Recipe for a yeast-free vegan Pizza Dough from scratch made out of only 5 simple ingredients! No yeast = no wait time = spontaneous pizza! I’ve included my favorite topping ideas below!
I’ve been wanting to try a yeast-free vegan pizza dough for a long time now and I finally did it! It’s actually super easy and I love that you can skip the rise phase, which you need for traditional pizza doughs. Because no yeast = no rise. Yeah! Helloooo spontaneous pizza!
The Ingredients for Yeast-Free Vegan Pizza Dough
You’ll only need 5 basic ingredients for this simple pizza dough:
- all-purpose flour (or make it healthier by mixing spelt flour and all-purpose flour)
- baking powder
- olive oil
Sounds easy, right? Well, it is! For super crispy edges, brush olive oil on the crust before baking. I like to use leftover oil from marinated artichokes for this one, because it adds more flavoring.
How to make pizza crust without yeast?
In the traditional pizza dough, fresh or dried yeast is used for bubbly crusts. But yeast takes at least one hour (even more if the room temperature is cooler) to rise properly and therefore a bit of planning is needed. If you want to skip that, you can choose to make a pizza crust without yeast. Instead of the yeast, we’re using baking powder to add a bit of fluffiness to the crust.
I’ve put roasted zucchini slices, mushrooms, red onion, red bell pepper, vegan cheese and a simple tomato sauce on my pizza, but you can use this basic yeast-free pizza dough recipe for any pizza you’d like!
If you want more pizza inspirations, check out all my other pizza recipes like this Pumpkin Pizza with zucchini and caramelized onions, Antipasti Pizza, Whole Wheat Roasted Veggie & Tempeh Pizza, Breakfast Pizza or the creamy Chanterelle Pizza. Just sub the pizza dough with this yeast-free pizza dough and you’re golden!
I’ve included my favorite pizza toppings at the end of the post!
I’m excited to announce that Kyra from the blog Vie De La Vegan and me will be hosting a #veganpizzaparty on instagram!
Here’s how you can join: Simply post a photo of your vegan pizza on instagram, use the hashtag #veganpizzaparty and include the tags @viedelavegan and @elephantasticvegan in the caption + follow us on both IG accounts. And you’re in!
We will be featuring our favorites over the course of the next 4 weeks!
The ‘official’ #veganpizzaparty is over, but we still LOVE to see what you come up with!! So show us YOUR FAVORITE VEGAN PIZZA :) We want to see them all!
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2/3 cup lukewarm water
- Combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the olive oil and water (little by little) and knead until a smooth dough forms. You might not need all the water or add a bit more. The dough should be non-sticky. If it get's too sticky, add a bit more flour. You can either knead it by hand or let it knead in a kitchen machine.
The dough does not have to rest, because there's no yeast in it. Divide it into two pieces, roll it out and top it with your favorite ingredients.
Depending on the toppings on your pizza, bake it at 480°F/250°C for approximately 15-25 minutes. If you brush the crust with olive oil, it gets super crispy :)
Should you decide to give this yeast-free vegan Pizza Dough a try I’d love to hear how it went! Write me a comment or post a picture on instagram, use the hashtag #elephantasticvegan and tag me via @elephantasticvegan to make sure I’ll see it ^.^ I love to see all your lovely creations! Thanks! <3