The Best Vegan Gluten free Pizza Crust Recipe for Pan Pizza. How to make a LIGHT & FLUFFY gluten-free Pizza crust. Easy versatile Vegan Gluten free Pizza Recipe. Pin this post.
This is a soft and airy Vegan Gluten free Pizza Crust. It comes out moist an soft and is not dry and crumbly. The crust works well as a pan pizza crust. Use a pie pan or deep dish pizza pan to support the crust edges.
Pictured above is Thai Pan Pizza with Peanut Sauce, veggies, Sprouts and vegan cheese. For a Yeast-free gluten-free crust, see this pizza crust.
More gluten-free crusts and breads from the blog.
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- GF Teff Crust topped with Ethiopian lentils.
- Gluten-free Oat Focaccia crust. Tempeh tikka Masala Pizza
- Gluten-free Yeast-free gum-free Crust.
Mix the dry and wet bowls into a dough. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then roll it out between 2 parchment sheets to about 9 inches. Place in parchment lined pan and press to fill the pan evenly and also have about a 1/2 inch crust on the edge.
Spray water on the crust and let it sit in a warm place for 15 minutes.
Cover with another parchment and Bake for 10 minutes.
Add the sauce, veggies, cheese or toppings you want to use. Bake for 15 minutes. Broil for a minute to brown. Cool for a minute. Slice and serve.
Vegan Gluten free Pizza Crust Recipe
3/4 cup Oat flour (use certified gluten-free if needed)
1/4 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup corn or potato starch
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp parsley
a dash of pepper
1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp sugar or maple
2 tsp active yeast or 1 packet
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal or chia seed meal
2 tablespoons non dairy yogurt brought to room temperature(or use apple sauce or sweet potato puree)
1.5 tablespoons oil
In a bowl whisk all the dry ingredients for the crust and keep aside.
In another bowl, combine water, yeast and sugar and let it sit until frothy. 5 minutes. Add the flax and mix in. Let it sit for a minute.
Add the dry to the wet. Add in the yogurt and oil and mix well. Let the sticky dough sit for 10 minutes.
Using flour or oil on your hands shape the dough into a flat ball. Place ball on parchment lined pie pan or 9 to 10 inch pan pizza or deep dish pizza pan.
Spray water or oil on the dough, press with your hands and shape the dough to fit the pan with atleast 1/2 inch edge going up the sides. You can also use flour and roll the dough out between parchment sheets into a 9 to 10 inch round and then place in the pie pan.
Even out the edges and let it sit for 15 minutes in a warm place. I usually put it near the oven when the over pre-heats.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place another parchment on top of the pizza pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Uncover and remove the pie pan from the oven. Layer the sauce, toppings, cheese. Spray water on the crust edge.
Bake for 14 minutes. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes to brown the edges. Cool for a minute or so, slice and serve
Vegan Gluten free Pizza Crust Recipe
- 3/4 cup (90 g) Oat flour use certified gluten-free if needed
- 1/4 cup (40 g) white rice flour
- 1/4 cup (30 g) tapioca starch
- 1/4 cup (1.41 oz) corn or potato starch
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) parsley optional
- a dash of pepper
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) warm water
- 2 tsp sugar or maple
- 2 tsp active yeast or 1 packet
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal or chia seed meal
- 2 tablespoons non dairy yogurt brought to room temperature or use apple sauce or sweet potato puree
- 1.5 tablespoons oil
- In a bowl whisk all the dry ingredients for the crust and keep aside.
- In another bowl, combine water, yeast and sugar and let it sit until frothy. 5 minutes. Add the flax and mix in. Let it sit for a minute.
- Add the dry to the wet. Add in the yogurt and oil and mix well. Let the sticky dough sit for 10 minutes.
- Using flour or oil on your hands shape the dough into a flat ball. Place ball on parchment lined pie pan or 9 to 10 inch pan pizza or deep dish pizza pan.
- Spray water or oil on the dough, press with your hands and shape the dough to fit the pan with atleast 1/2 inch edge going up the sides. You can also use flour and roll the dough out between parchment sheets into a 9 to 10 inch round and then place in the pie pan.
