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Almond Flour Pizza Crust

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This keto pizza crust is an easy thin, crispy Keto Pizza Recipe ready in 10 minutes with only 7 ingredients.

Bonus, there’s an egg-free version as well for all vegan keto pizza lovers!

Low carb Almond Flour Pizza Crust

A few years ago, I started to be obsessed with making homemade keto pizza crusts. This first led me to the coconut flour pizza crust and later to this low-carb pizza recipe.

What’s Almond Flour Pizza Crust?

Almond Flour Pizza Crust is a keto pizza crust made with low-carb flour with a classic pizza base taste and texture.

It contains far fewer carbs than a classic pizza slice with 3 grams per slice while a typical takeaway pizza slice contains more than 20 grams.

Gluten-free New-York-style Pizza

Why You’ll Love This Pizza Crust

Although I still love these recipes and I serve them on repeat over the weekends, I wanted to test a 100%-almond-flour pizza crust.

It results in the most wonderful, crispy crust that reminds me of New York-style pizza.

The crust is also:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Paleo
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Vegan
  • Ready In Under 30 Minutes
Pulling a slice of the low-carb pizza

How To Make Keto Pizza Crust With Almond Flour

Homemade low-carb pizza recipes are one of the most popular weekend dinners at my house. This is now my go-to recipe for a thin, crispy New York-style keto pizza.

It yields enough dough to make a large 12-inch ultra-thin pizza. The leftover baked low-carb pizza crust slices freeze perfectly for later lazy dinner nights.

With only 7 simple pantry ingredients, you will be able to serve a tasty pizza for dinner. The whole family will love it!

Ingredients

All you need to make this gluten-free pizza crust with almond flour are:

  • Almond flour – I recommend using fine blanched almond flour to avoid a gritty texture. Read how to choose Keto flours.
  • Eggs or flax egg – replace the egg with a combination of flaxseed meal and lukewarm water for a vegan keto pizza crust. See recipe notes for the exact measures and techniques.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – or avocado oil or melted coconut oil. I don’t recommend butter. Its flavor and texture would be closer to a quiche crust than to a keto pizza base.
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder 
  • Instant dried yeast – only for a boost of flavor and totally optional. While almond flour won’t raise in contact with yeast, even if you activate it, this mimics the real pizza dough flavor.
Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Making The Base

It’s very easy to make almond flour pizza dough. All you have to do is to combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients as you would do for regular pizza dough.

However, as this is gluten-free pizza dough, the dough is much stickier than wheat-based pizza recipes.

That’s why you must either press the dough into a skillet or roll the dough between two baking sheets.

If you use the second option, my favorite, then bake the crust onto a pizza tray or baking tray.

Keep the pizza on the bottom piece of parchment paper. In fact, almond flour pizza crusts are more fragile.

You can’t transfer the rolled dough onto a tray without using this bottom piece of parchment paper.

How to make almond flour pizza crust ?

Pre-baking the low-carb pizza crust

It’s very important that you pre-bake this almond flour pizza crust to get a crispy pizza base. Also, make sure that you just add a thin layer of tomato sauce.

Avoid vegetables that release too much water, like mushrooms, fresh tomato slices, or zucchini.

If you want to use these keto-friendly vegetables, roast them before. This will prevent vegetable juice that could make the center of the pizza soft and wet.

The best keto vegetables to use on a pizza are red pepper, asparagus, and olives.

How to make almond flour pizza crust ?

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Carbs Are In This Almond Flour Pizza Crust?

Almond flour is one of the lowest-carb flour. Therefore pizza doughs with almond flour are very low in carbs and perfect for a keto diet.

For a 10-inch keto pizza with almond flour, one slice contains only 3 grams of net carbs without toppings.

As a reminder, a regular pizza contains at least 10 times more carbs north of 30 grams of net carbs per slice.

To learn more, read my comparison of carbs in pizza slices from takeaways, frozen, and homemade recipes.

