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Almond Flour Pizza Crust is a delicious option if you’re looking for a grain-free or gluten-free pizza crust. It’s inspired by one of my favorite box mixes (from Simple Mills) and tastes just as good as the traditional versions!

almond flour pizza sliced into quarters and topped with pepperoni.

Why You’ll Love It

It’s easy to make. Just stir a few ingredients together in one bowl, and then it’s ready to press into a pizza crust shape. There’s no waiting for the crust to rise, since there’s no yeast required.

It tastes amazing. This crust doesn’t have a prominent almond flavor, thanks to the addition of garlic and oregano. It’s the perfect base for any of your favorite pizza toppings. 

It’s allergy friendly. Almond flour is naturally gluten-free, and you can make this crust without egg or dairy, if you need a Paleo or vegan option. While the vegan recipe is not appropriate for those on a keto diet, if you need a low-carb option, I’ve got you covered with an easy variation below, too.

The texture is perfect. This almond flour pizza crust is sturdy enough to pick up with your hands. And when you bite into it, it feels like a traditional pizza crust. 

It’s fast. Unlike other pizza doughs, this recipe doesn’t need to rise, so you can stir it together and press it into a pizza shape in just minutes. It’s ready to eat in no time!

Ingredients You’ll Need

almond flour pizza crust ingredients labeled on white surface.

The arrowroot starch and ground flax seed act as a binder in this recipe, so you won’t need any eggs. If you prefer to use corn starch or tapioca starch, those should work, too. 

If you prefer not to use the starch and ground flax seed, be sure to check out the other option below, which does call for an egg. This is a simpler version, if you don’t want to use starch & flax seed as a binder.

Don’t forget your pizza toppings! You can use vegan cheese for a dairy-free option, or shredded mozzarella, if you prefer. I also love to add fresh basil, sliced tomatoes or mushrooms, and sometimes pepperoni, on top. Feel free to get creative! 

Need a low-carb pizza crust recipe? Try Cauliflower Pizza Crust instead! My method makes it as easy as possible, and you’ll get extra veggies in each bite.

almond flour pizza sliced into 4 pieces on parchment paper.

How to Make Almond Flour Pizza Crust

1. Mix the dry ingredients. 

In a large mixing bowl, combine the blanched almond flour, arrowroot starch, ground flax seeds, baking powder, garlic powder, oregano, and salt. Whisk well, to help break up any clumps. 

(For complete measurements, be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below.)

dry ingredients mixed for almond flour pizza crust.

2. Add the wet ingredients. 

Next, add in the water and olive oil, and stir until the dough sticks together. It should resemble cookie dough, rather than a sticky pizza dough. 

Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a large baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper. Transfer the almond flour pizza dough to the center of the pan and use your hands to press the dough into a large circle, about a 1/4-inch thick and 8 to 10 inches in diameter.

pizza crust mixed and pressed onto a lined baking sheet.

If you want to use a rolling pin to get an even thickness, cover the crust with an extra piece of parchment paper, to prevent sticking. (The rolling pin isn’t necessary though, unless you’re a perfectionist!)

Bake the pizza crust for 10 minutes at 400ºF. Par-baking the crust will ensure that the center of the crust is cooked before you add any toppings. 

3. Add the toppings. 

Once the crust has cooked for 10 minutes, remove it from the oven and add a thin layer of tomato sauce. Then add any toppings you like, such as sliced vegetables or sausage, and sprinkle on the cheese. 

Return the pizza to the oven to bake until the cheese has melted, about 10 more minutes. Then it’s ready to slice and serve warm with any extra garnishes you like, such as red pepper flakes.

Leftover pizza can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can enjoy it chilled or reheated for another easy meal.

toppings added to almond flour pizza crust.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze this pizza crust?

Yes, I recommend doubling this recipe so you can bake a second pizza crust to save for later. After baking the crust as directed, you can slice it into pieces and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to bake it again, you can add the toppings directly to the frozen crust and bake at 400ºF for 10 to 15 minutes, until everything is piping hot.

Can I omit the oil?

If you skip the oil in this recipe, the texture becomes more gummy and is more difficult to flatten with your hands. This recipe calls for the minimum amount of oil that resulted in a crust my family would actually enjoy, but feel free to experiment with it.

Can I make this a low carb pizza?

This pizza crust recipe is low carb when you use the variation that calls for an egg, instead of the starch and flax seed combination. You may also want to try Cauliflower Pizza, Zucchini Pizza Boats, or Cauliflower Steak Pizza for more of a keto pizza crust. I even have a Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust made with flax egg and almond flour, if you prefer.

Looking for more almond flour recipes? Try Almond Flour Brownies, Almond Flour Pancakes, Almond Flour Muffins, and Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies for more ideas.

almond flour pizza sliced into quarters and topped with pepperoni.

Almond Flour Pizza Crust

4.75 from 28 votes
This Almond Flour Pizza Crust is naturally gluten-free and Paleo friendly, and it happens to be vegan, too! This crust takes just 10 minutes to stir together, and is sturdy enough for you to pick up with your hands.
prep10 mins cook20 mins total30 mins


Almond Flour Pizza Crust:

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Vegan Almond Flour Pizza Crust:

  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons arrowroot starch (tapioca or cornstarch should work, too)
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed (or ground chia seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, oregano, and salt. (If you're making the vegan version, add in the arrowroot and ground flax seeds, too.) Whisk well to break up any clumps, then stir in the remaining wet ingredients. The dough will have a dense texture, similar to that of cookie dough.
  • Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet, and use your hands to press it out into a flat circle, about 1/4-inch thick, and roughly 8 to 10 inches in diameter. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.
  • When the crust is done baking, add your favorite pizza toppings then return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly. If your cheese isn't bubbly by then, I like to turn on the broiler and watch it 1 more minute with the oven door cracked, to make sure nothing burns. That is usually sufficient for getting all of the toppings nice and hot!
  • Slice the pizza into 4 pieces, and serve warm. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.



Nutrition information above is for 1 slice (a quarter of the pizza) when made with the simple egg version. The vegan version has approximately 239 calories, 17 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 5 grams protein, and 18 grams of fat per slice, if you make that variation.


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free
Keyword: almond flour pizza crust

If you try this almond flour pizza crust recipe, please leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how you like it.

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Hi, I’m Megan. A former fast food junkie turned best-selling cookbook author. I create healthy recipes made with simple ingredients to make your life easier.

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  1. Thank you for this simple recipe. I have been struggling so much with gluten free flours and switched to almond flour for a changed and have tried this recipe but added xo flour instead of the starch/flax, and it looked the same and worked nicely. Great website too.