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Paleo Almond Flour Pizza

Pizza is a staple in my life.  When I posted about Paleo pizza I mentioned I liked two pizza videos.  Here is the second video.  This pizza recipe uses almond flour.  It is derived from a recipe by Mark’s Daily Apple.  The author of the video, Darren McDuffie, shows you step by step how to make the pizza.  He did change the quantity of olive oil used from the original recipe. 

Updated picture of Almond Flour Pizza

Updated picture of Almond Flour Pizza

I went on an adventure just to make this pizza.  I was all out of almond flour.  I was out of it for two weeks (shame on me!).  I needed my pizza fix so I braved the stormy weather and walked to the nearby grocery store.  They usually have a bag of almond flour in the health food section.  Of all days they were OUT!  By this time I had already filled my grocery cart with other items.  I only went to the grocery store to pick up almond four and coconut milk but anything shiny and exciting caught my eye and I put it in my cart.  I bought my items and decided I would walk ten more minutes to the next grocery store.  Keep in mind I had to carry all my groceries and walk in a storm!  I got to the street and I walked up and down trying to find the store.  I walked up and down at least 5 times.  It was very frustrating.  I lack an internal sense of direction.  Then I realized I couldn’t find the store because it was further down the street, about 10 minutes further.
I made it to the store, found my almond flour, and stood in a mile long lineup for the cash register.  After all this I walked home and made PIZZA!
The result:

 

Thin crust that holds all these toppings!  Doesn’t even crack under the pressure!

 

You get a very crispy crust!!!!!  Even the middle pieces stayed crispy.  I did taste a slight eggy taste.  I loved how fast this pizza crust can be made.  It can be assembled within minutes.  I made the dough earlier in the day and put saran wrap over it and stored it in the fridge until supper time.  McDuffie used his hands to flatten the dough.  I found this too difficult to do.  The dough stuck to my fingers and it was too uneven.  I had put the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. 
I even shared my pizza with a non-low carber and he loved it!!!  He really loved it.
Paleo Almond Flour Pizza Recipe:
·         2 Cups Almond Meal/Flour (like this brand)
·         2 Eggs
·         2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
·         1 Tsp salt
Instructions:
1.    Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough.
2.    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
3.    Lightly oil two pieces of parchment paper. 
4.    Put the dough between the two pieces of parchment paper and roll it until desired thickness.  *I made mine thin crust and it was very sturdy.
5.    Moved the pizza and bottom piece of parchment paper to a pizza tray.
6.    Bake for 10-15 minutes – until middle is cooked.
7.    Take out of the oven.  Put all of your desired pizza topping on it.  *Yum, pizza!!!
8.    Put the pizza back in the oven for about 15 minutes – until the veggies are cooked and the cheese is bubbling.
9.    Eat your crispy pizza!
Updated picture of almond flour pizza

Updated picture of almond flour pizza

Enjoy,

27 Responses to Paleo Almond Flour Pizza

  1. Kristi May 1 at 4:38 am #

    Do you happen to know how many carbs are in this? Thanks so much! ;)

    • Marie August 25 at 4:35 pm #

      6.75 net carbs.

      • stacy gault June 9 at 5:48 pm #

        how many calories? Thanks@

        • CAROLditchthewheat June 17 at 9:22 pm #

          Sorry I no longer provide that info. You can use a service like fatsecret.com to calculate the calories.

          • Ana November 26 at 8:08 am #

            Hi Carol,
            I think you should. I am sure it would help many of your readers (and potential ones) a lot. Personally, I only read blogs that provide me that info. But I love your site though!
            Thank you,
            Ana

  2. Molly (Sprue Story) April 6 at 3:31 pm #

    Yum, yum. This looks awesome! I’ve been making socca (chickpea flour) crusted pizzas lately, which I’ve been loving. I guess that doesn’t fit as well with paleo/low-carb but it’s certainly delicious. :) I have a fresh bag of almond flour so maybe I’ll be making your version soon.

