Interested in trying a low-carb and gluten-free meal that even a teenager will love? This coconut flour pizza crust will get a thumbs-up from anyone, even picky eaters!
When you really want a keto pizza recipe that is super-easy and doesn't feel like a ton of work, this pizza crust is perfect. It's made out of coconut flour - and even if you are scared to experiment too much, this is a really easy place to start.
This recipe makes a thin and crispy low carb pizza crust. You will love the crunch and the flavors that come out from it too!
There are lots of different ways you can make this pizza. Change the toppings and even change the size. Make one really large pizza for everyone or give them all their own mini-pizza. This coconut flour pizza crust recipe is perfect for all of it!
All of the exact ingredient amounts for the crust are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I have a few tips about the ingredients I wanted to share (along with any substitutions you can make).
Baking with coconut flour can be tricky since coconut flour soaks up the moisture from the other ingredients.
I added ground flax seed to get rid of the sponginess in the coconut flour pizza crust. The added flax really made a difference and resulted in a much crisper crust.
I like pizza crust that is thin and crispy so the flax meal was a great addition. To fix the taste, I added more seasoning as well as a little olive oil.
I also added some eggs and two different types of cheeses - a combination of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. The parmesan cheese gives it even more crunch!
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low carb recipe.
Here are a few cooking tips that will help you make the best pizza crust you have ever tasted!
- Not a fan of flax seeds? You can add almond flour, chia seeds, or psyllium husk instead. The psyllium is actually what I'd recommend as it adds gumminess without a noticeable taste!
- Use this recipe to make other meals! I've also used this coconut flour pizza crust recipe to make low carb breadsticks. Just shape the dough into a big rectangle and slice after baking. We like to serve the breadsticks with homemade marinara sauce.
- Bake this delicious grain-free pizza crust on a preheated pizza stone for the best results. The stone mimics a brick oven and starts cooking the crust immediately which makes it crisper than a metal pizza pan.
All of the exact steps are listed in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. Before I get there, I want to share an overview of how to make coconut flour pizza crust.
The very first thing you will do is put all the ingredients (except the mozzarella cheese) in a food processor. Process them together until there are no more lumps.
Then, take it out and begin to gently fold in the shredded mozzarella cheese.
The next thing you'll do is spread the coconut flour pizza dough out on a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Then bake the pizza crust.
After the top has a nice golden color, you will know it's fully cooked. Remove the coconut flour pizza crust from the oven and let it cool down before you add toppings!
️ Serving suggestions
This is a very basic keto bread recipe that you can use for a fun pizza night. When you are trying to think of things to serve with this coconut flour pizza, think about other pizza night foods.
This gluten free pizza crust would taste amazing with some buffalo chicken wings. You can also serve it with a crispy chopped salad!
This is a pretty simple recipe - and after you make it once, you'll want to make it again. Here are some questions people have about pizza crust made with coconut flour.
How do you store the cooked coconut flour pizza crust?
I've been making several of these keto pizza crusts at once so that I can save some for later. To keep them fresh, I place them in vacuum-sealed bags after cooling.
I like to freeze this coconut flour pizza crust shortly after baking. It makes it super easy to make a low carb pizza later.
To reheat the frozen crust, you don't even have to thaw it first. Just put your favorite toppings on top of the crust and bake at about 350 degrees until the cheese is browned.
Can you use almond flour instead of coconut flour?
Almond flour and coconut flour interact with wet ingredients in very different ways, so you can't just substitute almond flour in a 1:1 ratio. I do not suggest trying to use almond flour instead of coconut flour in this recipe as it will turn out softer and too doughy.
If you want to use almond flour to make a pizza crust, follow this recipe instead. It turns out perfectly!
What can I use instead of a food processor?
There are so many different ways that you will use a food processor, that I suggest buying one. If you don't have one, you can also use a blender to combine all the ingredients to make the coconut flour pizza crust.
Do I have to pre-bake the coconut flour crust before I add toppings?
