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Easy Vegan and Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza (2 Crust Options)

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  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Make your own vegan and gluten-free pizza with this easy recipe that is nutritious as well! Prepare the homemade cashew-based mozzarella while the crust is in the oven, then put it all together for a gourmet pizza anyone can enjoy!


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1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked, drained and rinsed

1 1/3 cups filtered water

1/4 cup tapioca starch

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon fine salt

  • Fresh basil for garnish


  1. Prepare the pizza crust. Whether you are making the crust from chickpea flour or almond flour, the process is essentially the same. Combine the ingredients according to the recipe card and pour into a cast iron skillet greased with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. Bake in the oven.
  2. Prepare the vegan mozzarella cheese. Blend the cashews, tapioca flour, maple syrup, water and salt in a high-speed blender for one minute until very smooth. Pour the mixture on a preheated saucepan and stir for 5-10 minutes until it becomes thick and stretchy.
  3. Add the pizza toppings. Top the pizza crust with tomato sauce, vegan cheese, fresh basil and any other desired toppings.
  4. Bake the pizza. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Garnish, slice and serve. Once removed from the oven, add more fresh basil and/or sprinkle with garlic powder, red pepper flakes or any other desired seasonings. Remove it from the pizza pan and slice with a pizza cutter. Enjoy immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Oven