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour with xanthan gum

  • 1 packet rapid yeast/instant yeast (or 2 ¼ teaspoons of rapid yeast/instant yeast)

  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups warm water (110°-115°) ((heat 30-45 seconds in the microwave))

  • 1 tablespoon honey (Vegan use pure maple syrup or granulated sugar.)

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour, for dusting

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to the proofing setting or to 200°F. Once it gets to 100°, turn off your oven.
  • In a large bowl combine the gluten-free all-purpose flour, instant yeast, gluten-free baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Warm the water to 110°-115°F. I microwave the water in a large glass measuring cup for 30-45 seconds. I also use a thermometer to check the temperature. If your water is too hot it will kill the yeast.
  • Add the honey to the warm water and stir until it is dissolved.
  • Pour the warm water and honey mixture into the gluten-free flour mixture and mix with your mixer on low. (I used my stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment).
  • Pour the olive oil and apple cider vinegar into the dough mixture and mix on low speed for 1-2 minutes, until the dough starts to forms. The dough will be very sticky.
  • Place the dough in a greased ovenproof bowl (I used olive oil cooking spray) and cover with plastic wrap. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and place in your warm oven for 30 minutes to rise.
  • Remove the dough from the oven and preheat the oven to 425° F.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of gluten-free all-purpose flour onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Spread theh flour into a circle the size of the pizza crust (15″).
  • Turn the bowl over on top of the floured parchment paper. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of gluten-free all-purpose flour on top of the dough. Gently pat the circle in an outward motion. Work from the middle and push to spread the dough out to the edge to make a 15″ circle. Use your fingertips to press down into the dough to form the crust edge. Use your hands to finish shaping and rounding the edges.

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