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Thick-Crust Personal Pizzas with Sunflower Parmesan and Maple Pizza Sauce

Wow your friends (even your vegan friends!) on personal pizza night with our gluten-free and dairy-free baking mixes.

Makes approximately two 8-inch pizzas


For the sunflower parmesan:

  • 1/2 cup (about 60 grams) raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons large-flaked nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

For the maple pizza sauce:

  • 1 6oz/170g can tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

For the crust:


  1. To make the sunflower parmesan, put the sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, sea salt, and garlic powder in a food processor. Process until the mixture is in small crumbs.
  2. To make the sauce, put the tomato paste, olive oil, red wine, maple syrup, oregano, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  3. To make the crust, put a baking sheet or a pizza stone on the bottom rack of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400°. Dust a workspace with the All-Purpose Flour Mix. Have a piece of parchment paper ready and set aside.
  4. Put the Pizza Crust Mix in a large bowl. Add the olive oil and 1 cup of the cold water, stirring until a soft, but workable, dough forms, adding the additional cold water as needed. Transfer the mixture to the workspace, kneading for 2 minutes until smooth and pliable, but not sticky. Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Lightly coat each ball with oil, then with oiled hands, pat and stretch the piece about 8 inches round and 1/4-inch thick. Loosely cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm draft-free place for about 25 minutes. The dough will be puffy.
  5. Carefully transfer each dough to the preheated baking sheet (leaving it on the parchment paper). Bake until the top is firm and puffy, and the bottom is crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the dough to a cooling rack, moving it off of the parchment paper.
  6. To assemble and serve the pizza, set the oven to the broiler setting. Put the pre-baked crusts on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil, and spread with sauce, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with the sunflower parmesan. Broil until heated through and the edges are crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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