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Quinoa crust pizza with tomato sauce and mushrooms and toppings on a gray plate.

quinoa crust pizza


  • Author: Denise
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 small pizza (13 inches) 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Quinoa crust pizza, with whole quinoa plus 5 easy ingredients and no soaking required, makes the ultimate plant-based pizza that's naturally gluten-free.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. agave syrup or another liquid sweetener
  • 1/3 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 4250 F. (2200 C.). Layout your pizza pan (or stone) or baking tray and line with a fresh piece of parchment paper.
  2. Rinse the quinoa in a small-mesh strainer over the faucet and gather the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Place the quinoa, baking powder, oregano, garlic powder, salt, agave syrup, and water into a food processor or blender.
  4. Process the crust mix at a slow speed. Increase processor speed as the quinoa begins to breaks down. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom to pick up any overlooked bits of quinoa.
  5. Once the crust is smooth, pour it onto the parchment paper and spread it evenly into the desired shape (circle, square, rectangle).
  6. Place the crust in the oven and bake it for 15 minutes until the crust begins to firm up and brown slightly.
  7. While the crust bakes, grab another sheet of parchment paper and a light cutting board, baking sheet, or something flat that will fit over the crust.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven, lay the fresh parchment paper and board over the top, grab each side of the pizza pan, and flip everything over.
  9. Remove the pizza pan and set it aside, and peel the original parchment paper away from the crust.
  10. Slide the flipped crust back onto the pizza pan and return it to the oven.
  11. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Notes

  • The nutritional information is for the crust only. Any topping suggestions for recipes you can find here at AMDK are all plant-based, oil-free, and low fat.
  • Be sure to rinse the quinoa to remove any bitter flavor.
  • Our original recipe flavors the crust with oregano, garlic powder, salt, and agave syrup. You can get creative with the herbs and spices. You can also add nutritional yeast for a more savory, cheesy flavor.
  • Quinoa pizza crust freezes well. Wrap it in plastic wrap or a larger freezer bag. It will keep for up to 3 months. Thaw it by placing it in the oven at 4250 F. (2200 C.) for about 10 minutes. Add toppings and bake as usual.
  • Category: Main Courses
  • Cuisine: plant-based

Keywords: quinoa crust pizza

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