Two Wheat-Free Pizza Crusts You Can Make At Home

Posted on: 2 September 2017

Pizza restaurants have started to do a great job of catering to those who cannot have gluten or wheat. They often offer gluten-free and wheat-free crust options. But what if you want to make pizza at home? Making wheat-free pizza crust at home is not as tough as you might think if you follow one of these recipes.

Brown Rice Flour Pizza Crust

If you enjoy pizza crust with a nutty flavor and a crisp texture, then this recipe is for you. 


  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon active, dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Start by combining the yeast and warm water. Stir until dissolved, and then let sit for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of flour along with the remaining ingredients, and then stir to create a soft dough. Slowly add the remaining flour, and mix until a stiff dough forms. Knead for 2 minutes.

Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, and let it rest for an hour in a warm spot. When the dough has doubled in size, you can stretch it into a crust and top it with your desired toppings. Pizzas made with this crust are best when baked at 400 degrees F for between 15 and 20 minutes, depending on how thick you leave the crust.

Oat Flour Crust

If you prefer a more tender, mildly flavored crust, then this oat flour crust is a delicious wheat-free choice.


  • 1 1/4 cups oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water in a bowl, and stir to combine. Let rest until foamy--about 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup flour along with the oil, salt, and xanthan gum. Mix well. Pour the rest of the flour out onto a flat surface, and gradually knead it into the dough. When you have a uniform dough ball, place the ball in a greased bowl and let it rise for an hour in a warm place.

Once the dough has doubled in size, you can stretch it into a crust and make your pizza. Pizzas made with this more delicate dough are best when baked at 375 degrees F for between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on thickness.

If you aren't in the mood to cook, visit a family pizza restaurant instead.