Craving pizza but without all the carbs? With this easy almond flour pizza crust recipe, you can enjoy fresh homemade pizza that's low-carb and keto friendly.
Are you looking for any easy way to cut carbs on pizza night with your family and friends? If so, you have many options available to you.
A popular option on the keto diet is a fathead pizza dough made with a mixture of almond and coconut flour along with grated mozzarella cheese. But some folks prefer a crust made with only almond flour.
That's why I came up with this recipe. It results in a thin and crispy crust unlike most Fathead dough styles. There's also no need for mozzarella cheese!
Why you'll love it
The best part of eating a pizza is the crust. You can get your favorite toppings and cheese on top, but if the base isn't good, you won't be satisfied.
This is where thin and crispy almond flour pizza crust comes in. Almond flour is healthier than traditional white flour and doesn't contain any gluten. That’s why this gluten-free pizza crust recipe is a great for people who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
It's easy to make and you can save time and money by making it at home. This option is also healthier than traditional pizza crust so you can enjoy that pizza taste without the guilt.
To make the almond flour crust dough, you'll need some simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
The key ingredient for this keto pizza crust is almond flour. However, if you want to make it nut-free, sunflower seed flour or sesame seed flour should work too.
I find that the addition of parmesan cheese gives the dough a yeast-like flavor. If you want a dairy-free crust, you can use nutritional yeast instead of the cheese.
I find that psyllium gives low-carb breads a texture more like gluten. Flax meal can do the same thing if you can't find psyllium husks.
Adding a little bit of baking powder will help your crust be a bit more airy and light. Otherwise, it may not rise as much.
You'll need a couple eggs as a binder to hold everything together.
Traditional Italian seasonings like oregano, basil, and garlic powder add flavor to the rather bland taste of the almond flour.
Note: You'll find the full list of ingredients, including amounts used, in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Adjust the crust thickness. The thinner you roll the crust, the crispier it will be. It also cooks faster than a thicker crust. Keep it thicker if you like the softness inside.
- Change the toppings. Experiment with different sauces and add ons. A garlic white sauce is a nice change from traditional red sauce. You can even try difference cheese like gorgonzola or blue cheese.
- Use different herbs and spices in the dough to vary the flavor.
Ready to make the crust for a keto pizza? Just follow these simple steps!
Combine dry ingredients
In a large bowl, stir together all your dry ingredients until well combined. Set aside.
Combine wet ingredients
In a small bowl, combine the eggs, water, and olive oil.
Combine dry and wet ingredients
Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until the dough is formed.
Form the crust
Use your hands to form the dough into a ball. Then flatten it between two pieces of parchment paper and press it out into a large flat circle using a rolling pin.
Transfer to a pizza pan or baking sheet and remove the top sheet of paper. Personally, I like to use a pizza stone because it makes the crust extra crisp.
Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes until the crust is browned. Cool slightly, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Create the pizza
Flip the crust onto the pizza pan and remove the parchment paper.
Add the sauce and your favorite pizza toppings. Place under oven broiler until it's the cheese is melted and has started to brown.
Alternatively, you can bake in a 425° oven and cook an additional 5-10 minutes or until toppings have cooked to your liking.
️ Serving suggestions
To serve, cut the pizza into eight equal pizza slices. At just 3 grams net carbs for each slice of crust, you should be able to have two slices as long as you keep the topping carbs to a minimum.
You can also experiment with different toppings and have a new pizza every time.
This crust can also be used for a dessert pizza. Just omit the Italian seasoning and add a touch of sweetness with one of the many keto-friendly sugar-substitutes.
Pizza also goes well with low-carb salads and keto soups.
No, yeast does not work with almond flour the same way it does with wheat flour. It will give you the taste but the dough won't rise as much.
One slice of this keto-friendly pizza crust has just 6 grams of total carbs. If you subtract the 3 grams of fiber, there's just 3 grams of net carbs.
Yes, the crust can be stored in the refrigerator. Almond flour is a hearty and filling ingredient that can withstand the cold temperatures without crumbling or losing its flavor.
You can freeze the unbaked crust for up to three months in the freezer. To prepare, take the frozen dough out of the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then preheat your oven to 375°F and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Enjoy this simple keto pizza recipe. If you like this recipe, you may want to try one of these recipes next.
- Coconut flour pizza crust is a great low-carb option for those who can't eat nuts.
- Keto cauliflower pizza crust is a delicious gluten-free alternative to wheat flour based crusts.
- Meatza pizza uses a meat based crust similar to meatloaf.
- Chicken crust pizza is a meat crust that's made with ground chicken.
- Fat head pizza dough is usually made with eggs, but this version isn't!
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Almond Flour Pizza Crust (Low Carb Keto)
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1 tablespoon whole psyllium husks or flax meal
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons water add more if needed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- In large bowl, combine almond flour, parmesan cheese, psyllium baking powder, oregano, basil, and garlic powder.
- In small bowl, combine eggs, water and olive oil.
- Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients stirring until a dough is formed. Add in additional water if needed.
- Form dough into a ball and roll out between two sheets of parchment paper. Transfer to a pizza pan and remove the top paper.
- Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes until the crust is browned. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Flip crust over on pizza pan and remove the parchment paper. Add pizza sauce and toppings. Place under oven broiler until desired doneness. Or bake for an additional 5-10 minutes at 425°F until desired doneness is reached.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 182 [carbohydrates] => 6 [protein] => 8 [fat] => 14 [saturated_fat] => 2 [cholesterol] => 50 [sodium] => 118 [potassium] => 48 [fiber] => 3 [sugar] => 0 [vitamin_a] => 115 [calcium] => 142 [iron] => 1.1 [serving_unit] => slice )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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First published on January 7, 2019. Updated on January 30, 2022, with additional recipe information and new images.
Hello. This seems to be what I'm looking for as far as low carb and saturated fat. Instead of "Transfer to a pizza pan and remove the top paper." can I just transfer to a pizza peel with cornmeal and slide it on to my pizza stone? Or, is a pizza stone not recommended for cooking an almond flour based crust?
I think a pizza stone with cornmeal would work just fine in this situation.
Has anyone tried this recipe in a pizza maker? The personal kitchen one that you can buy at Walmart or on amazon etc?
Worste recipe ever
How about some measurements
How about jumping to the recipe card where all of the ingredient measurements are located? It's easily found by looking for the green background.
This would be great to freeze for ‘the next time’.
Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and ideas! Have you tried making the crust, baking it and then freezing for use later ?
You should be able to freeze the crust either baked or unbaked. It would be best to vacuum seal it after flash freezing.
This crust recipe has become our favorite! I’ve made it about 10 times and haven’t changed a thing. Even when I’m tired I will make this crust over buying pre-made dough or ordering pizza. My husband and 11 year old absolutely love it. Thank you for the recipe! It’s forever in my cookbook.
Thank you for sharing your recipe. Will it work to use psyllium husk powder but not baking powder? (I'm not happy about the cornstarch in many brands of baking powder). Also, I don't have access to a broiler. Thoughts?
Thanks so much!
You can give it a try. But I often just make my own baking powder by combining 2 parts cream of tartar to 1 part baking soda. It's a good sub if you want to avoid cornstarch in commercially prepared baking powder.
hi, i have a question, if i want to freeze some of the crust before putting the toppings, how many days i can putting in the freezer or in the fridge.
I'd say up to 5 days in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.
Very delicious low carb option! And very filling.