Coconut Flour Pizza Crust (Vegan, Keto)
This Coconut Flour Pizza Crust is an easy 4-ingredient crispy pizza base recipe made with coconut flour and psyllium husk.
It’s a low-carb vegan pizza crust made with no cheese, and 100% dairy-free.
What’s A Coconut Flour Pizza Base?
A coconut flour pizza crust is a low-carb pizza base primarily made with coconut flour for a keto-friendly dinner.
This recipe is inspired by my coconut flour flatbread recipe.
I used to buy flatbread to make a pizza base, so I thought it would be a good idea to twist my flatbread recipe to make a healthy crispy pizza crust that all my family can enjoy.
Pizza nights are essential family times for everyone, and it matters to me that we can all enjoy the same food on that day.
If you happen to be on a keto diet and eating plant-based, you might find it hard to eat a good pizza.
Most Keto-friendly Pizza bases are made with cheese, like my fathead pizza crust, or sometimes with a combination of keto flour, like my Keto Pizza Crust.
But this recipe is Gluten-free, Vegan, and Keto-friendly. No cheese and a dairy-free crust.
How To Make Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
This is not a difficult recipe, it only takes 4 ingredients and 10 minutes of preparation.
It is actually a super easy 4-ingredient coconut flour pizza crust recipe made with:
- Coconut flour – Don’t swap this for any other flour, or the recipe would not work. Learn how to choose keto-friendly flours.
- Psyllium husk – I use whole psyllium husks. It is mostly made of fiber. This means it’s good for your gut health, and it gives an elastic bread texture to this crust without using eggs. Don’t use Metamucil fiber supplements in this recipe. That is not quite the same product as whole psyllium husk fiber. Metamucil is a husk powder that is not suitable for baking keto bread. In fact, it will turn food dry, purple, or blue.
- Water – I recommend lukewarm water. Tap hot water is perfect.
- Salt – it is optional, but I love salt in my pizza crust.
Making The Dough
Knead the dough for at least one minute by combining the coconut flour, psyllium husk, salt, olive oil, and water. Stir it with a spatula before using your hands.
At first, the mixture will be moist and soft. You will feel like you’re kneading mashed potatoes.
After one minute, it dries out slightly, and you will be able to gather the pieces of dough into a ball easily.
It is crucial that you set it aside 10 minutes before rolling the dough. Psyllium husk contains a lot of fiber, and coconut flour also contains about 40% of fiber.
Fibers are highly water absorbent, but they need time to absorb all the water.
During these 10 minutes, the dough becomes elastic, holds together, and becomes easy to roll.
Rolling Keto Pizza Crust
Working with low-carb flours is different. It is not difficult at all. It just requires some adjustments compared to regular flours.
You must roll your dough between two sheets of parchment paper, or the dough would stick to the rolling pin and make a big mess!
Also, grease that bottom sheet of parchment paper. Each brand is different, and you don’t want the pizza crust to stick to the paper during baking.
Pre-Baking The Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
This coconut flour crust needs to be pre-baked, or it will get too soft and soggy.
So don’t skip this simple step that makes the best coconut flour crust on earth!
Note that this recipe makes one 10-inch (26 cm) pizza crust.
First, start by spreading my Keto Pizza Sauce on top of the pre-baked crust. It’s a very low-carb tomato sauce.
Vegan ideas: my husband loves to add sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, refried black beans, mushrooms, roasted chickpeas, toasted walnuts, red bell peppers, spinach, and vegan mozzarella ‘cheese’.
Low carb ideas: I love vegetarian pizza and use lots of keto vegetables as keto pizza toppings like spinach, black olives, and a lot of shredded mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese.
Sometimes I sprinkle some dried oregano and rosemary on top as well, plus spicy chili oil to serve. Of course, any grilled meat or white base will be delicious as well.
Enjoy the coconut flour pizza crust recipe, and drop a comment if you have any questions or want to share your creation!
You can safely store the raw coconut flour pizza dough in the fridge for up to 24 hours, wrapped in plastic wrap or an airtight container.
It’s also possible to freeze a pre-baked coconut flour crust. I recommend freezing the crust wrapped into plastic wrapping and then into aluminum foil to avoid any moisture.
Don’t freeze raw pizza dough.
Find all my substitution suggestions below:
- Coconut Flour: you can’t replace the coconut flour
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve listed below the answers to the most common questions about this recipe.
