Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

If you are Gluten intolerant but crave pizza then this Gluten Free Pizza Dough recipe is what you need! Easy to make and ready in 2 hours.

gluten free pizza dough

There’s nothing like homemade pizza. I like to make my own pizza dough and decided to try a gluten-free version this time around as a healthier alternative to the pizza dough I usually make.

slices of gluten free pizza

The process for making gluten-free pizza dough is not much different than making regular pizza dough. I do suggest that you try to buy quality gluten-free baking flour to ensure the best results possible. Brands like Bob’s Red Mill, King Arthur or Krusteaz.

bob's red mill gluten free baking flour

Unless you bake often, you might not have any Xantham Gum on hand. If you don’t and don’t want to buy any you can simply substitute for an equal amount of Cornstarch, which will be 2 1/2 teaspoons for this pizza dough recipe.

a slice of gluten free pizza

If you are feeling ambitious, you can also make your very own homemade pizza sauce to go with this homemade pizza dough by checking out my Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe. The perfect pizza sauce to go with this delicious pizza dough.

bag of indian head yellow cornmeal

Not familiar with Xanthan Gum? It’s typically used when making gluten free baked goods. Xanthan Gum helps your baked goods hold together instead of turning crumbly. Xanthan Gum is also believed to be healthier than Cornstarch as the latter contains a lot of carbs and calories.

package of xanthan gum

Rising is the process where carbon dioxide makes the dough rise and develop flavor. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl (olive oil or non-stick spray) and cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap. The dough should be left in a warm location until it has doubled in size.

Proofing basically means the last rise of the dough in its final shape (e.g. bun, loaf, etc.) before baking. Many factors come into play for how long it will take to prove the dough. You can tell when the dough is ready for baking when the dough springs back after you gently press the dough with your finger.

gluten free pizza dough

I strongly recommend you use a kitchen scale to measure out the gluten-free baking flour. Using measuring cups may not give you the desired results due to the density of the flour.

You will need a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment to make this gluten-free pizza dough as well as a kitchen scale for measuring the gluten-free flour.

gluten free pizza dough

You will need the following ingredients to make this Gluten Free Pizza Dough recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Warm Water, Active Dry Yeast, White Sugar, Gluten Free Baking Flour, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Baking Powder and Cornmeal.

  1. In a small bowl, combine the warm water, yeast and white sugar. Set aside and let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. In your stand mixer, combine the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Once the yeast has started to foam, add it to the flour mixture and using a dough hook, mix until the dough is soft and sticky. Cover the bowl with wrap and let sit until the dough has doubled in size, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  4. When the dough is ready for baking, preheat the oven to 450°F.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly sprinkle with cornmeal. Shape the dough to the desired shape and size. Place the dough on the baking sheet. Add your favorite toppings.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is done.

Printable Recipe Card

Gluten Free Pizza Dough

Gluten Free Pizza Dough

If you are Gluten intolerant but crave pizza then this Gluten Free Pizza Dough recipe is what you need! Easy to make and ready in 2 hours.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Proofing time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices
Calories 74 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Cup Water, 110°F
  • 2 Tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 Tsp White Sugar
  • 204 Grams Gluten-Free Baking Flour
  • 2 ½ Tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • Yellow Cornmeal, for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine the warm water, yeast and white sugar. Set aside and let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • In your stand mixer, combine the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, salt and baking powder.
  • Once the yeast has started to foam, add it to the flour mixture and using a dough hook, mix until the dough is soft and sticky. Cover the bowl with wrap and let sit until the dough has doubled in size, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • When the dough is ready for baking, preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly sprinkle with cornmeal. Shape the dough to the desired shape and size. Place the dough on the baking sheet. Add your favorite toppings.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is done.

Notes

→ You can substitute an equal amount of cornstarch if you don’t have any Xantham Gum on hand.
→ I strongly recommend you use a kitchen scale to measure out the gluten-free baking flour. Using measuring cups may not give you the desired results due to the density of the flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 257mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Alice says:

    This was the first gluten free pizza crust I had ever made. Very easy to make. The longest part was waiting for the dough to rise. But after that it was a breeze. The pizza was delicious. Will continue to make this crust.

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