|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*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.|
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.
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
Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, salt, basil, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil until frothy.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined.
Roll into a ball and place on a piece of parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray.
Top with another sheet of parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray and roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
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.
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.
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.
How to Store
Store leftover pizza covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days.
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.