Wheat Free Pizza Crust

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Who wants pizza? Apparently everyone at my house, which is why so many pieces were taken before I could snap a picture. My family LOVES pizza, but pizza no longer loved them. My son could no longer have the wheat crust and my youngest could not have the cheese.  That makes it really hard to pick up a phone and order pizza from your favorite place.

This recipe was born out of one of those “I really wish we could have pizza” nights.  What I mean by that is, Mommy went in the kitchen to figure something out because she was a little tired of looking at pitiful whiny faces after asking for dinner suggestions.  “It’s been SO long since we had pizza Mommy.  Don’t you miss it?”, they said.

I had seen lots of cauliflower crust recipes, but I didn’t have any cauliflower and I wasn’t going to the grocery store.  I decided to see if I could figure out something with what we had on hand at home and go figure…it worked!

Making our own pizza is great for our family.  Everyone can make their own pizzas with toppings they can eat.  My little one can have her own personal pizza without cheese and the rest of us get as much of the gooey stuff as we want.  She still feels like she’s eating the same meal as everyone else_sanity saved!  My son still gets a crispy crust with all the fixins’ he wants.  Smiles all around and Mommy scores big.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1/4oz) package of active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 c warm water
  • 2 c oat flour
  • 1/2 c rye flour
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp (2Tbsp) xanthan gum

In a small bowl, combine yeast, sugar, and water; let stand for 5 minutes.  In the bowl of your food processor, combine the flours and salt.  Pulse several times to combine.  With the processor running slowly, slowly add yeast mixture.  Continue running processor until mixture is combined and forms a ball.

Turn out dough onto wax paper and form into a ball.  The dough will be sticky.  Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease top.  Cover and leave in warm place for 1 hour or until the dough expands some.

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Between 2 sheets of waxed paper, roll out dough into a thin disc or individual sized discs.  The dough is much firmer than traditional dough so you may need to put a little more muscle into it.

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Transfer to a parchment lined pizza pan or baking sheet.  Bake in oven 10-15 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings.  Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.  If baking without cheese bake until the crust browns a little on the edges. Enjoy everyone being happy with dinner!

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