Gluten Free Pizza Dough

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This thick crust, vegan & gluten free pizza dough recipe is easy to make and delicious with your favorite pizza toppings.

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The struggle is real y’all. What struggle you ask? Finding gluten free pizza that doesn’t taste like cardboard!

I set out on a mission this week to make a better gluten free crust!

Gluten Free Pizza Recipe

My first thought was, the reason that gluten free crusts don’t typically work is because dough needs gluten to stretch, thus the more stretched out, thinner crusts end up being hard and crumbly (the cardboard effect).

My second thought was back to the delicious Deep Dish Pizza Dough Recipe I made a few years ago on the blog where I added cornmeal to the dough. Cornmeal = gluten free. Ding! My secret ingredient to gluten free pizza crust.  That, and the amazing Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour I used!

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The crust was thick and crisp without being hard and crumbly.  Mission accomplished!

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ingredients

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ingredients

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Instructions

Start by combining the yeast, water and sugar in a large bowl. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture bubbles.

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe

Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cornmeal and olive oil.

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe

Mix well until a large ball forms. If too dry, add more water, if too sticky, add more flour.

Place the ball into a bowl covered in olive oil.

Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for an 30-45 minutes in a warm area.

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Divided the dough in half and spread into two pizza shapes on baking stones.

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe

Bake 10-12 minutes.

Remove and add toppings.  I topped mine with fresh ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, sliced cherry tomatoes, basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. (Yum!)

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe

Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

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I fed this pizza to my non-gluten-free friends for dinner last night and they went back for seconds!

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Gluten Free Pizza Dough

This thick crust, vegan & gluten free pizza dough recipe is easy to make and delicious with your favorite pizza toppings.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rising Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 2 pizzas (6" each)
Calories 1053 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start by combining the yeast, water and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture bubbles.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cornmeal and olive oil.
  4. Mix well until a large ball forms.
  5. If too dry, add more water, if too sticky, add more flour.
  6. Place the ball into a bowl covered in olive oil.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for an 30-45 minutes in a warm area.
  8. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  9. Divided the dough in half and spread into two pizza shapes on baking stones.
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  11. Remove and add toppings.
  12. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.