Indulge in a guilt-free pizza experience with my Almond Flour Pizza Crust recipe! This low-carb and gluten-free alternative revolutionizes the classic pizza base while delivering a deliciously crispy and flavorful foundation for your favorite toppings. With a simple combination of almond flour, eggs, baking soda, and salt, you'll create a wholesome crust that's both easy to make and satisfyingly hearty.
Gluten free pizza dough
Who doesn’t love pizza? I absolutely love pizza and of course pizza night! The fact that I am on a healthy eating low carb - gluten free diet doesn’t mean I need to give up pizza.
Yes, it's not the same crust as regular pizza. It's not a soft dough made with yeast, but it's delicious and super easy to bake so give it a try.
This gluten free pizza crust is made with only 4 ingredients, almond flour, eggs, baking soda, and salt. The outcome is a thin crispy and low carb pizza crust. The crust is baked twice- One time on its own to set and then with the toppings again.
Almond flour is healthy and low on carbs. This flour is being used to replace regular flour in many gluten free recipes. Almond flour contains many vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. The fact that it's low on carb and high on fat makes it suitable for paleo and keto diets.
The process of making this gluten free pizza is simple and requires mixing the crust ingredients and rolling it between two parchment papers. The crust is made with a sticky dough, don’t try to roll it as is because it will most probably stick to the rolling pin. It is not a regular dough that you can roll with more flour to make it less sticky.
After you roll the dough, remove the top parchment paper and bake the crust for 10 minutes on its own. Then add the sauce and cheese and the other topping (if using) and bake again altogether. Serve it hot and enjoy every bite!
Gluten free Margherita pizza
I made a Margherita pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves. Margherita was Italy's queen and this simple pizza was made for her in Naples, the colors are the colors of Italy's flag- red, white, and green and this is the most known type of pizza around the world. I add the basil leaves after the pizza is baked, they turn mushy if you bake them with the pizza. If you prefer other types of pizza topping, you can always change it and use white sauce and add another topping as you would add on a regular pizza base.
This recipe is a dairy one since I added mozzarella cheese on the pizza. If you don’t use the cheese and just use tomato sauce and add cut vegetables as toppings it's completely dairy-free. This gluten free pizza crust fits the paleo diet and is also perfect for Passover dairy dinner.
This pizza crust is a perfect solution when you crave pizza but don’t do gluten or just want a healthier version. This pizza crust is thin and crispy and it has a delicious almondy flavor that goes along with the tomato, cheese, and basil. If you were avoiding pizza because of diet restrictions try this recipe and you'd be surprised.
Almond flour serves as a fantastic alternative to traditional wheat flour, making my pizza crust gluten-free and low in carbs. It imparts a nutty flavor and yields a wonderfully crisp texture, ensuring a delicious and wholesome pizza experience.
While almond flour is essential for the unique characteristics of this recipe, you may experiment with other nut flours for a similar effect. Keep in mind that each flour has its own properties, so the result might differ slightly.
Absolutely! This almond flour pizza crust is keto-friendly, given its low carbohydrate content. It's an excellent choice for those following a ketogenic lifestyle without compromising on taste.
Certainly! You can pre-make the crust and refrigerate or freeze it for later use. Simply reheat it in the oven before adding toppings for a quick and convenient homemade pizza night.
To achieve a crispy crust, make sure to pre-bake the almond flour dough before adding toppings. Additionally, using a pizza stone or a preheated baking sheet can enhance crispiness.
Absolutely! This recipe serves as a versatile base, allowing you to get creative with your favorite toppings. Whether you prefer classic margherita or a loaded veggie extravaganza, feel free to personalize your pizza to suit your taste.
Pair your almond flour pizza with a side salad and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a well-rounded and satisfying meal.
Store any leftover pizza slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, use an oven or toaster oven for the best results, ensuring the crust retains its desired texture.
Other recipes to try:
Another gluten free option for pizza night is my sweet potato mini pizzas. In this recipe I made the crust out of cut sweet potato.
Make this almond flour pizza crust today!
Why wait for the perfect pizza when you can create it in your own kitchen right now? My Almond Flour Pizza Crust recipe offers a tantalizing twist to the traditional. Inviting you to indulge in a guilt-free, flavorful experience. With just a few simple ingredients, you'll craft a crust that's unbelievably easy to prepare. Imagine the aroma of a golden-baked almond flour crust, topped with tomato sauce, gooey melted mozzarella, and the aromatic charm of fresh basil leaves. The oven is preheated, the ingredients are at your fingertips – why resist the temptation? Treat yourself to a homemade, wholesome pizza delight that's ready to be savored now. Your taste buds will thank you!
Almond Flour Pizza Crust
For the crust:
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
For the topping:
- ½ cup tomato sauce (I used sugar free tomato sauce)
- 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
- few basil leaves
- Set the oven to 180°C/ 350°F with the fan.
- In a bowl, mix almond flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the eggs and mix to a unified dough.
- Place the dough on parchment paper and add another parchment paper on top.
- Roll the dough to a circle between the two parchment papers.
- Remove the top parchment paper and transfer the rolled crust with the parchment paper to a baking pan.
- Bake the rolled crust for 10 minutes.
- Pour the tomato sauce on the baked crust.
- Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on the sauce and bake for 10 more minutes.
- Add basil leaves and serve hot.