- Even out the edges and let it sit for 15 minutes in a warm place. I usually put it near the oven when the over pre-heats.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 200ºc. Place another parchment on top of the pizza pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Uncover and remove the pie pan from the oven. *The par-baked crust can be cooled and frozen at this point. I have not tried freezing this particular crust. Let me know if you do.
- Layer the sauce, toppings, cheese. Spray water on the crust edge.
- Bake for 14 minutes. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes to brown the edges. Cool for a minute or so, slice and serve
This pizza dough recipe is incredible! I just made it and one bite into my finished pizza I had to stop to write this review 😋 The dough came out soo fluffy! For being a gluten free crust this was such a nice surprise! It was very easy to follow the instructions. I added a roasted garlic base and also made a dairy free ‘cheese sauce’ instead of the processed vegan cheese and it’s so SO good! Really thankful for amazing tools like this on the internet to help me stay healthy and not feel overwhelmed when it comes to healthy cooking! Thank you
Does this recipe make one 9’inch pie or pizza crust?
9 inch pie. If using a baking sheet, it can be spread to 11-12 inch
Do you use dried parsley? Which brand?
I bought dried parsley once (a standard brand) but it did not add any flavor….
Also, you don’t have much rising time for the yeast in the recipe.. will giving a longer rise help make it airier?
Not necessarily, there isn’t any gluten so the crust will hold just a bit of air. All the other air even after rising for a bit will Mostly escape . You can leave it for longer. Longer time def helps keep the crust more moist
Can this be prebaked a day ahead?
Yes. Cover well and refrigerate
any sub for apple sauce? Can I use oil instead? 1:1?
This was so great! Also, this was my first time braving cooking with activated yeast! Yay!! I don’t know why it’s seemed so intimidating!
I’m ready to take on the world! I’m looking at all the other yeasty things I’m going to make now! Any chance you want to try making gf bagels?? 😬😀😀. There are a lot of us who would love you forever even more than we already do! 💜
Yeast is not difficult 🙂 won’t the bagels be a cumbersome thing to make? You can try this dough. Instead of boiling them. Do a baking soda wash (like my pretzels post) and cornstarch wash and bake at 400.
Hi Richa thank you for always helping me. Can I make the pizza pesto rolls with this dough ?
Would I have to roll it out a bit thick?
This is literally divine!! i’ve made it twice already. The second time I omitted the oil and just substituted a bit more yogurt/water. Thanks for the recipe!
I was looking at your awesome vegan yeast-free pizza recipe but need it gf so clicked the link and I popped over here..sorry to ask but do you have a gluten-free pizza recipe that is yeast-free? I didn’t see one. thanks so much!
Or use the socca recipe which is just chickpea flour and water
Made it today- was very tasty! Thank you, Richa!
Such a wonderful and adaptable recipe! I am currently on a cleanse and can’t have wheat or sugar other than honey so I doubled the recipe and used 2 cups of a gluten free flour mix, 1 cup of cassava flour, skipped the puree because I didn’t have any, used honey instead of sugar and simply added more water and a touch of oil to get the perfect consistency. The crust came out delicious! I also skipped the precooking of the crust and instead cooked the pizza for 20 minutes with all the toppings. So easy, so chewy and flavourful, yum.
Love your recipes!
What is the purpose of covering the crust with parchment paper when pre-baking?
same reason as before, the missing oil. this applies to other baking that is oil free as well. If baking oilfree cake, you should cover it with parchment the last third time of baking, or do other things like top the batter with streusel, or fruits so that becomes a barrier .
Thank you so much for your explanations! I feel like a really “seasoned” cook when I know the rationale behind the techniques. Loving it!
Your recipes look amazing. Thank you. So here’s my dilemma, I am trying for Vegan, rice-free, sugar-free, potato-free crust. My mother in law makes amazing bread/pizza. She’s Italian, and her breads are light, fluffy, like eating amazing clouds of perfection. That’s what I am trying to recreate. High order. Your various recipes look amazing. But I’m trying to eliminate/ swap certain ingredients. So-any suggestions for replacing potato starch? (Arrowroot? More tapioca?) And the rice flour? (Sorghum? Chickpea?) Anything you could suggest would be greatly appreciated. I am trying desperately to recreate my MIL bread in a health conscious way for my sister in law.
regular bread is just flour, yeast and water and gluten in the flour does all the work. Its hard to get the same result with glutenfree.
