When you first found out that you had celiac disease, how did you feel? Specifically, how did you feel about not getting to eat pizza anymore? You were probably like, ” I can’t have pizza anymore? What am I going to do with my life now?” No reason to feel down now. This article was made specifically for all you out there who love pizza but at the same time, gluten intolerant.
Gluten is the elastic protein found in wheat, barley, rye, triticale, spelt, farro, and kamut. Wheat flour is often used as part of most pizza dough. Unfortunately, when people with celiac disease eat pizza with this ingredient, they usually experience symptoms like gas and bloating, weight loss, and fatigue. A lot of pizza chains these days then have come up with gluten-free pizza options. However, there has been debate whether these pizzas are really gluten-free. How would you know? You don’t have to worry about that now! You can make your own pizza using this simple recipe.
This recipe covers only the pizza crust. The sauce will be up to you. What about the toppings? Take a look at our “Most Popular Pizza Toppings” article to help you decide.
- 3 cups of whole-grain gluten-free flour mix
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 Tbsp sugar, divided
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 1 1/4 cup warm water, divided
- 1 Tbsp oil
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
- Combine yeast and 3/4 cup warm water.
- Let set for 5 minutes then sprinkle 1 Tbsp of the sugar
- In a separate bowl, combine the whole-grain gluten-free flour mix, salt, baking powder and remaining 2 Tbsp sugar.
- Whisk until well combined.
- Make a well in the dry mixture and add the yeast mixture.
- Add the oil and additional 1/2 cup warm water before stirring.
- Then stir it all together until well combined.
- Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza stone with non-stick spray and plop your dough down.
- Work from the middle and push to flatten the dough out to the edge.
- Put the pizza dough in the oven to bake for 30 minutes, or until it begins to look dry.
- Remove from oven and add your favorite sauce and toppings.
- Place the dough with sauce and toppings back in the oven for another 20 minutes, or until the crust appears golden brown.
- Enjoy your homemade gluten-free pizza!