I have been perfecting this gluten free herb crust recipe for a while now, and finally got it just right! It stays together, tastes delicious, and is perfect for pizza! Just to let you know, this is not your traditional style pizza crust. This crust recipe kicks it up a notch with one simple ingredient; oregano! I think it gives it an even more Italian flair. It's so good!
Also, this recipe is super flexible. I know that most people have their own preferred pizza toppings, anyways, so the crust recipe is the important component here. That means you can simply make the gluten free herb crust as instructed, and then add your desired toppings. It is that easy! In case you are looking for suggestions, though, I have also included my own personal favorite veggie blend and how I put everything together.
Making your own pizza is the way to go. Does anyone else get annoyed that pizza places charge ridiculous prices if you want to add ingredients? You all know what I mean... $1.50 to add olives!? What is that nonsense? Then, they skimp you on the quantity. I look over the veggie list and I want everything, but that would be like 20 bucks! No, thank you. You can make a fantastic pizza in the time it takes to deliver one anyways, AND you get to put whatever the hell you want on it! So, give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flaxseeds, ground + 4 tbsp water)
- 1 1/3 cup almonds, ground
- 1 cup oats, ground
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 jar tomato sauce
- 1 mushroom, thinly sliced
- 1/2 beefsteak tomato, thinly sliced
- 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 Pepperoni, sliced
- 5 olives, sliced
- Daiya mozzarella style shreds (optional)
- Set Oven: Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Make Flax Egg: Combine ground flaxseeds with water in a small bowl. Set aside to absorb, at least 5 minutes.
- Create Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Using a food processor, grind oats into a flour. Add into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Repeat the processor for almonds, but continue to process/grind for about a minute longer until you notice that the flour starts sticking together and becoming slightly moist. This is a sign that the oils have released, and creates a better base for the crust! Add this into the mixing bowl with the oats.
- Prepare Dough: Now add oregano and salt with the oats and almonds, and blend dry ingredients together. Add in coconut oil, water, and flax eggs (consistency should be thick at this point). Mix all ingredients until a nice doughy consistency forms.
- Create Crust: Grease a baking sheet (I used coconut oil). Now flatten dough into the shape of a circle. Once desired thickness is created, roll up edges to form a thicker outlining to hold in all of the delicious pizza ingredients in. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.
- Prepare Pizza Toppings: Chop all pizza toppings. This is where you can choose your own toppings or follow our recommendations. Mix up the toppings and have fun!
- Make Pizza: When the crust is done baking, place sliced tomatoes all over the top and then cover with tomato sauce. If desired, add a handful of shredded daiya cheese over tomatoes. Now add all other veggie toppings. If using daiya, add another layer on top of veggies. Place back in the oven for 10-15 more minutes, or until cheese melts. Eat and enjoy!
- I sometimes like to sprinkle 1 tbsp of B-12 enriched nutritional yeast into the tomato sauce. It gives you B12 and added protein!
- This recipe shows that it has a high fat content, and that is due to the use of almonds and oats. These sources are natural and healthy. Fat is good for you, when coming from the right source, so don't focus on the numbers! 🙂