If you’ve been sifting through low carb recipes, in search of low carb pizza that resembles a traditional wheat flour crust, then you’ve just hit the motherload with this almond flour pizza crust!
This low carb and gluten free pizza crust is SO delicious, you’ll be shocked that it falls into the healthy recipes category!
A warm, doughy crust that’s delicious and crispy on the outside — this almond flour pizza crust is one of the best tasting almond flour recipes I have found, and I think your taste buds are going to agree.
Let me show you what I mean!
Almond flour pizza crust is so easy to make, and it doesn’t require any special gadgets!
One of my favorite things about almond flour pizza crust is the way it mimics the traditional crust we’re all used to, both in flavor AND texture. There are so many things to love about this recipe, it’s hard to name them all, but if I had to name a few:
- Simple to prepare
- Incredible flavor
- Gluten and grain free
- Puts pizza back on the menu!
This almond flour pizza crust is gluten free which means you’ll have to add something to give it fluff and hold it together.
Using arrowroot powder will accomplish this beautifully. It’s higher in carbs than most of the ingredients I use on this site, but it’s a gluten free and paleo alternative that adds a lot to this almond flour pizza crust!
Tools To Make
Preparing almond flour pizza dough doesn’t require any crazy kitchen tools (Awesome sauce!) All you need is a bowl to mix in, a prepared baking sheet and a few utensils (whisk wooden spoon and fork).
Your almond flour pizza dough will keep well in the fridge if it’s stored properly. Leftover pizza can be stored in an airtight container or Ziploc baggies for on demand healthy dinner ideas or snacks.
You can also choose to make the dough ahead of time — form it into a ball and wrap it in saran wrap for a few days until you are ready to make your pizza. Then its ready to go on busy weeknights.
Can You Freeze This?
Freezing your almond flour pizza crust is also an option. You can choose to freeze the dough by itself or make the entire pizza and put it in the freezer. Voila! Low carb frozen pizza that you’ll feel good about eating!
Meal Prepping Tips
Making individual sized pizzas is an awesome way to meal prep for low carb dinners or lunches for busy work weeks. Just reheat your serving in the oven to crisp them back up, and leave off any fresh herbs/topping.
Hmmm! I’d say at least once per week! Seriously, though – pair your pizza with a salad and serve it for dinner or movie night snacks.
You can also cut it into smaller pieces and serve it as a side or use it for lunch. Or, use this dough to make calzones! Although not a keto calzone recipe (due to the higher carb count), it’s great for those following a paleo eating plan.
As with most baking recipes, there are only a few ways you can get creative with the pizza crust…
For instance, swap out olive oil for a different type of healthy oil such as avocado oil or grape seed oil.
You can also play around with herbs and spices to add some special nuances. (I love doing this!) Adding garlic salt instead of table salt kicks the flavor up a notch. It’s also fun to add some Italian seasonings like basil and oregano.
Can I Use Coconut Flour Instead?
Unfortunately, you can’t substitute coconut flour in this almond flour pizza crust because coconut flour has very unique baking characteristics that prevent it from being used as a 1:1 swap.
If it’s coconut you’re craving, check out my coconut flour pizza crust recipe that’s to die for!
Are There Any Almond Flour Swaps?
As with most almond flour recipes, cashew and walnut flour can be used in lieu of almond flour. Each of these flours requires a binding agent since they’re gluten free, so be sure to keep the arrowroot and eggs in the recipe.
Can I Skip The Crust All Together?
Sure, you can! Sometimes your waistline and your taste buds don’t agree that low carb pizza crust is the way to go. When that happens, try my crustless pizza recipe. It’s one of staple healthy recipes in my house and it’s soooo easy!
Can I Use This To Make A Low Carb Pizza Casserole?
Absolutely! Making low carb pizza casserole adds a little variety to this dish. Piling in all those yummy toppings and piping hot sauce will fill your kitchen with the savory Italian aroma that’ll guide the family to the dinner table.
Can I Use This To Make Pizza Bites?
Here’s the deal – Technically, you can make pizza bites with almond flour pizza crust but who wants to spend all that time forming tiny little pizza bites?
Cauliflower pizza bites or zucchini pizza bites are heavenly little bite-sized servings of pizza bliss and they’re so much easier to make! Plus, they’re a great way to sneak in some extra veggies.
What Are Some Delicious Toppings?
We’re talking pizza here, so as far as I’m concerned, every topping is delicious!! If you’re a veggie fanatic, like myself, then you can’t get enough goodies on top of your pizza, but I do have a solution!
Almond Flour Pizza Crust
- Low Carb Pizza Sauce
- Pizza Toppings
- Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk together.
- Add egg, apple cider vinegar, and stir to combine.
- Place dough on prepared baking sheet. Dough will be sticky, so it’s easiest to handle with damp hands — press the dough into a 10" circle, and form a crust as desired by folding over the edges.
- Use a fork to puncture holes into the center of the dough.
- brush the dough with olive oil.
- Pop in the oven for 16-18 minutes, or until the crust become golden brown.
- Add toppings and continue to bake — if the crust starts to brown more than you’d like, use a foil collar to protect the crust.
- Slice into 8 slices and enjoy!
Low carb pizza recipes don’t always offer all the rich, savory flavor we expect in saucy, cheesy pizza. Luckily you don’t have to worry about that with these healthy pizza recipes!
They’re bold, full flavored recipes for every healthy lifestyle!
If you want healthy pizza that actually tastes like pizza, then you’ve come to the right place! Using this almond flour pizza crust recipe puts the deliciousness pizza back on the menu for carb conscious households.
Try out this almond flour pizza crust recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below!