Um, this is incredible! and that’s pretty much all I have to say, a ten-minute pizza from start to finish.
A five-minute gluten free chickpea pizza base that my kiddos gobble up!
It appears I have been living under a rock, I had not come across chickpea pizza bases until I stumbled upon it on Instagram. The lovely Kayla of BabyMangi posted about it. I thought it seemed too good to be true.
I did a little research and it is totally a thing, a thing I have managed to not come across before in the 36 years of my life.
But now that I know this five-minute gluten-free chickpea pizza base is loved by my kids, it is now entrenched in my life.
It is so fast to make my kiddos have been having it for a post kindy snack, it’s also a great lazy Friday night dinner!
It turns out chickpea pizza bases are actually originally an Italian thing, an Italian street food called Socca. The original has a few more ingredients.
I ‘ve stripped it back to the basics, i.e. the easiest way I could make it, with the fewest ingredients that my kids would still eat!
Hope you enjoy it!
If you want to boost the veggie content, try adding my secret veggie pizza sauce to the base
- 1 Cup chickpea flour
- ⅔ Cup water
- 1.5 tsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp no added sugar tomato Pasta sauce
- 30g grated cheese
- Watch the quick recipe video before you get started, scroll up a little to find it
- Check the notes at the bottom of the recipe for little bits of extra info and help
- Heat oven to 220 degrees Celsius, 430 Fahrenheit
- Heat non-stick frypan to medium/hot
- Whisk chickpea flour, water and salt together
- Grease fry pan with a spray of oil, or lightly coat with butter
- Pour batter into fry pan, swirl fry pan to spread evenly over the base of the pan, or use a spatula to spread it
- Cook for approximately 2 mins, flip like a pancake, and cook for a further 2mins, voila base is done
- Leave the pizza base in the fry pan, for a basic topping, drizzle with a little olive oil
- Spread with tomato pasta sauce
- Top with the grated cheese
- Bake in hot oven 4-5 mins or until cheese golden
- You can totally get adventurous with the toppings
- If you are serving to a kiddo under one, skip the salt, actually skip the salt if your family finds it palatable enough without it, I find it is better with a little salt though