Gluten Free Roasted Vegetable Pizza

       
For many people who discover that they are Celiac or gluten intolerant one of the hardest things to give up is pizza.  The chewy crust, spicy toppings and gooey cheese are just too good!  
 
Luckily no one has to give up pizza.  Many pizza restaurants are now offering gluten free options,  the freezer section of most grocery stores now carry them as well.  I have had a few requests for a recipe for home made gluten free pizza and here it is. The gluten free crust is great!  It is soft and chewy and easy to make.  I just mix it with my hand mixer then spread it onto two pizza pans, no kneading required!
   
Everyone has their favourite toppings: spicy pepperoni or sausage, Hawaiian or barbecue chicken. These days, as we try to eat healthier, maybe traditional pizza doesn't fit.  This Gluten Free Roasted Vegetable Pizza is a great choice!  I Love the flavour of the veggies that have been tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and then roasted as the pizza bakes.

Five reasons to add more vegetables to your diet:

  1. People who eat seven or more serving of fruit and vegetables a day reduce their chances of getting arthritis, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer.
  2. Vegetables are high in both soluble and insoluble fibre which are great for digestion and lowering cholesterol.
  3. The calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K2 found in vegetables will keep your bones healthy and strong.
  4.  Your skin will glow from eating more vegetables because of the vitamin C and beta-carotene; some even suggest it will slow down aging.
  5. Some of the best foods for fighting chronic inflammation include, dark green vegetables, beets, peppers, garlic and onion.

 

Gluten Free Vegetable Pizza 

Yield: 2 twelve inch pizzas.

Crust:

  • 3 cups Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. GF baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
 

Toppings:

  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce 
  • 4 cups grated mozzarella or marble cheese
  • 6 cups chopped vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, red pepper, onion, mushrooms)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder 
For crust, mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Add honey, vinegar and warm water and mix with an electric mixer for one minute.  Spread dough on two, greased, 12 inch pizza pans.  Let rise for 20 minutes then bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with tomato sauce and cheese.  In a medium bowl toss vegetables with olive oil, sea salt and garlic powder.  Spread vegetables on pizza and top with a small amount of cheese.  Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until pizza is lightly browned.    

 

 

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