Yes, you definitely need to pre-bake the pizza crust before you add any pizza or breadstick toppings. This makes sure the crust will be crispy and completely baked before the toppings soak into it.
Why you'll love it
Even picky eaters won't be able to tell this is a low-carb coconut flour pizza crust. It doesn't taste like coconut flour. It has a ton of flavor! You can even use this crust to make a BBQ flatbread or any number of creative topping ideas.
I highly recommend making a few batches of this keto pizza crust and freezing them. You never know when the craving for pizza will hit, and you'll want to be prepared!
If you enjoyed this coconut flour pizza crust, you will love these keto pizza recipes too. These are some of my favorites:
- Bacon Ranch Keto Chicken Crust Pizza will satisfy your craving for something salty.
- Low-Carb Pizza Casserole will feed the entire family and it has all their favorite pizza flavors.
- Real Good Pizza With Cauliflower Crust is another fun way to make a pizza crust that is crispy and delicious.
- Almond Flour Pizza Crust is another way to make a crispy pizza crust with almond flour instead of coconut flour.
- Sheet Pan Pizza is loaded with seafood like fish, shrimp, and scallops.
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Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
- ⅓ cup coconut flour about 44 grams
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese about 26 grams
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal or almond flour or psyllium
- 4 large eggs
- 1-2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning Blend
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ¾ cup mozzarella cheese about 84 grams
- Place all ingredients except mozzarella cheese into a food processor.
- Process until there are no more lumps.
- Fold in mozzarella cheese.
- Spread onto greased baking sheet or line sheet with non-stick silicon mat. Bake the coconut flour pizza crust at 375°F for about 20-25 minutes or until top is browned.
- Slice into strips for bread sticks. For pizza, top with sauce and toppings then bake at 350 F for about 12 minutes.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 230 [carbohydrates] => 6 [protein] => 15 [fat] => 16 [saturated_fat] => 7 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 2 [monounsaturated_fat] => 6 [cholesterol] => 147 [sodium] => 527 [potassium] => 119 [fiber] => 3 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 400 [calcium] => 310 [iron] => 1.8 [serving_unit] => slice )
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Updated on January 28, 2021, with new images and additional recipe information. Originally published on March 28, 2016.
Not a fan, pretty boring tasteless.
You could add more seasoning to taste.
We had family in and pizza night is the easiest/ cheapest way to feed a crowd - especially with kids.
I had never made a gluten free pizza before and (to be honest) I chose this recipe because I didn’t have a gluten free flour replacement mix and this recipe had ingredients I already had at home 🙂
I didn’t use the flax, I used one T almond flour and one T chia seeds - I did add one T nutritional yeast for that yeasty bread flavor and it was a huge hit! (I love adding nutritional yeast to things)
Thanks for the recipe!
Easy to assemble, holds together well, tastes great. I love that you put it all together in a food processor too. This recipe makes a crust that is roughly the same size as a frozen pizza (12”-13”). One of the best crusts I’ve made and my new go-to for low carb pizza.
I have made this recipe several times - for both breadsticks and pizza. It is so good. The first time I made breadsticks it was like heaven - finally on my low carb diet, I had bread! Today I made a stuffed pizza (or maybe hot pocket). Cooked half the dough for about 10 minutes, put on the sauce, cheese, toppings, then the rest of the dough. Cooked about 12 minutes longer - really fun and quite yummy! Thank you for this recipe.
We made this pizza crust last night and loved it! We doubled it and used cream cheese instead of the mozzarella and just blended everything together! So easy, so yummy! Thank you!
Just made this recipe and it was great!! I’m gluten-, dairy- and soy free so I left the Parmesan out but nonetheless it was fantastic! Thank you for giving me the possibility to eat pizza again. Can’t thank you enough! Greetings from Diana, Rotterdam
Tried this recipe tonight. Second pizza dough recipe we tried and it was the best. Came out crunchy around the edges and that’s what we missed the most. Thank you.
We miss thick crust pan pizza. Would this recipe would good for that?
Thank you, Lisa!
I use the deep dish pan pizza recipe for that.
