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Almond Flour Pizza Crust

If you are craving pizza but can’t have all the carbs, then this Almond Flour Pizza Crust is right up your alley! Now you can enjoy easy homemade pizza that is low carb, oh and did I mention that it’s dairy-free as well?

Almond Flour Pizza Crust Recipe

Here’s another pizza crust recipe here for you all to try, but this one is dairy-free, making it perfect for those with a dairy allergy.

My mom doesn’t eat dairy so this recipe is perfect for her. Since she doesn’t eat cheese, she has always eaten regular pizza that is cheeseless and loaded with other yummy toppings. 

People tend to assume that only those with celiac disease or who are eating keto are the only ones that need and want an almond flour pizza but that’s not really the case anymore.

You don’t have to have a disease to eat healthier these days, so I hope you really enjoy this Almond Flour Pizza Crust Recipe.

What is Almond Flour Pizza Crust?

Picking up a slice of almond flour pizza

Almond flour pizza crust is pretty much exactly how it sounds…it’s pizza crust made with almond flour. 

We have other keto pizza recipes that have almond flour in them, but the main difference is that this recipe does not contain any dairy making it perfect for just about everyone. 

It’s a combination of almond flour, eggs, oil, and spices, then rolled out thin and baked until crispy.

Is Almond Flour Pizza Crust Low Carb?

Absouley!! Almond flour pizza crust is very much low carb. Why? Because it’s primarily made out of almond flour, combined with other low carb ingredients such as eggs, olive oil, and spices. Yup that’s it!

How Many Carbs?

Let’s quickly compare our almond flour pizza crust with a regular pizza crust: 

  • Each slice of almond flour pizza crust is only 3.4 NET CARBS!! 
  • ⅕ of DiGiorno Thin Crust Four Cheese Pizza has 26 NET CARBS. 

I’d say that’s a big difference right?

What Ingredients are in This Recipe

Almond Flour Pizza Crust Ingredients
  • Almond Flour – Blanched superfine almond flour, do NOT use almond meal.
  • Xanthan Gum – Gives the almond flour pizza crust a little more gluten texture. 
  • Baking Powder – Helps the crust to rise a little bit. 
  • Spices – Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. But you could add any other spices that you want.
  • Eggs – Helps bind the dough together. 
  • Olive Oil –  Only 2 tbsp, otherwise it’s way too oily.

Is Almond Flour Keto-Friendly?

Yes, almond flour is very much keto-friendly. It’s used in most keto recipes as a substitution for white all-purpose flour. It has many health benefits and a good source of Vitamin E, iron, calcium, potassium, and many other vitamins and minerals. 

While on a keto diet or if you are just eating low carb, almond flour is a great choice because it’s high in fat, good source of protein, and has a great texture and flavor.

Best Flour Substitute for Pizza Dough?

It’s hard to say what flour substitute is best for making a low carb pizza. In my opinion I prefer using almond flour. I like the texture and the taste of almond flour, it can be a bit softer to deal with so handle with care.

I find it to be pretty versatile, perfect for not only this almond flour pizza crust recipe, but also for Keto Pizza Crust and Fathead Pizza Crust.

What is the Best Almond Flour for Pizza Crust?

Always use superfine blanched almond flour. Do not use almond meal, it will not be the right consistency. My favorite brand to use is Costco Kirkland Almond Flour.

Can I Use Coconut Flour?

You can also use coconut flour to make a low carb and keto-friendly pizza crust. This is especially good for people with nut allergies.

However, you can’t substitute the same amount of coconut flour for the almond flour, it doesn’t quite work out that way. Start by using about ¼ cup of coconut flour with 4 eggs instead of 2. 

I don’t have a real recipe yet for a coconut flour pizza crust, but I will in the future. In the meantime, if you try it with coconut flour please let me know how it comes out in the comments section below.

Almond Flour Pizza Crust vs. Fathead Pizza

Keto Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Ok so both almond flour pizza crust and fathead pizza crust have their place in the low carb world. And honestly both are delicious. 

The biggest difference is that almond flour pizza dough does not contain any dairy, unlike fathead pizza dough which has mozzarella and cream cheese. 

Almond flour pizza crust is a bit more fragile and can crack easier than fathead pizza crust. 

I’d say try both if you can and do a taste test to see which one you prefer!

Variations & Substitutions

As far as variations and substitutions go, you can add in some different spices and even cheese: 

  • Onion Powder 
  • Paprika
  • Black Pepper  
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese 

For a Nut-Free Option: Replace the almond flour with ¼ cup of coconut flour and use 4 eggs instead of 2.

