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.
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.
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.
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Coconut Flour Pizza Crust (Vegan, Keto)
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