Best-Tasting Easy Oat Flour Pizza Crust Gluten-Free

Make the best-tasting, healthy Oat Flour Pizza Crust recipe that is thin and crispy on the outside but soft and flavorful on the inside. It’s made gluten-free with eggs, light olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, white wine vinegar, and salt. This is the easiest recipe because it mixes quickly in one bowl with a spatula and is quickly spread by hand in a pizza pan.

Oat flour pizza on a cutting board.

This is the easiest recipe for the best-tasting Oat Flour Pizza Crust that is thin and crispy with tons of flavor. This healthy pizza crust is made with simple ingredients, including oat flour, eggs, Italian seasoning, light olive oil, garlic powder, white wine vinegar, and salt and unlike a traditional white flour crust, it supports a gluten-free diet. This is the perfect recipe if this is your first time making hand-held oat flour pizza crust for pizza night because it mixes quickly in one bowl with a simple spatula. 

My family loves this oat flour crust made from healthy pizza dough because they say it tastes as good as regular pizza dough but even better with the earthly oatmeal flavor. And I love how quickly I can make it and spread it in my pizza pan for a healthy and delicious flavorful crust that is ready for our favorite pizza flavor combos, including classic pepperoni, meat lovers, and Hawaiian. I also love that I don’t need to use active dry yeast, wait it for it to rise, or use a rolling pin. 

Does an Oat Flour Pizza Crust Taste Like Traditional Pizza Crust?

No, an oat flour pizza crust won’t taste exactly like a traditional white flour pizza crust. It will have its own twist due to the oats. Expect a nutty, slightly sweet flavor from the oat flour, instead of the wheaty taste of white flour. I’ve added the perfect amount of seasoning to this recipe, making it equally, if not more, flavorful and a delicious and gluten-free, nutritious option. Since an oat flour pizza crust does not have gluten, it will not have the same soft, doughy texture you get from regular pizza. But I’ve done my best to create a crust that still has a soft chew with a firm texture that can easily hold all your favorite pizza toppings.

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Why You’ll Love This Easy Oat Flour Pizza Crust Recipe

  • You only need a few simple ingredients.
  • It is super easy to make for an impressive result.
  • The flavor-rich ingredients make it taste amazing!
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
Oat flour pizza on a cutting board.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here is everything you need to make the best-tasting pizza crust with oat flour:

Large Eggs: You can use flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water per egg) for a vegan option.

Light Olive Oil: Substitute with virgin olive oil, avocado oil, melted coconut oil, or any other light-tasting oil.

White Wine Vinegar: This wakes up the flavor in the crust. Apple cider vinegar or half as much lemon juice can be used instead.

Oat Flour: I do not recommend substituting this with whole wheat flour, or all purpose flour

Italian Seasoning: You can also make your blend using dried basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. You can also use fresh herbs

Garlic Powder: Substitute with fresh minced garlic or garlic paste.

Baking Powder: This is needed to add some rise to the crust so it doesn’t turn out like a pizza cracker like many other recipes.

Salt: Any salt you have on hand will work, including sea salt or kosher salt. Adjust to taste.

Oat flour pizza on a cutting board.

How to Make My Thin, Crispy Oat Flour Pizza Crust Recipe

Here are easy, step-by-step instructions for the best way to make oat flour pizza dough:

Step 1: Make the Oatmeal Pizza Dough

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet, pizza pan or pizza stone with parchment paper.

In a medium-sized bowl, add the wet ingredients, including eggs, light olive oil, and white wine vinegar, and whisk until well combined.

In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients, including oat flour, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, baking powder, and salt. Quickly mix with a silicone spatula until well combined. Pour in the wet ingredient mixture and stir until a smooth batter forms. Add more oat flour if needed until the dough holds it’s shape but is still sticky.

Adding seasonings to oat flour mix.
Adding wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
Mixing pizza dough in a bowl.

Step 2: Shape the Pizza Crust

Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Fill a bowl with warm water to wet your hands and then spread the dough into a 12-inch round pizza. Continue to wet your hands so the dough doesn’t stick, and make sure the dough has an even thickness and is slightly thicker on the edge.

Spreading pizza dough on parchment paper.
Spreading pizza dough on parchment paper.

Step 3: Bake the Pizza

Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until the edges barely turn brown.

Remove the crust and add your favorite pizza toppings. I like to spread the pizza sauce, followed by shredded fresh mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni.

Return the pizza to the oven and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until the toppings are heated through and the cheese is bubbly.

Remove the pizza from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, then slice and serve. Enjoy your delicious gluten-free oat flour pizza crust!

Adding pepperoni to top of pizza.
Oat flour pizza on a cutting board.

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust with Oat Flour Recipe Notes

Oat Flour: You can make your own oat flour by grinding oats in a blender or food processor until you have a fine flour. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need to avoid gluten.

Dough Consistency: Unlike regular pizza dough, the dough will be too sticky to spread without wetting your hands first. This allows the dough to bake crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Since an oat flour pizza crust does not have gluten, it will not have the same soft, doughy texture you get from regular pizza. But I’ve done my best to create a crust that still has a soft chew with a firm texture that can easily hold all your favorite pizza toppings.

