If you could eat one food every day for the rest of your life, what would you choose? Someone asked me this the other day and I found that I couldn’t narrow it down to just one. I have a few favorites of which include: french fries, chips and salsa, and potato chips (the food of champions, yes, I am well aware). But on the top of that list would have to also include pizza. Good grief, why isn’t something like swiss chard or blackberries one of my choices? Well, the belly can not tell a lie and I have sworn my love to pizza…even if it is made from a gluten free vegan pizza dough.
Apparently bready, greasy, fried foods are the sure way to my heart. What can I say? I am a salty kind of broad. Now I am keeping my fingers crossed that there are more people out there reading this that are right alongside with me…
This recipe for a gluten free vegan pizza dough makes for the perfect thin crust canvas for your favorite toppings!Print
Gluten Free Vegan Pizza Dough
- Prep Time: 25 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 50 mins
- Yield: 1 large pizza 1x
- 2 tsp. instant dry yeast
- 1 c. warm water
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 3/4 c. Cara’s Light Flour Blend
- 1 tsp. xanthan gum
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- Combine yeast into warm water. Add the sugar and lightly mix until dissolved. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to proof (becomes foamy). If it does not foam up, that either means your yeast is expired and/or your water was too hot/cold.
- Add the olive oil to proofed yeast liquid.
- Whisk together the flour blend, xanthan gum, sea salt, and the Italian seasoning.
- Add the wet mix into the flour and mix with a wooden spoon for 1 minute. Your dough WILL not resemble typical pizza dough. It will be sticky and not able to form into a dry dough ball.
- Cover the bowl with a cloth and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- With oiled fingers, spread the dough over a greased pizza pan until you create a 14″ pizza. Cover and let them rest for 10 minutes.
- Pre-bake your pizza dough for 10 minutes. Add the toppings and bake another 12-15 minutes or until your toppings are nicely browned.
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I just love your sandwich bread recipe which doesn’t use xanthum gum. However your pizza crust recipe calls for xanthum gum. Since I dont want to use it would the recipe work without it and if not could you recommend a substitution?
I’ve tried it without and it works, yes.
This recipe turned out great. I love the Italian seasoning in it too. Other than one restaurant I tried on a trip to Vegas recently, this is the only pizza I have had since removing gluten, dairy, and eggs from my diet that I can say I truly enjoyed eating. I didn’t even notice that it was gluten free and found myself breaking off little pieces of just the crust so I could taste the crust itself without all the fixings!
I want to try this pizza! But I don’t have sorghum. By what can I replace it? 🙂
Hi Cara! Love the blog! Does this dough freeze well?
Hi Claire! I have yet to try freezing it but I have heard from someone that it does. Give it a shot and let me know! xo
Have you doubled this recipe! I’m cooking for six people. I just want to make sure it will work. I know some recipes aren’t meant to be doubled. I’ve already made this a few times and my whole family loves it ❤️
I haven’t doubled it but see no problem with doing so, Melissa! So glad that you and the fam love it! xo
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What a good looking recipe! Pizza would definitely be up there on the list of foods I could eat for the rest of time. My top choice, though, would be tacos. There are so many different kinds of beans I could use, a variety of shells and salsas… I could be a happy camper for a long time.
This looks awesome! Only thing that sucks is that I can’t have yeast. Any thoughts on how to go about making this a yeast-free crust?
So I liked this post but just now had a chance to leave a comment! Aww… Much too busy these days. Love this recipe Cara! We eat gluten free at home and always looking for a new pizza dough. This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to try it 🙂
Thanks for this recipe – this sounds delicious! I’ll be sure to try it out soon.
Yum! I can’t wait to try this for our next pizza night (which happens more often then I should admit…)!
i love this pizza, but you know what i would love to see on your blog? some more cookies. maybe some waffles. or a bundt cake. heck, i’d even be happy to see some vanilla coconut-ish pancakes. also, i dont have any ulterior motives.
Mmmm Pizza Fridays are never to be missed at the Poire/DeVicent household!
…however if I could eat one thing for the rest of my life I would pick my butternut squash mac n cheeze….carbs and I are like this *x*, but pizza and veggie burgers would be a close second!
I have total met my food soul mate, keep ’em coming, I am loving the salty savory treats!
Wow Cara this look amazing and I love how simple it is. I can’t wait to try it, I am always playing around with new pizza dough recipes. Thanks for sharing!
hmm.. i think daal. i cant live without some spicy daal.. there are a lot of lentils out there, so i wouldnt get bored.. though there were a few years in between that i did addicted to pizza, but since i started baking my own bread, most times i end up finding all sorts of problems with the crust that is served;)
that pizza looks fab! so purrtty with those peppers and spears!.
It is so ironic that you posted a gluten-free pizza dough the morning after I had an EPIC fail with making my own- I was just experimenting and it when horribly wrong (Quesadillas for everyone!). Good to have a good recipe for it now! Thank you, you salty broad!
bomb. goes great with red wine or a margarita. not that i know or anything.
Yes you do, you lush!
ha! the flies follow the real lush!
My Plant Based Family
I will be making this! In fact now I’m craving pizza!
Then my work is done here 🙂 xo
Mine would definitely be curry… definitely. I LOVE curry. I should blog them more often. Bloody delicious… Anyway, this pizza looks great. You are very good at gluten-free 😀
Why don’t you??? For reals, I will be ALL about it–I’m a huge curry fan myself, though it wouldn’t make my top list…
Brooke (Crackers on the Couch)
That top photo is gorgeous again! Great job! I do loves me some ‘za. No getting around it! With the boys in the house, pizza and pancakes are the two recipes I get to hone most often and honey, you don’t hear no complainin’ out of me…
Thanks friend. You are my picture whisperer 🙂
Ohhhh, pancakes! How could have I forgotten my beloved breakfast foods?? Waffles need to be added to my list too… What if I made a pizza waffle???
