I think everyone has their own favorite meals or snacks that they miss when they start a new “diet” or healthy eating plan or make their New Years Resolutions. I always miss the really bad stuff, like the carb-loaded pizza. With tons of cheese. I decided to remake this mess into as little-carb-as-possible Cauliflower Pizza Crust, it’s vegan and gluten-free and you can add as much toppings as you want!
So I of course had seen on Pinterest the cauliflower pizza crust, but nothing vegan. Everything can be made GF but when you are trying to find a vegan binder things can get difficult. The ole flax-egg ended up being what I thought of as best, then I had to decided what the grain was going to be. I had a coupon for Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Brown Rice Farina so I had bought it with no idea what I was going to do with it. Uh, pizza crust was about as imaginative as I got.
So at my grocery store I stopped at the tiny little cauliflower section in the veg aisle. They only had about 10 sitting there, but these were the hugest cauli’s I had ever seen. The picture does not do it justice – it was seriously bigger than my head! I only ended up using a little over half of it for two pizzas (the second pizza will be in a later post, because seriously when you are on a pizza kick, one won’t do). That is some serious cauliflower!
Start by washing your cauliflower, then cutting small enough pieces that will fit going into your food processor. I cut the head in half then cut the smaller pieces. Get the shredder part onto the processor then turn on. Shred the little flowers; be careful or at least aware that little pieces will come flying back out at you when you take the stopper out to refill. Then just add the rice-style cauliflower to a pot and add your spices, put it low and stir about 5 minutes. Add your rice and mix, then add your flax egg then stir good. Pour onto a parchment covered baking sheet then bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Just an FYI – this crust is super flimsy, so be prepared to eat it with a fork. Which is how I eat it generally anyway. The dough will have a crispiness to it from the rice. It adds to the texture and makes it seem more firm. Add your fave toppings!
My all-time fave topping is mushrooms, but I added a few others for my first non-crust pizza. Some yummy sauce, vegan pepperoni (not gf), olives and artichokes hearts. Add some vegan cheese and yuuummmmm.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Vegan & GF
4 C Riced Cauliflower
2 Tsp Garlic Powder
2 Tsp Oregano
1 Tsp Basil
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
3/4 C Bobs Red Mill Creamy Brown Rice Farina
2 Tbsp Water, over rice
2 Flax Egg
1. Shred cleaned cauliflower in your food processor. If you don’t want a lot of left over riced cauliflower, start with just a few florets at a time and measure out, then continue.
2. Turn oven to 350 degrees.
3. In a medium pot on low setting stir your cauliflower and add your spices.
4. After 5 minutes of stirring (keep stirring so it won’t burn) add your rice and water and keeping mixing.
5. Turn off the burner after a minute then add flax egg. Mix everything really well until completely combined.
6. Pour “dough” onto a parchment covered baking sheet and, using your fingers, press out flat, a little more than 1/4 inch thick.
7. Bake for 30 minutes.
1/2 Can Muir Glen No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
1/2 Can Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes with Medium Green Chilies
1 Pkg Tofurky Pepperoni Slices
1 Can Olives, drained and sliced
7.5oz Jar Reese Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained
1 Pkg Go Veggie! Dairy Free Mexican Style Cheese Shreds
1. After crust is baked add your favorite toppings – whatever they may be.
2. Bake for 20 minutes.
3. Let cool slightly, then use a sharp knife to cut. Use a large spatula to place slice on your plate.
14 thoughts on “Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Vegan & GF”
I’ve heard about this – but have been too afraid to try it! Now I don’t have an excuse! Great how-to and sounds amazing!
Cauli-pizza crust is truly amazing. A little time consuming but fun also. Definitely worth it though, especially when you don’t feel guilt while eating!
Looks yummy! I love the pretty banner picture it makes too!
Thanks! It was fun to make and you can’t go wrong with pizza or pizza pictures!
This looks so yummy. I love cauliflower and broccoli but apparently my in-laws are allergic to vegetables. Picky eaters I have to hide the vegetables in the food or sauce if I want my brother in-law to even try it. I think they would notice 😦
The fam would definitely notice the difference; however, if you only made one pizza, and the cauliflower pizza crust was it, then they would be forced to try it! Maybe not like it, but add their fave toppings and they wouldn’t/couldn’t hate it!
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Ooooh I’ve been wanting to try a cauli pizza crust so bad! I usually do the Bob’s Red Mill gluten free stuff (just add water and a flax egg) but this would be much healthier & lighter…. so I could eat the whole pizza?;)
Definitely my thought on pizza – if I made this and then ate the whole thing would I feel guilty? Totally not with this pizza crust! 🙂
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YUM! This sounds great! I haven’t tried Tofurkey yet! I need to read the label to see if its GF. Its hard to find GF meat subs! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂
Hope your week is great!
Hi, Tofurky unfortunately isn’t GF 😦 but there are other brands that are, though I haven’t seen any pepperoni ones out there. Thanks for the continued link-ups!
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