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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 dough 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 Keto Pizza Dough

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!


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!

Low carb Almond Flour Pizza Crust

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

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


Net Carbs 3g
Fat 21g
Protein 7g
Calories 229kcal
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Dry ingredients

Liquid ingredients

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  • 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. The recipe wasn’t clear whether to bake with the dough on the parchment paper or do you remove the paper while placing on pizza pan?

    • I am sorry but this information appears on the step 6 of the recipe, I quote “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.”. This means the pizza is prebaked on the parchment paper. I hope it make sense. XOXO Carine

  2. I made your rolls earlier and they went down so well I thought I’d try the pizza for dinner this evening. I’m afraid we weren’t such fans of this, it was a bit of a strange texture for us. It held together well where it was pretty much over baked and not great where it looked the right colour. Obviously it didn’t cook very evenly in my oven so overall this wasn’t a winner for us this time.

    • Super simple to put together, but I’m curious about the role the year plays in it… The yeast doesn’t seem to initiate with the oil and eggs only. Should there be a step when the yeast is mixed with warm water to allow it to activate?

      • As mentioned in the recipe card the yeast is only here for the flavor. The dough has no gluten protein so it won’t raise. You can make the recipe without it if you prefer. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  3. I tried the pizza with almind flour and coconut floor and was good..Mau be I should just try the almond flour as I don’t like the taste of coconut floor.
    I thought yesterday I saw coconut flour included in the recipe..Did you remove it?
    My crust was not that great..Is it because of coconut flour?

    • I have 3 keto pizza recipe on my bog, I guess you tried this one, which combine almond flour and coconut flour. The one you are commenting here is a 100% almond flour pizza recipe, which I recommend you to try if you don’t appreciate the flavor of coconut flour. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  4. Yes the dough holds pretty well together.
    After the second slice is too much, realistically you would never eat that same amount of whole almonds .This is probably the last attempt. I am better off with my mum’s pizza once a week to cope with the craving. Guilty but happy ????

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