POPSUGAR Fitness

Apr 22 2014 - 1:48pm

Quinoa Crust to Satisfy Your Gluten-Free Pizza Cravings

Notes

You need to soak the quinoa at least eight hours, so this pizza crust takes a little planning ahead.

Quinoa Pizza Crust | Gluten-Free and Vegan

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
Water for soaking
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
8 fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • Place the rinsed quinoa in a bowl and cover it with water, about one inch higher than the quinoa.
  • Soak at least eight hours — you can do this overnight or early in the morning before heading out for the day.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Using a sieve, drain, rinse, and drain the quinoa again.
  • Add the quinoa to a food processor. Add the half-cup water, salt, baking powder, basil, and garlic powder. Process until smooth, about two to three minutes. It'll be the consistency of thick pancake batter.
  • Lay a large piece of parchment paper underneath a 13-inch pizza pan. Trace around it and then cut out the circle. Lay the circle on top of the pan and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Pour the batter in the middle of your paper circle, using the back of a spatula to spread it evenly, all the way to the edges.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Flip it and bake for another eight to 10 minutes. Flipping takes a little finesse. I placed another pizza pan on top and flipped them both together to get the crust onto the second pan. Then I put the parchment paper back on the original pan and slid the crust on top.
  • Top with sauce and your favorite pizza toppings, and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes.

The nutritional info below is for 1/3 of the pizza crust (two slices) without any toppings.


Source: Calorie Count [3]

Nutrition

Calories per serving
298

Source URL
http://www.fitsugar.com/fitness/Quinoa-Pizza-Crust-Gluten-Free-Vegan-34632779