  3. Sue April 6 at 3:54 pm #

    Try putting 1 tbsp Italian spices in the dough if you want to cover up the eggy flavor.

  4. Heather April 6 at 4:53 pm #

    I was so excited to try this recipe that I mistook the Tsp for tablespoon since that is what usually has a capital “T”. So, please note that it is teaspoon, not tablespoon :) (I am still excited about having pizza again!!!!)

    • CAROLditchthewheat June 17 at 9:12 pm #

      Everything on this site is gluten free.

  5. De Smith June 11 at 4:06 pm #

    This looks AMAZING, but how is this Paleo Pizza with all that cheese on it? Is there some Paleo cheese out there (please say yes please say yes please say yes)?

    • CAROLditchthewheat June 17 at 9:20 pm #

      Some people eat cheese and some people don’t. You can use raw dairy cheese or get grass fed cheese.

  6. Tocqueville June 13 at 7:40 pm #

    My wife and I just made this, blog post to come about it. Thank you for the recipe. I think we rolled the dough slightly too thick, while it was cooked it was kind of grainy when we ate it. In the dough we added rosemary and basil from our backyard. We added eggplant, cherry tomatoes, three types of cheese, and chorizo. It was delicious.

    • CAROLditchthewheat June 17 at 9:18 pm #

      The recipe will be grainy depending on how fine your almond flour or almond meal is.

  7. CAROLditchthewheat June 17 at 9:15 pm #

    Great idea on my seasoning!

  8. Johnny Cashew June 29 at 6:38 pm #

    Yikes, this recipe is nasty. It sounded and looked good but the taste was horrid. If you are dying for pizza you might want to look elsewhere.

    • CAROLditchthewheat July 2 at 9:32 pm #

      No one has ever complained about almond flour pizza.

  9. Do it the Moroccan way July 11 at 8:36 am #

    Thank you sooooo much for the recipe. I ve been looking for a simple, easy to make gluten free crust and my pizza is in the oven as I’m typing. I’m sure we’ll like. Pinned it too ;)
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  10. Lauren July 20 at 10:23 pm #

    I just made this and it was delicious! I added Italian Seasoning to the dough. I used Chicken Sausage with Spinach and Asiago cheese sliced thinly. Lots of veggies and it was so tasty! The dough was a little grainy but it wasnt too bad. While my family had a regular pizza night I had this pizza and I enjoyed it!

  11. Dave July 26 at 1:37 pm #

    I’ve made this several times and love it. Last night I decided to add about 1.5-2 cups of shredded mozzarella, gave it a great chewy texture more like a regular crust and help break up the dense almond flour. If you don’t mind hiding more cheese in a pizza give it a shot!

  12. Lori A. September 30 at 7:27 pm #

    YUM!! I took the advice in the comments and added Italian seasoning and mozzarella to the crust. It is SO good! The crust by itself is yummy. To me it’s like a focaccia bread!

  13. Dawn October 8 at 5:31 pm #

    This has been my go-to recipe and I love it. It has never failed me. I add Italian seasoning to the mix for added flavor and top with pesto and vegan cheese then whatever I have in fridge (usually grilled vegetables and/or chicken). I’ve used this recipe at least 20 times (pizza is my fav food). Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  14. Christine November 1 at 11:45 pm #

    Do you know if almond flour can be substituted with garbanzo bean flour?

    • Carol Lovett November 4 at 12:44 am #

      NO! It’s an almond flour pizza crust. You need to google a recipe for a bean flour pizza crust.

  15. Bindi November 11 at 2:56 am #

    Thank you. Pizza base was perfect for my paleo pizza. Was a breeze to whip up and your recipe was clear and easy to understand. Plus it was delicious :)

  16. Evan November 12 at 12:53 pm #

    Great recipe, so simple. We had a home made pizza with about half an hours worth of work. We need to work more on the toppings, but that’ll come, this is a great foundation…

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