Sometimes it seems I’m still a teenager. What can I say? I love a good pizza. Being gluten-free wasn’t going to take that away from me. One of my first attempts at a gluten-free pizza crust was made from coconut flour and chia seeds. That was a disaster. I enjoy picking up a slice of pizza, not eating it with a knife and fork.
Then, I tried finding a gluten-free pizza crust recipe online that wasn’t too difficult. I also wanted a yeast dough because that’s what I like. There was one that came close to what I was looking for. Still, it wasn’t quite right so I made some changes and turned it into our own personal pan pizzas. Even though we have a nice pizza stone making pan pizzas has become our new favorite thing.
If you’re going to go through the trouble of making pizza dough, do yourself a favor and make the sauce from scratch too. When I discovered how easy it was to make a marinara I knew making a pizza sauce could be just as simple. So in this post you will also find my super simple pizza sauce recipe. The recipe makes enough for two or three pizza dough batches. It just depends on how saucey you like your pizza. Whatever sauce you have leftover you can freeze in an airtight container until you’re ready for your next pizza party.
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Personal Pan Pizza with Rosemary Buckwheat Crust
vegan, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free
makes two 9″ pizzas
- 1 packet rapid rise yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 1/4 cups buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil + 1 teaspoon
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup fine ground cornmeal
- Super Simple Pizza Sauce (recipe below)
- toppings of choice
- In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup warm water with the yeast and let sit for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl mix buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, rosemary, and salt.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon oil to the yeast mixture and stir. Add yeast mixture to flour mix and combine.
- Slowly add in the 1/2 cup water while mixing dough with the other hand. Dough will be very sticky.
- Add in cornmeal 1 tablespoon at a time, kneading and mixing in the bowl. It should be slightly tacky, but not sticking to your hands anymore.
- Pat the dough into a ball the size of a softball. Oil bowl with 1 teaspoon of oil and roll dough around in oil.
- Cover bowl with a towel and let rise in a warm area of the house for 45 minutes. It won’t rise that much, but the dough will appear cracked.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease two 9″ round cake pans.
- Divide dough into two equal halves. Press dough into the bottom of prepared round pans. Bake for 5 minutes. The dough should look dried out and begin to crack.
- Remove from oven and flip dough over in pans. Spread on sauce and sprinkle on toppings of choice.
- Bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Super Simple Pizza Sauce
- 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
- 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- splash of balsamic vinegar
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Use immediately for your favorite pizza or store in an airtight container. Keep in the fridge for up to a week or the freezer for longer.