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Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust is crispy on the outside, airy on the inside for all your favorite pizzas! This simple pizza crust recipe has amazing texture and flavor!

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You guys, this almond flour pizza crust recipe brings tears to my eye sockets, it’s just that good.

While I’ve been known to make Kale Pizza Crust, Cauliflower Pizza Crust, or pizza using gluten-free pizza mix, I’m particularly fond of almond flour pizza crust.

Combining almond flour, tapioca flour, and yeast results in a crispy-on-the-outside-airy-on-the-inside crust that expertly holds your toppings in its warm and fluffy embrace. It’s just the loveliest thing.

All things considered, this almond flour pizza crust is:

Recipe Highlights:

  • Grain-free, gluten-free, paleo friendly
  • Requires no more time or effort than pizza dough made with all-purpose flour
  • Has a yeasty-cheesy flavor that tickles your taste buds.
  • Contains optimal crispy outside with joyful airy inside
  • Packed with protein for extra nutrient value
  • Won’t make you  beg for belly bloat forgiveness.

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust + a Caprese Pizza Recipe | #glutenfree #pizza #dinner #recipe

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust + a Caprese Pizza Recipe | #glutenfree #pizza #dinner #recipe

How to Make Almond Flour Pizza Crust!:

Add the yeast and coconut sugar (or honey or maple syrup) to a mixing bowl, and mix with warm water (be sure the water is between 95 and 115 degrees F).

You will almost instantly begin smelling the yeast and it smells delicious! Let that elixir sit for 5 minutes to give the yeasties a chance to procreate.

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust + a Caprese Pizza Recipe | #glutenfree #pizza #dinner #recipe

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust + a Caprese Pizza Recipe | #glutenfree #pizza #dinner #recipe

While the yeast is doing its thing, stir together the almond flour, tapioca flour, and salt.

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust + a Caprese Pizza Recipe | #glutenfree #pizza #dinner #recipe

Whisk the egg, oil, and cider vinegar into the yeast mixture, followed by the flour mixture.

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust + a Caprese Pizza Recipe | #glutenfree #pizza #dinner #recipe

Stir it all together for 30 seconds to a minute (really get in there!). 

Place the bowl in a warm spot (I put mine next to a window that had sun shining through) and allow it to ferment and rise for 60 to 90 minutes (mine took 60 minutes to double in size).

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust + a Caprese Pizza Recipe | #glutenfree #pizza #dinner #recipe

You then pour the dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and spread it evenly. The dough will be very sticky, unlike regular pizza dough…this is totally normal.

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust + a Caprese Pizza Recipe | #glutenfree #pizza #dinner #recipe



Pre-bake the dough without any toppings to allow it to firm up. The dough does rise, so bear this in mind when choosing your crust thickness.

Mine turned out thick and delightful, but in the future, I will spread the dough a little thinner for extra crunch.


Time to top the pizza! Add your favorite sauces and toppings and put the pizza back in the oven to get the melty flavor meld going.

Pizza Toppings

Turn this almond flour pizza crust into your favorite pizza!

Let’s talk about this caprese pizza situation. It’s cuh-pray-say (get it? Like cuh-ray-zay? Caprese? Too much? Moving on).

Grain-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust + a Caprese Pizza Recipe | #glutenfree #pizza #dinner #recipe

I used fresh mozzarella cheese, super juicy heirloom tomatoes, homemade chimichurri sauce, and a balsamic reduction with a sprinkle of fresh basil.

You can make this an appetizer pizza or do as I did and stuff yourself silly with it.

The mozzarella melts into the most delicious stringy goo, and even the heirloom tomatoes become more flavorful after roasting.

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Get that almond flour pizza crust!

