Yeast-Free Pizza Crust

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I can’t seem to get enough pizza in my life. My boys ask for pizza almost everyday, and next to Mexican food, my husband always requests pizza. I am always looking for creative and quick ways to make pizza because let’s be honest, sometimes life does not allow for rising-time! Enter this yeast-free crust recipe. Hallelujah! I have made this for lunch and dinner several times with great success and rave reviews. (I even forgot to soak my quinoa overnight one time, so I soaked it in boiling water for a few hours and voila! Still turned out great!) You are going to love this crust recipe…it’s not too heavy, has a slightly nutty flavor, and fills you up with nutritious deliciousness! Quinoa contains all of the essential amino acids, which makes it a wonderful source of protein. I LOVE this amazing grain! It is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. I cook quinoa almost everyday and can’t imagine life without it! Enjoy!

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Crust:
3/4 cup quinoa, soaked for at least 8 hours, rinsed and drained
1/4 – 1/2 cup filtered water
1 tablespoon mild-flavored oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small garlic clove, minced
*You can omit the oil if you prefer

Toppings:
hummus, pesto, or tomato sauce
mushrooms
red onion
olives
artichoke hearts
baby spinach
tomato
zucchini, yellow squash
red pepper
sprinkling of oregano
whatever toppings you like!

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To make the crust, blend all of the ingredients in high-powered blender or food processor until completely smooth. Begin with only 1/4 cup water and add more as needed until it reaches a pancake batter consistency. Preheat pizza stone in a 450 degree oven. Pour batter on a piece of parchment paper. Shape batter into a circle. Place parchment on pizza stone and bake for 15 minutes. Remove crust from the oven and add toppings. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.