To anyone thinking that giving up grains and gluten means saying goodbye to pizza crust, think again! This vegan cauliflower pizza crust is bursting with flavor. Now all that’s left to do is say arrivederci to traditional pizza crust!
- 2 1/2 cups cauliflower
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 2 Tbsp almonds, ground
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 3 Tbsp ground chia + 1/2 cup water
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 can pizza sauce
- Pizza toppings (your choice)
Pre-heat the oven to 425° F, and prepare a baking sheet by brushing with coconut oil (or use parchment paper to make it oil-free).
Mix the chia seeds with water and let sit while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process until fine. Add processed cauliflower to a frying pan and cook on medium for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Transfer cauliflower to a bowl and mix in all remaining ingredients, until it forms a dough.
Depending on the moisture content of your cauliflower, you may need to adjust your quantity of chickpea flour slightly to get the right consistency for your crust.
Spread dough onto baking sheet and cook for about 30 minutes, until it firms up and crust start to brown.
Remove pizza crust from oven, add pizza toppings, and cook for about 10 more minutes.