Gluten Free Pizza Pie
My in-laws are coming! What will I make for dinner?!? Pizza is often my go to when lots of relatives are headed my way. Thankfully my awesome sister in law offered to bring pizza over tonight from Papa Murphy’s. Yum! We often grab pizza when we have a large crowd coming over to the house. My daughter however, can not have gluten (or most other ingredients in some of the gluten free pizza’s offered at most pizza chains). They often include processed sugar, soy and other ingredients I may not be able to pronounce. So I experimented with making an oat crust pizza. In the past I have made my daughter “rice cake” pizzas in which I take a rice cake and top it like a pizza and cook it up in my toaster oven. These are great in a pinch and super quick. However, I had a little bit of extra time this morning and the kids helped me to make this oat flour pizza with me.
- 1 and 1/2 cups oat flour (you can blend some oats ahead of time to have on hand when you need them- just use a food processor or blender)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup plus 3 TBS cup filtered water
- 1 farm fresh egg
- about 1/2 cup tomato sauce (no sugar added)
- your choice of seasonings (I used garlic, oregano, basil, and a dash of salt)
- 1/4 or so cup shredded cheese (preferably organic: I shredded up some Monterrey Jack Cheese from Trader Joes)
- Toppings of choice (The first time I made this I used some Appelgate Jalapeno Beef Summer Sausage. It’s 100% grass fed, no sugar, no nitrates… good stuff! The second time I browned some ground turkey and added some taco seasoning. Also delish!) Other great toppings would be chicken feta and spinach (one of my favorite combos), mushrooms, pepperoni, peppers, olives… the possibilities are endless.
- 1 TBS coconut oil plus some extra for greasing the pie pan(I buy Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from tropical traditions < affiliated link *see note below)However, if you are trying coconut oil for the first time and are looking for a less expensive brand you may want to try this brand. Tropical Traditions is by far my favorite brand though.
1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
2. Grease your pizza pie pan with coconut oil.
3. If you haven’t already, blend 2 heaping cups of oats (in a food processor or blender) until you have made 2 cups of oat flour.
4. In a large bowl, beat one farm fresh egg.
5. Add your 2 cups of oat flour to the egg and mix thoroughly.
6. Add salt, filtered water, and coconut oil (works better if melted but you don’t have to if you are in a hurry) and mix until all ingredients are well blended together.
7. Scoop out your “crust” into your pie pan of choice. I love the glass Pyrex pie pans. You could also use a smaller (9×9) casserole pan but the crust would be pretty thick.
8. Spread the oatmeal like crust with a spoon. It will be very sticky so just try to spread it as evenly as possible. You can set the crust in the fridge for a few minutes if you would like the crust to harden up a little bit before adding your toppings. This is an optional step though (only if you have time).
9. Take your tomato sauce and spread it out over the crust.
10. Add your seasoning on top of the sauce. I added garlic, oregano, basil, and a dash of salt).
11. Add your shredded cheese evenly over the top of the sauce (the kids went a little overboard with the cheese).
12. Add your toppings. I used the Appelgate Jalapeno Beef Summer Sausage since my kiddos love it.
13. You can now either cover the pizza and put it in the fridge to cook later that night or the next day. Or, you can cook it up right away.
14. Cook the pizza at 425 degrees for 12-20 min (unill the cheese is melted to your liking).
15. Take out your pizza and allow it to cool a bit then enjoy!
The kids were so proud of their pizza.
Here is my finished pizza with ground turkey. Delish!
Outtake… silly boy, always has to be center of attention.
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