Hawaiian Pizza #glutenfree


This is the second pizza crust recipe I’ve posted, but I like it better because because it is dairy-free as well as gluten-free. I started with a pizza crust recipe from Ina Garten on the Food Network.  I cut the proportions in half and used Better Batter gluten-free flour.

Crust Recipe

5 oz warm filtered water
1/2 Tbsp local honey
1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 Tsp active dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
1 Tsp salt

Hawaiian Pizza Toppings

4 oz gluten-free pizza sauce, such as Classico
4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 slices maple honey ham, cut into strips
10-15 pickled jalapenos, drained
Fresh pineapple slices, roasted
1 large shallot, sliced
1 Tbsp butter


Combine warm water, honey and olive oil. When temperature reaches 110-115 degrees (use a candy thermometer) add the yeast. Let proof for about 10 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour. If too dry when combined, add a little more olive oil and warm water.

I tried to mix this in a stand mixer, but it didn’t work well because there wasn’t enough dough. So I kneaded the dough by hand on a floured surface. Roll into a ball and lightly cover with extra virgin olive oil. Place in a bowl and cover with a dish towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Roll out dough onto an oiled pizza stone (make sure to only cook gluten-free foods on the same stoneware). Roast pineapple in the oven while it is heating to your desired liking. Cook the pizza crust for 10-12 minutes.


We’ve started buying minimally processed and uncured meats with no hormones, antibiotics, nitrites, nitrates, flavorings or other additives. I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my health and highly recommend choosing such a meat. Remember the less ingredients, the better!

While the pizza crust is cooking, prep the shallots. Heat the butter, add shallots and cook until caramelized. After pulling the pizza crust from the oven, spray with olive oil. Add pizza sauce, cheese (we’ve cut way back since our first pizzas), ham, jalapeños, pineapple, and caramelized shallots. Cook for 5-7 minutes more. Enjoy!

Deana Larkin Evans

Hi! I’m Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I also create weekly menus to save time and money while reducing stress and food waste. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010 and dairy/casein-free (except for the occasional Parmesan or goat cheese) in 2014. I’m kind of a science nerd, too. In the ’90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook ’em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course.

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