Quinoa Lovers Pizza Crust

I really like quick and easy recipes.  Mainly because I have these two little humans to take care of everyday…and because I spend way too much time in my kitchen cooking or doing dishes.

Did I tell you I don’t have a dishwasher?

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I am a happy woman when I can dish out a healthy meal in less than 30 minutes. Very happy!
This pizza crust is for quinoa lovers only. Quinoa has a unique flavor that turns off some people (like my husband). I was going to make quinoa pancakes for dinner, but then I wanted pizza. So I changed my pancake recipe to make it work as a pizza crust.

Quinoa Lovers Pizza Crust

Quinoa Pizza Crust

1.Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
2.Blend up all the ingredients until smooth. You can use a blender or food processor to do this. 
3.Spread pizza batter on pizza stone or cookie sheet. I made a few mini pizzas for my daughter and a big pizza for my husband and I.
4.Bake until crust is golden brown, about 18 minutes. 
Top with your favorite ingredients and pop back in the oven until your cheese is melted and bubbly. 
Quinoa Lovers Pizza Crust
  • 1cup soaked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil (melted)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Blend up all the ingredients until smooth. You can use a blender of food processor to do this.
  3. Spread pizza batter on pizza stone or cookie sheet. I made a few mini pizzas for my daughter and a big pizza for my husband and I.
  4. Bake until crust is golden brown, about 18 minutes.
  5. Top with your favorite ingredients and pop back in the oven until your cheese is melted and bubbly.

*To make quinoa sprouts, simply soak your quinoa in water for 6-8 hours. The quinoa will sprout in this time making it more nutritious and digestible. Drain and rinse your sprouts before using in this recipe. 

What is your favorite go-to easy dinner?


This recipe is shared with Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Keep It Real Thursday, Gluten Free Friday, Fill Those Jars Friday

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  • Jeanette July 29, 2015, 7:37 pm

    Should the quinoa soak in the frig or on the counter? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • mp January 8, 2014, 3:24 am

    Could you make this using the Quinoa Flakes? Could I just skip the soaking and just blend it with the other ingredients?

  • PinkKitchen May 5, 2013, 1:10 pm

    I tried this recipe and it worked really well. I used a stone and it didn’t stick at all.

  • Jenn December 7, 2012, 2:58 pm

    Did you put the dough/batter right on the pizza stone, or did you use cornmeal? I’m worried it’s just going to seal itself to the stone…

    • The Coconut Mama December 7, 2012, 3:02 pm

      Jenn » Yes, but I baked in on a cookie sheet not a stone. If your worried you could bake it on a parchment lined cookies sheet.

  • Cassie October 30, 2012, 12:21 pm

    I have a question, everywhere else I read that quinoa takes longer to sprout. Do you have big sprouts on yours by the end of the day?

  • Erica October 27, 2012, 11:12 am

    Found you on Pinterest! Question – Any idea how many mini-pizzas this batch would make? (If I did all minis instead of a large one)

  • Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) September 4, 2012, 10:26 am

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 We are building a great set of gluten free recipes so far! Its making my meal planning easy 🙂 How about yours? See you next Friday! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  • Shelley September 2, 2012, 2:13 pm

    Hi there. This might be a stupid question but do you cook the quinoa before soaking it? The recipe sounds great otherwise!!

    • The Coconut Mama September 2, 2012, 2:37 pm

      Nope! Just blend up the raw sprouted quinoa! 🙂

  • Kristin September 1, 2012, 6:46 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to try this!

  • Adrienne @ Whole New Mom September 1, 2012, 6:38 am

    Just shared this on my Facebook page – Yum!

    • The Coconut Mama September 1, 2012, 8:22 am

      Thank you, Adrienne! 🙂

  • Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance August 31, 2012, 12:00 pm

    I love this idea! This is much easier that sprouting quinoa, dehydrating it, and grinding it into flour. I can’t wait to try this when I’m done with GAPS.

    • The Coconut Mama August 31, 2012, 12:38 pm

      I really love to use wet sprouts over sprouted flour. Sprouted flour is great to have on hand for some things, but using wet sprouts is a lot easier! Hope you enjoy this recipe when your able to try it :).

  • Victoria August 31, 2012, 10:34 am

    THANK YOU! This is the kind of recipe I love… EASY!!! :))))

    • The Coconut Mama August 31, 2012, 10:41 am

      Your welcome, Victoria! 🙂

  • Jeanne G. August 30, 2012, 1:07 pm

    Can you pick this up and eat it like a regular pizza?

    • The Coconut Mama August 30, 2012, 1:47 pm

      Yes :). Make sure the crust is crispy on the bottom and you can pick it up just fine. I made a large pizza and a few mini pizzas for my daughter. The mini pizzas were a little easier to pick up compared to the slices from the normal size pizza I made.

  • TreeHugginMomma August 30, 2012, 10:09 am

    Thank you!

    • The Coconut Mama August 30, 2012, 10:19 am

      Your welcome! 🙂