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Paleo Almond Flour Pizza

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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
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


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44 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 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,

          • Janet Bublitz February 17 at 11:21 pm #

            I don’t know a single Paleo follower who counts calories. It’s a low carb, high fat, protein adequate lifestyle. I fail to see the point.

        • Marius March 6 at 9:05 pm #

          Lots and lots. But they come mostly from fat.

  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.

    • Sharon November 27 at 11:59 am #

      Try grating aged cheese like Parmigiano Reggiano on the cooked pizza (not before cooking). Aged Parm is highly digestible by most people because it contains all of the natural enzymes which are cooked out of pasteurized cheese. (And it is delicious!)

    • JUSTIN March 19 at 9:37 pm #

      Just got done making it! Used Feta cheese on it. All together Same base, added some garlic bread crumbs to the top after rolling it out. (I’d recommend putting some garlic mince in the mix before rolled out.) I also put some chicken, deli sliced ham, and some pineapple on it. Turned out amazing! The feta cheese does some greatness to it!

    • Loree July 23 at 4:56 pm #

      Daiya makes a cheddar flavor and a mozzarella flavor processed cheese-like food that tastes ok. Texture is similar to Velveeta. It is made with tapioca. Non-dairy, non-soy. A little bit goes a long way. Not perfect, but close to Paleo.

  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.

    • Pablo Honey June 30 at 8:42 am #

      That crust is great.

      Only the fact that almonds are so expensive deters me from not making a pie a day.

      What are you, nuts?

  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…

  17. JJ March 12 at 6:39 pm #

    I have made this recipe many times it is that good. I add 1/2 cup of flaxseed meal in place of some of the almond meal, one packet of substitute sugar. Thanks for posting Carol!
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  18. mary July 3 at 12:31 pm #

    Hi Carol! I love this recipe and send it to my clients too 🙂
    My question is: can you pre-make the dough a day or so early and refrigerate it until use? i’m going away and want to make the dough ahead of time, then bake it when i get to my destination. thanks!

  19. Kennedy July 10 at 3:29 am #

    What can I replace the eggs with my moms allergic and this is the closest recipe that she can eat

    • Carol Lovett March 24 at 3:58 pm #

      Sorry but this recipe won’t work egg-free.

  20. Terri August 8 at 4:11 pm #

    I just tried this crust. I really liked it, but my husband didn’t care for it. I think that might be because it is our first foray into almond flour cooking. We’ve been grain free for about three months and the only thing we’ve eaten is meats, veggies, fruits, a potato now and then, and some cheese. I thought it was time to try cooking with almond flour. I like the ideas about flavoring the crust with herbs. I think some rosemary or basil would have helped. I had a roll of crust around the edges, and that was a bit dry. I think I’ll roll it flat next time. This recipe might be good as a pie crust if I can make it a bit more moist with some coconut sugar in it.

  21. Marymargaret September 17 at 5:11 pm #

    Love the thought of pizza again but what can I substitute for eggs – yup that allergy too along with lactose intolerance and wheat/grain.

    • Carol Lovett March 24 at 3:32 pm #

      Sorry, it won’t work egg-free.

  22. Lily February 8 at 1:23 pm #

    I have made this crust before; delicious! I found a very easy way to make almond flour…whirr almonds in a food processor! It may not be as finely ground as store bought, but is up to the task for this crust!

  23. Johanna G February 13 at 12:33 pm #

    Hubby and I made this exactly as you instructed for our traditional Pizza Nite. It turned out great!!! The crust reminded me of a sugar cookie but without the sweetness. We rolled it out to be a thin crust which I thought was perfect because any thicker and the grainy texture would be very noticeable. The crust alone had a very subtle nutty almond flavor which I thought complimented the pizza. Great recipe, easy and quick to pull together! THANK YOU!

  24. ama February 24 at 12:07 am #

    I made this a few nights ago and loved it–how easy it is! SO much easier than a cauli crust pizza. And simple ingredients. I read thru the comments and added a handful of mozzarella and some Italian spices, and then just put pizza sauce, cooked ground pork with some sausage-type spices in it, and cheese on tip. Definitely a keeper.

    I am going to make another one today and see how just the crust freezes. I am busy freezing meals for the school semester starting.

    Thanks and well done!

    • ama March 12 at 4:36 am #

      Me, again. The crust freezes beautifully.

      I have made a couple of these and take pizza slices for lunch. My favorite one was this good pizza crust topped with basil pesto, chicken, and mozzarella. I am making another one tonight.


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