I have tried every recipe going for a healthy pizza base, from cauliflower to almond flour and coconut flour, but none of them have really cut it – at least not with the kids. Until now….
Enter Little Cooks Co, the brilliant children’s recipe box company. They have found the perfect recipe for little people using quinoa. My family love it! Hooray!! Little Cooks Co have very kindly given me permission to publish their recipe on my website. Its simple to make and packed full of goodness. I hope your little cooks enjoy it too!
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 large tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Soak uncooked quinoa in a bowl of water for 6+ hours (overnight is easiest)
- Preheat oven to 180C (160C if fan assisted / gas mark 4)
- Thoroughly rinse soaked quinoa in a sieve, then add it to the blender with the remaining ingredients.
- Blend on high until smooth and creamy. It should resemble thick pancake batter, you can add more water and whizz up again if it is too thick.
- Cut a piece of parchment paper big enough to cover your baking tray and grease with a little olive oil to avoid sticking.
- Pour your pizza dough mixture onto the middle of the baking tray and use a spatula to shape it onto a pizza base about 5mm thick.
- Cook in the oven for about 15minutes until slightly golden and the edges have started to curl up a little. It shouldn’t stick when you lift it – if it does, pop it back in again for a few more minutes.
- Flip the base over and cook for a further 10 – 15 minutes until golden.
- Remove from the oven and top the base with passata, herbs and whatever other ingredients your little cooks like on their pizza. You could make a beautiful rainbow pizza like the one shown here, (courtesy of Little Cooks Co!)
- Return to the oven and cook your pizza for a further 10 minutes.
A little bit of info from Little Cooks Co, on why this recipe is good for you:
Quinoa is one of the few plant foods containing all the essential amino acids – these are the building blocks of protein which make up around 20% of your whole body!