Recipe Redux: Oat & Flax Pizza

by Meg on November 21, 2011

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It’s November and time for another Recipe ReDux! In September we created healthy dips that were  “delicious and better for us!” This month we were challenged with whole grains.

As someone who has to eat gluten free this has been a constant battle for me. Most products, until recently, do not contain many whole grains or fiber AND are gluten free! As a nutrition student and now a dietetic intern, I have found this unacceptable so decided to create this blog to share some of my own recipes.

Pizza recipes that contain whole grains are especially hard to find. Over the past year, I have really done my research and have finally come up with a delicious homemade crust that meets my needs: Oat & Flax Pizza( whole grains & fiber!). I think I have finally perfected the recipe for a gluten free pizza dough!

Oat & Flax Pizza

  • 1 cup of gf oats( processed until fine in a food processor)*
  • 1/3 cup of chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp. of flax meal
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp. of agave nectar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. of yeast
  • 2/3 cup of warm water

In a large bowl, add the processed oats, chickpea flour, flax meal, agave nectar, yeast and egg white. Add the warm water and stir until all ingredients are mixed together. Preheat the oven to 425F, and place the bowl with the pizza dough on the stove covered in a towel(note: this is a warm place to help the dough to rise) for 25-40 minutes. During that time, get your ingredients ready for your pizza. When the dough has risen and the oven is ready- place a piece of parchment on a baking sheet and spread the dough out using either a rubber spoon or another piece of parchment & a rolling pin( note: this dough is very sticky!). Bake the dough in the oven for 5 minutes then take it out and add your toppings. Bake for another 8-10 minutes or until the dough is crispy and slightly brown on the bottom. Enjoy!

Note: not all people who are gluten free can consume oats. some have reactions even with gluten free oats. so please be aware of your body and how it reacts.

I love my pizza with figs or peaches and bleu cheese on top of a bed of greens!

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Regan @ The Professional Palate November 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I really, really want to try this recipe. I am not gluten-free, but haven’t really found whole wheat crusts all that acceptable.

…and love the blue cheese & figs!

Meg November 21, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Thanks Regan!

Deanna Segrave-Daly November 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Oooh, this recipe looks intriguing (esp. the chickpea flour.) And I’m a sucker for anything that can be a vehicle for figs and blue cheese!

Emma Stirling (@EmmaStirling) November 23, 2011 at 2:58 am

This is great Meg and very creative. Unfortunately in Australia we do not allow any oats on gluten free diets as most of our supply is contaminated. I especially love your topping combo – perfect match.

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