Gluten Free Pizza Crust : Oatmeal Pizza Dough Recipe

gluten free pizza recipeThis Gluten Free Pizza Crust is made out of oatmeal. Yup, basic oatmeal with yeast and a few other household ingredients.  No special equipment or ingredients from the specialty food section.  It is pretty quick to make as well.  If the pizza above looks a tad bit boring to you, thank my daughter for that, her fave pizza is just sauce on a crust.
gluten free pizza crust made with oatmealThis gluten free pizza crust is good for thin crust pizzas. It comes out pretty crispy, and isn’t tough. That being said, it isn’t going to knock your socks off, and have you proclaiming it is the best dang pizza you ever had, but if you need a gluten free dough, this one is easy and inexpensive to make with oatmeal and  ingredients most homes will have already, and it doesn’t suck…what an endorsement…lol.

I will be making another gluten free pizza with this  oatmeal pizza dough very soon, only next time I’m thinking pesto with fresh mozzarella, which would compliment this crust far better than my little one’s preferred “plain” style.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust : Oatmeal Pizza Dough Recipe
Recipe type: Gluten-free
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Quick easy gluten free pizza crust recipe from common ingredients.
  • 2 tsp dry active yeast (packets don't hold much more than this, so feel free to swap using one packet)
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 tsp sweetener (honey, agave or sugar)
  • 2½ cups of old fashioned oats
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced jarred garlic (only use about ½ this amount if using fresh garlic or garlic powder)
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Whisk the yeast, water and sweetener. Let this set for a little while so yeast can develop (about 5 minutes).
  3. While the yeast is developing, put the oats in a food processor and grind the heck out of them, to make oat flour.
  4. Reserve a ¼ cup of the flour.
  5. Put the remaining oat flour in mixing bowl with kosher salt, mix.
  6. Add the yeast mixture, oil and garlic, mix.
  7. Flour a rolling surface with reserved oat flour.
  8. Shape dough into ball, then flatten out with your hands a bit.
  9. Roll the dough out.
  10. Place in non-stick pan or one coated with cooking spray. (I used a 14" non-stick paella pan)
  11. Shape the edges of dough by pressing against your hand. The edges need to be relatively smooth.
  12. Bake the crust for 7-8 minutes.
  13. Remove, and add your toppings.
  14. Bake for 9-10 more minutes.
* While oatmeal is gluten-free, much of it is processed in plants that also process wheat, so if there is a very strong gluten allergy, check packaging to ensure it is 100% gluten-free.

gluten free oat pizza crust


  1. says

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’m about to share this with a friend of ours who has a gluten intolerant son. Love this!

    • Robin says

      So many young people are gluten intolerant these days. I hope the recipe comes in handy.

  2. says

    This is great! It is simple yet looks so fulfilling for an everyday pizza crust that doesn’t take too long to make! We also LOVE the creativity of using oat flour! Great job, we look forward to more! :)

    • Robin says

      We don’t have gluten intolerance in our home, but I do try to limit the amount of gluten my daughter eats, especially since she is autistic.

  3. says

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I just found out that my sis, little brother and I are probably allergic to gluten so I’ve been looking for alternatives! This looks great.

    • Robin says

      I hope you like it. It is far less expensive to make than many of the gluten free pizza dough recipes.

  4. says

    What a wonderful recipe. I’ll have to direct my brother over as he has been doing some gluten-free recipes for his celiacs disease

  5. says

    You know what I LOVE? I love that you didn’t try to make this something it wasn’t. We aren’t GF, but I’m sure folks that are will appreciate a pizza dough they can make without an extra trip to the store.

    • Robin says

      We aren’t gluten free at this point either. I am trying to come up with GF stuff my daughter likes so she won’t notice when I try putting her on a fully a gluten and casein free diet. Good to know a few GF recipes these days anyway… so many people are GF intolerant.

  6. CookingNinja says

    I know you said that we wouldn’t be that blown away by it. But I was. I added extra garlic. The texture was good. It tasted like normal pizza to me. Not to mention, because of the fiber, I felt fuller so I didn’t need to eat as much.
    I just found it really tasty. I am going to use this as my main pizza dough for now on.

  7. Andrea TM says

    This recipe even works well without the yeast, although we found we used about another 1/4 cup of water. Most enjoyable, even with a simple topping of sauce made from roasted tomatoes!

  8. Melissa says

    I keep seeing recipes floating around that say gluten free but use oats, oats are not gluten free unless you buy gluten free oats specially grown in a segregated field. Regular old fashion oats do not work for someone who has to be
    totally gluten free. I think saying the recipe is gluten free is confusing for people.

    • Camille says

      This is true. But I am sure anyone with a gluten intolerance knows this. Plus the author also states that you must buy gluten free oatmeal for those who are unaware.

  9. Katy G says

    I have tried making an oat flour pizza dough, and the consistency is such a challenge for me to work with. The recipe I used called for 1 cup water to 2 cups oat flour, and I was left with a thick oatmeal soup. After adding more flour I was left with a dry ball that left holes and fell apart when I rolled it out. I see you shaped it in a greased pan, which would definitely work better, since the dough does not stay together…much like play dough if you ask me. I’ve tried making many gluten free pizza doughs, and although they felt like a lot of work, this one has me uber frustrated. I’ll keep going and try the pan idea. Thanks!

  10. Camille says

    I personally love this! I found I needed a bit more water though. Tastes just like pizza dough. Thanks for the wonderful recipe

    • Robin Gagnon says

      Thanks for the feedback. Glad it worked out well for you :)

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