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Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Almond flour Pizza Crust is a delicious grain-free alternative to regular pizza crust. Top it with your favorite pizza toppings for a real wild ride!
Prep Time1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 large pizza crust
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Julia


Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 4 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup white onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Caprese Pizza Toppings:

  • 8 slices thick fresh mozzarella
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes sliced into ¼-inch thick slices
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar reduced (instructions below)
  • Chimichurri sauce recipe above
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


Prepare the Almond Flour Pizza Crust:

  • Add the yeast, coconut sugar, and warm water to a large mixing bowl and stir well. Allow mixture to sit 5 minutes to activate the yeast. Whisk the egg, olive oil, and cider vinegar into the yeast mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the almond flour, tapioca flour and sea salt. Pour this dry mixture into the mixing bowl with the wet mixture and stir vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Cover bowl with a towel and put in a warm place (next to a window in the sunshine works great). Allow dough to sit 60 to 90 minutes (mine took 60), until it has doubled in size and is full of air bubbles.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly oil the parchment paper.
  • Pour the pizza dough mixture onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Note that the dough will be very sticky - this is normal. Spread the dough to desired thickness. Dough will rise in the oven, so for a crispy crust, be sure to spread dough thinly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until firm and golden-brown.

Prepare the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • Add all ingredients for the chimichurri sauce to a food processor and pulse until well-combined but still chunky. Transfer to a jar and set aside until ready to use.

Prepare the Balsamic Reduction:

  • Add 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat slightly and allow vinegar to boil, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened and reduced to 1/3 its volume, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a small cup and allow it to cool to room temperature.

Prepare the Caprese Pizza:

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 450 degrees F.
  • Evenly spread the mozarella cheese over the pizza crust. Place on the center rack of the oven and bake until mozarella cheese has melted, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the sliced heirloom tomatoes, and drizzle pizza with balsamic reduction and desired amount of chimichurri sauce. Sprinkle with freshly chopped basil, sea salt, and black pepper. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut large pieces of pizza, and serve.


*Be sure your yeast is gluten-free if you follow a gluten-free diet.
The almond flour pizza crust dough should be very thick. If it's overly dry, you can add a couple tablespoons of water to get it to the consistency you see in the photos. Note that if you bake at sea level, you may need to adjust the liquid amount and the bake time. I bake at 6,000 feet of elevation.


Serving: 1of 8 | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g
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Monday 22nd of February 2021

This pizza crust is amazing! I was a bit suspicious at first,but now I am a true believer in almond flour in pizza crust. Question for someone: would cassava flour be an acceptable fill-in for the tapioca flour? I am out of tapioca and I need to make another batch. Thank you for the recipe!


Monday 22nd of February 2021

I'm so thrilled you enjoy it, Lynne! I haven't tested the recipe using cassava as a replacement for the tapioca flour, but my guess is it would work. I'm betting the texture will be a bit different since tapioca flour is much starchier than cassava, but I do think it should be fine as a 1:1 replacement. Feel free to swing back around and let me know if it works! xoxo


Friday 4th of January 2019

this is the best keto pizza dough recipe. Mine came out like a ball of dough. I oiled a pizza pan then spread it in the pan sprayed olive oil on top then baked ,added my sauce ,toppings and cheese baked it for 8 minutes after delicious,thank you


Friday 4th of January 2019

Just made the pizza dough ,not as liquid as picture came like a ball of dough I put in a oiled pizza pan and it came out perfect I luv this recipe


Sunday 28th of January 2018

Hello This is the best grain free pizza that I have ever tasted or made. Do you think that I could convert this dough into a cinnamon roll dough? And if so, what tweaks would you suggest (other than leaving out the sauce, of course)?


Monday 29th of January 2018

Hi Josey! I'm so glad you like the pizza crust! I do think you could tweak the recipe and turn it into cinnamon rolls. My only concern would be it may be difficult to actually roll out the dough since it's much gooier than regular cinnamon roll you may need to get creative in terms of making the actual "roll" part happen. I would use a muffin dish in order to keep the dough contained, and I'd swirl in the cinnamon and sugar mixture (you can use coconut sugar in place of cane sugar if you're refined sugar-free). Other than adding a cinnamon-sugar swirl, you could also add some sweetener (either coconut sugar or pure maple syrup or honey) to the actual dough to sweeten it a bit. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions! xo


Thursday 27th of April 2017

This looks amazing!!! Pizza is something we've been missing since going gluten and dairy free. We are also egg-free so I'm wondering if a flax egg would work as a substitute??


Thursday 27th of April 2017

Hi Tricia,

Ah, that's a great question! I'm not sure whether or not a flax egg would work, but I'm confident a gelatin egg would probably work! If you've never made a gelatin egg, you can get instructions on how to do so here: Let me know if that helps!! I hope you love the crust! xo

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