Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni & Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 pizza crust
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
240 Calories
21g Fat
7g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 262mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Enjoying pizza can prove a challenge for those on gluten-free, low-carb, or keto diets. But with this easy recipe for almond flour pizza crust, anyone can enjoy a slice of pizza with their favorite toppings.

Making an almond flour pizza crust isn't as simple as just replacing all-purpose flour with almond flour. This recipe doesn't require yeast and doesn't need to rise like a classic pizza crust. Since almond flour does not contain any gluten, it isn't doughy, and instead has a crisper, more cracker-like texture. Simply mix together the ingredients, roll the dough out into a circle, and bake.

Regardless of the pizza toppings, start by par-baking the crust. This allows the crust to begin to cook and firm up before adding any toppings like cheese or sauce that might impart extra moisture to the crust. The crust continues to cook after the toppings are added. For a sweet pizza, omit the spices and bake the crust the whole way until golden brown and then top and serve.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Almond Flour Pizza Crust ingredients

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  2. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, salt, basil, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper.

    Almond Flour Pizza Crust dry ingredients in a bowl

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  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil until frothy.

    Egg and oil in a bowl with a whisk

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  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined.

    Egg mixture added to almond flour mixture in a bowl

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  5. Roll into a ball and place on a piece of parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray.

    Almond Flour Pizza Crust dough on parchment paper

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  6. Top with another sheet of parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray and roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.

    Almond Flour Pizza Crust rolled between two pieces of parchment paper

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  7. Peel away the top piece of parchment and place the crust on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust begins to crisp and brown.

    Almond Flour Pizza Crust rolled out and placed on a baking sheet

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  8. Top the par-baked crust with pizza toppings of choice. Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and fresh tomato are great for a classic pizza margherita. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 12 to 15 minutes.

    Almond Flour Pizza Crust topped with toppings

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  9. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 2 to 3 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, for a pizza margherita, scatter fresh basil over the pizza and drizzle with olive oil.

    Almond Flour Pizza Crust baked with toppings

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How to Store

Store leftover pizza covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Recipe Variations

An almond flour pizza crust can be used in both savory or sweet pizza recipes:

  • Savory: When making a savory almond flour crust pizza, the crust is par-baked, topped, then finished in the oven. This version is based on the classic pizza Margherita with fresh mozzarella, slices of fresh tomato, and fresh basil, but feel free to use your favorite toppings.
  • Sweet: When making a sweet almond flour crust pizza, omit the dried basil, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper. Cook the crust all the way through before topping and serving. Once the crust is baked it can be topped with a layer of mascarpone or cream cheese and slices of fresh fruit like figs. Drizzle with honey or chocolate sauce and serve for dessert.