Wholegrain vegan pizza is a staple at our house!
Updated: Apr 2
Eating whole grain was enough of a challenge when trying to find bread and buns(Trader Joes has tons of 100% whole grain breads; whole wheat tortillas, whole wheat pita, whole wheat Naan, whole wheat English Muffins, whole wheat buns, whole wheat and sprouted wheat berry bread-some of them are sweetened with honey:(). But finding or making 100% whole grain pizza dough was impossible.....Until "Flatzza" the sprouted mash whole grain pizza crust that holds up well to lots of toppings and crisps up beautifully in the oven straight on the rack. I get it at Sprouts!(Trader Joes now makes their own Sprouted mash whole grains pizza crust-It looks and tastes identical to the "Flatzza". ) This is how I make my pizza:
This is what the pizza crust from "Flatzza" looks like. I like to just place it on a cookie sheet to make it, not bake it. Then it's easier to carry the pizza to the oven and just slide it off the cookie sheet onto a rack of the oven. Now you should chop your onions and make rings and I like to chop my bell peppers in smaller pieces. Get the pan hot, then drop the onions and red, orange , yellow bell peppers into the pan and turn the heat way down low.
If you saute on low, the juices from the onions and peppers will give you enough liquid, they won't stick at all. Saute for 15-20 minutes.
While the onions and peppers are cooking, add the red sauce or white sauce or pesto to the pizza crust.
I used my red sauce for this pizza but you can use any red sauce or white sauce or pesto you have available and be generous with your sauce. This crust is hardy! Next, sprinkle basil, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder all over the pizza.
Next add the cheese and the vegan mozzerella we like is "Miyoko's" or, if you live in west LA, go to "Vromage" to get your mozzerella. Excellent mozzerella and many many other wonderful vegan cheeses! Check it out! Just grate the mozzerella all over the pizza.
Now add the spinach
You can be generous with the spinach because it just melts away on the pizza loading your pizza with vitamin and mineral goodness.
Now add the onions and bell peppers.
And finally before baking...Add the green and kalamata olives...
Now bake at 400 for 15 minutes, switching pans halfway through. To get the pizza off the cookie sheet and onto the rack, open the oven and pull the top rack out. Hang cookie sheet closely over the rack with the open end of cookie sheet towards the oven. Then touch the cookie sheet to the rack, and loosen the pizza on the cookie sheet by moving it a little. Slide the pizza off the cookie sheet onto the oven rack while you are pulling back on the cookie sheet. Now the pizza is on the oven rack and completely off the cookie sheet. The second pizza can go on the second rack. Pull out the second rack and repeat the steps above for the top rack.
You're done! An absolutely fantastic vegan pizza is on it's way to you loaded with tons of vegetables loaded with vitamins and antioxidants and no-oil! Bon Appetit!
Now you can top the pizza with vegan parmesan. I didn't put the parmesan on the pizza before baking, although you can, because one of my kids gets a stomach ache from cashews and vegan parmesan is full of cashews.
3/4 cups roasted cashews
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
3/4 sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder
Blend until mealy like texture.