Need a quick and easy swap for regular pizzas? These grain- and gluten-free mini pizzas are for you! No need to give up a favorite (and easy) meal just because you’re avoiding grains and gluten. It is possible to make a delicious pizza that’s grain-free too. And these mini ones are perfect for each member of the family to make their favorite way!
Are you looking for more tips for going gluten free? I’ve gathered them all together, along with dozens of recipes, in this Everything Gluten Free page.
Ever since my husband and I started having kids, we set aside a night for family each week. And we keep it like it’s something sacred. Come Friday evening, you’ll find my kids getting excited about pizza and what movie we’re going to watch. Alas, finding a family-friendly movie has gotten quite a bit harder since my oldest was born 10 years ago, but we’re still going strong on the delicious homemade pizza front!
I can probably count on both my hands the times we’ve missed our family pizza and a movie night. If something comes up and we need to be somewhere on Friday night, we move things around so that we can have our pizza and movie together on a different night.
But I know you’re not here to read about my family life. You’re here for the grain-free mini pizzas. Recipe coming right up! 🙂
Gluten-free mini pizzas: Grain-free goodness!
Way back when we started our pizza nights, I was unaware of my family’s history with gluten-intolerance. So I’d whip up my momma’s delicious homemade whole wheat pizza crust. Then, when my digestive issues became intolerable, I’d make whole wheat pizza for everyone else and I’d make myself a gluten-free one.
I’ve been through many different gluten-free pizza crust recipes over the years, but since going on the GAPS diet I’ve needed something grain-free, yeast free, and dairy-free. These grain-free mini pizzas fit the bill nicely. They’re incredibly easy to whip up, and only take a few ingredients you’ll probably already have on hand if you eat a grain-free diet.
I like to top these gluten-free mini pizzas with homemade marinara sauce, fresh basil, and goat cheese from local farmer. Of course, if you don’t have a problem with conventional cheese, then feel free to use mozzarella, Parmesan, or cheddar! Some homemade ranch would even make a delicious sauce. Don’t let me hold you back.
But do let me persuade you to try basil and goat cheese… it’s delicious. 😉
Gluten-Free Mini Pizzas
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- dash sea salt
- sauce Be sure to find sugar-free to keep the carb/sugar count low!
- whatever you like on pizza...
- Preheat oven to 350° and grease a cookie sheet.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl until a dough forms. Gently knead a little to combine. Divide dough in half and gently press each ball into a 6-inch disk.
- Pre-bake crusts for 7-10 minutes, until it starts to get golden-browned. Remove from oven and top. Bake again for 7-10 minutes, until cheese melts.
Any substitute for the almond flour, I have allergy to nuts
Hmm… To keep it grain-free I would sub cassava flour, it would probably have the best result. I haven’t tried it though, so I can’t say how it will work for sure.
Is the dough suppose to be extremely sticky? If so what can I do to keep it from caking on my hands while trying to form the disks?
It is a little sticky, but you should be able to spread it out. If it’s too sticky you can add a little more flour – a tablespoon or two at a time until you like the texture. Or you can wet your hands while you spread it out.
I have to eat gluten free and love my cauliflower pizza dough recipe. But it takes so long to put it together. This dough went together FAST and I was eating a wonderful little pizza in no time. I added some oregano to my crust and used melted butter instead of olive oil for a buttery taste. It worked great! It didn’t have near the taste I like from my cauliflower pizza crust but it was fast and simple. Thanks for this quick and easy recipe I will continue to use it. 👍🏻 😁