Vegan Cornmeal Pizza Crust Recipe

Cornmeal pizza crust
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  • 53 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 28 mins
  • Yield: 2 pizzas (16 servings)
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A simple vegan recipe for a homemade pizza dough using cornmeal, yeast and water. If you've got plenty of cornmeal on hand, making a pizza crust is a great way to use it up.

This recipe will make 2 large 18-inch thin-crust or 2 medium 12-inch thick-crust pizzas.

Pizza crust recipe courtesy The Wheat Foods Council.

Here are more homemade pizza dough recipes to try.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup warm (not hot!) water
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cups flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine water, yeast, sugar, cornmeal and 1 1/4 cups flour; mix thoroughly. Let rest 5 minutes.
  3. Add oil, salt and enough flour to form a ball. Knead, adding flour as needed, about 3 to 5 minutes or until not sticky.
  4. Place dough in a sealable bowl or plastic bag sprayed with non-stick spray. Let rest 15 minutes. (This can be refrigerated all day.)
  5. Coat pizza pans with cooking spray. Use cast iron skillets, stone deep dish pizza pans, regular pizza pans or cookie sheets.
  1. Divide dough in half and pat or roll out to fit pizza pans, forming a slight edge on the dough. Prick holes in dough and bake for about 8 minutes. (Dough should be set but not brown.) Top with your favorite ingredients.
  2. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is browned.

Nutrition Information

Divided into 8 slices, each piece provides approximately 178 calories, 5 grams protein, 35 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 2 grams fat (0 g saturated), 0 milligrams cholesterol, 75 micrograms folate, 2 milligrams iron and 351 milligrams of sodium.