Topping Options for Keto Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Aren’t toppings just the best part of eating pizza whether it is regular pizza or almond crust pizza?? The correct answer is YES…hahahaha.

Let’s get into all of our toppings!

Sauce Options

What is the right sauce to use for your almond crust pizza? Well, it depends on what kind of low carb pizza you are making. Try any of the following ones for your base:

Putting tomato sauce on Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Rest of the Toppings

  • Sausage 
  • Bacon 
  • Meatball
  • Pepperoni 
  • Chicken 
  • Prosciutto 
  • Ham 
  • Ground Beef 
  • Pulled Pork
  • Mushrooms 
  • Broccoli 
  • Eggplant 
  • Onions 
  • Peppers
  • Olives 
  • Garlic 
  • Fresh Tomatoes 
  • Spinach 
  • Arugula 
  • Basil

How to Make Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Making it is super easy. Follow these instructions and you will have an almond flour pizza dough in no time at all:

Mixing & Forming the Dough

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

STEP 2: In a medium-sized mixing bowl add the almond flour, baking powder, spices, and xanthan gum. Stir together. 

STEP 3: Add the eggs, olive oil, and mix the dough.

Adding eggs to dry ingredients

STEP 4: Roll the dough into a ball. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

STEP 5: Place the dough in between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a circle or rectangle. The thinner you roll the crust, the crispier it will get.

STEP 6: Transfer the almond flour crust to a baking tray, leaving the crust on the bottom piece of parchment paper. Gently roll the edges of the pizza creating a nice rolled crust.

Uncooked Almond Flour Pizza Crust formed round

STEP 7: Using a fork poke holes all over the crust.

Poking Almond Flour Pizza Crust with a fork

Pre-Baking the Crust

STEP 8: In the preheated oven, bake for 5 minutes then rotate the tray and bake for another 5 minutes. The crust should be nice and golden brown. Remove from the oven but leave the oven on.

Adding Toppings

STEP 9: Add ½ cup of keto pizza sauce to the crust, using a spoon or spatula to spread it.

Adding pizza sauce and bowls of ingredients

STEP 10: Sprinkle 1 ½ cups shredded whole milk mozzarella all over the pizza. Place whatever other toppings you choose to use on top.

Almond Flour Pizza Crust with toppings before putting in the oven

TIP – If you choose to use a lot of toppings, then I suggest cooking them ahead of time. The almond crust pizza is only in the oven for a few minutes, which is not enough time to cook veggies or meat. In that case, prep and cook all your toppings before adding them to the pizza.

Baking

STEP 11: Place the pizza back into the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

STEP 12: Broil for 1-2 minutes. (This step isn’t mandatory, but I like the extra little crisp it gives to my low carb pizza)

Best Almond Flour Pizza Crust

STEP 13: Slice using a pizza cutter or a large chef’s knife.

Cutting Almond Flour Pizza

How to Tell When the Pizza is Cooked?

It won’t take long for the crust to go from perfectly crispy to burnt. I found in my oven it took 10 minutes to prebake the almond pizza crust. Once the edges start to get crispy, take it out before it burns.

FAQs & Best Tips

  • Makes 1 – 12” pizza crust or 2 personal size pizzas
  • If you choose to use a lot of toppings, then I suggest cooking them ahead of time. The almond crust pizza is only in the oven for a few minutes, which is not enough time to cook veggies or meat. 
  • Chilling the dough for 30 minutes will make it easier to work with.
Pizza Crust with Almond Flour

Does it Taste Like Almonds?

I don’t taste almonds at all when eating this pizza crust recipe, especially once you add all your toppings.

How to Make the Crust Crispy

My baking instructions resulted in an almond flour crust that was pretty crispy as is. However, if you would like it even crispier, you can roll it out thinner or bake the crust for a few extra minutes. 

Be careful though, it can go from crispy to burnt VERY quickly.

How to Make the Crust Chewier

If you want to try and make the almond flour pizza crust a bit chewier, you can up the amount of xanthan gum to 1 tsp instead of ½ of teaspoon. Or you can add 1 tbsp of gelatin powder with water then add it into the dough. 

If you don’t need the almond pizza crust to be low carb, then you could use a blend of almond flour and tapioca flour. The tapioca flour isn’t low carb, but it can result in a more chewy almond pizza crust.

Holding a slice of almond flour pizza

What Size Pizza Does this Recipe Make?

I rolled the almond flour pizza dough out to about 12” round. But you can cut the dough in half, and make 2 personal size pizzas instead.

Does Almond Flour Rise with Yeast?

When almond flour is added to yeast it can make it rise. You probably won’t see a huge difference, but it can rise a little.

