Gluten Free Pizza Tarts | Vegan

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gluten free pizza tart

Hi guys, today we’re making a gluten free pizza…kind of a pizza tart? Originally in my post plan for this week, I just had ‘pizza recipe’. I was going to make it a gluten version. One with a nice fluffy dough, takes forever to make because we’re waiting for the dough to rise. Then I woke up ready to make it, realised my yeast was old and popped out to grab some more. That’s when plans changed. While I was waiting in the queue, I started to think about gluten free options. The fact I usually try to make everything as allergy friendly as possible got the better of me. 

Gluten Free Pizza?

I got home with my yeast and started considering my options. If you’ve seen my other pizza recipes, you’ll know I usually make a healthier option. It starts with a vegetable, add a gluten free grain flour and go from there. Traditional gluten free bread-based pizzas are much harder to make. They have a tendency to be quite dry. A lot of the gluten free pizza bases you can buy in stores have an egg in them, obviously making them not vegan. Then to be brutally honest, the ones that don’t have an egg in usually taste like cardboard.  

Obviously, I wanted to make something that actually tasted good; I used to make my gluten base option quite a lot so I know that one is a good option, but I couldn’t shake off the idea that I should make something gluten free.

Gluten Free Pizza Tarts

Some time has passed. There definitely isn’t enough time left in daylight hours to make a gluten base and a gluten free, so I settled on this idea. Today, I’m making more of a pizza tart with a gluten free crust and on Thursday, you’re getting a traditional gluten pizza. This one is inspired by a traditional pizza base, with a simplified crust, eliminating hours needed to make it rise. It could still pass as a pizza, it’s large and round, but the base is firmer and not so bready.  

As my original plan was to make regular gluten pizza, I’ve topped this how I would usually top a pizza, but of course, you can add whatever you want. 
gluten free pizza tart

I still opted to knead my dough, although I’m not too sure how necessary that step is, but it doesn’t hurt. This recipe includes xanthan gum*, but some gluten free flour blends include it, check your labels before adding any.  

My laziness got the better of me on this occasion. I used store bought pesto, but I’ll leave links below to my previous pesto and pizza sauce recipes.

Vine tomato & oilve pizza sauce 

Reduced oil kale and pistachio pesto

Red pepper and walnut sauce

This recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and nut free.

gluten free pizza tart

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Gluten Free Pizza Tarts

This recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and nut free.
Course Main Course
Keyword Pizza
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 pizza


  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup warm water not boiling
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free plain flour
  • ½ tbsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp each oregano basil and rosemary
  • ½ tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 200°c

  2. Dissolve the sugar in the warm water, leave to cool slightly, then stir in the oil, flour, xanthan gum and herbs until liquid has been fully absorbed.
  3. Flour a surface then tip your dough mixture out and knead for 8-10 minutes. When you’re done the dough should no longer be sticky to the touch. Lightly spread a little olive oil on the inside of a bowl then place the dough in the bowl. Leave somewhere cool for approximately 30 minutes to make the dough easier to press out.
  4. When the dough is cool, either flour a surface or baking tray (going directly on the tray can be less messy) and use your fingers to press the dough out to your desired shape. If not already on your tray, carefully transfer dough to the tray and add desired sauce and toppings.
  5. Place in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes until edges are firm and slightly golden.

Serve and enjoy!

gluten free pizza

Would you guys like a regular gluten free pizza at some point in the future, with a fluffier base? I’d be happy to provide one if that’s something you’d like to see. Until then, what do you guys think of the idea of pizza tarts to cut down on prep time? Let me know your thoughts! 

Until next time,  


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21 thoughts on “Gluten Free Pizza Tarts | Vegan

  1. This sounds so amazing, I’ve never really tried a gluten free pizza before but this one looks so delicious! I need to get myself back in the kitchen to try this out, lovely recipe! X

  2. i love that you made sure that this was allergy free as possible it shows how much consideration you put into your recipes which is really appreciated, even though i don’t have food allergies lol. I personally would op for more traditional pizza but this is a nice recipe to have if you are having a party with people who do have gluten allergie, you can have something for everyone! great post! xx

    Mich /

  3. This looks so nice! We had vegan tomato and mushroom pizza tarts at the yoga retreat at the weekend and I thought this is exactly the sort of thing Sophie would make, he he and here it is! Yours looks so tasty and I love that it so quick and simple to make. Thank you for sharing the recipe <3 xx

    Bexa |

  4. At my Yoga retreat this weekend, I had a kinda tomatoy pastry tart thing that reminds me a lot of this! I’d love to see you make different types of pizza and the more “regular” kind with the fluffier base too!

  5. I’m always on the lookout for healthier alternatives for my favourite foods – this recipe looks and sounds so good and saves a lot of time. I would love to see a gluten free pizza recipe with a fluffier base (: Thanks for sharing x

  6. Yes! Pizza! I love making homemade pizza but sometimes I really don’t want to have so so much dough and am always looking for a bit of healthier options. I really love the idea of cutting the prep time down with pizza tarts, definitely saving this recipe (I think my entire saved pages are just your recipes I need to make hahaha) and will let you know how it goes!!

    Oh and I’d love to see a regular gluten free pizza recipe with a fluffier base! I tend to like very thinly sliced pizza slices without so so much dough but I’d love to know how you’d make it 🙂


  7. Omg what a coincidence, I’m literally eating a homemade pizza as I read this haha! Also, I had to make it yeastless because I had no yeast either so I guess I also had somewhat of a pizza tart! I love how determined you were to challenge yourself and make it as allergy free as possible! Can’t wait for your other pizza recipe aswell!

    Jas xx |

  8. I’m not going to lie, this recipe sounds like a little too much hassle for someone as lazy as me. They sound absolutely delicious though and with Jamie trying to eat less gluten I’ll definitely be keeping it in mind for a day that I have more energy than usual haha!

    Soph – x

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