Almond Flour Pizza Crust

If you’re avoiding wheat, grains, gluten, carbs, or all of the above and you love pizza like I do, this is a really tasty alternative to wheat-based crust. It’s also really easy to throw together — I’ve been making it once a week.  It could easily be adapted to be more paleo-friendly (I love cheese), vegetarian, dairy-free, etc. But if you’re allergic to nuts, sorry, Charlie.

Yes, I’ve tried making pizza crust out of cauliflower. This is much better.*

You’ll Need:
2 cups Almond Meal/Flour
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Pizza toppings

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all the ingredients (except for the toppings) and mix together. If the dough seems too wet, you can add a little more cheese or almond flour.

Turn on something you can dance to. It helps with the mixing.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put the dough in the center. Top with a second sheet of parchment paper and roll out to your preferred thickness. {This dough is super sticky, so don’t forget the parchment paper!} We like our pizza with a thin crust so I roll mine out to about 1/4 inch thick. It’s unlikely you’ll end up with a proper pizza shape — ours is different every time. But it tastes good, so stop complaining!

Bake the crust at 350 for 12-15 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Take a picture of a cute little dog while you’re waiting.

Top with your favorite pizza toppings. I start with a store-bought sauce, and add pepperoni, sausage crumbles and mozzarella cheese. You can finish everything in the oven, or put it under the broiler until the top is melty.

Cool slightly, cut (fight off your spouse/roommate/children with a spatula, because it’s hot, and they will try to eat it immediately since it smells like heaven) and serve.

*The cauliflower pizza was tasty — but it was definitely fork and knife pizza.  We like this a lot more, because 1) I think it tastes more like the real thing, and 2) you can actually pick it up and eat it like you would regular pizza. Also, I sort of hate cauliflower.


33 thoughts on “Almond Flour Pizza Crust

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  2. Loved it! We’ve been trying to figure out how to do a “zone” pizza crust & this fits the bill! Thanks so much for the yummy recipe.

  3. Stamp of approval from 1 finicky and slightly nauseous pregnant lady (me), 1 husband, 1 four year old, and 1 two year old. Thanks!

  4. Made this tonight and even my husband, who is very critical about anything that tries to substitute for wheat, loved it! Really good!! Best of all, you CAN totally pick the pieces up! Thanks!

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  6. This was incredible! I’m newly following a paleo diet after doing a Whole30 challenge and pizza was something I’ve been missing. Now I don’t have to! Thanks! I posted a link to your post in my blog so others can enjoy the goodness too!

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  8. I just made this crust and it was delicious! It was my first attempt at making a gluten-free pizza crust. I don’t have a gluten intolerance, but I’m trying to eliminate wheat from my diet. Pizza is one of my favorite foods, so I was worried because I didn’t think I’d be able to find a wheat-free crust that I liked with this lifestyle change, but I was so wrong! It smelled delicious as it was cooking and tasted just as good. Thank you!

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  12. I just want low carb. Is there any chance I could add yeast or gluten to this recipe?
    Just now trying coconut and Almond flours and haven’t had a lot of luck. I love the
    taste of yeast in a crust and am not allergic to anything, just trying to eat low carb
    and standard pizza crust is certainly not low carb. Thanks for any info you can
    give me.

  13. Hi! not sure if you still see these questions / comments but how many portions should i say this is? I’m trying to put this recipe into myfitnesspal – thank you!!

    • I would say 2-3. For me, I always had a few pieces leftover so 2 for sure (that was cutting it into a grid of squares) but if you have more self control than I do, 3 is also a possibility.

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