Yes, you can! But you’d have to use half of the quantity I use. You also have to make sure you use pure psyllium husk powder, not a dietary supplement. Supplements often contain less than 50% psyllium husk and will make your recipe fail.
No, yeast is not a suitable replacement for psyllium husk.
No, xanthan gum wouldn’t work here.
Yes, you can add garlic powder or onion powder for a perfect taste.
Coconut flour and almond flour have very different tastes, hence why I have two very different recipes for each. In terms of health benefits, both are low in carbs and high in fiber.
More Keto Pizza Crust Recipes
If you enjoy this coconut flour pizza crust, you’ll love these other keto pizza bases:
Made this keto pizza crust recipe? Share a comment or review below! I love to hear back from you on my recipes,
Coconut Flour Pizza Crust (Vegan, Keto)
Want My Kitchen Equipment?
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons Coconut Flour
- 2 tablespoons Whole Psyllium Husk
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 cup Lukewarm Water not boiling, think bath temperature
- Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).
Making the coconut flour pizza dough
- In a large mixing bowl, add the coconut flour, psyllium husk, salt, olive oil, and lukewarm water.
- Combine with a spatula or wooden spoon first, then use your hand and knead the dough for 1 minute. The batter will be very moist at first and dry out as you go, and that is what you want. Gather the pieces of dough and form a ball. If it is too dry, add a bit more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough holds well together.
- Set aside in the mixing bowl at room temperature for 10 minutes. It will give time to the fiber in the flour and psyllium husk to absorb the extra moisture.
Rolling the dough
- The dough ball is now firm, elastic, and ready to roll.
- Lightly oil a sheet of parchment paper with olive oil (this will prevent the pizza base from sticking to the paper while baking).
- Place the dough ball in the center of this sheet. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the ball, press with your hand to flatten the ball, and start rolling with your rolling pin until it reaches the thickness you like. The thinner, the crispier the pizza will be!
- Remember, it is crucial to roll the dough between parchment paper sheets, or the dough will stick to your rolling pin.
- Peel off the top parchment paper sheet. Use a knife to cut out a nice pizza circle, or keep the shape as you like. If you cut yours into a circle, reuse the dough from the border to roll another pizza base.
Prebake the coconut flour pizza crust
- Your pizza base is now ready to be pre-bake (keep your pizza crust on the parchment paper to bake!). Pull the parchment paper sheet with the pizza base onto a baking sheet, and pre-bake the crust for 12-15 minutes.
Garnish your pizza base
- Remove from the oven, spread some keto pizza sauce, baby spinach leaves, and grated mozzarella and olives, or feel free to use any toppings you like.
- Return to the oven for 5-8 minutes or until your cheese is melted and grilled. You can also switch the oven to grill mode for 1-2 minutes at the end of the baking process to grill the cheese even better.
- Serve immediately.
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I have made it twice now, once using the parchment paper, once without. Both times it stuck just terribly ( what we could scrape off was delicious). Yes, i oiled my surface first. What am I doing wrong here??
It seems that the dough is too wet. you may need more psylllium husk or you didn’t use the right brand – some contains only 50% husk, so half fiber and won’t absorb liquid as much.
This recipe looks soo delicious and I particularly like the idea of using coconut flour. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Could you advice me, please, on what to do with the rest of the dough you cut off while making a circle.
You can make a smaller kid-sized one!
Hi this recipe looks great and I will be making this soon. As it will be served as dinner for 2, I was wondering if this recipe counts for 1 pizza or 2 because I need to know if the quantity needs to be doubled. Thank you!
Serving size appears before the list of ingredients
Ola Carine, I see four ingredients in the list, but also note in the dough prep instructions the use of olive oil: “by combining the coconut flour, psyllium husk, salt, olive oil, and water. Stir it with a spatula before using your hands.”
is this essential, and what quantity? what might be the difference?
I love that you frequently provide alternatives, options, tradeoffs. Very educational!!!
Hi there! You need 1 tablespoon of olive oil. It’s there on the recipe card. I tend to skip some ingredients in the post when I have no specific advice on how to choose, prepare, or find them.
This is a fabulous recipe. My husband loved it and he is picky. I quadrupled it and it fit my large square pizza stone. Wonderful recipe, thanks so much!
Thank you soo much for the recipe! This was the softest, yummiest, healthiest crust I have ever tried. I brushed the top a little with olive oil halfway through baking, the crust turned out perfectly soft and yummm! Thanks again!
