This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own.
May is CELIAC AWARENESS MONTH. An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac disease. People who have it need to avoid all GLUTEN because even the smallest amount can cause damage to their intestinal tract.
Did you know?
GLUTEN is found in three grains: Wheat, barley, and rye. Oats are naturally gluten free (GF) but may not be safe for people with celiac disease because oats can come in contact with gluten-containing grains at the farm, in storage, and in transportation. THE GOOD NEWS: Quaker has gluten-free oats (look for specially-marked packages) which can be part of a celiac-friendly lifestyle.
Having celiac disease doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods. You can make GF versions of just about anything, like my easy celiac-friendly GF pizza crust…
RECIPE: GLUTEN FREE OAT PIZZA CRUST
Makes 10” crust (6 servings)
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 6 tablespoons warm water
1 cup gluten free Quaker Quick 1-minute Oats
1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup water
Olive oil spray
1. Turn oven to 400°F and put baking pan in oven while it’s pre-heating.
2. Mix flaxseed and 6 tablespoons warm water, and let sit for 5 minutes until it’s a thick consistency.
3. In a blender add oats, baking powder, and salt and blend until flour-like texture.
4. In a medium bowl, stir oat mixture, flaxseed mixture, and water until well combined.
5. Mist the hot baking pan with olive oil and pour/spread mixture evenly on the pan into a 10” circle.
6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until crust is crisp.
7. Add favorite gluten-free toppings & bake another 5-8 minutes.
Topping ideas (to keep pizza GF, make sure to also choose gluten-free toppers): marinara-spinach-mozzarella; ricotta-arugula-lemon; pesto-tomato-olive