Almond Flour Pizza Crust (Gluten-free & Paleo)

This easy Gluten-free, Low Carb & Paleo Almond Flour Pizza Crust recipe is a Carb Lover's dream and will save pizza night forever! Made with a handful of healthy easy-to-grab healthy ingredients and totally doable on weeknights. No cauliflower, no coconut taste, perfectly crisp and holds its shape! #pizza #lowcarb #paleo #glutenfree #pizzacrust

This Gluten-free, Low Carb & Paleo Almond Flour Pizza Crust recipe is a Carb Lover’s dream! Made with a handful of healthy easy-to-grab ingredients and totally doable on weeknights. 

overhead shot of a gluten-free Paleo Pizza Margherita decorated with chopped basil

Pizza – one of my biggest weaknesses. Really who can resist a crispy slice of thin pizza crust loaded with marinara sauce and melty cheese? Now, this is the part where I get really excited because I LOVE being the bearer of joyful news:

You can have your slice of cheesy pizza – and enjoy it too with this super easy and delicious almond flour pizza crust recipe!

Yes, I know there are many many gluten-free and low carb pizza crust recipes out there and I sure tried my share of them on this journey to pizza perfection. If you have experimented with healthy pizza crusts, you know what I mean.

Trust me, I have eaten my way through the too floppy, coughed my way through the too crumbly, and challenged my teeth on the too crispy.

I also have no desire to have my house smell like stinky cauliflower. Love me my secret veggies – but not this time.

overhead shot of a healthy paleo almond flour pizza crust topped with marinara sauce and basil

I mean, just look at this gorgeous texture! Looks just like the real thing, am I right?

a hand holding a cheesy slice of paleo Pizza Margherita

What else is there to love other than the superb texture and taste? The time factor. Pizza cravings are not to be taken lightly and if you are like me, they are most likely to hit when you are already pretty exhausted from a full work week. So no, I do not want to spend an hour crafting away in the kitchen and pull out a million ingredients.

For this easy-peasy recipe, all you do is mix all the ingredients and spread the dough out onto a baking sheet.

a hand taking a cheesy slice of gluten-free paleo pizza Margherita

Oh, and did I mention you can eat this one with your hands just like it should be eaten? No soggy bottom crust, and no forks needed! PIZZA NIGHT WIN!

How to make Almond Flour Pizza Crust:

Prep – Preheat oven to 400F/200C.

picture collage demonstrating how to make paleo almond flour pizza crust

Step 1 – In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: almond flour, arrowroot, baking powder, sea salt. Optional but recommended –  garlic powder, and onion powder.

Step 2 & 3 –  Form a wheel in the center. Crack the eggs into it.

eggs being mixed into gluten-free flour mix to make paleo almond flour pizza crust

Step 4 & 5 – Whisk the eggs a bit. Now start to incorporate them with the rest of the flour mixture.

Step 6 – Keep on mixing until a uniform dough forms.

Picture gallery demonstrating how to make paleo almond flour pizza crust

Step 7 & 8  – I started with a fork and finished kneading with my hands. If the dough is a bit too sticky/wet, add a pinch more arrowroot.  Should it be too dry/crumbly, add a little bit of water, just one teaspoon at a time.

Step 9 – Gather the dough into a ball. Spray a pizza pan/stone with cooking spray (or a baking sheet if you don’t have a pizza pan).

gluten-free pizza crust being pressed into a round baking dish to make healthy pizza Margherita

Step 10 – 12 – Place the dough on the pan and spread it out evenly with your hands. It should be about 1/4 inch/ 6 mm thick – it will rise a bit while baking.

Marinara sauce being spread on top of paleo pizza crust

Step 13 – Take it out of the oven, add your toppings of choice and finish baking 10 to 15 minutes according to the recipe you are using. See below for a simple margarita pizza.

