Say goodbye to traditional dough and hello to a nutrient-packed alternative that will bring your pizza experience to a whole new level. If you’re looking for a creative twist on a classic favourite, this sweet potato pizza crust is sure to tickle your taste buds and leave you craving more. Get ready to indulge in a guilt-free pizza delight that’s as delicious as it is nutritious!
What I love about this recipe:
- Easy to make
- Suitable for freezing
- Combines healthy ingredients
My sweet potato pizza crust is plant-based and vegan, oil-free, peanut free and nut free, soy-free.
Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
My sweet potato pizza crust combines wholesome ingredients and mouthwatering taste. Besides, it is a delightful alternative that brings both satisfaction and nourishment to your table.
Now, before we gather all the ingredients and roll up our sleeves, let’s say a few words on each component.
This vibrant root vegetable takes centre stage in our pizza crust. It offers natural sweetness, a soft texture, and plenty of nutrients, including fibre, vitamins A and C, and potassium. What’s more, the sweet potato adds both flavour and a healthy twist to our pizza creation.
Ground Flax Seeds
These tiny powerhouses are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and antioxidants. Moreover,when mixed with water, they create a gel-like consistency that helps bind the ingredients together, providing structure to our crust without the need for eggs or gluten.
Spelt flour is an ancient grain that is popular for its nutty flavour and nutritional benefits. It is an excellent alternative to traditional wheat flour for those looking for variety or with mild wheat sensitivities. Spelt flour is rich in fibre, protein, and essential minerals like iron and magnesium. Moreover, it adds a pleasant texture to baked goods while giving a distinct, slightly sweet taste. Whether you’re baking bread, cookies, or pancakes, spelt flour can be a nutritious and flavourful addition to your recipes.
The addition of baking powder helps our crust rise and become more light and a bit airy. Furthermore,it contributes to the texture and overall structure of the crust, ensuring a satisfying bite with each slice.
A pinch of salt not only enhances the flavours but also balances the overall taste of our crust. It helps bring out the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes and complements the other ingredients harmoniously.
A classic pizza staple, tomato sauce adds tanginess, depth, and a burst of umami flavour to our sweet potato pizza crust. Choose your favourite tomato sauce or make a homemade version to personalise your pizza. Instead of store-bought tomato sauce, you can opt for homemade marinara sauce.
This versatile ingredient is a vegan-friendly substitute for cheese, providing a cheesy, slightly nutty flavour. Besides, nutritional yeast is also packed with B vitamins, protein, and fibre, making it a nutritious addition to our pizza crust.
Dried Oregano and Garlic Powder would bring a burst of flavour to our crust. Dried oregano adds a hint of earthiness and a Mediterranean touch, while garlic powder provides a subtle savoury kick.
Toppings of Your Choice
Customise your sweet potato pizza with a variety of toppings, such as fresh arugula, vibrant broccoli sprouts, or any other greens and ingredients that suit your taste preferences. Get creative and add your favourite vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, or plant-based proteins to make your pizza truly unique and satisfying.
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Should you prefer watching how I make this recipe, check out the below video!
Preparing the Sweet Potato and Flax Egg
Start by peeling a large sweet potato and cutting it into cubes. Steam the cubes for about 12 minutes, until they become soft. Once cooked, allow them to cool before proceeding.
Transfer the cooled sweet potato cubes to a larger bowl and mash them using a fork or potato masher until smooth and creamy.
Now, it’s time to make a flax egg. For that, in a small bowl, combine the ground flax seeds with water and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
Then, add the flax seed and water mixture to the mashed sweet potatoes and stir well to incorporate.
Mixing the Dough
In another bowl, combine spelt flour, baking powder, arrowroot starch, and salt. Mix well, then pour the dry ingredients into the sweet potato mixture.
Start mixing the ingredients with a spatula, then switch to using your hands to ensure everything is thoroughly combined. If desired, refrigerate the dough ball for 30 minutes. It’s not necessary though.
Making the Pizza
Rolling the Dough
Divide the dough ball into 3 equal portions, each weighing approximately 235 grams. Roll out each portion on parchment paper, using a sprinkle of flour to prevent sticking. Adjust the thickness of the crust according to your preference.
Transfer the rolled-out dough, along with the parchment paper, onto a baking sheet and bake at 175°C for 10 minutes. Then, remove the crust from the oven and flip it over.
Next, spread tomato sauce on top. You can use store-bought pasta or pizza sauce or make your own marinara sauce.
For a nutty and cheesy flavour, let us sprinkle some nutritional yeast as well. You may add any toppings of choice like olives, mushrooms, beans, and whatnot.
Once you’re satisfied with the toppings, bake for an additional 7-10 minutes, adjusting the baking time based on the thickness of the crust and chosen toppings. If you’re using mushrooms or other veggies, bake as long as those are done. However, don’t go over 12 minutes as the crust would dry out too much.
Once baked, garnish your sweet potato pizza crust with arugula, broccoli sprouts, or any other greens of your choice.
How to Store
Store the baked sweet potato pizza in the fridge in a sealed container for a few days or freeze it for longer keeping.
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If you’re looking for a creative twist on a classic favourite, this Sweet Potato Pizza Crust is sure to tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving more. Get ready to indulge in a guilt-free pizza delight that’s as delicious as it is nutritious!
- 300g (10.6oz) raw peeled sweet potato
- 2 tbsps. ground flax seeds + 5 tbsps. water
- 300g (10.6oz) whole spelt flour
- 4 tbsps. starch (arrowroot or potato)
- 2 tsps. baking powder
- 1 tsp. Himalayan salt
Instead of store-bought pizza sauce, feel free to make your own marinara sauce.
Should you use other toppings such as mushrooms, bake the topped pizza as long as your add-ons are done.
You may use food processor to mash the potatoes and combine them with flax egg.
Don’t know how to easily grow broccoli sprouts at home? Learn here.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days or freeze for longer keeping.
You must be super hungry to eat the whole pizza as it’s very filling (at least in my opinion). I usually eat half a pizza.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 29 minutes
- Method: Oven
- Serving Size: 1/3 of the recipe
- Calories: 475.8 kcal
- Sugar: 9.9g
- Sodium: 770.9mg
- Fat: 5.3g
- Saturated Fat: 0.2g
- Carbohydrates: 99g
- Fiber: 10.8g
- Protein: 18.1g
Keywords: pizza, sweet potato
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