Friday = Smiles, Pizza, and a Movie – Recipe: Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

It is a Friday, and I am so incredibly excited.  The whole family is excited.

Every Friday is fun because it is pizza and movie night.  This Friday is even better because we made it through our first week of school.  We did end the week with a doctor’s appointment for Gabriel, but we made it!

Gabriel is okay.  The doctor thinks that it is the beginnings of a cold.  We were just a little concerned because of possible asthma complications.

To see him play after school, eat pizza, and happily watch the movie tonight, you would never know that we were at the doctor this afternoon.

I have been testing pizza crusts since we started this journey, 5 weeks ago.  Today, I found a keeper.  It is still not the same as gluten pizza, but it was good.  Really good.  Everyone except for Summer ate their whole personal pizza (minus some crusts).  Sean gave it a thumbs up once he was finished eating.  Victory is sweet!

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

I prepared this pizza crust using the Gluten-Free Pizza Crust recipe on


1 tablespoon dry yeast

2/3 cup brown rice flour

1/2 cup tapioca flour

2 T sweet rice flour

2 teaspoons xanthan gum

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

2/3 cup water (110 degrees F)

1/2 teaspoon sugar o

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon cider vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the warm water. Sprinkle the yeast and sugar into the water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, until it bubbles.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix for about 3 minutes. If the dough seems too stiff, add a tablespoon more of olive oil.
  4. Put mixture onto lightly greased pizza or baking pan, and press into circles (1 big circle or 2-3 small circles, if you want personal pizzas).
  5. Drizzle on extra olive oil, and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven.
  7. Spread pizza crust with pizza sauce and toppings.
  8. Bake another 15 minutes for a chewy crust or 20-25 minutes for a crispy crust.

We finished pizza and movie night with some delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (gluten and dairy free) cookies.  They were the perfect end to an awesome evening. I will post the recipe next week because everyone needs to try these cookies.

It is FRIDAY!  Have I mentioned that yet?!

Have a great weekend!

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2 Responses to Friday = Smiles, Pizza, and a Movie – Recipe: Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

  1. Cherry Williams says:

    Hi Natalie. Thank you for this blog. I feel so close to all of you. I have sent the link to my friend Daphne Arrington here in Denton. She has been cooking some gluten free things and not having good luck on some of them. I said— I have a woman and her blog for you.

    Much good luck and love are sent your way. Cherry

    • Natalie says:

      I am so incredibly thrilled that you are enjoying the blog. I am able to write what is on my heart, cook, and share my family, so it is combining so many of the things that I love into one. It has been great! Yes, please share the blog with everyone. If I can help one person find a great recipe, make someone smile, or let someone know how amazing it is to be a mom to special children, then I have accomplished my mission for the blog. 🙂

      I have a Facebook fan page, too –!/pages/Cooking-for-My-Kids/139652636122059, so people can find my posts on there, as well.

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