GLUTEN FREE PIZZA CRUST AND SAUCE

The best gluten free pizza crust with a simple flour blend. Tested and heartily approved by hundreds of readers.

Yield :

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Smartpoints: 3

Ingredients :

  • 3 cups (440 g) gluten free flour blend (1 cup (160 g) white rice flour + 1 cup (160 g) brown rice flour + 1 cup
  • (120 g) tapioca flour + 3/4 tsp xanthan gum)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp (37 g) sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp (10 g) yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup (200 ml) warm water, divided
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil

Preparation :

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
    In a small bowl, combine yeast and 3/4 cup (180 ml) warm water – about 110 degrees F (43 C). Too hot and it will kill the yeast! Let set for 5 minutes to activate. Sprinkle in 1 Tbsp (12 g) of the sugar a few minutes in.
  • In a separate bowl, combine gluten free flour blend, salt, baking powder and remaining 2 Tbsp (25 g) sugar. Whisk until well combined.
  • Make a well in the dry mixture and add the yeast mixture. Add the olive oil and additional 1/2 cup (120 ml) warm water before stirring. Then stir it all together until well combined, using a wooden spoon (see photo).
    Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza stone with non-stick spray and plop your dough down. Using your hands and a little brown rice flour if it gets too sticky, work from the middle and push to spread/flatten the dough out to the edge (see pictures). You want it to be pretty thin – less than 1/4 inch.
  • Put the pizza in the oven to pre-bake for roughly 25-30 minutes, or until it begins to look dry. Cracks may appear, but that’s normal and totally OK.
  • Remove from oven and spread generously with your favorite pizza sauce, cheese and desired toppings. We went with Daiya to keep ours dairy-free. Pop back in oven for another 20-25 minutes, or until the crust edge looks golden brown and the toppings are warm and bubbly.
    Cut immediately and serve. Reheats well the next day in the oven or microwave.
  • Notes
    * Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 slice without toppings.
    * Recipe yields 1.5 crusts, enough for 2 small-medium pizzas, or 1 large and 1 personal pan.

Nutritional Info :

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Smartpoints: 3
  • Calories: 104
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Sat. Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 194 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g