You can use more tapioca here and use sorghum.
Richa this recipe is so delicious. I’ve tried sooo many vegan gluten free pizza recipes and they all have left me disappointed……till now. This crust rose beautifully and was tender and tasted great. Thank you so much. Pizza is back on the menu.
Can’t wait to try this! Can I use tapioca flour instead of tapioca starch? Thanks!
tapioca flour in the US is tapioa starch, so yes.
This looks delicious! Can I use arrowroot powder in place of the tapioca or corn starch? I have some in the cupboard already. Thanks!
Yes you can. but use a combination of starches and not all arrowroot.
I trust your recipes so I want to try this but I’m allergic to oats (as well as gluten). What would you recommend as an alternative to oat flour?
Try this one instead. https://www.veganricha.com/2015/09/gluten-free-yeast-free-vegan-pizza-crust-recipe.html
hi. do u know of anything i can replace oats with. have trouble with grains (altho rice ok). thx
more rice flour should work or a combination of rice flour and almond flour
Hi Richa, I’m Italian and I like your blog. It’s very nice!
I would like to ask you if I can use the fiber husk instead of chia seeds.
If yes, which is the right quantity?
the same amount.
Can you leave out the oil?
You can, but i would recommend making it with the oil first and comparing it with when you make it without. Glutenfree baking is generally drying and oil helps keep it a soft and moist.
Richa, would applesauce in place of the oil work? As always, your recipes look fantastic!!! Thank you!
Can this be made without the flaxseed? I haven’t purchased any yet as my kid is just going onto a egg-free, wheat free, milk free diet.
You can omit it. the crust might be slightly crumbly on the edges.
Hi, I was wondering if there’s a substitute for the yeast? Thanks
Try my yeast free pizza crust veganricha.com/?s=yeast+free
This crust actually is THE best. I’ve tried countless V GF recipes, but this one works perfectly; it holds the toppings well and doesn’t fall apart, not to mention the taste! You’re authenticity and creativity absolutely amazes me,Vegan Richa. I find your recipes innovative and just idk perfect. The amount of skill you have when it comes to creating vegan recipes that mimic omnivores’ food, is really something. I don’t think you get enough coverage or acknowledgement for all that you can do and make, like the cheeses etc. I even bought yo your cookbook,so I just want you to know how much I appreciate your blog bc it’s made veganism a breeze for me. Thank you.
Thank you so much Amanda!! <3
4 words: BEST PIZZA CRUST EVER! I have been GF for 3+ years now so I have been struggling to enjoy pizza. The ones from the pizza shops just weren’t right. Then, in December 2015, I made the decision to go vegan, so pizza was now something I knew I could never enjoy again. A GF pizza with NO CHEESE to mask the taste of the awful crust was just not going to happen… I had tried to make my own crust, but those did not turn out well… (tears may or may not have occurred at that time….) Then, by some miracle, I landed on your recipe…and OMG I don’t think I have been this happy in 3 years!! I have made your crust 3 times now, and every single time, tears of joy! It is delicious! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! You are awesome!
Yay! so glad you found the recipe and it turned out so well!
I’m so excited to have found your site!! Everything looks so good! Would this dough be appropriate to use for a calzone? Or do you have another suggestion? Thank you
This should work for calzones. You might have to use some flour while working the dough to shape. Let the shaped calzones rise for 5 to 10 minutes before baking.
Do you think the crest would survive without yeast?
Not this one. there isnt enough leavening without the yeast in this one. with additional baking powder, it would need some adjustments to the ingredients.
Try this yeast-free gluten-free pizza crust -> https://www.veganricha.com/2015/09/gluten-free-yeast-free-vegan-pizza-crust-recipe.html
Great recipe! I made two in my 10″ deep-dish baking stones. I doubled the recipe, and substituted gluten free flour blend (Namaste) for the individual flours (just for the sake of convenience). I did not have vegan yogurt, so I made a quick applesauce in the blender from some mutsu apples. I did put a couple tablespoons of dried oregano in the crust – I’ve done this before, after trying a friend’s version who swears by it – It think I might just start swearing by it too!
Awesome! yes oregano in the crust is a great idea!
This crust is amazing! Thank you!
Thank you Jen!!
Question! Can you use brown rice flour instead of white rice flour?
yes you can use brown rice flour.