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How to Make Cornmeal Pizza Crust

How to make cornmeal pizza crust or make with corn flour and no yeast. Healthier, like flat cornbread, and the best substitute for crust with all purpose flour. More flavorful, crispy, thin or make deep dish with all the toppings like cheese and pepperoni with no rise time required!

Cornmeal Pizza Crust

Ready to make homemade pizza dough with corn flour or meal this week in about 15 minutes? Covered with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni it is a super easy meal or snack that is family friendly and delicious. (post may contain affiliate links present)

How to Make Cornmeal Pizza Crust No Yeast

Don’t have time for dough to rise? NO problem! No need for that here. You can bake your pizza right after it has been rolled out on to your pizza stone. Use gluten free 1:1 flour blend folded into the ingredients or all purpose to help make it smooth.

A bowl and a little elbow grease is all you will need, skip the standing mixer no need for that this time. For the 2 recipes you just need to incorporate all the ingredients until you get a mixture that can be kneaded and not too sticky. Then roll it out and top with all the things. Like our Cornmeal Biscuits but thinner.

Cornmeal Pizza Dough Recipe

Can I use corn flour instead of flour for pizza?

Yes, some. We show you how to do just that here. It will add nutrition, fiber and flavor into the mix but will make it more dense. cornmeal will make it grittier than even that but isn’t ground as fine so it has the most nutrition of the two of them you can substitute into your mix.

  • 1/2 c water
  • 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 c corn flour
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Brown sugar for sweetness or garlic powder for savory
  • 1 pinch salt
Can you substitute cornmeal for corn flour?

When it comes to baking, cornmeal and corn flour have different textures and will produce different results. Cornmeal is coarser and will provide a grittier texture, while flour is finer and will yield a smoother feel. If you substitute cornmeal for corn flour in baking, expect a different texture in the final product.

How to Make Pizza Crust with Corn flour

The main ingredient is super versatile. We use Cornmeal for Fish Fry too. Adds fiber, flavor and texture to an otherwise bland dough without a lot of ooomph.

  • Add vegetable oil and water together, in another bowl fold both flours together with sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • Pour oil mixture into dry ingredients and stir just until ingredients are combined and form into a dough.
  • Place on to a lightly floured surface and knead a few times
  • Then roll out with rolling pin so it is the same thickness all the way across.
  • Place on to a non stick pizza pan or into a pie pan.

No real need to prebake this, you can add sauce and toppings at room temperature and bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 12-15 minutes until crisped on outside rim and cheese is melted and golden brown. I haven’t tried this as Homemade Air Fryer Pizza  yet but I imagine if you cut this in half to fit in the pan you could.

Pizza Crust with Cornmeal

Does NY pizza use cornmeal?

Not in the dough itself but yes they do sprinkle some on the paddle the round sits on so it doesn’t stick sand gives it a sandy texture. If you feel and taste a bit of a gritty feel when you pick up a piece in New York that is what it is!! The secret kitchen hack that we just let out. 😉

Cornbread Pizza Crust

1 cup all-purpose flour + 1/2 cup cornmeal + 1 teaspoon baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt + 2 tablespoons olive oil + 1/2 cup warm water is what you would need for cornmeal pizza crust.

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a pizza pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  • Add the olive oil to the dry ingredients and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add the warm water to the mixture.
  • Stir until a soft dough forms. Adjust the amount of water slightly depending on the consistency of the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Roll out this pizza dough recipe into a circle or rectangle, depending on your preference, to fit your baking sheet or pizza pan. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.

Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until it begins to set and the edges are lightly golden. Remove the crust from the oven and add your favorite pizza toppings. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. We do the same two step process to make Muffin Tin Pizza too so the bottoms don’t get soggy.

Cornbread Pizza Crust

What is a good substitute for pizza dough flour?

The easiest is to use refrigerated dough or frozen and defrosted rolls like we did with our Pepperoni Pull Apart Pizza Bread with Refrigerated Biscuits. For homemade you could use other different types of flour such as almond, coconut, gluten-free, whole wheat or bread varieties. All will have a slightly different texture and result though.

Another fun way to make this all American favorite is to use bread. We did this in the oven with our Grilled Cheese Pizza Toast that is our girls’ favorite snacks ever.

If you make one and don’t finish it you can Reheat Pizza in Toaster Oven quite nicely if you like. Better than in the microwave so it crisps up again on the top and edges.

Cornmeal Pizza Crust No Yeast

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Cornmeal Pizza Crust

How to make cornmeal pizza crust or with corn flour and no yeast. Healthier crust and best substitute than the traditional with all purpose.
Course Entree
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword cornmeal, pizza dough
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 160kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 pizza pan
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 Rolling Pin

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Corn flour pizza crust – Ingredients listed above. Add vegetable oil and water together, in another bowl fold both flours together with sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • Pour oil mixture into dry ingredients and stir just until ingredients are combined and form into a dough. Place on to a lightly floured surface and knead a few times, then roll out with rolling pin so it is the same thickness all the way across.
  • Place on to a non stick pizza pan or into a pie pan. Add sauce and toppings and bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 12-15 minutes until crisped on outside rim and cheese is melted and golden brown.
  • Cornmeal pizza crust – Ingredients = 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1/2 cup cornmeal + 1 teaspoon baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt + 2 tablespoons olive oil + 1/2 cup warm water.
  • Preheat your oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a pizza pan with non-stick spray. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Add the olive oil to the dry ingredients and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add the warm water to the mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Adjust the amount of water slightly depending on the consistency of the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Roll out the dough into a circle or rectangle, depending on your preference, to fit your baking sheet or pizza pan. Transfer the rolled-out dough to the prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until it begins to set and the edges are lightly golden. Remove the crust from the oven and add your favorite pizza toppings. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Cornmeal Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.05g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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