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Piggies! It is DAY 27 of Gluten Free Baking With KitchenAid, and we celebrate our KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway with these delicious super easy gluten free vegan pizza buns created by the fabulous Megan Lust from The Gluten Free Vegan. I LOVE Megan's tag line, "It's Gluten Free. It's Vegan. It Actually Tastes Good" and these pizza buns taste GOOOOOOD! They are quick and easy, and Megan even shows you how to make them in her You Tube Video.

I absolutely LOVE Daiya Cheese! It just HAS to be the BEST vegan cheese on the planet, and Megan uses it in spectacular fashion here! These pizza buns were gobbled up in record speed at our movie night last weekend. YUMMO! Everybody asked for the recipe! I prompted turned on Megan's video! LOL! 

So who is Megan Lust? Megan, or "Megs" as she likes to be called, is the sassy, funny, "full of personality" Canadian vegan living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her hubby Levi has Celiac disease and multiple food allergies. So, with her passion for food, cooking, and writing, she explores the gluten free vegan world with humour and wonder, and shares her journey and new discoveries with us, so that Levi, and other gluten free vegans can enjoy healthy and super-tasty food that won’t make them sick! 

What I LOVE the most Megan's world is the personality! She uses made up words like I do, and makes gluten free vegan cooking FUN! She celebrates a lot of other bloggers by sharing their recipes, and posts many of her own delicious recipes. Megs also does product reviews and shares her favourite restaurant experiences. But I confess, that my absolute favourite thing on Megan's site is her organic vegan gluten free peanut butter carrot dog cookies. Scott and I made them for our little West Highland Terrier, Cookie, last weekend and she DEVOURED them! 

I can't wait to meet Megan in person at BlogHer Food 2012, so that I can learn more of her language and have some fun debriefing about all things Gluten Free and Vegan! Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe and dental floss tip for cutting the buns! (How Good is that?!) You ROCK! 

For more information about this recipe, check out Megan's original recipe post.
View Megan's instructional recipe video.
Learn more about Megan Lust at The Gluten Free Vegan.
Follow Megan on Facebook and Twitter.

The Gluten Free Vegan’s Pizza Buns

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  • dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup chana (chickpea) flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp xanthan 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sweetener
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • liquid ingredients:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 flax eggs (Megan’s recipe here)
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Add ins:
  • 1 1/2 cup prepared pizza sauce or marinara sauce (Megan's Recipe Here)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Daiya vegan cheese
  1. In the work bowl of your mixer, combine flours, xanthan gum, salt, sugar, yeast, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  2. Add flax egg, olive oil, vinegar, and water. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Lay out plastic wrap on work surface. Generously flour the plastic wrap with brown rice flour.
  4. Scrape batter onto plastic wrap. Generously flour the dough with brown rice flour then place another layer of plastic wrap over top.
  5. Lightly roll out dough with a rolling pin until it’s about 1/4″ thick.
  6. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap. Gently spread pizza sauce over the entire rolled out surface. Sprinkle with Daiya vegan cheese shreds.
  7. Using the plastic wrap to assist you, gently roll up like a cinnamon bun, trying to roll it as tightly as possible.
  8. Slice into 1″ buns. (See Megan’s handy tip below.)
  9. Carefully move these buns onto a parchment lined baking sheet with lots of room left between buns for rising.
  10. Let rise for about 30 minutes in a warm place.
  11. Preheat oven to 200 / 400°F.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  13. Dust off excess brown rice flour before serving.
  14. Megan’s Notes:
  15. Flouring your surfaces will do wonders to improve your results. So, don’t skimp on the brown rice flour. You can dust it off the finished buns when they come out of the oven.
  16. You can spread more pizza sauce and sprinkle more Daiya cheese shreds on top as the buns are baking if you like.
  17. To slice the buns nice and easily is to use unflavored dental floss. Slide the floss under the rolled up dough and measure 1″, then by pulling each end in opposite directions, use the floss to slice through the dough cleanly.

