Oatmeal Pizza Crust Recipe with simple ingredients, takes minutes to make and creates no flour mess. Delicious gluten free pizza crust alternative!
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I am here not to tell you that you should drop your family’s favourite pizza recipe, stop making pizza or that pizza is bad for you. No, none of that is true. What I am here to offer you is an easy flourless oatmeal pizza crust solution, if you are not “a flour girl” (oops, that sounds weird but I like it) like me and are looking for a simple yet lighter Friday night pizza solution.
What I mostly love about a rolled oats pizza crust is an absence of flour mess.
Oatmeal crust does hold toppings quite well and no need for a fork and knife.
How to Make Oatmeal Pizza Crust
Here is a quick overview how to make oatmeal pizza crust.
In a food processor, add cheese and process until fine crumbs form.
Then add eggs, oats and spices and process more.
I tried to keep cheese and eggs to a minimum but oat flour pizza dough needs a binder since oats do not contain gluten like wheat, to expand and bind together.
The pizza dough comes out pretty thick.
The best way to form a pizza crust is by dropping spoonfuls of dough on a baking sheet and flattening it with wet hands.
Wet hands are crucial and think of it similar to working with clay process. Your edges do not have to be perfect, neither does the shape.
Oatmeal pizza crust comes out a bit light brown.
Any shape baking sheet or pizza stone lined with parchment paper works for an oatmeal crust pizza.
You can also bake both crusts at same time on both racks. The top one will bake a tiny bit longer, so once the bottom rack pizza crust is ready, take it out and place a top one on a bottom for a few more minutes.
OK, now onto the healthy BBQ chicken pizza I have going on here.
You can turn your oatmeal crust into any pizza you want:
- Cheese pizza for kids
- Vegan pizza with only veggies and dairy free cheese
- Meaty pizza.
I made a double batch of healthy BBQ sauce, used some for pizza and we still have leftovers.
So that’s it. Easy peasy. Enjoy!
More Pizza Crust Recipes to Try
Oatmeal Pizza Crust
Oatmeal Pizza Crust:
- In a food processor, add cheese and process on High until fine crumbs form. Add oats, salt, garlic powder, herbs and eggs; process on High until thick dough forms.
- Divide dough between 2 previously prepared baking sheets placing it in dollops. Using wet hands, flatten dough and shape it into round thin crust, about 1/4 an inch (just think of the thickness you would like your crust to be – dough doesn’t rise).
- Bake for 25 minutes (place both trays in the oven at once and then just bake the top one on a bottom rack a few extra minutes). Remove from the oven, top with sauce, your favourite toppings and cheese. Bake at 450 degrees F until cheese is melted.
- BBQ Chicken Pizza: In a large non-stick ceramic skillet, add chicken and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add desired amount of BBQ sauce and turn off the heat. Spread desired amount of sauce on previously baked oatmeal pizza crust, top with desired amount of cheese, BBQ chicken, red onions and cilantro. Bake at 450 degrees F until cheese is melted.
- You can hold pizza by the slice, it holds very well and the crust is very crunchy and thin like on a thin crust pizza. If you like that! Enjoy!
- Freeze: Crust only. Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in a large Ziploc bag for up to 3 months. Bake with toppings as per instructions + a few extra minutes.
- *Make double batch of the sauce – it is so easy to make, goes with anything and keeps refrigerated for weeks.