This Vegan Gluten Free Pizza Crust with Coconut Yogurt has only five ingredients and doesn’t need time to rise!
5 Ingredient Pizza Crust
The inspiration for this Vegan Gluten Free Pizza Crust with Coconut Yogurt came when I was watching the Kitchen on the Food Network. Sunny Anderson made a yeast free pizza crust with Greek yogurt and self-rising flour.
I figured why not try it with rice flour and coconut yogurt. Since I didn’t have self-rising flour, I added baking powder. I don’t think I have seen a self-rising gluten free flour where I shop, but I checked the internet and saw that they do exist.
I added nutritional yeast to add a cheesy flavor. I also added Italian seasoning because I love the flavor and always add it to my pizza dough.
I tried this recipe with both brown rice flour and white rice flour. I prefer the brown rice flour because it is slightly healthier, but you could use either one. Coconut yogurt adds a tangy flavor.
No Yeast Means No Wait Time
This gluten free pizza dough takes only a few minutes to make, and you don’t have to wait for the dough to rise. The pizza mix that I buy has yeast, so it takes two hours to rise, which isn’t ideal for a weeknight meal.
I usually make the whole recipe, which makes two nine inch pizza crusts. I put half in the fridge so that I can have pizza again a day or two later. The consistency is not the same as a dough with gluten. Instead of rolling it out, you spread it onto a parchment paper lined pan.
With this recipe in my repertoire, I don’t need to buy frozen pizzas anymore – or at least not as much. They are nice for lazy days when I don’t feel like cooking. Considering this recipe only takes a few minutes to make, and tastes better than frozen pizza, it is definitely going to give frozen pizza some competition!
This Vegan Gluten Free Pizza Crust with Coconut Yogurt has become my new go-to for a quick and easy meal. It is less expensive than the frozen variety. I have made several pizzas with it, which I will be posting in the weeks to come.
Pizzas To Make With This Crust
- Thai Pizza
- Vegan Hawaiian BBQ Pizza
- Tofu Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza with Vegan Tzatziki
- Greek Pizza with Tofu Feta
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Vegan Gluten Free Pizza Crust with Coconut Yogurt
Makes 2 (9″) crusts
- 1 cup brown or white rice flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup unsweetened plain coconut yogurt
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 450°.
- Mix dry ingredients in a food processor. Then add coconut yogurt. Mix well.
- Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Drizzle a splash of olive oil coating the whole piece of parchment. Spread pizza dough on parchment in a thin layer with a spoon or rubber spatula.
- Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes, or until crispy but not brown.
- Add toppings and bake another 10-13 minutes at 450°, or until brown on the edges.
*Note: The pizza crust in these photos were taken before I added nutritional yeast. When you make the crust, it will come out just slightly more golden. I made this recipe many times and like it better with the nutritional yeast than without. It mellows out the tangy flavor of the coconut yogurt.
Normally I would retake the photos, but I broke my ankle so cooking and taking photos has become quite a difficult task! Even though I have a backlog of recipes waiting to be posted, I wanted to post this recipe at this time of the year because of one of the pizzas I made with it. Stay tuned for that recipe!