Not for me, I’m afraid. The texture of the crust is off-putting. Will keep experimenting.
Just made this crust. Used flax meal and fresh whole milk mozzerella. 2 tbs of olive oil and baking powder. Seemed extremely moist so I added a bit more (1.5 TBS) flax meal. Looks beautiful and golden. Smells good too!
Cooked on parchment released easily and bottom was nice and golden as well.
Thanks for sharing those adjustments and results!
I am excited to try this crust, I am new to keto and missing my pizza! What is best for a thin and crispy crust? Almond, flax or the husk? I like the thin and crispy and the other recipes are usually doughy and thicker. I posted a 3 as I do not know yet but will update after I try
I would recommend the eggless Fathead dough instead if you want a thin and crispy crust. It uses almond flour and psyllium husk.
First time making keto pizza and it turned out perfect! Cooked in in a cake pan for deep dish ❤ will definitely be making again!! Thank you
Great idea to make in a cake pan. Thanks for sharing that tip!
I did it with all the ingredients except for the flaxseed and it was just perfect ?? for a first timer.
Thanks for you rx!
Thanks for sharing. Good to know it works out without flax.
I just made this for the first time, and it came out complete liquid! Why is it not forming a dough?? Should I add more coconut flour? Very frustrated as I was really excited to try this
It has to be the coconut flour you are using. Coconut flour is what absorbs the liquid. What brand/type are you using?
I have now tried this recipe several times, with whatever I have in the cupboard - so sometimes with almond meal, sometimes flaxseed, sometimes psyllium husk. I have to say that I think the psyllium husk is the most important component in determining thickness and texture. It’s much more liquid when I don’t use psyllium husk. Still works any which way, but much thicker mixture and much more aerated when baked, when I use the psyllium husks.
Thanks for sharing your experience! I've been wanting to tweak the recipe and it sound like psyllium is a great add.
Just made this. I used psysillium husks. I like it although missing ingredients for Marinara which would make it even better of course. I also used Chia seeds as I had no Flax.
It had a very meaty texture. I felt satisfied with one small piece.
I don’t have a food processor so would a blender work?
A hand mixer would likely work better than a blender.
Wow, just crazy good!!! My eggs were a little big, so I added slightly more coconut flour and Parmesan, and a quarter teaspoon or so of baking powder. I used the almond flour option, and a little extra olive oil too. I grease the pan with olive oil and put down a little bit of Parmesan as well, old habit from cooking lots of pizza. This is so good, I think I might actually stick to my diet this time haha. Thank you very much, I'm planning to make like 20 of these and freeze them.
New to Keto. I am never in the kitchen because I’m just horrible at cooking. I tried this receipe without the cream of tartar ( I just didn’t have any) and it turned out perfect!!! My husband and 5 year old daughter loved it!! Thank you so much!!
This sounds really good. Does it really hold up? Can you pick it up just like real carby crusts?
It does! And you can make it crispy if you like it that way.
New to low carb diet and I’ve made quite a few things from your website. Tried this pizza crust tonight and I made 3. We are a GF family so my kids and hubby are accustomed to “different” textures and flavors of “bread” foods lol. Texture is not crumbly at all however it didn’t get crisp at all. Cannot taste coconut flour. The spices and cheeses definitely make it flavorful. Toppings and sauce different on all 3. Made the recipe as instructed to a T, put EVOO on parchment paper, didn’t stick. My mixture was VERY wet and I was afraid I did something wrong but folding in the cheese helped and it turned out just fine. Made the third crust with 1/2 c coconut flour, baked it a little longer, and still enjoyed it. Next time, will leave out spices and try it like a GF sandwich bread or will make a cream cheese dessert pizza for the kids! Being GF it’s hard to find low maintenance, low prep recipes for dishes like this... thanks so much for experimenting and posting!! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!
I read somewhere that mozzarella holds it together. I do not see mozzarella in the ingredients list in the crust. Was it supposed to also be in the crust or just on top? I want to make sure I make it correctly. Thank you!