pizza base

Eating gluten-free doesn’t have to mean you miss out on pizza


About this Recipe

 By: Amanda

This recipe produces more of a batter than a dough, so spread it thinly and make sure to part-bake it before adding the toppings, to ensure a crispy crust. It makes a large quantity and freezes well.

Makes 3 medium to large pizzas


Step by Step Instructions

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • 120g basmati rice, raw
  • 120g brown rice, raw
  • 80g millet, raw
  • 40g dry chickpeas or buckwheat
  • 140g arrowroot flour (or tapioca starch, or potato starch)
  • 40g mixed seeds (e.g. pumpkin, flax seed, sunflower seeds)
  • 2 tsp dried yeast (or 1 sachet)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 380g warm water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 60g extra virgin olive oil
Step 1

Mix the chia seeds and 2 tbsp warm water in a small bowl or mug and leave to soak for a few minutes.

Step 2

Using a food processor, grind the basmati and brown rice for a minute at full speed, until finely ground. Add the millet and chickpeas (or buckwheat) and grind for another minute, or until finely ground.

Step 3

Add the arrowroot flour (or tapioca/potato starch), mixed seeds, yeast and salt and blend for 10 seconds to combine thoroughly.

Step 4

Add 380g warm water, the apple cider vinegar, olive oil and soaked chia seeds and blend on a medium speed for 15 seconds, to combine thoroughly.

Step 3

Divide the mixture between baking trays lined with baking paper and spread very thinly into the desired pizza base shape. Drizzle with a little olive oil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200C for 10 minutes, to crisp the base before adding toppings.


The pizza base contains essential fats and fibre, but you need to load up with anti-oxidant toppings to balance out the nutrient profile.  Go easy on the cheese; use lycopene-rich tomato paste or fresh basil pesto as the sauce; and load up with your favourite brightly-coloured vegetables, before topping with fresh rocket or baby spinach once you have removed it from the oven. Add prawns or canned tuna for protein, instead of processed meat.

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