Gluten Free Pizza Crust {made with buckwheat}


This soaked buckwheat pizza crust is the marriage of perfect crispiness and delicious pizza crust flavor. We have had Friday pizza night at our house for years and years and have gone through an array of crust recipes, including a delicious coconut flour pizza crust. This crust is a definite winner. It is grain-free and gluten free and has the stamp of approval from pizza lovers of all ages. 


Your crust may turn out light- as the one pictured, or a darker color, depending on your buckwheat flour and whether it buckwheat is hulled. Bob’s Red Mill Organic Buckwheat Flour

that I enjoy was always a very dark color, but since recently acquiring a grain mill and using hulled, organic buckwheat the flour produced is a light tan color and yields a light colored end product. Either way is yummy! 

One of the problems with trying to make a soaked pizza crust is that is can be hard to get the crust to turn out nice and crisp, as soaked baked goods tend to take a longer time to cook thoroughly. But, this crust turns our perfectly crispy every time.

As a side note, it is recommended to soak  grains and nuts as they contain enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid that inhibit digestion and mineral absorption. By soaking in an acidic medium such as whey, yogurt or lemon juice the digestibility and nutritional profile are improved. 

Soaked recipes such as this buckwheat pizza crust recipe may be prepared without including the step of soaking.  I’ve made this recipe both ways and it is well received either way. Use homemade roasted tomato sauce and you’ll be in pizza heaven.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust {made with buckwheat}

Serving Size: 8 slices or about 3-4 people

Gluten Free Pizza Crust {made with buckwheat}



  1. Mix together buckwheat flour, water and vinegar. Cover and leave out 12-24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 with pizza stone in oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients until well mixed. The texture will be thinner than a standard crust.
  4. Scrape dough onto pizza stone and drizzle with a bit of oil. Carfeully spread the dough out in a thin layer on the stone. Be extremely careful as the stone can burn you!
  5. Reduce oven heat to 400 and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Top pizza with sauce and toppings and return to the oven, cooking crust directly on a lower oven rack, for 7-10 minutes. Cut and serve.
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