Today were talking pizza beacuse it’s pizza. Pizza doesn’t even require a grand explanation on how great it is because it’s pizza. Pizza knows it’s great. Everyone likes pizza. The thought of going vegan and not being able to eat pizza makes my heart break into a million little pizza-less pieces. Even though I do call myself a vegan, if I ever were to eat animal products, you better bet it would be a pizza.
Since my love for pizza is so great, and I know it is for so many others too, I wanted to create a vegan pizza that tastes just like the real thing, if not better. I tried cauliflower crust pizzas, except they tended to be thin and lacked much flavor. I tried quinoa crust pizzas, but the crust was honestly pretty bland and tasted too “healthy homemade”. I know that most believe that the toppings make a pizza, but I wanted to prove that the flavor can be in the crust. Plus topping it with vegan cheese and a ton of fresh veggies isn’t so bad either.
When I first made this pizza a few months back, the entire thing was eaten in one sitting. It’s easily the best pizza I’ve ever had. (And I’m not just saying that because it’s my blog and I want you to make it, I promise, this thing is actually GOOD.) With less than ten ingredients, this recipe is also super easy to make and only took about 5 minutes to prepare. Add that to the 25 minutes it took to bake, and that’s approximately the same amount of time it takes to have a pizza delivered. Now you have no excuse. Go make this pizza.
- 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (approx. 2 medium potatoes)
- ¾ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup cooked quinoa (or an additional ¼ cup of almond flour)
- 1t baking soda
- 1t salt
- 1t garlic powder
- 1T Italian seasoning
- 1t oregano
- ½t olive oil
- Toppings: pizza sauce, cheese, veggies, meat, etc. (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet or pizza pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until combined.
- Transfer the mixture to a prepared pan and shape out into a circle. Crust should be about ½ inch thick.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
- Add sauce, cheese, and/or toppings and bake for another 5-7 minutes.