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The Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust


  • Yield: 1 12-inch Pizza

Description

This recipe is really versatile and works with basically any gluten-free flour blend. I like adding a little almond flour when I use a store-bought blend because it gives the crust great flavor and color. If you have to eat nut-free, you can substitute the almond flour with more gf all-purpose flour. The blend I’ve used most here is King Arthur Flour. If you use a blend that contains xanthan gum like Bob’s Red Mill, scale the psyllium husk powder back to 1 teaspoon.

I have also like this crust made with 1 3/4 my grain-free flour blend. It will bake up with a darker color, but has a delicious flavor and texture. (Note: My blend already contains almond flour so you don’t need to add any.)


Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water, about 110F
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups (210 grams) Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour + 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a glass measuring cup. Whisk to combine.
  2. While the yeast is proofing for 3-4 minutes, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and psyllium husk powder in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the yeast mixture and oil. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Using an oiled spatula, press the dough off the sides into a ball. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425F. Oil a 12-inch round pizza pan. Using oiled or wet hands, press the dough into the pan. The dough will shrink slightly as it bake, so press the dough as thin as you can to cover the pan. Let rise for another 10 minutes.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your desired toppings. Bake for another 10-15 minutes depending on your toppings. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Notes

MAKE IT NUT-FREE: Substitute 1/4 cup of gluten-free all-purpose flour for the almond flour.

MAKE IT VEGAN: Use sugar in place of the honey.