Keto Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Can I Freeze This Keto Pizza Crust?

I recommend freezing the baked pizza slices or pre-baked pizza base rather than freezing the raw almond flour pizza dough.

Also, make sure you freeze the slices or the pizza bases individually to prevent them from sticking together.

For pizza slices, bake frozen for 5-8 minutes at 350°F (180°C) or until hot and crispy.

For the frozen pizza bases, I recommend you defrost them on the counter for 1 hour on a rack.

Then, prebake the base for 5 minutes to get the crisp bake. Finally, add your toppings and return to the oven until the cheese has melted.

Keto Almond Flour Pizza Crust

More Keto Pizza Recipes

There are many ways to make delicious low-carb pizza crusts. You can use either almond flour, coconut flour, or a combination of flour.

I recommend trying one of the following recipes on your next keto pizza night!

Made this low-carb pizza crust recipe with almond flour? Share a picture with me on Instagram!

Recipe Card

Low carb Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

3gNet Carbs
4.72 from 1152 votes
A crispy, thin keto pizza crust with almond flour and an egg-free option.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 8 slices
Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutrition

Net Carbs 3g
Fat 21g
Protein 7g
Calories 229kcal
4.72 from 1152 votes
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add beaten eggs and olive oil.
  • Combine with a spatula at first, then use your hands to form a ball of pizza dough.
  • Place the dough ball between two parchment paper pieces and roughly press the ball with your hands to flatten it into a thick disc.
  • Start rolling with a rolling pin until it forms a 12-inch (30 cm) diameter pizza crust (for an ultra-thin crust), or roll into a 10-inch (25 cm) pizza crust for a slightly thicker crust.
  • Peel off the top piece of parchment paper, smoothen the sides of the pizza crust to make it pretty, then slide the bottom parchment paper piece (with the rolled pizza dough on it) onto a baking tray.
  • Prebake the crust for 10-12 minutes or until golden and crispy. The thicker you roll it, the longer it takes to crisp.
  • Remove from the oven, spread a thin layer of keto pizza base or unsweetened tomato passata, and toppings of your choice. Note that any vegetable that releases a large amount of water would soften the center of the dough. This includes mushrooms, tomato slices, eggplant, or zucchini. If you want to use those vegetables, I recommend pre-roasting them 8 minutes in the oven to prevent them from releasing water on your pizza base.
  • Return pizza into the oven and bake in the center rack of the oven until cheese is melted. You can broil the cheese on the top rack for 2-3 minutes, but it will significantly darken the sides of the pizza. To avoid this, you can protect the pizza sides with pieces of foil.
  • Serve immediately into 8 slices.
  • Freeze the leftover baked pizza slices individually, in silicone bags or airtight containers. Defrost 2 hours before on the counter then bake at 160°C (320°F) for 5-8 minutes or until warm.
Vegan option: note that the result will be very different. The almond flour pizza crust will be less crispy and slightly more fragile to roll. For a two-egg replacer in the recipe, combine 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal (or ground chia seeds) with 6 tablespoons of lukewarm water. Stir well, set aside 10 minutes until it looks like eggs in texture. Use in the recipe as an egg replacer.
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Nutrition Facts
Almond Flour Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Net Carbs 3g
Vitamin A 42IU1%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    118 Thoughts On Almond Flour Pizza Crust
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  1. Excellent pizza crust. Made it for 3 people, it was a hit and we could only eat 1/8 each because it was so filling. Had a very small side salad with it. I used very thin layer of sugar free salsa, pesto and very thin layer of my homemade Alfredo sauce(keto with cashews),pepperoni and mozeralla.

  2. This looks like an awesome pizza dough recipe. I was wondering if this would work for a keto krautburger dough. I normally make my own dough but it is NOT keto and I am so craving a krautburger (and now pizza as well). Thank you for posting a great looking recipe!

