Very Easy Quinoa Thin Pizza Crust

This is a good, healthy quinoa pizza crust recipe from Alyssa Rimmer. It is easy to make and tastes great.  I have adjusted the original recipe slightly.

Quinoa provides both fiber and protein, which makes this pizza crust low glycemic and healthy.  The way to keep this a truly healthy pizza is by adding whole foods toppings instead of highly refined toppings.

Thin pizza Crust made from quinoa

 

Prep time: 6 to 8 hours plus 15 minutes – to soak quinoa

Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes

Makes: one 9 inch round pizza crust or one large rectangular pizza crust

 

Ingredients:

¾ cup white quinoa, covered by 1 inch of water – soaked 6 to 8 hours (or overnight)

1/3 cup water

¼ cup parmesan cheese

½ tsp baking powder

2 Tbsp olive oil

 

Directions:

  • Place the quinoa in a glass bowl and cover with 1 inch of water.  Let it soak for 6 to 8 hours (or overnight).
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Prepare the baking pan by lining a round pizza pan, a round pizza stone, or a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rinse the soaked quinoa thoroughly and place in a blender.  Add all the other ingredients and process on high until smooth. It should be like a creamy pancake batter.  (Add more water if necessary to obtain the ‘pancake batter’ consistency)
  • Pour the batter onto your prepared baking pan, smoothing it out with a spatula to make it evenly distributed.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the pizza crust over Note: if you are using a pizza stone – it could take slightly longer to bake as it takes time for the stone to become hot.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes, until it is cooked through.  Your pizza crust is done!
  • Add toppings of your choice, bake for 10 to 15 minutes and enjoy

Thin Crust Quinoa Pizza

 

Need another Quinoa Pizza Crust or Bread Recipe?

I have posted another recipe (original by Amanda Finks) for Quinoa Cheesy Garlic Bread, which can also be made into a pizza crust