Inside: Check out this healthy, gluten-free pizza dough recipe that is easy to make, delicious, and perfect for serving a crowd.
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One of my kids’ favorite foods is pizza, of course. We like to have our homemade pizza night every friday before watching a movie as a family. When I started my healthy living diet to improve my health and ensure that I have many more years with my kids, I stopped enjoying the pizza with them since it always caused my symptoms and inflammation to flare up.
WIth that said, I have been looking around and trying lots of recipes for gluten and grain free pizza dough so that I can continue enjoying these traditions, and there have definitely been some good ones and some that are not so good.
My husband tried a recipe he found once with almond flour, and although the flavor was great, the texture was pretty crumbly which made it a little bit hard to eat.
After finding some recipes and doing some experimenting with the ingredients, I came up with the great recipe that I am going to share below and that is perfect for a gluten-free diet. It is a really easy recipe, and although it might not be as soft and chewy as a regular pizza, it stays together very well, is delicious, and has made it so I can continue enjoying pizza night with my family!
One thing I love about pizza is that it is very versatile and you can add your favorite toppings no matter what they are. We like to make personal size pizzas at our house so everyone can add what they like and end up happy.
How Do You Make Gluten-Free Pizza Dough?
For this gluten-free pizza recipe, we will be using a gluten-free flour blend consisting of two different types of gluten-free flours. The first is tiger nut flour, and the second is cassava flour. This gives it a unique flavor and texture. If you have a hard time finding tiger nut flour, you can subsitute it with another type of flour, or you can use just cassava flour.
Tiger nut flour comes from tubers that grow on the yellow nutsedge plant, and is similar to yucca. It is a great source of fiber and magnesium, which is an extremely important mineral for anti-inflammatory diets and can also help your central nervous system.
Aside from that, it also is a great source of “good fats” which are important to a balanced and healthy diet. Tiger nut flour can be used in desserts, bread, and in this case, pizza dough.
Cassava flour comes from the yucca plant, and you can find out more about its healthy properties in our gluten-free tortilla recipe. By combining cassava flour with tiger nut flour, you can get the benefits of both, which I why I like to mix them for this recipe.
The process for making this piza dough is very easy. First, start by gathering the following ingredients:
- 1/4 cup tiger nut flour
- 3/4 cup cassava flour
- 1 tbsp flaxseed powder
- 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup warm water
All you have to do is combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well, and then add the wet ingredients. At this point, you will want to mix it well with a wooden spoon until a thick dough is formed. You can add a couple extra tablespoons of water if it is too thick.
After all of the ingredients are mixed together, you will divide it in half and form two dough balls. Now, with your hands or with a rolling pin, you will stretch the dough out into the form of a pizza. This dough is best for a thin crust pizza, so the thickness should be about 1 centimeter, with the edges slightly thicker.
To get a crispy crust, put each pizza in a pan on the stove and heat over medium-high heat for about three minutes. Then remove the dough to a baking sheet or pizza stone and add the pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese or manchego, and your other favorite toppings.
I like to add shredded chicken, sliced onions, chopped tomatoes, and olives, but of course, you can use your imagination and use the toppings that you and your family love. Once you have added the toppings, bake in a hot oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit for approximately 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
That is all! The pizza is ready and I have found that it has a great texture and stays together better than other recipes I have tried. The best part is that it is good for you as well and allows you to continue enjoying pizza night. The first time I made this, I gave it to my kids and they all loved it, even though it wasn’t exactly the same as the pizza they were used to.
This is a good option for the next time you want to enjoy pizza, but also want to stick to your anti-inflammatory diet. The ingredients that you will use for this recipe make a huge difference and the finished product will surprise you.
Let me know in the comments below how it turned out for you.
Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Slowly add the wet ingredients and mix until a thick dough is formed.
- Divide into two balls and then roll out into a pizza shape. If you want one large pizza instead, don't divide and just roll out the entire dough into a larger pizza.
- Put in a large pan over a hot stove for 3 minutes on each side.
- Remove to a baking sheet, add toppings, and bake for about 10 minutes at 375 degrees fahrenheit or until the cheese is melted.
Hi, I’m Charbel!
I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father. A mother to four and wife to a marvelous husband. I am also a Lupus Fighter. I Love to cook. I love inspirational podcasts. I am also lover of all things creative and a fearless DIY-er. A Homebody. A wellness and Relaxation lover. Welcome to The Healing Cookbook! Read more...