Do I Have to Poke Holes in the Dough?

Yes! Poking holes throughout the almond flour crust will prevent it from rising and cracking. Don’t forget this step.

Do I Have to Chill the Dough?

I recommend chilling the almond flour pizza dough for about 30 minutes. It just firms up the dough enough to make it easier to work with, because almond flour is a bit more fragile and can be more of a challenge. 

If you don’t have time to chill it, you can go ahead and skip it but I can’t guarantee how it will turn out.

Diets This Recipe is Good For

  • Keto and Low Carb: Using almond flour instead of regular flour makes it a great keto almond flour pizza crust.
  • Gluten-Free: 100% gluten-free almond flour crust! 
  • Dairy-Free: This is completely dairy-free unlike some of our other keto pizza crust recipes. 
  • Candida Friendly: Most people on candida are ok having xanthan gum. But if you are not, then go ahead and leave it out. 
  • Paleo: If you are strict paleo then this recipe isn’t quite perfect because of the xanthan gum. So if you need to, leave it out to make it strictly paleo.
Easy Almond Flour Pizza Crust Recipe

What to Serve with This Recipe?

Obviously we all know that pizza and wings go fabulously together, so check out our Keto Buffalo Wings and Garlic Parmesan Wings

A few other really good recipes and will go with this almond flour pizza: 

Make Ahead and Storing Options

Store the almond pizza crust in the fridge either before it’s been baked or after the pizza has been baked. This almond crust pizza will last about 3-4 days in the fridge after it’s been baked.

How to Reheat

Reheating your leftover almond crust pizza is easy. You can place it in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 300 degrees, or you can place it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Either way works just fine. 

Frozen pizza slices can be reheated at 300 degrees for 5-10 or until hot and crispy.

Can You Freeze Almond Flour Pizza Crust?

The two best ways to freeze almond flour pizza crust are: 

  1. Make the dough, form it into a ball, tightly wrap it in plastic wrap, then place it in the freezer. When you are ready to use it, let it thaw out completely then roll out as normal. 
  2. Pre-bake the almond flour crust. Roll out the crust as you would, then bake it per recipe instructions. After it has been baked and is cooled down, wrap it in plastic wrap and foil then place it in the freezer. When ready to use it add the sauce and toppings to the frozen crust and bake for about 15 minutes.
Almond Flour Pizza Slices

Tools to Use

You really don’t need a lot to make the Best Almond Flour Pizza Crust! Here’s all you need: 

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Parchment Paper
  • Rolling Pin 
  • Baking Tray or Pizza Stone 
  • Pizza Cutter or Large Chef’s Knife

Other Low Carb Pizza Recipes

Check out some of our other awesome low carb pizza recipes: 

Keto-friendly Pizza crust

They all are Keto-friendly and low carb, and will be a hit with your family and friends!

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Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Almond Flour Pizza Crust Recipe


  • Author: Stephanie Parlegreco
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes (including chill time)
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings (1 Slice Per Serving) 1x
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Description

If you are craving pizza but can’t have all the carbs, then this Almond Flour Pizza Crust is right up your alley! Now you can enjoy easy homemade pizza that is low carb, oh and did I mention that it’s dairy-free as well?


Ingredients

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  • 2 ¼ cups almond flour  
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum 
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder 
  • ½ tsp garlic powder 
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 

Instructions

Notes

3.4 NET CARBS PER SERVING (CRUST ONLY) 

Chilling the dough for 30 minutes will make it easier to work with. 

Makes 1 – 12” pizza crust or 2 personal size pizzas. 

For a Nut-Free Option: Replace the almond flour with ¼ cup of coconut flour and use 4 eggs instead of 2. 

To Reheat: Place it in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 300 degrees, or you can place it in the microwave for 30 seconds. 

Frozen pizza slices can be reheated at 300 degrees for 5-10 or until hot and crispy. 

Storage: Store the almond pizza crust in the fridge either before it’s been baked or after the pizza has been baked. This almond crust pizza will last about 3-4 days in the fridge after it’s been baked. 

To Freeze Option 1: Make the dough, form it into a ball, tightly wrap it in plastic wrap, then place it in the freezer. When you are ready to use it, let it thaw out completely then roll out as normal. 

To Freeze Option 2: Pre-bake the almond flour crust. Roll out the crust as you would, then bake it per recipe instructions. After it has been baked and is cooled down, wrap it in plastic wrap and foil then place it in the freezer. When ready to use it add the sauce and toppings to the frozen crust and bake for about 15 minutes. 

  • Category: Main Courses
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

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