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Vegan Gluten Free Wholefood Quinoa Pizza Base Recipe

Making your own gluten free pizza bases is surprisingly quick and easy. They can be made from rice, pulses, cauliflower, nuts, gluten free flour mixes, or from quinoa. Quinoa is an amazing source of high quality, complete protein, making this recipe for Vegan Gluten Free Quinoa Pizza Bases a great high protein option for people staying away from other traditional grains and grain flours, as it uses soaked whole quinoa as its main ingredient.

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5.0 (8 votes)

Posted by: michael




15 - 30 mins

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You will need

1 1/2 cups quinoa, soaked 2 to 4 hours if possible More products
3/4 cups water
1 teaspoon baking powder Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products

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  • Put the quinoa into a sieve and thoroughly rinse under running water for a good minute, to remove the saponins that coat the quinoa seeds and that can give cooked quinoa a slightly bitter taste. If you have time, allow the quinoa seeds to soak for 2 to 4 hours to start the germination process and increase the nutritional value. If you are short on time, you can use the quinoa right after rinsing.
  • Preheat over to 180C/350F.
  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add more water if needed, as the batter should have a yoghurt consistency.
  • Transfer 1/3 of the mixture onto a round baking tray or a cake tin lined with baking parchment. Makes 3 x 30 cm pizza bases.
  • Bake pizza bases for about 15 mins until lightly golden.
  • Add toppings of your choice and bake your pizzas for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on your toppings.
  • Extra pizza bases will keep well in the fridge for a few days, or alternatively, freeze them. In that case, defrost them completely before adding your toppings.

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