Crispiness: For a crispier crust, bake it for a few extra minutes before adding the toppings.

Pizza Toppings: Feel free to customize your pizza with the same toppings you would use on a regular pizza crust, such as tomato sauce, cheese, vegetables, meats, and fresh herbs.

Oat Flour Pizza Topping Suggestions

Here are a few delicious pizza toppings to add to the top of your oat pizza crust:

Classic Pepperoni: pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni.

Supreme Pizza: pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, sausage, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.

Vegetarian: pizza sauce, cheese, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, black olives, and tomatoes.

Meat Lovers: pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and sometimes ham or beef.

BBQ Chicken: BBQ sauce, cheese, grilled chicken, red onions, and sometimes cilantro.

Hawaiian: pizza sauce, cheese, ham and pineapple.

Four Cheese: pizza sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, and asiagocheese.

Buffalo Chicken: buffalo sauce, cheese, grilled chicken, red onions, and sometimes ranch or blue cheese dressing, offering a spicy and tangy flavor.

Refrigeration: Store any leftover pizza crust in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing: If you want to store the pizza crust for a longer period, you can freeze it. Wrap the crust tightly in plastic wrap and then foil before freezing. It should keep well for up to 2 months.

Pre-baking: If you plan to freeze the crust, it’s a good idea to pre-bake it slightly before freezing. This will help maintain its texture and prevent it from becoming soggy when you reheat it.

Reheating: To reheat the crust, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-10 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.

Can I make this oatmeal pizza crust recipe without eggs?
Yes, you can make this pizza crust without eggs by using flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water per egg) as a substitute. This will make the crust vegan-friendly.

Can I make this oat flour pizza crust ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the pizza crust ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to use it. Just make sure to wrap it tightly to prevent it from drying out.

How can I make the thin oat pizza crust crispier?
To make the crust crispier, you can bake it for a few extra minutes before adding the toppings. You can also try brushing the crust with olive oil before baking for a crispier texture.

Can I customize the seasonings in the gluten-free oatmeal crust?
Yes, feel free to experiment with different seasonings in the crust, such as onion powder, chili flakes, or dried herbs, to suit your taste preferences.

Can I make a thicker crust with this easy pizza crust recipe?
Yes, you can make a thicker crust by doubling the recipe and adjusting the baking time accordingly. Keep an eye on it to prevent overbaking.

Can I make mini oat flour pizzas with this crust recipe?
Yes, you can divide the dough into smaller portions to make mini pizzas. Adjust the baking time as needed based on the size of the mini pizzas.

Is oat flour pizza crust healthy? 
While it likely won’t be as low-calorie as some other options, oat flour crust can be a healthier alternative to traditional wheat flour crust because it’s gluten-free and higher in fiber and protein. 

Oat flour pizza on a cutting board.

Best-Tasting Easy Oat Flour Pizza Crust Gluten-Free

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
Make the best-tasting, healthy Oat Flour Pizza Crust recipe that is thin and crispy on the outside but soft and flavorful on the inside. It's gluten-free with eggs, light olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, white wine vinegar, and salt. This is the easiest recipe because it mixes quickly in one bowl with a spatula and is quickly spread by hand in a pizza pan.
5 from 7 votes
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet, pizza pan or pizza stone with parchment paper.
    In a medium-sized bowl, add the wet ingredients, including eggs, light olive oil, and white wine vinegar, and whisk until well combined.
    In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients, including oat flour, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, baking powder, and salt. Quickly mix with a silicone spatula until well combined. Pour in the wet ingredient mixture and stir until a smooth batter forms. Add more oat flour if needed until the dough holds it's shape but is still sticky.
  • Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Fill a bowl with warm water to wet your hands and then spread the dough into a 12-inch round pizza. Continue to wet your hands so the dough doesn't stick, and make sure the dough has an even thickness and is slightly thicker on the edge.
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until the edges barely turn brown.
    Remove the crust and add your favorite pizza toppings. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until the toppings are heated through and the cheese is bubbly.
    Remove the pizza from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, then slice and serve. Enjoy your delicious gluten-free oat flour pizza crust!

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Notes

Oat Flour: You can make your own oat flour by grinding oats in a blender or food processor until you have a fine flour. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need to avoid gluten.
Dough Consistency: Unlike regular pizza dough, the dough will be too sticky to spread without wetting your hands first. This allows the dough to bake crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Since an oat flour pizza crust does not have gluten, it will not have the same soft, doughy texture you get from regular pizza. But I’ve done my best to create a crust that still has a soft chew with a firm texture that can easily hold all your favorite pizza toppings.
Crispiness: For a crispier crust, bake it for a few extra minutes before adding the toppings.
Pizza Toppings: Feel free to customize your pizza with the same toppings you would use on a regular pizza crust, such as tomato sauce, cheese, vegetables, meats, and fresh herbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 191mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 64IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten-free pizza, homemade pizza, pizza crust
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe!! Not your typical pizza but in my opinion so much better than the store bought kind 👍

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for the perfect recipe! I’m not used to the dough being this wet but it all made sense with finished crust.

  3. 5 stars
    I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! I experimented many times until I got the best balance of soft and crispy 🙂

5 from 7 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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