For more information about this recipe, check out Megan's original recipe post.
View Megan's instructional recipe video.
Learn more about Megan Lust at The Gluten Free Vegan.
Follow Megan on Facebook and Twitter.

Tip: a quick easy way to clean this “cling-on” pieces out of your garlic press

If you are using a garlic press to mince your garlic you will know how hard they can to clean sometimes. There are always a few little stubborn bits that refuse to let go of the garlic party. Next time you are replacing your toothbrush (I replace mine about once a month) recycle it and then wash it. Keep it under the sink to scrub out your garlic press under running water to help remove those little cling on pieces.

Tess! When I read this I had the silliest grin on my face. I feel so honoured to be part of this awesome event you’ve put on. You’re really such a sweetheart. I can’t wait to meet you in real life at BlogHer Food 2012!

Thanks so much for saying such nice things about me. *blush*

Oh and by the way ... my dogs absolutely love those cookies too. I hope you tried one too because they’re pretty tasty for humans too I think.

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I am THRILLED to have you participate in this event. THANKYOU for your delicious pizza buns AND those doggy treats! YES! I tasted them! OINKEDY OINK! See you at BlogHer Food!

Oh, wow, these buns! Swoon! I think I need some of these like NOW.

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Haha loved the swoon Alta! I have to say they are pretty swoon-worthy. I hope you get to make them soon. You’ll love them!

Oh funny.  I just made vegan pizza for breakfast. This though looks like a wonderful Sunday afternoon project for eating in front of the TV with our weekly movie. I’d bet I could even pack a few to send with lunch. Thanks!

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Mmmm vegan breakfast pizza?! What a great idea. Hey, I’d be okay eating pizza for breakfast any day. :) Oh and yes, these are a perfect portable lunch snack. Enjoy!

These do look amazing!  And love the doggie connection (heh heh).  :)

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They ARE! LOVE the dog connection too :)
Those doggy treats are REALLY GOOD!
Yes, I tried one!

Your site continually amazes me; I shake my head in awe, and my interior monologue always runs along these lines: “Seriously, that’s VEGAN…?” I have been introduced to so many fabulous dishes that I never thought I’d be able to eat because of this website. Kudos to you and all your contributors this month!

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Oh….I am SO pleased!
ThankYOU for trying so many of the recipes and remaining open-minded to how AMAZING vegan food tastes. I am inspired by YOU!

Love the dental floss tip. Thanks.
I agree. Daiya cheese is really good.

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I LOVE that tip too.
Yes! DAIYA cheese is the BEST!!!!!

You’ll have to let me know how it works for you too!

What a great idea!  My kids are going to love these:)  Thanks for sharing.

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Your big kids and little kids will LOVE these. They are SOOO good!

You’re right - a total kid-friendly recipe. Or if you’re like me ... you’re just a kid at heart and will enjoy them just as much. ;-)

Megan,

I have 2 words for this recipe, “Oh my!” This is a must add to my gluten free recipes! You rock!

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YEP! This IS a MUST TRY! SOOO yummy!

Carla - you’ll definitely love them. If I do say so myself. ;-)

Oh my goodness! These our so happening tomorrow! Do they freeze or thaw well?
-Kristina

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Kristina - great question and to be perfectly honest I don’t 100% know. They’ve never lasted that long in our house to test that out.

But knowing what I do about this dough - the recipe being based on another bread dough recipe - I would say yes, it can be frozen and thawed but might change the airy texture. The rest of the stuff (the sauce and Daiya cheese) freeze and thaw fine usually.

Good luck and let me know how it works for you if you do end up freezing! :)

I froze them and just defrosted one for my lunch. I totally defrosted it and then heated it up in the oven and freshened it up with some extra sauce and cheese. YUMMMMMMO!

I’m glad it works to freeze and thaw/reheat! Maybe I’ll make a double batch next time. :)

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