Gluten-free diets are on the rise. Even people who don't have a diagnosed gluten intolerance are finding that other health issues may be attributed to gluten in their diets. As a precaution, many are choosing not to include gluten in their daily lives. Gluten is a naturally occurring wheat protein in many of the foods and drinks on the market, but avoiding gluten doesn't meant that you have to avoid the foods you love. If you want to bite into a delicious, cheesy pizza, but don't want the gluten it contains, here a couple recipes for delicious gluten-free pizza crust.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend Recipe

This pizza crust is made with a gluten-free flour blend. This blend consists of:

  • 1 cup brown rice flour

  • 1 cup white rice flour

  • 1 cup tapioca flour

  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum


The full list of ingredients for this pizza crust includes:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons sugar (divided)

  • 1 tablespoon yeast

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ¼ cups warm water (divided)

  • 3 cups gluten-free flour blend


The first thing that you want to do is combine the yeast with the ¾ cups of warm water in a small bowl. The water should be about 110 degrees. If it's too cold, it won't activate, if it's too hot, it will kill the yeast. Set aside the bowl. After three minutes, sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of sugar, and let sit for two more minutes.

Next, combine the flour blend, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and baking powder in a separate bowl. After stirring up the mixture, make a hole in the center of it. Pour the yeast mixture into the hole of the dry mixture. Add another ¼ cup of warm water and the olive oil to the mixture, and then stir everything together with a wooden spoon.

Knead the dough into a ball and place on a pan. Stick it inside of the oven while it is turned off (or on warm for a couple of minutes). Make a loose dome over the dough with plastic wrap and let sit for an hour.

After it doubles in size, roll it out onto a pan and add your favorite sauce, cheese and toppings. Finally, bake the pizza at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Coconut Flour Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Crust

Another way to maintain a gluten-free diet is by going grain-free. It is often less expensive and difficult than searching for gluten-free ingredients. Many people refer to grain-free as 'paleo' foods. This paleo pizza crust is made with coconut flour, and is very simple to make.


  • ½ cup coconut flour

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon oregano


Heat your oven to 375 degrees.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the milk and mix together. Next, add all of the dry ingredients to the egg mixture. Mix all the ingredients together so everything is dissolved. Once it is all mixed up, the pizza dough will be thin, more a consistency of batter. Spread onto the pan and bake the crust for about 20 minutes.

Take out the crust and flip it over. Once it is flipped, let it cool for about five minutes, and then add all of your toppings.

Bake your pizza for about 10-15 more minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted. Now you have a delicious pizza without any of the gluten. Just because you're gluten free, doesn't mean you have to be yummy-free.