Brooke (Crackers on the Couch)
Then you will eat it and be happy! 🙂
Oh Cara those pizzas look delicious! i am right there with you — pizza would DEFINITELY make my top 3! It just. so. good!! 🙂 You’re right…there’s something about the bready, the cheesy, the salty — all combined to pizza perfection! Love the asparagus on there too!! thanks for sharing! hope you have a terrific day!
The trifecta: bready, cheesy and salty 🙂
Yes agreed! This ex NY er is on the pizza boat with ya. Love the toppings you included too!
At least I made the toppings healthy, right???
Pizza is one of the best food inventions ever. MMmmm. Still, it wouldn’t be at the top of my list. That’s where homemade pumpkin pie sits 😀
You made a claim that pizza is one of the best food inventions yet it wouldn’t make your top 3??? WHAT?! But I fully support your pumpkin pie claim 🙂
You’re such a gluten free baking sorceress! Always amazing.
I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you with my bubbling cauldron in the background making so much noise 😉
could you freeze the rest of the pizza dough if you are only serving one person? thanks!
I don’t see why not, Shelley. Definitely worth looking into and let me know if they defrost well! Good luck 🙂
I’m with you, Cara! There are definitely fruits and veggies on my list, but mostly I’d name salty/savory/greasy/crunchy… and maybe ice cream. 😛
This pizza crust looks great!
See, you are already better than I am! At least you have fruits and veggies on yours…
One of the great things about choosing pizza as your one and only food to eat is that pizza has variations available, depending on how you top it. It wouldn’t get so boring. I must admit, though, that watermelon crossed my line of sight as I thought about single foods. In the past, it would have been anything bread, cake, or cookie that first came to mind. Since becoming wheat (and likely gluten) intolerant, things have changed for me. I don’t crave those items any more! I miss them, yes, but don’t feel driven to eat them like I did. Good indication of an allergen – cravings. My son’s allergist told us it’s most likely to either hate or out-of-proportion love the foods you are allergic to.
I hope I’m not allergic to tortilla chips 😉 You are right though, those foods use to rule my world back in the day (well, chips and salsa still does but there’s tomatoes in those so I am okay–ha!) but after the past year, I don’t find myself craving much anymore. It’s rather nice, isn’t it? Wishing watermelon was on my list… xo
If I could eat one food every day for the rest of my life? French fries, chips and salsa, potato chips, and pizza. I think I’ve met my soulmate in gluttony. 🙂
I knew you existed!!!
You are evil. All I can say is it’s a darned good thing you are not in my kitchen making pizza because I would keep you at it all day and all night and never stop eating!
And this is a bad thing because…????
Ashlae | Oh, ladycakes
I’m a salty kind of broad, too. In this house, pizza is it’s own food group. And I’m certain that pizza’s one of the greatest foods in existence. With that being said, I’ll be over for dinner later this week 😉
You *are* a salty broad, that I do know 🙂 ha. I’ll be waiting for you at the address that doesn’t exist yet…
Ashlae | Oh, ladycakes
I’ll be standing there with open arms. If you don’t have pizza, I’ll punch you.
I am completely with you on things being salty (and fried). I really can’t keep potato chips in the house anymore, ’cause I will eat the whole bag. So I’m contemplating the purchase of a deep fryer so I can make ‘healthier’ zucchini fries. I think I’m messed up 😉
Great recipe. I’m sure those who cannot have gluten will appreciate a more authentic crust like this one.
Talk about potato chips being a weakness, I am known to eat chips and wine for dinner. ha! I fully support your deep fryer purchase. Think of ALL the veggies you could make! I would have to come over for some of those… 😉
Gabby @ the veggie nook
I am totally with you! While I love sweets, salty foods are my weakness- you put a bowl of fries or chips in front of me, you can bet it will be gone in record time. I love pizza too- especially the greasy stuff!
Your personal pizzas look so tasty! I’ve never had asparagus on pizza but I can imagine it’s amazing 🙂
What is it about greasy foods that make you not wanna stop? Sometimes I wish I felt that way about fruit and other foods that don’t make you gain weight just smelling them…
Gabby @ the veggie nook
I know right? Why are our brains wired against us??
I’m with you on preferring pizza pie over cherry pie in terms of favorite foods (although I know you have a sweet tooth.) I don’t think I could pick just one food though–I love my healthy staples and never feel deprived of anything, but honestly, Amy’s organic pesto pizza would pretty much be my last meal, if I had to choose 😉
Oooh, really? I have never had that pizza before, however I do love her burritos! Now I must try it out if Abby likes it 🙂
i have a gluten-free vegan husband who shares the same pizza sentiment. in fact, for the last couple of weeks, he’s been talking about how much he’s been craving pizza. i used to make him gluten-free goddess’s pizza recipe, but now he says he doesn’t want that. he wants a crust he can sink his teeth into. that’s chewy and soft. do you think he would like this pizza? if so, do you think if i subbed the superfine brown rice flour with additional sorghum, it would work?
I am right there with Dayv. I don’t like a crunchy crust, I want one that is soft and chewy and I think this is a great option! My non gluten-free roomie said she really liked it too 🙂 I don’t see why it wouldn’t work with more brown rice flour. Try it and let me know! xo