Easy Quinoa Pizza Crust (with Step-by-Step Instructions)
Quinoa pizza crust is a great gluten-free and more nutritious alternative to regular pizza dough. It has a delicious nutty taste, without being too strong either. It’s crispy on the sides (like a great pizza should be!) and soft in the middle. And it’s holding perfectly together when you take a slice. I’m loving it!
Out of all the “alternative” pizza crusts I’ve tried, this is by far my favorite and the one that’s closest to the real deal, both in terms of taste and texture. And unlike other crusts (I’m looking at you, cauliflower pizza!), it doesn’t take a million steps and 10 bowls to have it ready.
You’ll only need three ingredients (water and salt don’t count, right?) and it comes together very quickly. You’ll need to soak the quinoa in water before-hands, but other than that it’s easy-peasy.
Give it a try and let me know how you like it!
Cal: 137 - Protein: 4.5g - Fat: 4g - Carbs: 20g - Fiber: 2.2g
- 3/4 cup white quinoa
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp olive oil
- You will need to start this recipe in the morning for dinner or the night before for lunch.
- Place quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse thoroughly with cool water for at least 2 minutes. Drain. Rinsing quinoa before cooking will remove its natural bitter or soapy taste. Do not skip this step!
- Place quinoa in a bowl and cover with water. Set aside to soak on the counter for at least 8 hours.
- When you're ready to prepare the pizza, preheat oven to 425F - 220C.
- Drain quinoa and rinse thoroughly again.
- Place in your food processor with 1/4 cup water, salt and baking powder. Process for about 2 minutes, scraping edges if needed, or until very smooth.
- Line a 9-inch / 22 cm cake pan (like this one) with parchment paper. Place the cake pan on top of the parchment paper, draw an outline of it, cut it out, and place it into the cake pan.
- Pour olive oil on top of the parchment and spread it by lightly shaking the pan. It's alright if the oil goes underneath the paper.
- Pour quinoa mixture in the pan and spread it by lightly shaking the pan until smooth.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully flip the crust, using a spatula. Bake for another 5 minutes.
- Top with your favorite toppings and cook for another 5 minutes (more or less depending on your topping). Cut and serve.
- For toppings ideas, check out these recipes: Quinoa Pizza with Pesto and Mozzarella – Skinny Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Recipe adapted from Oatmeal With A Fork