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Almond Flour Keto Pizza Crust

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This keto almond flour 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!

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.

Gluten-free New-York-style Pizza

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.

The reality is that I am running out of coconut flour. This is how I started my mission of creating a (yeast-free) low-carb almond flour pizza crust. I got inspired by my crispy almond flour crackers.

In many of my recipes, I find some inspiration in an older of my recipes. The challenge of baking a keto pizza crust without coconut flour ended up as a pure success. I am so glad I tried it.

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

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Pulling a slice of the low-carb pizza

What Ingredients in the Keto pizza base 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.

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

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

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.

How to make a low-carb pizza crust with almond flour?

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 in the dough into a skillet or roll the dough between two baking sheets.

Watch my story: making the Keto Almond Flour Pizza to see it in a different way!

How to make almond flour pizza crust ?

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.

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, olives.

How to make almond flour pizza crust ?

How many carbs 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 on 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 my almond 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 180°C (350°F) 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 you also try one of the following recipes on your next keto pizza night!

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Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Low carb Almond Flour Pizza Crust
3gNet Carbs
4.66 from 963 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Net Carbs 3g
Fat 21g
Protein 7g
Calories 229kcal
Author: Carine Claudepierre
8 slices
A crispy, thin keto pizza crust with almond flour and an egg-free option.

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Dry ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups Almond Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ tablespoon dry active yeast - optional, it won't raise the pizza dough but adds bread flavor

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  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • 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 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. It 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%
Vitamin A 42IU1%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
Net Carbs 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 !

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

  9. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe! We’ve really been craving pizza and this did it. My normally picky husband loved it – I think he told me so with every bite. 😊
    Thank you for posting it!

  10. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I feel guilt free from eating this crust and it is tastyand easy to make. I love that I do not feel bloated after eating this!

  11. 5 stars
    Great recipe and tasty crust. The nutritional info you have above does that include the pizza sauce and cheese or is it only for the crust? Thank you for your clarification!

  12. 5 stars
    Thank you! I just made your pizza recipe for dinner tonight – toppings of chicken, arugula, onions, red bell peppers, black olives, chopped fresh oregano and basil from the garden and dairy free cheese. It was amazing! Our diet has been more strict than keto for the past 4 1/2 years so this was an absolutely amazing treat. Many thanks!🇨🇦🇨🇦

  13. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe! I wanted something different from cauliflower pizza crust and LOVED it!!!

    QUESTION: the nutrition facts posted, is that reflective of the ingredients that you provided only?

    Thank you!!!

      • Thanks for the recipe. Looking at the pictures I see cheese on top of the pizza but I didn’t see it in the recipe. Am I missing something? I normally would like some low-fat cheese on my pizza as a heart-attack survivor, is that possible with this recipe? Thanks in advance for your response. Regards.

        • Hi Viren,
          The photos show an example of a pizza you could make with the base. The recipe is for the base only as everyone tends to choose different toppings.
          Choose the cheese you like, of course!
          Keep in mind the nutrition is for the base only.

  14. 4 stars
    We love this crust! We do find it a little difficult to roll thin so we make a thicker crust and prebake about 18 minutes then back in until done! We have made this several times and will keep making it.

  15. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe. I made 2 of themto feed me, hubby and 4 kids. It was a hit! Nice and soft as well. I did add oregano to my sauce along with a dash of Italian seasoning. It was perfect. Thanks for the recipe! Will continue to follow you.

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