Gluten Free Soaked Pizza Crust

Soaked Gluten Free Pizza Crust

In my family’s opinion, you can never eat too much pizza.

We have been known to enjoy it many different ways: thick, thin, personal panwhole wheat (I don’t enjoy this one!), grain-free“almost” real… but this was my first attempt at a soaked crust.

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Why soaked, you may ask? I may tell you.

All grains contain a certain amount of a little enzyme inhibitor call phytic acid. This basically makes it so that you can never fully digest the grains you eat, leaving them floating around in your gut, slowly tearing up your intestinal lining.

Sounds fun, right? Not so much. 

But after just 7 hours of soaking, the phytic acid in most grains is significantly reduced, making them more easily digested, as well as releasing more of the grain’s nutrients and upping its vitamin content.

So, in this family, we try to soak our grains as much as possible. Especially oats. They happen to be some of the hardest grains to digest! 

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But enough about digestion. On to the recipe!

Gluten Free Soaked Pizza Crust
Free of gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 c. gluten-free oats
  2. 2 c. buckwheat groats
  3. 1 c. water kefir (learn how to make it here)
  4. 1 c. water
  5. 1/4 c. olive oil (or coconut oil)
  6. 1 t. salt
  7. 1 t. baking soda
Instructions
  1. Place oats and buckwheat in blender and pulse until ground. Pour into large ceramic or glass bowl (don't use metal!) and add remaining ingredients except the baking soda. Cover with plastic wrap and set on the counter for at least 7 hours. When the dough has sufficiently soaked, preheat oven to 425° and grease two cookie sheets or circular pizza pans. Stir in the baking soda and scoop one half of the dough onto each prepared pan. Using plastic wrap or well greased hands, evenly spread dough to edges of the pans. This will make two thin crusts. If you enjoy thicker crusted pizzas, you might want to make just 1 1/2 pizzas. Top with desired sauces, meats, veggies, cheeses, etc., and bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy!
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41 thoughts on “Gluten Free Soaked Pizza Crust

  1. Pinned! This sounds great! We love pizza and I have yet (in spite of the best of intentions) to make a gluten free version. This recipe just sounds so easy, and looks so tasty 🙂

  2. Thanks for stopping by and pinning, Yuliya! I understand how hard it is to switch over. Pizza crust was one of the most annoying breads for me when we went gluten-free. Just takes a little extra getting used to. 😉 I hope you like this crust if you get a chance to try it. 🙂

  3. Thanks for this recipe, Raia! Even though I'm currently on a grain-free diet, my husband is not. And I have the hardest time finding "soaked" recipes for him. So needless to say, your recipes are super helpful (we really like the soaked granola muffins too). Thanks again for sharing!

  4. What a great idea to soak your grains. Love this recipe and I know personally the problems that gluten can have on the digestive system and whole body. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop!

  5. My pleasure 😉 I definitely agree – it's just annoying to switch over with pizza crust. I already find doughs/baking a bit more difficult than cooking, so it's just something I probably need to practice. I hope to try this soon!

    I also just saw that you have a recipe for water kefir! That's really awesome – we made it a lot right before I was pregnant, and haven't again for some reason. You reminded me that we should again. You're such a great inspiration for keeping me healthy 😉

  6. Haha, well, glad to help. 😉 There are some days when all I drink is water kefir! I can't get enough of it. Recently I've been giving home brewed kombucha a try too, and I really like it! I hope to get a post about that up soon. 🙂

    Let me know if you need any help troubleshooting your baking – it's my first love, cooking is not my favorite thing. 😉

  7. WOOP WOOP! As a dairy free girl this makes my heart happy beyond belief. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing on the Merry Monday linky party! We hope you come back this week! – Treana @ House of Bennetts

  8. Stopping by from the Yuck Stops Here. This is by far the most interesting pizza crust I have ever seen. We don't have any food allergies, but certain health problems have the Dr talking about low glycemic. I just trying to eat as healthy as I can. This actually looks like something I might try! Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

  9. I've been wanting to try a soaked pizza crust for a while, and now I have one to try. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

  10. Does the title sound too good to be true? Is it possible to have really good gluten-free dairy-free pizza? I’m not talking about something that can pass for a pizza-like food and I’m also not talking about a pizza without cheese. If you have the misfortune of needing to avoid gluten and all dairy, it can sometimes seem hopeless to have some of the foods you may have once loved. This can especially be true if pizza is one of those foods, as my wife and I can attest. How can a person avoid all dairy and gluten and still enjoy a tasty piece of pizza with cheese?

    1. I personally would rather eat pizza without cheese than eat the cheese substitutes. But the crust is definitely dairy-free, you can top it with whatever you want. 🙂