Oat Flour Pizza Crust

This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own. (Originally published September 12, 2019)

This whole wheat pizza crust has a secret ingredient – oat flour! Make this Oat Flour Pizza Crust for a delicious, fiber-packed pizza base!

a round homemade pizza crust next to sliced tomatoes

Oat Flour Pizza Crust

Learning how to make pizza crust at home is one of those cooking projects that may seem intimidating to at first. Sure, it might seem easier to pick up a frozen pizza crust—but what if I told you making your own didn’t have to be hard?

Well, that’s what I’m telling you!

Plus, when you make your own pizza crust, you can control what ingredients you use. I’m all for a traditional white flour crust, but sometimes I prefer a whole wheat pizza crust. Well, today I’m sharing a version of a whole wheat pizza crust with a not-so-secret ingredient!

The star of this oat pizza crust is… OATS! Quaker Quick 1-Minute Oats, to be exact.

That’s right—Quaker oats aren’t just for oatmeal (though I love oatmeal). I love oats because they are such good source of fiber. I use them in smoothies and falafel and cornbread and now this oat flour pizza crust! So versatile! When you use oats as the base of a recipe, the possibilities are endless.

So grab your oats and your favorite pizza toppings my friends! Time to learn how to make pizza crust!

a margherita pizza surrounded by oats and tomatoes

Ingredients for Oat Flour Pizza Crust

This oat flour pizza crust is made with pantry ingredients that I’m sure you already have on hand, so it just got even easier! I always keep oats on hand because they truly are a staple for me. What I love most about Quaker is that you can find their oats at pretty much every grocery store. That’s because they believe that your life circumstances shouldn’t be a barrier to good nutrition! Accessibility is everything, and Quaker is committed to being accessible to as many people as possible.

In addition to the oats, here’s everything you’ll need to make this homemade pizza crust:

  • Quaker Quick 1-Minute Oats. We’re going to toss them in a blender to grind them into our own oat flour!
  • Sugar. Just a little goes a long way to help develop flavor in your homemade pizza crust.
  • Warm water. It must be warm! Not hot, not cold. Somewhere between 105 – 110°F to be exact.
  • Active dry yeast. Just one packet will ensure that our oat flour pizza crust rises.
  • Olive oil. Using oil in your homemade pizza crust is the key to getting the perfect texture in your dough.
  • Salt. Just a pinch will enhance the flavor big time!
  • Whole wheat pastry flour. If you’d like to make this a gluten-free pizza crust, you can use a 1:1 gluten-free blend.

a homemade vegan pizza next to a container of Quaker oats

a series of images of pizza dough being made

How to Make Pizza Crust with Oat Flour

The technique for making this oat flour pizza crust is the same as making any other pizza crust. Mix, knead, rise and bake! There’s just one quick additional step to make your oat flour!

Here’s how to make your own oat flour pizza crust:

  1. Blend your oats into a fine flour using a blender or a food processor
  2. Add sugar and warm water to a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Give it a gentle stir and let it sit for 5 minutes until the yeast blooms.
  3. Add olive oil and salt to the bowl and whisk to combine
  4. Mix in the oat flour and whole wheat flour and stir until a dough ball forms. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 5-8 minutes, or until the dough is smooth.
  5. Place your kneaded dough in a large bowl coated with oil, cover with a damp warm towel and let it sit for 1 hour to rise
  6. Punch the dough and break it up into two even dough balls, knead, then roll out into a pizza crust
  7. Bake the crust in a 425°F oven for 18 minutes.

a slice of pizza sitting next to a whole pizza

Tips for Making This Oat Flour Pizza Crust

I promise you that making your own homemade pizza crust is much simpler than you’re expecting it to be! But here are a few tips to make sure it comes together exactly how you want it to!

  • Activate your yeast. You need to make sure your yeast is alive before you bake with it. If your yeast doesn’t get foamy after it sits in warm sugar water, your yeast is dead and you have to start over!
  • Be careful not to over knead. Pizza dough does need a good amount of kneading, but taking it too far can lead to a tough crust. You should knead it long enough that it’s no longer sticky, but it should still feel soft and pliable.
  • Save some for later. This oat flour pizza crust recipe makes two dough balls; you can bake both, or you can freeze one for later!
  • Make it gluten-free. If you want to make this oat flour pizza crust gluten-free, try subbing the whole wheat pastry flour for a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend.
  • Don’t skip the first bake. You have to bake the crust on its own before you top it and bake it again with your toppings. If you skip this step, you’ll end up with a soggy crust!
  • Have fun with toppings. After baking the oat pizza crust alone, pile on whatever toppings you want. I went with marinara, fresh tomatoes, cashew cheese, and basil. I really want to make a pesto pizza to take advantage of the last of summer basil! Let me know what you would top this oat flour pizza crust with—I’m always looking for more pizza ideas.

a slice of vegan pizza topped with cashew cheese, tomatoes and basil


How to make:

Oat Flour Pizza Crust

This whole wheat pizza crust has a secret ingredient – oat flour! Make this Oat Flour Pizza Crust for a delicious, fiber-packed pizza base!

Prep Time:
1 hour 30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hour 45 mins
8 1x


  • 2 cups Quaker Quick 1-Minute Oats
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour


  1. In a blender or food processor, add oats. Blend into a fine flour; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add sugar and warm water. Sprinkle yeast on top and gently stir once. Let sit 5 minutes, until yeast is foamy. If there is no foam, the yeast is dead; start again with new yeast.
  3. Add olive oil and salt to the bowl; whisk to combine.
  4. Add oat flour and whole wheat flour to the bowl. Stir until a dough ball forms. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough. Knead for 5-8 minutes, until the dough is smooth.
  5. In a large bowl coated with oil, place the dough. Cover with a damp warm towel. Let sit for 1 hour, until dough has risen.
  6. Punch dough. Divide into two even dough balls; knead each until smooth (alternatively, you can freeze one dough ball). On a lightly floured surface, roll out each dough ball into a 1/4-inch thick circle. Fold in the edges to form a raised crust.
  7. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly flour a baking pan. Transfer crust to pan. Bake for 18 minutes.
  8. Add desired toppings and bake accordingly.

Thanks to Quaker for sponsoring this post! I love working with brands whose products I really love and would honestly recommend.