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Yeast-Free Vegan Pizza Dough #veganpizzaparty

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!

Yeast-Free Vegan Pizza Dough

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 rising 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
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • water

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.

How to make yeast-free pizza dough
Step 1: Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
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Step 2: Add olive oil and water.
How to make yeast-free pizza dough
Step 3: Combine with a spoon.
How to make yeast-free pizza dough
Step 4: Knead until it’s a smooth dough. You might have to add a bit more water if it’s too crumbly or a bit more flour if it’s too sticky.
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Step 5: Roll the dough out, top with tomato sauce, vegan cheese, and whatever toppings you like. Bake for 10 minutes at 480°F/250°C.

The Toppings

Yeast-Free Vegan Pizza Dough

I’ve put sautéed mushrooms, vegan mozzarella, fresh herbs, arugula 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 inspiration, check out all my other pizza recipes like

Just sub the pizza dough with this yeast-free pizza dough and you’re golden!

Grilled Veggie Pizza with Yeast-Free Crust
Also delicious: roasted zucchini slices, mushrooms, red onion, red bell pepper, vegan cheese and a simple tomato sauce


Show me your pizza creation using the yeast-free vegan pizza dough!

Post a photo of your vegan pizza on Instagram, use the hashtag #elephantasticvegan #veganpizzaparty and include the tag @elephantasticvegan to make sure I’ll see it. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

I’ll be resharing my favorites from time to time!

The Alternative: Vegan Pizza Dough with Yeast

If you have more time at hand to make a regular basic vegan pizza dough with yeast, you’ll love this Basic Vegan Pizza Dough recipe.

Vegan Yeast-Free Pizza Dough |

Yeast-Free Vegan Pizza Dough

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a yeast-free vegan Pizza Dough from scratch! Really easy to make and perfect for people who don’t want to consume yeast.
4.44 from 71 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Basics, Bread
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Servings 2 pizzas
Calories 592 kcal


  • 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 turns out 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 8-15 minutes. If you brush the crust with olive oil, it gets super crispy :)


Calories: 592kcalCarbohydrates: 122gProtein: 16gFat: 3gSodium: 594mgPotassium: 773mgFiber: 4gCalcium: 283mgIron: 7.7mg
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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 6th of March 2024

This saved dinner tonight! I used whole wheat pastry flour and mixed in some oregano before the water. Baked it on a parchment lined baking sheet for 12 minutes, then directly on the rack for 3 minutes. Perfection! Thank you so much!!


Sunday 31st of December 2023

My crust was so ugly looking, and it took forever to roll. I still thought it was too sticky, but I put aluminum foil underneath one of those holy pans and figured I'd throw it out if I didn't like it. Why was it so good? Ugly as ever when it was done baking and lumpy because I could never smooth it out no matter how much water or flour I put into it, but I looooooooved it. I got a second slice. Thanks so much for this page.


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

This was not a good recipe because my pizza did not cook properly


Sunday 23rd of October 2022

I love this recipe!! Can it be prepared and frozen? Or does it need to be used right away?


Wednesday 9th of February 2022

Do you have a similar recipe for a loaf of bread? I want my own but I need vegan/yeast free. Or can this recipe be used? Thanks!