Gluten-Free Pizza Dough from Scratch

Heart shaped gluten-free pizza topped with vegetables and salad

A terrific gluten-free recipe for vegan pizza dough. This dough holds together beautifully and is robust enough to handle any topping you can imagine!



Pizza dough


Topping suggestions


  1. Add 3/4 cup of warm water, yeast and sugar to a large bowl, stir to combine. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes until the yeast mixture becomes foamy.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare chia/flax egg by mixing together ground chia or flax seeds with 2 tablespoons of water. Allow to thicken for five minutes.
  3. Whisk chia/flax egg and olive oil into the foamy yeast mixture. Then add gluten-free flour and salt, mix well to combine. 
  4. Cover the pizza dough and set aside in a warm spot for 30 minutes for the dough to rise (see notes).
  5. Preheat the oven to 425F/218C and have your 12 inches/30cms pizza tray handy.
  6. Using two pieces of parchment paper (at least 12 inches/30cms), place one piece on your counter, top with the pizza dough, dust with a little gluten-free flour and then top with the second piece of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out the pizza dough into the desired shape (round, rectangle or heart shaped!).
  7. Remove the top layer of parchment paper and turn up the edge of the pizza dough to create a crust. Transfer pizza dough (on parchment paper – see notes) to pizza tray, and bake pizza base for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove pizza base from oven, add your favorite pizza toppings and bake for a further 15 to 20 minutes until the crust and toppings are golden brown (I topped this pizza with pizza sauce, summer squash, onion and bell peppers, and once it was cooked I topped with some fresh salad!).


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