nutritional yeast in place of the parmesan and 2 flax eggs. Flax eggs are 1Tbs of flax seed or meal in 3Tbs of liquid. I used flax meal in water. I also substituted almond milk for cow milk! No big deal! Nutritional yeast has a dense, nutty and cheesy flavor. I think it's really good! It is also a great source of protein and vitamin B12!
The nutritional yeast gave it a yellow color and you can see the oregano in the dough as well! It was really good even before I baked it! I love that part about vegan baking, I can taste whatever I want without the risk of salmonella!!!! Sometimes I have the intention of making vegan cookies and I end up just eating the batter! :-) Anyway, I just mixed all of the ingredients in a bowl and kneaded the dough until I could press it out. It ended up taking about 8 Tbs of milk. I was dissapointed in the size of the dough. I don't know why I thought it would be bigger but it really was only enough to feed my daughter and me. My husband had to make his own pizza later! LOL I will double it next time! I should have partially baked the crust before adding the sauce and toppings because the final product was a bit doughy in the center, so if you make this you should definitely put it in the oven for about 8 minutes before adding toppings!
Of course I added a small clove of minced garlic and a handful of chopped spinach to my sauce! My sauce did have some added sugar and salt. If you don't want that, you can try to find some plain tomato sauce or you can take a can of tomato paste, a can of crushed or diced tomatoes and whatever seasonings you like and throw it in the blender to make your own sauce! After I added the sauce it was time for the veggies. We had black olives (my daughter's favorite), spinach, sliced cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, artichoke, and one crumbled goat cheese medallion.
The pizza went into the 375* oven for about 25 minutes. Had I partially baked the dough, it would have taken less time. Supremely yummy!!!! I can't wait to make it again. Next time I am going to make a nut cheese to add instead of the goat cheese and I will make sure to pre-bake the dough!!!
My little boy was having a 'photo shoot' during all of this baking time! His dad was taking his 16 week photos and of course my baby girl decided she would ham it up too! Cuties!
We're big Ohio State fans around here!
He has the cutest little grin!
She wanted to take the pictures herself!!
Beautiful little goober!!
Until next time! :-)