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Quinoa Flatbread Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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An easy, healthy and delicious 5-ingredient, high-protein, high-fiber, dairy-free, gluten-free vegan quinoa flatbread pizza crust recipe!

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This quinoa pizza crust is incredible–this I promise you! With minimal ingredients, and soaked quinoa (always good to soak your grains!) for maximum nutritional power, this little flatbread is super healthy, but certainly not lacking in taste & texture.

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Chewy, crispy, and with only a subtle hint of the taste of quinoa–it complements a wide variety of toppings & is sure to be a fast favorite of yours (and little ones!) in no time!

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This Healthy Vegan and Gluten-Free Flatbread Pizza Crust is

  • Super simple and easy to make.

  • Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, egg-free, yeast-free.

  • Neutral in flavor and can accommodate a variety of toppings.

  • Very healthy and requires only a few wholesome ingredients.

  • Sturdy, slices wells, holds together and stores well.

  • Delicious!

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How to Make Quinoa Pizza Crust – Step by Step

  1. Soak quinoa overnight.

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2. Drain and rinse quinoa.

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3. In a blender combine soaked quinoa, water, baking powder, salt and garlic.

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4. Blend until smooth.

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5. Line a baking sheet with oiled parchment paper.

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6. Spread pizza batter out into shape of choice.

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7. Bake.

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8. Flip and top with toppings of choice.

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9. Bake and enjoy!

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Tips for Making Vegan Quinoa Flatbread Pizza Crust Recipe

  • Soaking the quinoa overnight produces the best results, but you can soak the quinoa for a minimum of 3 hours in a pinch so long as you have a good quality high-speed blender or food processor.

  • If you desire, you can omit the garlic and/or add any combinations of spices you would like.

  • Flipping the pizza crust after 15 minutes is imperative for the best texture and thoroughly cooked results.

  • You can enjoy this gluten-free flatbread pizza crust both hot or cold.

  • Store the cooked crust in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Re-heat in a 375 F oven until the crust and toppings are warmed throughout.

  • You can replace standard white quinoa with red quinoa, but please note that it will require at least 8 hours of soaking time for best results.

  • This crust tastes great with a variety of toppings! We like it served warm with vegan pesto or served cold with beet hummus.

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quinoa pizza crust on cutting board

Quinoa Flatbread Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

An easy, healthy and delicious 5-ingredient, high-protein, high-fiber, dairy-free, gluten-free vegan quinoa flatbread pizza crust recipe!
4.56 from 120 votes
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Course: Appetizers, Entrées, Vegan
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Italian, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 1 pizza
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup quinoa uncooked & soaked overnight
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • The night before preparing this pizza, measure out your uncooked quinoa, place in a bowl, cover with water, cover bowl & let soak overnight.
  • The next day the quinoa should have absorbed most of the water. Rinse & drain the soaked quinoa & set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, drizzle olive oil on parchment, set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine quinoa, water, garlic, baking powder & salt. Blend until a smooth batter is formed.
  • Pour batter onto your oiled parchment paper. Using your hands or a spatula, spread and shape your batter until about 1/2″ thick (I like to form mine into an oval shape).
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven. Carefully flip the crust over, and if you need to, flip onto a new sheet of oiled parchment paper.
  • Top your pizza with your choice of ingredients* & return to the oven.
  • Bake for 10 more minutes & then turn on the broiler for 2-4 minutes, or until crust is desired golden bubbling crispiness.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*Toppings as shown: drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of dried basil & garlic powder, shredded parmesan, roasted mini sweet bell peppers, diced red onion, and a sprinkle of parsley.
Please see the ‘Tips’ section above in the post for more information.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 565mg | Fiber: 2g
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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Might be a bit tricky to get at same thickness (at least it was for me); but this is great tasting and much better for you than traditional gluten free mixes found in stores!

  2. Hi Kristen,
    You have so many wonderful recipes on your website. I look forward to exploring them including the pizza crusts.
    Question please: What is the “cheese” that is on your pizza? It looks like the real thing. I hope that it can be made!
    Thank you.

    1. Hi, Alina! Thank you so much. The cheese in the images is real cheese, however the crust/recipe itself is fully vegan. When it comes to vegan cheese for pizza, I am huge fan of Miyoko’s vegan mozzarella and Violife shaved parmesan. I hope this helps!

  3. In the text you say to use a blender but the directions say to use a food processor. Which one should you use? thanks

    1. I have a 40 dollar black and decker blender and it makes cashew cream so I am sure these cakes will be easy peasey