Low-Carb Pizza Crust (Keto, Vegan)
This Low-Carb Pizza Crust is the best keto pizza base made without eggs or cheese. A flavorsome bread flavor, crispy puffy edges, and only 2.7 grams of net carbs per serving.
Plus, this low-carb pizza base is also a gluten-free pizza crust with no yeast and is 100% plant-based.
What’s A Low-Carb Pizza Crust?
Low-Carb Pizza Crust is a keto-friendly base made with low-carb flour for a thick and puffy pizza and since it’s made without eggs, you won’t have any eggy taste!
I’ve already shared my egg-free keto bread loaf recipe, and this vegan keto pizza crust is another delicious low-carb baking creation that tastes like the real thing!
If you are tired of fathead pizza doughs, this vegan, low-carb pizza base will be your friend!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
While most low-carb pizza bases call for eggs and cheese, this recipe is here to show you how you can actually make a delicious crispy Italian-style pizza without eggs and cheese but with a delicious bread flavor.
The secret of this egg-free low-carb pizza crust is its combo of simple ingredients and a magic rolling technique. It’s a thicker alternative to my Keto Pizza Crust.
- Puffy Crust
- 8 Basic Ingredients
- Ready In Under 30 Minutes.
How To Make Low-carb Pizza Crust
Making this keto pizza recipe is easy as pie. The base only takes 5 ingredients and the pizza sauce is as simple as possible.
To make the low-carb pizza dough, gather the following simple ingredients:
- Coconut Flour – Coconut flour is a healthy, low-carb, high-fiber flour made from ground coconut flesh. Read more about choosing the right keto-friendly flours.
- Almond Flour – Almond flour is one of the lowest-carb flour with just about 10 grams of net carbs per 100 grams, or 7 times fewer carbs than all-purpose flour.
- Psyllium Husk – psyllium husk brings a large quantity of fiber, helping make this low carb pizza puffy.
- Garlic powder – optional but flavorsome!
- Yeast or Baking Soda – that one is up to you! Yeast is ok on keto. You will need 1 teaspoon of sugar to activate the yeast in the recipe but, the sugar will be digested by the yeast, and no sugar will be left in the recipe!
- Lukewarm water – think 95°F (35°C), bath temperature.
Making The Low-Carb Pizza Crust
The technique to create a puffy gluten-free pizza crust is to roll the dough gently, with a low pressure that keeps air in the crust.
Also, the dough is slightly sticky, so always roll between 2 pieces of parchment paper.
Next, make sure you shape fluffy pizza edges. Indeed, the gluten-free keto pizza crust won’t raise much as there is no gluten in the dough.
That is why it is important to make puffy edges to create these lovely pizza-like slices.
Work the dough as if you were playing with kids’ playdoh, giving the dough the shape you want to see when out of the oven.
The borders will slightly puff when baking, especially if you are using yeast.
For a different view of this recipe, watch my web story: making the low-carb pizza crust.
Making Low-Carb Pizza Dough With Or Without Yeast
The recipe can be made with or without yeast. The yeast-free option uses baking powder.
As a result of not using yeast, the pizza dough won’t rise much, and the bread flavor won’t be as intense.
That is why I also provide a yeast option for this recipe.
To start this recipe, proof the yeast by leaving the yeast in lukewarm water and a teaspoon of sugar to activate it.
Don’t worry, the yeast will eat all that sugar, and nothing will be left in the crust.
In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Pour the apple cider vinegar into the dry ingredients and add the lukewarm water.
Start combining with a spoon before kneading with your hands.
Form a pizza dough ball and leave it in a bowl to rest for 10 minutes.
Rolling The Dough
This dough is easy to roll.
Place it on a piece of parchment paper lightly oiled with olive oil.
Roll it gently with a rolling pin until you reach your ideal thickness. My favorite is about half an inch thick.
Then use your fingers to shape the edges of the dough to make them even puffier.
Cooking The Pizza Base
Once the dough is ready, transfer it to a pizza pan or a baking sheet.
Preheat your oven to 430°F (220°C).
Pre-bake your low-carb pizza crust for 15 minutes.
Once it has started to change color, take it out to add any low-carb toppings you like.
Bake it again with the toppings for another 10 minutes at 430°F (220°C).
Can I remove the psyllium husk?
No, the psyllium husk is necessary for this keto pizza recipe to give it the texture and hold properly.
Can I do it without almond flour?
Fathead dough is typically made with coconut flour, mozzarella, and cream cheese, but I have 3 different versions for you to try!
Yes, you can prepare the dough a day ahead and keep it in the fridge uncooked.
Another option is to pre-bake the base (15 minutes in the oven) and freeze it as is for up to 3 months.
Take it out of the freezer and thaw it for a day in the fridge or leave it in a warm oven for a few minutes before adding the toppings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Yeast Keto-friendly?
Yes, you can eat some yeast on a keto diet.
Even though you need sugar to activate the yeast, there is no more sugar once it has made its effect.
What happens is that the yeast feeds on sugar, and it will consume all the sugar, and none will be present in the final keto pizza dough.
So if you are craving a puffy, crispy pizza with real bread flavor, use the yeast option, you won’t regret it, and your ketosis will be safe!
Is Low-Carb Pizza Base Keto-friendly?
This low-carb pizza base is made with only keto-friendly ingredients – including the yeast activated in sugar!
Therefore this Pizza Base ticks all the following boxes:
- Keto-friendly pizza base: with only 2.7 grams of net carbs per slice (without toppings).
- Gluten-free pizza crust: because it does not use regular flour.
- Vegan Pizza Crust: because it’s made with no cheese and no eggs.
- Diabetic-friendly pizza dough: since it doesn’t use any high-GI ingredients.
Read my comparison of carbs in pizza slices from takeaways, frozen, and homemade recipes.
How many carbs are in a slice of low-carb pizza?
This pizza base comes at 2.7 grams of net carbs per slice without topping. Depending on the toppings you choose, a slice would be between 3 grams and 6 grams of net carbs, as long as you stick to low-carb toppings.
Compare that to the 25-60 grams of a regular wheat base pizza slice!
Can I cook this pizza in the microwave?
No, this pizza cannot be cooked in the microwave.
How thick is this pizza?
This recipe typically makes thick-crust pizzas with puffy edges. For a thin crust pizza, I recommend using my Almond Flour Keto Pizza Crust.
Which keto pizza toppings can I add to the low-carb pizza base?
There are plenty of delicious keto pizza toppings you can enjoy:
- Keto vegetables – including red pepper, olives, asparagus, spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, and more.
- Meat – pepperoni, ham, bacon, rotisserie chicken pieces, low-carb sausage.
- Cheese – a few tablespoons of any low-carb cheese like cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, brie, cream cheese, and Parmesan.
- Sauce – keto pizza sauce, sour cream, guacamole, mayonnaise drizzle, hot sauce.
- Seasoning – Italian seasoning, cilantro, oregano.
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Low-Carb Pizza Crust
Preparation:Under 30 Minutes
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