  3. Bingo!

    Tips I noticed. Don’t worry about burning the crust. It’s hard to over cook. I’m going to test just how thin I can make this. Might incorporate your cracker recipe to see if I can’t make it really thin and crispy. Excellent job!

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this recipe, AMAZING!!I also made it using almond meal, can’t fault it. Tasted so good that none of my kids realise it was a different base. Thanks

  5. 5 stars
    Wow, wow, wow. I can’t believe how good this came out. Just as background, in all the years I’ve been cooking for myself (about 40 now) I’ve almost always shied away from any kind of baking or anything to do with flour because I would severely mess it up every time. So I would always just get my pizzas either carryout or delivery. This was actually much easier (for me) than working with wheat flour dough. And it is delicious. I wasn’t even sure if my yeast would work because it was past the expiration date, but it did. It looked beautiful with toasty edges on the crust and I didn’t even need to use the broiler for the cheese, and it tastes so delicious that I’m almost suspicious if this is even keto. And I can even pick up a slice with my hand and eat it like a regular pizza (as long as the slice isn’t too big)! I am so impressed with myself for being able to do this, and so impressed with you for sharing this great recipe.

    I very rarely comment on websites but I felt that I just had to comment on this recipe. Great job, Carine!

    • 5 stars
      Hi. I made it again today and it came out just as good as the last time, maybe even better. But there’s just on problem – I just realized that I put this comment on the wrong recipe. It was your Low-Carb Pizza Crust recipe that I used both times, not this one. But I promise to try the Almond Flour Keto Pizza Crust recipe soon!

  6. Can you use coconut flour instead of almond flour? I’m not a huge of almond flour. I love almonds but the flour is gritty and I just don’t like the texture.

  7. Hi Carine
    I just made the dough and I used flaxseed meal instead of eggs as we dont eat eggs..The dough turned out to be dark brown..Hopefully I can roll it and check the taste.. Do you think the colour is because of the flax seed meal? Also the dough is not amooth:(

    • This is not a recipe that works well with flax egg or egg replacer. Yes, it explain the color and it will probably be too crumbly and dry sorry, but if the egg replacer if possible I add it in the note.

  8. I must have done some thing wrong or what was sold to me as almond flour was something else. I followed the directions, precooked the dough waited about 15 min to put on the toppings. Spreading pizza sauce cause the cooked dough to break into small pieces. Topped it with my favorite toppings, rebaked until the cheese was melting. Got nothing that tasted like, acted like or was remotely like a pizza. My almond flour was dark in color and somewhat grainy not fluffy as I am used to with real flour. Willing to try this again but don’t know where I went wrong. Any suggestion

  9. Hi! I tried this last night but my math is showing different for carb count. I used the same almond flour your ingredient list called for. There are three carbs per 2 Tbsp. For the two and half cups that equals 40 Tbsp. Based on that the carb count comes in around 120 carbs for entire pizza. Am I calculating something incorrectly? Thanks!

    • Net carbs and carbs are not the same. You count net carb on a keto diet and it means you have to take away the fiber from your calculation. Also my nutrition panel is per slice, based on a pizza of 6 slice, it’s not a nutrition panel for the entire crust

  10. 5 stars
    I’m so grateful for your work! Thank you! I’m French with a type 1 diabetes and your low carb recipes are life changing for me. My partner is vegan and I’m so happy I can find options to combine these 2 diets. Merci beaucoup !

  11. 5 stars
    Wow, perfecto. My first go and forgot to precook base but it all turned out fantastic. So Simone (I am not a cook per se) and scrumptious. Added anchovies which offset the slight sweetness of the base.

  12. Does anyone know how much dough this recipe yield? I’m using it for another recipe that calls for a pound of pizza dough

  13. 5 stars
    Used this recipe for the first time this evening, and my partner and I are really enjoying this pizza. The crust is tasty and holds together nicely, even under the weight of toppings piled high. I over-browned it somewhat and thought it might taste burned, but luckily, this crust recipe is very forgiving. Definitely a keeper! Thanks so much, Carine!

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