Make this easy vegan pizza dough… and never buy frozen pizza again!
A colleague shared this super easy vegan pizza dough recipe. It is now our go-to recipe for Friday night pizza! My colleague is not vegan, but her recipe just happened to be vegan-friendly. After you try it, you’ll also want to thank Julie for offering this healthy alternative to store-bought pizza dough and frozen pizzas.
Make this easy vegan pizza dough to save on groceries
I once found a frozen vegan pizza at my local grocery store. It was an Amy’s Kitchen Roasted Vegetable Pizza. My excitement was cut short when I saw the price tag: $11,99. Woah! This was a medium-size pizza covered with some roasted vegetables and no vegan cheese. I never bought it, it was too expensive for my budget.
You can buy pre-made pizza dough, but I haven’t been able to find a brand that was vegan-friendly. Frozen dough is also more expensive than making homemade pizza dough.
This easy vegan pizza dough costs approximately $0,50 to make a medium-size pizza (12″). Toppings will obviously cost extra, but I doubt you’ll end up paying over $10 for some veggies and a bit of vegan cheese.
There’s no L-Cysteine in this vegan pizza dough recipe
Ever heard of L-Cysteine? Me neither, at least not before I started looking at the ingredients of frozen pizza dough sold at my grocery store. L-Cysteine is a flavor enhancer used in bread products and is sourced mostly from hog hair, duck feathers or human hair. Yes, you read that right. Needless to say that, beyond the “yuck!” factor, any product containing L-Cysteine is not vegan.
Make the perfect homemade pizza dough with the right ingredients… and tools!
With only five ingredients, this vegan pizza dough recipe is simple to make with what you already have at home. You might need to buy active dry yeast if you don’t bake much, but that’s it!
However, after having tested a few pizza pans, I recommend using one with holes. If you bake your homemade vegan pizza on a pan without holes, the crust will not cook properly and stay soggy. A pizza pan with holes helps the moisture evaporate and the crust become, well, crusty! After having made dozens of pizzas on a pan with holes, no matter what the toppings, the result is always perfect!
Don’t be intimidated: making this vegan pizza dough recipe is really easy!
This easy vegan pizza dough recipe is so simple, you cannot go wrong, even if you have never made your own pizza crust before. But don’t take my word for it, check out our step-by-step video:
Stretching the dough over the pizza pan might take a little bit of practice, but after a few pizzas, you’ll get the hang of it.