Veggie Pizza

This veggie pizza is the stuff of dreams; it has extra tomato sauce and loads of fresh veggies. 

It’s also surprisingly easy to make and doesn’t include a separate fancy tomato sauce recipe. 

Ingredients

Pizza Crust

2 cups warm water

1 (3/4-oz) packet active yeast

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp maple syrup

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or all purpose gluten-free flour)

2 cups oat flour (can blend oatmeal in a food processor)

Pizza Toppings

2 cups (23 oz) canned tomato sauce

Spices to taste (oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper)

1 cup fresh greens (ex: kale, spinach, etc.)

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced

1 (15-oz) container sliced baby bella mushrooms

1/2 cup sliced broccoli florets 

Instructions

Makes one 17 x 12 inch pizza
Active Time: 15 minutes
Waiting Time: 40 minutes
Baking Time: 20 minutes
  1. To make the crust, stir together the water, active yeast, salt, and maple syrup in a large bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. The water should look cloudy. 
  2. Add the flours in small batches, stirring with each addition until a wet ball of dough forms.
  3.  Knead the dough for a minute within the bowl, cover with a moist towel and let sit for 30 minutes to 2 hours. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper. 
  5.  Punch down the dough (it’s fun) and press out the dough on the baking sheet. Form a crust at the edges. 
  6. Bake the crust for 8 minutes until slightly browned. 
  7. Remove the crust from the oven, but keep the oven on at 400°F.
  8. Pour and spread the tomato sauce directly from the can onto the semi-baked crust. Sprinkle with spices. 
  9. On top of the spiced tomato sauce, spread the greens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and sliced broccoli. 
  10. Bake topped pizza for 10 more minutes. 
  11. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into slices. Enjoy! 🙂 
Notes
  • If you like different veggies than the ones chosen, feel free to improvise. Having fun and making it your own is strongly encouraged. 
  • As always, make sure that the canned tomato sauce is oil-free. Most canned tomato sauce is oil-free, but you never know…
  • If you don’t have maple syrup, you can also use your favorite jam. 

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