Keto pizza on a almond flour crust

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

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A healthy almond flour pizza crust that’s thin, keto, dairy free and paleo friendly. A base recipe of only 3 ingredients with the addition of a seasoning to take the flavor of this gluten free pizza crust to the next level.

Keto pizza on a almond flour crust
Pizza crust or just pizza in general are one of those things you feel you are missing out when choosing to eat healthier. Notice all the extra carbs in the from the flour added from the frozen pizzas in the store. Are you really getting a healthier choice?

In this recipe, I use the bare minimum to achieve a delicious almond flour pizza crust that has flavor everyone will love. To add, with many less carbs and dairy free as well!

Is Almond Meal The Same As Almond Flour

No, it isn’t and depending on what you’re making it can make a world of a difference. Note, they are both crushed and grounded almonds. In that aspect they are the same thing. Almond meal contain the husk and almond flour doesn’t. It’s that simple! So, what is blanched almond flour? Blanched simply means the removal of the almond husk. In short, almond flour equals blanched almond flour.

Here, you’ll want to use fine blanched almond flour. When baking this will always be the best. Why? Because the husk of the almond get in the way of the flour coming together in a smooth way and makes it very crumbly and grainy.

Is Almond Flour Keto

Yes, in fact according to WebMD almond flour is only 2g net carbs per cup. Meaning, in this total recipe there are only 20g net carbs from the almond flour minus any toppings. So, anyone on a low carb or keto diet will benefit greatly for choosing almond flour over traditional flour.

Ingredients Needed

In the photos these are the ingredients I used for this almond flour pizza crust recipe:

  • Blanched almond flour
  • Eggs
  • Avocado Oil
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Red Onion
  • Bacon
  • Pepperoni
  • Pizza Sauce

Keto pizza on a almond flour crust

How To Make Low Carb Pizza Crust With Almond Flour

To start, in a large mixing bowl pour in blanched almond flour. Next, add in eggs and oil. See tips below for a crispier crust or more dough-like pizza crust.

Mix everything together. Now, you’ll be able to form it into a ball but the dough will be super sticky. You can’t handle it well like this so sprinkle 2TB of almond flour and mix into the dough. Now, it’s not longer sticky!

Allow it to sit about 5 minutes to give the eggs time to really emulsify that dough together. After 5 minutes, lay out to sheets of parchment paper and roll out dough between.

The thinner you roll it out the crispier the crust. The thing is you can’t roll it out too thin before you can’t separate the dough from the parchment paper so be careful. A 1/4 of an inch is a safe place and I wouldn’t go any thinner than that.

Bake pizza dough in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove, then top with your favorite pizza topping!

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • For softer crust, the key to almond flour is moisture. You could add baking powder but it is a waste of time if the dough is still thick. You’d be better off adding more oil or fat to the mix or using less flour. You won’t achieve the same type of pizza dough but once you bake it, it’ll be exactly what you want. For example, remove 1/4 to 1/2 cup of almond flour and add 2 extra TB of oil. Place it in a pan to avoid spreading and allow it to bake that way. It’ll rise this was and the dough is less dense.
  • For a crispier crust, reach out and add in a a flour such as tapioca. You’ll want it to bake out dry and that’ll help. I haven’t tested this myself but that is exactly what will do the trick from experience. I just can’t give you exact measurements.
  • Don’t roll out too thin, if you do this removing it from the parchment paper will be a pain in the you know what.

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Keto pizza on a almond flour crust

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

A healthy almond flour pizza crust that's thin, keto, dairy free and paleo friendly. A base recipe of only 3 ingredients with the addition of a seasoning to take the flavor of this gluten free pizza crust to the next level.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 440 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoon blanched almond flour (needed to make dough less sticky)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil

Seasonings

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients including the seasoning. Mix everything together and form into a ball of dough. It shouldn't be sticky but if it is add a TB of almond flour and mix in.
  • Let dough sit for 5 minutes. After time is up roll out dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper no less than 1/4 inch thick. The thicker the dough the more dense it'll be.
  • Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove and top pizza with any topping of choice. Place back in oven at the same temperature until cheese has melted and browned a little.
  • Nutrition facts are for crust only

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • For softer crust, the key to almond flour is moisture. You could add baking powder but it is a waste of time if the dough is still thick. You'd be better off adding more oil or fat to the mix or using less flour. You won't achieve the same type of pizza dough but once you bake it, it'll be exactly what you want. For example, remove 1/4 to 1/2 cup of almond flour and add 2 extra TB of oil. Place it in a pan to avoid spreading and allow it to bake that way. It'll rise this was and the dough is less dense.
  • For a crispier crust, reach out and add in a a flour such as tapioca. You'll want it to bake out dry and that'll help. I haven't tested this myself but that is exactly what will do the trick from experience. I just can't give you exact measurements.
  • Don't roll out too thin, if you do this removing it from the parchment paper will be a pain in the you know what.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Almond Flour Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 355
% Daily Value*
Fat 39.4g61%
Saturated Fat 3.9g24%
Cholesterol 93.3mg31%
Sodium 37.4mg2%
Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
Fiber 6.5g27%
Sugar 2.9g3%
Protein 15.6g31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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