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The Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

The Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust! Easy to make and works with basically any gluten-free flour blend. Bakes up chewy and crispy! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a glass measuring cup. Whisk to combine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using an oiled spatula, press the dough off the sides into a ball. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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 ¼ cup of gluten-free all-purpose flour for the almond flour.
MAKE IT VEGAN: Use sugar in place of the honey.
Ingredient Notes
  • Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour: I like to use a high quality gluten-free measure-for-measure flour blend like King Arthur Flour in my baked goods. It works best to use a blend that contains xanthan gum in this recipe.
  • Almond Flour: Helps with texture and browning. Adding a little almond flour is one of my favorite tricks in gluten-free baking. The extra protein/fat in the almond flour this pizza crust gives it great flavor and helps it brown up nice and golden.
  • Psyllium Husk Powder: Don’t skip this ingredient! It had elastic properites that give the crust a springy, bready consistency.
  • Baking Powder: This is an unusal ingredient in pizza crust but it lightens up the dough.
  • Instant YeastSaf yeast is my favorite.
Recipe Notes
  • I bake the pizza on these pans, then transfer it to a wooden cutting board to slice up. Any cookie sheet will work but I recommend greasing the sheet with shortening so it doesn’t stick.
TO FREEZE: You cannot freeze the dough, but the parbaked crusts freeze great! I love making an extra crust and freezing it for later when I make this recipe. Follow all the instructions up to where you bake the crust for the first 15-20 minutes. Bake the crust for the first 15-20 minutes then cool completely.
DOUGH CONSISTENCY: Your dough might be more runny depending on what gluten-free flour blend you use. All gluten-free flour blends are slightly different and even how you measure the flour can cause differences. See the video above to get a visual on the texture you’re going for.
The dough should be more like cookie dough than runny batter. I would suggest mixing the dough for 3-4 minutes first, then adding more flour if needed (just a little at a time!) to thicken it up slightly.

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 885mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3.1mg