Makes about 4 servings of 2 slices each
Prep Time: 5 minutes for dough (then 1 hour rising), 10 minutes for pizza roll out and preparation, 30 minutes to bake
Who doesn’t love pizza! I must say when I had to stop consuming dairy products and gluten, I grieved the loss of pizza over everything else. That is until I started to make it myself. It took a ton of experimenting with different crusts and pizza toppings. It is the consensus of my family that this particular vegan gluten free pizza as a whole, is the best. So that is why I am sharing it with you!
The key to the success of this pizza, I feel, is the cheese. I have had great success with a mixture of Violife shredded mozzarella as well as their Just Like Feta cheese. This combo works so well because not only does it taste great, but both of these cheese melt incredibly well.
I have also used Miyoko’s mozzarella cheese to make my vegan gluten free pizza. That works well as well. But, lately I have been on a Violife kick and am loving it.
The other vital piece to a great pizza is the crust, of course. Gluten free pizza can be tough. Takes a lot of tweaking and tasting! This pizza crust is really tasty and it has a good texture. I have used this gluten free pizza crust recipe to make bread as well and it works great.
Pizza is such a personal thing. I have tried endless toppings. I love adding some roasted eggplant or mushrooms on my pizza. This time, I tried it with chopped frozen broccoli and some roasted red pepper. It was a consensus in my house. It was a hit! No leftovers at all.
To keep things simple, I use 365 Pizza Sauce from Whole Foods to make this vegan gluten free pizza. It has no added sugar and a very decent ingredient list. Environmental Working Group gives it a 3.5 (1 being the best) rating, which is very good. Check out their breakdown of factors determining this rating here. Whole Foods also has a spicy version of their Pizza Sauce, but be warned, it is VERY spicy! You can use your sauce of choice more make your own.
Give it a try. Let me know what you think!
Ingredients needed for Vegan Gluten Free Pizza
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- ¾ cup warm water
- 1 chia egg (1 TBS ground chia mixed with 3 teaspoons of water and set aside to develop a gel-like consistency – about 3 minutes)
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mills gluten free baking flour
- 2 teaspoons Bob’s Red Mills xanthan gum
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 jar of 365 Pizza Sauce (or the pizza sauce of your choice)
- 1 package organic chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and seasoned with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper
- 1 small jar of roasted red pepper, chopped with oil drained
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 package Violife shredded mozzarella
- 1/3 block of Violife Just like feta cheese, cut into small cubes
- Splash of olive oil
How to Prepare Vegan Gluten Free Pizza
- Combine the yeast, coconut sugar and water in a small bowl. Mix until combined and set aside for a few minutes while you are preparing the rest of the ingredients and the yeast will begin to foam a bit
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix to combine.
- Add the chia egg and olive oil to the wet ingredients, then add to the dry ingredients. Mix well with a spoon and then with wet hands to knead well until you have a thick dough. Keep in mind, this dough will be a bit heavier than traditional glutenous dough. Cover the bowl with the dough with a kitchen towel or wet paper towel. Let it rise for about an hour. There will not be a huge amount of rising but it will rise a small amount.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- When you are ready to roll out the dough, do so using a rolling pin. Roll it onto a pizza stone and form it to the round stone. Or, if using another pan or pizza tin, roll and shape accordingly to your baking pan of choice.
- Top with the pizza sauce and seasonings
- Sprinkle broccoli and roasted red pepper evenly around the pizza
- Top with cheeses, coating evenly with both cheeses
- When you have put your pie together, sprinkle it with a bit of olive oil
- Bake for about 30 minutes until the cheese has melted and the crust is a bit browned. Your house will smell amazing!
Remove from oven and cut with a pizza cutter as desired. Enjoy!
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