My life SERIOUSLY changed when I started making this almond flour low carb pizza crust.
Because who doesn’t LOVE pizza?! And sticking to low carb recipes, shouldn’t mean you have to let go of this classic. So I’m extremely stoked to share with all of you low carb pizza at its finest 🙂
A nice and fluffy texture, with an easy to fold healthy pizza crust. Top with your favorite healthy recipes ingredients and you’ll be chowing down in style!
So turn on that oven and let’s get tossing, this almond flour recipes going to ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!
Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe Ingredients
This low carb pizza crust is a breeze to toss (pun intended) together.
But before we get started, here are a few notes about the potentially mysterious ingredients listed below:
Make sure you buy a FINE GRAIN almond flour. Bob’s Red Mill makes an awesome product, as does Trader Joe’s.
This is because almond flour is a heavier low carb flour (especially compared to wheat flour), so grabbing a fine grain will prevent it from weighing down the ingredients and making the crust dense.
PSYLLIUM HUSK POWDER.
You may have heard of this ingredient, in *ahem* digestive aid products, but don’t worry.
1 teaspoon contains 3 grams of fiber, and there are 18 grams of fiber in our ENTIRE low carb pizza crust — making this recipe extremely low in net carbs, and not too high in fiber PER SERVING.
Psyllium husk is extremely important in this recipe, as almond flour doesn’t have the same binding capabilities as gluten, and on it’s own, results in a “crumby” and dense product.
Psyllium husk fixes that, as it’s full of soluble fiber, which absorbs moisture while adding structure and “fluff” to this low carb pizza crust.
*According to Bob’s Red Mill, psyllium husk should be consumed with a full glass of water.
May seem odd, but water is absorbed by psyllium husk to work its magic.
Toss in baking powder, salt and apple cider vinegar and you’re good to go!
How to Make Low Carb Pizza Dough
Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then stir in the water and apple cider vinegar.
Once combined, form a ball with the low carb pizza crust and set it aside for about 5 minutes — this will give the psyllium husk ample time to absorb the moisture.
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Roll out your low carb pizza crust one of two ways:
- With your hands. Place a piece of parchment down, put your low carb pizza crust on top, and press the dough into a circle using damp hands (otherwise the dough will become too sticky to work with).
I prefer this method as it allows me to smooth out any cracks and form the dough into the exact shape I’d like to make.
- Between 2 sheets of parchment paper. This method is a less messy, but also less precise. Sandwich your low carb pizza crust between two sheets of parchment and roll it out using a rolling pin.
I still suggest you dampen your hands and smooth out any cracks that have formed in the dough before baking.
This low carb pizza crust is PERFECT for making a folded crust, just like traditional pizza.
Dampen your hands and fold the edges of your pizza. Again, I like to smooth out any cracks that form in the low carb pizza crust.
*This step is optional.
Use a fork to puncture holes throughout the crust, this will prevent it from forming large bubbles as it bakes.
Then, use a pastry brush to cover the crust in olive oil, so it won’t burn as it bakes.
You can pre-bake your low carb pizza crust, but I suggest covering it in toppings and baking them together (this will prevent the crust from getting too dry).
Some of my favorite toppings are:
- Sauce: pizza sauce, pesto, or low carb BBQ sauce.
- Meats like: sausage, pepperoni, chicken.
- Low carb vegetables: bell peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms and olives.
Toss your pizza in the oven and bake!
Your pizza will be done in about 20 minutes — the cheese should look golden brown/melted, and the crust should be cooked through.
If your toppings are done before the crust, simply cover the low carb pizza crust with foil and pop it back in the oven until it’s cooked through.
Don’t Forget Your Low Carb Pizza Sauce!
Most store bought products are loaded with added sugar. Read the labels before purchasing a jar.
Or, make your kitchen smell AMAZING with this low carb pizza sauce recipe! It’s easy to whip it up while your crust is in the oven.
Almond Flour Pizza Crust Variations
I wanted to keep this almond flour pizza crust recipe simple, but if you’d like to zest it up, consider:
- Adding some herbs and spices to your crust. Think Italian seasoning, dried basil, garlic or oregano.
- Make a cheese crust. Form the crust with cheese wrapped inside!
More Low Carb Pizza Recipes
- Crustless Pizza
- Chicken Crust Pizza
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- Portobello Mushroom Pizza
- No Crust Pizza Bites
- Eggplant Pizza
- Cloud Bread Pizza
- Fathead Pizza
- Zucchini Pizza
Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe
Happy low carb pizza crust making my friends! Hope this recipe is the craving buster you’ve been looking for, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Low Carb Pizza Crust
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Mix almond flour, baking powder, salt and psyllium husk together in a large bowl.
- Pour apple cider vinegar and boiling water over the dry ingredients.
- Stir to combine and knead the dough into a ball.
- Set the dough aside for a 5 minutes, allowing the psyllium husk to absorb the liquids.
- Prepare a sheet of parchment paper, and place the dough on top.
- With slightly damp hands, press the dough into a 10” circle.
- Fold the edges of the dough over to form a crust.
- Prick the dough with a fork to stop it from bubbling.
- Brush olive oil over the edges of the crust so they don’t burn. If you’d like to pre-bake the crust without toppings, brush olive oil over the entire pizza.
- Fill you dough with desired toppings and bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes, or until your toppings are golden brown and the dough is cooked through. Enjoy!