Almond flour pizza crusts are crunchy, sturdy, and taste like a thin-crust regular pizza! I don’t eat gluten-free personally, but I have a lot of friends who do for medical reasons. They talk about how it can be discouraging when they have a pizza craving and their only options are ordering a pricy (some range from $18 or more for a small!) gluten-free crust for delivery, or a lackluster frozen gluten-free pizza crust from the grocery store. So, the hostess in me wanted to find a solution so that my gluten-free friends come enjoy pizza night with a fresh, warm pizza!
Per it’s name, an almond flour pizza uses almond flour in place of wheat flour. This adds extra protein and fat to the recipe. This will make a crunchy, denser crust. This density adds to the pizza’s sturdiness to support your favorite toppings! The additional of eggs and mozzarella cheese also adds more protein to this crust, which can help balance blood sugars after the meal.
A tip for picky eaters! If you use fresh basil instead of dried basil, it will turn the crust green! You can call this “hulk” or “grinch” pizza to make it fun for kids to try a new recipe. Build-you-own-pizza-nights are also a good opportunity to get your kids in the kitchen and interested in cooking.
For my friends who are gluten-free and dairy-free, I created this pizza recipe just for them!
Almond Flour Pizza
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 egg
- 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp basil
- Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare baking sheet for pizza by laying with parchment paper.
- Place all of the pizza dough ingredients in a food processor and blend until the ingredients are evenly mixed to form a dough.
- Place dough on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with almond flour to prevent hands from sticking. Shape and pat into a thin disc. It should be about ¼ inch thick.
- Place baking sheet in oven and let the dough bake for 15 minutes.
- Take dough out and add desired pizza toppings.
- Finish baking in the oven for another 15-20 minutes or until cheese is slightly brown.
Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.
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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.