Can this crust be frozen after it is prebaked?
I am pretty sure it will work, I would pre roll and bake the frozen rolled crust the day you make pizza.
First time making a keto pizza crust. Very filling. Thoroughly enjoyed it
This looks wonderful! I wonder how it would be if I replace half the coconut flour with almond flower? Trying to bring down the carbs a bit more since I’ll be adding cheese and tomato sauce (even no sugar added sauce has some carbs). I am diabetic and keep my glucose under control mostly with diet and so have to be very strict.
You can’t replace coconut flour by almond flour in any keto recipes simply because both are big differences like amount of fiber. Coconut flour is highly liquid absorbent for example. Instead try my almond flour pizza crust ! Enjoy
I only have powdered psyllium husk which I have used in baking and does not turn anything blue. Since you mentioned that it would make the pizza too moist, should I use less so that it will turn out less moist?
I would probably use a little bit more. You know you added enough when the dough form a ball, it shouldn’t be too wet and should be easy to roll between two pieces of parchment paper.
My oh my! I tried this pizza recipe and not only is it delicious, but it was also filling.My parents loved it, and so did I. I doubled up the recipe and got 4 pizza. So good! 10/10 will recommend (:
Thank you so much for the lovely review!
I am soo soo grateful to have found this recipe. I make it about every 4 days. I make it in bulk and cut into pita slices and I eat it everyday! It fits perfectly into my macros and the fiber content really helps my stomach. I love it as pizza but I love it as just a base for anything really!!!! Even as tortillas. Really amazing and versatile recipe. My family and friends now make it as well. Thank you.
Thanks so much!
Just curious I don’t have any Whole Psyllium Husk can i just use yeast instead?
Not you can’t, yeast is a raising agent, husk is a binder, without it the dough will be a runny dough that has no shape
This is the most amazing pizza crust ever! I did add an egg. I will definitely make this again and again. Thank you for this recipe!
I recently found myself unable to eat many of my normal foods, including almonds and almond flour. I found this pizza crust and have made it twice now. Both my husband and I think it is delicious! I’m also having to forego dairy currently so we used the daiya mozzarella cheese shreds. Other toppings were sun-dried tomato spread, spinach, pepperoni, and green olives (but those only go on my half!). Very easy and good recipe!
This was very good! I followed another reviewer and added about half a teaspoon of gelatin into the warm water. Very mild coconut taste. I made mine quite thick and baked for 18 minutes. Will try baking longer as it was not crispy, but held together so well. Super good!
Can you use powdered psyllium husk?
You can, but some powder husk turn food blue or moist
Hello, been really around for a cheese free version of keto pizza and this one looks great. However I could not spot any indication regarding what temperature the pizza should be pre-baked and baked at…and I am bad at guessing.
The instructions for the recipe appears just before this comment section. The temperature and steps-by-steps instructions are fully written for you. Enjoy!
What an absolutely fantastic post! I have try to make Coconut Flour Pizza and it was amazing
Thanks for posting this. I’ll be sharing it!
Ok, so you’re brilliant….I’m tired of eating gobs of cheese and eggs in breads…. although it IS tasty. Having a recipe like this is INVALUALBE. I made this 3 ways: 1 – regular as written. 2- as written with the addition of an extremely large duck egg (it’s what I have on hand….) and 3 – as written with the addition of about a tablespoon of beef gelatin (which they say makes cookies chewy). My thoughts: The Recipe is great as is. I used a pizza stone, which gave me a nice golden crust…but not crunchy…which is what I Iike.
With the addition of an egg I noticed it was more chewy, and with less of a coconut tase…so WIN. With the addition of beef gelatin, I noticed a crispier crust (still not with an audible crunch though) and was definitely noticeably chewier. So next time my perfect version will contain an egg and gelatin.
I also needed more water then the cup, but different brands of coconut flour absorb different amounts so that was to be expected. And I hate tasting coconut in something that isn’t supposed to taste like coconut, so with the addition of garlic powder, onion powder, parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper I almost couldn’t taste it, which is also a WIN in my book.
This is an excellent recipe, I usually can’t stand coconut flavored pizza crusts. I will use this for na’an and focaccia as well as calzones and maybe even chips/crackers…Thank You, you’re seriously a bloody genius for this one. I have made hundreds of keto breads and pizzas…. for years…this is the best taste and texture.