How to Make Amazing Healthy Vegan PIZZA! (AKA The Most Loved Meal In Our House)

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Everyone is pretty pizza crazy in this house! In case you couldn’t already tell by the multitude of pizza recipe posts that I already have on the blog.

While going to make a quick-rise whole wheat pizza crust for the girls so that they could have pizza for lunch yesterday, I realized that I was out of whole wheat flour. Thankfully, I did have spelt flour though and so I made a lovely spelt pizza crust. I think most people would agree that pizza is a pretty awesome meal, especially for kids! πŸ™‚

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Just because you are vegan, doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy, delicious slice of cheesy pizza! Today I wanted to share how I make cruelty-free, healthy and completely drool-worthy pizza for my family. Ready in under 30 minutes!

It all starts with a healthy homemade quick-rise pizza crust…

Quick-Rise Spelt or Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Makes one large 15″ pizza or two small 8″ pizzas

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons quick-rise yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/4 cups spelt or whole wheat flour, divided

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup organic pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded vegan mozzarella cheese (I use Earth Island)
  • Toppings of your choice; diced peppers, onion, pineapple, tomato, zucchini, mushrooms, etc.

Directions

  1. Whisk together the yeast, sea salt, water, sunflower oil and maple syrup in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add the flour 1 cup at a time and mix until a dough forms. Sprinkle in the remaining 1/4 cup of flour with your hands and gently knead the dough in the bowl a few times, until smooth and soft.
  3. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for 10–15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425Β°F and lightly grease your pizza pan (or pans) with a bit of dairy-free margarine.
  5. Spread the dough in the pizza pan.

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6. Add your favorite organic pizza or pasta sauce, spreading evenly over the crust. I often use pasta sauce in place of pizza sauce when making a pizza if we are out of pizza sauce. Both are delicious!

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7. Sprinkle on the cheese and top with desired toppings. My kids love plain cheese pizza best. They are more into raw veggies vs. cooked.

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8. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the toppings are cooked. Broil an additional few minutes to melt the cheese.

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9. Allow to cool a little before slicing. This step is a bit torturous.

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Give. Me. Pizza.

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I told you they love it!

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And that is how I make delicious (better than a restaurant) healthy vegan pizza in under 30 minutes!

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You can thank me later. πŸ˜‰

tiffany6

11 thoughts on “How to Make Amazing Healthy Vegan PIZZA! (AKA The Most Loved Meal In Our House)

  1. Mmmmm, pizza! Looks delish; I need to make a trip to Kroger and get some actually vegan cheese, the Veggie Shreds my normal store have contain casein 😦 Have you tried making cashew cheese before? nomeatathlete.com has an interesting pizza recipe using cashew cheese that he recently perfected that I’d like to try.

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  2. My kids have been asking for pizza the last few nights , I am definitely going to give this a go , love reading all your posts Tiffany , thankyou

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  3. I seriously can’t handle how awesome your recipes are. You made my dad a believer in the goodness of vegan cake. And now he’s cheating on the baked goods with this pizza. XD

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