For Gluten-free Pizza Margherita:

Step 14 – 16: Spread pizza sauce on the pre-cooked base. Top with mozzarella. If you’re feeling fancy, add a few cherry tomatoes cut in half and a few bocconcini balls, too.

picture gallery demonstrating how to make paleo pizza Margherita

Step 17 & 18 – Bake for 10-15 minutes more, until cheese is fully melted and crust is light brown. Remove from the oven, add fresh basil leaves and enjoy!

overhead shot of a healthy gluten-free Pizza Margherita made with paleo almond flour crust recipe

Topping suggestions:

Top with your favorite meat, cheese, and vegetable toppings. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Taco Pizza – Refried beans, Cheddar cheese, sliced green onions,  black olives, and fried ground turkey – bake, then top with chopped romaine lettuce, cilantro, and diced tomatoes
  • Spinach & Artichoke – Garlic, spinach, chopped artichoke hearts, Mozzarella cheese, Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • Veggie Pizza –  Green & red bell peppers, sliced red onions, mushrooms, feta cheese crumbles, fresh or dried oregano
  • Pesto Pizza –  Homemade basil pesto, Shredded mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced tomatoes

overhead shot of a half eaten paleo almond flour crust pizza Margherita

Tips for making this recipe:

  • The garlic and onion powder are optional additions that are not in any way gonna influence the texture but I find they do really add a delicious savoriness to the crust.
  • Make sure to use a metal baking dish for a crisp crust. If a glass or pyrex pie dish is all you have, you can still make this but I would personally bake it on a cookie sheet before using a pie dish.
  • Add some finely grated parmesan to the crust for the cheese lover’s edition. Bear in mind that it won’t be a paleo crust anymore!

 

a hand taking a slice o healthy pizza Margherita with almond flour crust
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Paleo Almond Flour Pizza Crust

This Gluten-free, Low Carb & Paleo Almond Flour Pizza Crust recipe is a Carb Lover's dream! Made with a handful of healthy easy-to-grab ingredients and totally doable on weeknights.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword almond flour pizza, gluten-free pizza crust, paleo pizza crust recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 275 kcal
Author Marie

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 cups arrowroot flour or tapioca flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 large eggs

Easy Margherita Pizza:

  • 5 oz / 140 g mozzarella cut into chunks (about 1 cup of chunks)
  • 6 tbsp pizza sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil sliced into thin ribbons

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, arrowroot, baking powder, sea salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Form a wheel in the center, and crack the eggs in it. Whisk the eggs a bit and incorporate with the rest of the flour mixture until a uniform dough forms. I started with a fork and finished kneading with my hands. If the dough is a bit too sticky/wet, add a pinch more arrowroot. If it’s too dry/crumbly, add a little bit of water, just one teaspoon at a time.
  4. Gather the dough into a ball. Spray a pizza pan/stone with cooking spray (or a baking sheet if you don’t have a pizza pan). Place the dough on the pan and spread it out evenly with your hands (about 1/4 inch/ 6 mm thick – it will rise a bit while baking).
  5. Bake for 10 minutes without any toppings. Take it out of the oven, add toppings and finish baking 10 to 15 minutes according to the recipe you are using (see below for a simple margarita pizza).

Easy Margherita Pizza:

  1. Spread pizza sauce on the pre-cooked base. Top with mozzarella. If you’re feeling fancy, add a few cherry tomatoes cut in half and a few bocconcini balls, too.
  2. Bake for 10-15 minutes more, until cheese is fully melted and crust is light brown. Remove from the oven, add fresh basil leaves and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • The garlic and onion powder are optional additions that are not in any way gonna influence the texture but I find they do really add a delicious savoriness to the crust. 
  • Make sure to use a metal baking dish for a crisp crust. If a glass or pyrex pie dish is all you have, you can still make this but I would personally bake in on a cookie sheet before using a pie dish.
  • Add some finely grated parmesan to the crust for the cheese lover's edition. Bear in mind that it won't be a paleo crust anymore!  
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Almond Flour Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 18.6%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 Comments
  1. The texture of this crust looks outstanding! I’m going to make it for my mom, who is gluten intolerant!

  2. This looks and sounds so delicious! I have a pack of almond flour and was wondering what to make with it . Definitely making it tomorrow!

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