Ultimate Quinoa Pizza Crust

Ingredients:
For the crust

  • 3/4 cup quinoa, covered by 1″ of water and soaked for 6 – 8 hours (or overnight)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Optional toppings

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded goat cheese
  • Fresh herbs
  • Red pepper flakes

Preparation:

  • Soak the quinoa in water, covering it by at least 1″, for 6 – 8 hours.
  • Once you’re ready to make the crust, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 9″ cake pan with parchment paper and drizzle one tablespoon of oil in the center. Spread around with your hands until evenly coated and set pan aside.
  • Thoroughly rinse quinoa, then add to a blender. Add the ¼ cup of water, baking powder, salt and remaining olive oil, and blend on high until smooth and creamy. This should resemble a thick pancake batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove, flip and return to oven baking for another 10 – 15 minutes until browned and edges are crispy.
  • Top with sauce, cheese and any other toppings you’d like and bake for 12 – 15 minutes until cheese has melted and started to brown.
  • Remove, let cool for a few minutes in the pan, transfer cutting board and slice.
  • Garnish with herbs, pepper flakes, grated cheese, etc., and serve immediately!

Credits: https://www.simplyquinoa.com/ultimate-quinoa-pizza-crust/

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