Yeast free diets are difficult to follow because they can be so limiting. To add to the confusion, there are many versions and stages of what a yeast-free diet or candida-free eating plan means. Some diets limit grains, especially flour. Others substitute rice flour for wheat. Most focus on eliminating sugar. This particular recipe uses wheat flour but does not contain yeast.
Yeast Free Pizza Recipe Ingredients
- 2 cups Whole Wheat or White Flour
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2/3 cup carbonated or soda water
- ¼ tsp. Garlic powder
- Toppings, ½ cup tomato sauce and 1 Tbs. Olive Oil to add after baking crust.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder together in a mixing bowl. Add in the carbonated water and olive oil. The consistency will be sticky. Add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, if the dough is too sticky. Temperature and humidity can affect how much flour is needed. Don’t go overboard.
- Use shortening or olive oil to lightly grease a cookie sheet or pizza pan (stone).
- Spread the dough out around the pan, patting with fingers.
- Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes then remove and brush crust lightly with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- Spread tomato sauce evenly over crust, then top with cheese, if desired or allowed on diet, and any other yeast-free toppings. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes in the 425 degree oven.
Suggestions Veggies for Yeast-Free Pizza Toppings
Chopped or shredded veggies works best.
- Artichoke hearts
- Baby leeks
- Black Beans
- Cherry tomatoes
- Dried tomatoes
- Green peppers
- Red beans
- Red onions
- Red peppers
- Roasted eggplant, roasted garlic, roasted red peppers
- Snow peas
- Sun dried tomatoes
- Sweet corn
Meat Toppings for Yeast-Free Pizza
Restrictions with allowed meats vary too. Many yeast-free diets restrict processed meat and limit others.
- Bacon (processed meat--so may not be allowed)
- Salami (processed)
- Sausage (processed)
Seafood Toppings for Yeast Free Pizza
Pizza lovers tend to overlook fish and seafood as a topping choice; the exception being the infamous anchovies. Seafood is a great way to add flavor and protein to a yeast-free pizza.
- Seafood toppings:
Cheese Toppings for Pizza
Some yeast free diets allow for cheese and others don't. Because mold is sometimes part of the cheese- making process, many diets restrict or eliminate foods that are made with fungus. Some people use to smaller amounts of cheese. Individual preference varies.
Pizza is a great way to add variety to a restrictive diet. If a yeast-free eating plan allows for flour, eating pizza one night a week makes a nice treat. Experiment with toppings for variety.