Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Quinoa Pizza Crust

Source: Cooking Light
Makes four 9-inch pizzas

2 1/4 cups uncooked quinoa
1/3 cup water
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
olive oil to brush

ingredients to top:
pizza sauce or olive oil as a base
fresh or shredded mozzarella
toppings (tomato, basil, etc)

1. Place the quinoa in a small bowl and cover it with water. Let the quinoa soak overnight or for at least 8 hours. 

2. Preheat oven to 425. Drain and thoroughly rinse the quinoa (this will prevent any bitterness in the crust). Place the quinoa, water, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Process until a smooth batter is formed, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the food processor as necessary. 

3. Spray 9-inch round pans with cooking spray (depending on how many pans you have, you may need to bake the crusts individually or in batches). Divide crust mixture evenly among the pans. Bake for 15 minutes, remove pans from oven, & brush each crust with olive oil. Carefully flip each crust, brush with olive oil, then bake another 5 minutes.

4. Arrange sauce/toppings and bake another 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

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