After publishing this easy pita pizza post last week, I received a lot of emails asking if I knew of a grain-free version of a pita for easy grain-free pizza crusts. Well, here it is! If you don’t eat grain-free, these are a great alternative to get more veggies in your family’s diet.
The Need for a Grain-Free Pizza Crust
I’ve been working for months on grain-free recipes to include in my 30-day clean eating program. It’s a comprehensive plan to help you and your family eliminate processed foods, together.
One of the things that I’ve learned about eating grain-free is that sometimes you have to rethink the classics so we can adapt them for the whole family. That’s why each recipe in the Family KickStart Program is loved by kids and adults alike. We’ve got pizzas and pancakes and everything in-between.
This recipe is pretty simple. It was shared by way of a conversation with my previous intern and friend Monica of Bravo for Paleo. She’s been instrumental at helping me make the grain free switch over a year ago.
As usual, I’ve been traveling quite a bit for work, finishing off my cookbook and like you, I’m also juggling all the typical responsibilities of motherhood. At the end of the day, this leaves me needing simple and speedy lunch and dinner solutions, of course.
Like many families, we each have our own special dietary needs. In my family, one kid is gluten free, another is dairy free and, as for me, I’m (mostly) grain free. My husband eats anything and my daughter calls herself a gluten-lover. Avoiding short order cooking is what I’m all about!
I make simple swaps that work for our whole family like the pita recipe I’m sharing today, or serving up cauliflower rice with my family’s favorite stir-fry recipe. See how to make cauliflower rice here. I’ll show you six different ways to make it that are so simple you can have “rice” every night!
How to Make Grain-Free Pizza Crusts
What have I been lacking in the grain and gluten-free department? Pizza! While my family does enjoy our mini zucchini pizzas, there’s still nothing quite like a bready-doughy pizza crust that is often missing from grain-free diets!
The solution? Pitas! Finding supermarket available pitas that those of us who are grain and gluten-free can all eat is particularly challenging. I buy my family’s favorite brand for those than can eat them and I’ve been making substitutions for Alex and I, until now.
Inspired by my love of putting things on a pita or on pizza, I decided to make my own recipe. It can be used for whatever your pizza (or pita) fantasies may be. We use them in place of pizza crust, pitas, naan, and flatbreads. While they don’t “wrap” well, they make awesome tostadas and can be held like a taco.
Whether you need to stock your freezer with pitas to make quick and easy pita pizzas or you’d love nothing more than a fresh out of the oven wedge for your favorite hummus dip (yum!), these grain free pitas are perfect.
I happen to love this pizza dough recipe in particular because it meets all of our food sensitivity needs and it adds a serving of veggies! I’ve also made this recipe with 2 1/2 cups cauliflower rice + 1/2 cup carrots for additional veggieness and they turn out great.
I can make them when we need them or bake a big batch to freeze some for later. When I prep ahead and make extra, my husband is happy because he knows he has some available on-demand when I travel. Frozen pizzas are a thing of the past with these!
What Else to Make With Grain-Free Pizza Crusts and Pitas
Need other ideas of what to make with these grain-free pitas and crusts? Use them in these recipes:
- Hummus & Fried Egg Tostadas
- Guacamole Tostadas
- Hot Spinach and Hummus Dip
- Easy Pita Pizzas
- Cobb Salad Pizza
Cauliflower Pizza Crusts | Grain-Free PItas
These grain free cauliflower pizza crusts are made with pitas and are perfect for your next pizza night or for dipping, snacking or sandwiches.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Pizza
- 1 medium cauliflower, finely riced to 3 packed cups
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon creole seasoning (or your favorite seasoning mix)
- Preheat oven to 375F and position oven racks in the middle of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Clean cauliflower and place flouters inside the food processor. Turn on food processor and chop it finely, finer than rice.
- Place riced cauliflower in a large microwavable dish. Cook for 3 minutes, stir, and cook for an additional 1 minute. Allow cauliflower to cool down to room temperature.
- Place cooled cauliflower inside a large cheesecloth or kitchen towel. Close and ring out excess water. Transfer cauliflower back into large dish or bowl.
- Add eggs and seasoning to cauliflower. Using a fork, whisk the eggs and seasoning into the cauliflower until it’s evenly distributed.
- Scoop out approximately 1/2 cup of mixture onto the parchment lined pan. Press down with your hands to create a circle shaped base. Repeat process and form 8 pita bases, 4 in each tray.
- Bake trays 10 minutes, remove from oven, carefully lift and flip each pita base, switch tray positions, and bake and additional 7 minutes.
- Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack.
To make pita pizzas:
- Spread sauce, toppings, and cheese over grain free base and bake for approximately 7 minutes, until cheese is melted.
To use as tostadas or hand held pitas:
- Once pitas are cooled, heat up a medium sized pan and place 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil on the pan. Once heated, place one pita base and heat up to crisp the outside, about 2 minutes, flip and brown the other side. Use as you would any pita. To make the browning process go faster, I often use a griddle, which allows me to brown 4 pitas at a time.
To Freeze: after cooling, transfer back to the parchment lined baking sheets, freeze for an hour, and store inside a freezer zip bag.
- Serving Size: 1 pizza crust
- Calories: 37
- Sugar: 0.8g
- Sodium: 123.7mg
- Fat: 1.9g
- Saturated Fat: 0.6g
- Carbohydrates: 2.1g
- Fiber: 0.8g
- Protein: 3.1g
- Cholesterol: 69.8mg