Quinoa Crust Pizza Gluten Free
Grampy and I have been keeping this to ourselves right now.
The batter for the quinoa pizza crust is mixed in a blender, a little different than what you might think a pizza crust should be. The batter is then poured into a skillet and baked – add toppings – DONE!
The ‘ONLY’ thing different is that you need to plan ahead if you want to make pizza – the quinoa needs to soak at least 8 hours or over-night in the fridge. Then you are good to go!
I happened to borrow my daughter’s Nutribullet for a recipe I was testing. When I was packing up the Nutribullet my daughter said to take the recipe book with it, “hey you never know if there is something new you might want to try” she said.
I found a few recipes I liked but I immediately had to try this quinoa pizza crust. When I read the recipe I said this can’t be, it sounded so easy – that translates to ‘nothing is ever easy’ in my crazy kitchen.
Surprise, it was ‘THE‘ recipe that turned out exactly as written. Amazing! Grampy couldn’t believe his eyes. There was no mess and it was ready in the exact amount of time noted in the recipe.
My first attempt making this crust I used “tricolor” quinoa which was all I had in my pantry. I’m sharing this because the batter in the photo below looks light but when it baked it turned brown, non-the-less, it was delicious. Color had no affect on taste.
Quinoa Pizza Crust Gluten Free
Quinoa Pizza Crust Gluten Free is quite easy to make, though the quinoa needs to soak at least 8 hours or overnight. The prep is an easy blender recipe, then bake. It’s quite easy you just need time for the quinoa to soak. This recipe was adapted from Nutribullet.
- Prep Time: 20 min.
- Cook Time: 10-12 min.
- Total Time: soak quinoa 8 hrs in advance
- Yield: 1 pizza
- Category: Lunch/Dinner
- Cuisine: American
- Soak the quinoa is a bowl with 2 cups of water for at least 8 hours or overnight. This helps to soften the quinoa which will create a batter for the pizza.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil or no-stick spray
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
When ready to make pizza drain the soaked quinoa and rinse under cold water, drain and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Brush a 9″ cast-iron skillet with the oil. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet use an 8″ cake pan. Put in oven to pre-heat while preparing the batter.
- Add the drained quinoa to the blender or food processor. Add ¼ cup water and process until the consistency of a thick pancake batter – adding more water if needed. Add seasoning and salt and mix.
- Carefully pour batter in to the preheated pan and quickly spread around to an even
- Bake for about 10 minutes, carefully flip and bake for another 10 minutes until browned.
- Remove from oven and add toppings, return to oven and bake for about another 5-7 minutes until heated.
Keywords: gluten free pizza crust, easy blender recipe, lunch pizza, party food *This post/recipe updated 2018*
Below is the white quinoa crust, it browned nicely and it is much lighter than the tricolor crust. Again, the color does not affect the flavor.
Did I mention this is quinoa crust pizza is ‘gluten free’ since it is made with quinoa only. This quinoa pizza crust is a ‘must try’ for anyone who is looking for alternatives to white flour pizza crust or gluten free pizza crust.
Add your favorite pizza toppings. It also is a terrific appetizer.
You might also enjoy this “low carb”, gluten free pizza alternative recipe: