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Buckwheat Chia Pizza Crust with Nut Cheese



  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts, soaked for 3 hours
  • ¼ cup plant-based milk
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • tsp garlic powder

Pizza Crust

  • cups buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • cup water
  • 2 tsp date sugar or other minimally processed sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch sea salt (optional)



  • 1. For the cheese, simply pulse all the ingredients together in a food processor until combined. The mixture will be quite thick. You can then plop bits of it on your pizza.

Pizza Crust

  • 1. Mix the chia seeds with the water and let sit for about 30 minutes.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • 3. Mix the buckwheat flour with the sugar, baking powder and salt, if using.
  • 4. Add the chia mixture (it will be thick and gloppy). Cut it into the flour with a fork or a pastry cutter. If needed add more water, a little at a time and knead the dough, right in the bowl, until combined.
  • 5. Turn the dough out onto whatever you'll be baking it on. You can bake it on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or a pizza stone. Add more flour as needed to shape it into a round or oblong crust. Leave the sides higher and try to get the bottom to be about ½" thick. It will be sticky but you should be able to work with it as you add bits of flour to shape.
  • 6. Dock the bottom of the crust (poke holes in it with a fork).
  • 7. Pre-bake the crust for 20 minutes.
  • 8. Remove and add whatever toppings you're using. Try to work quickly on this step so the crust doesn't cool off too much.
  • 9. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the toppings are hot.

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