No Grain Pizza Crust

by Sarah Grain Free, Main Course, RecipesComments: 49

Several of you emailed me asking for this almond flour pizza crust recipe since I posted it as part of My Personal Food Log last week. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It is so fabulous and I am so delighted that I am not missing wheat crust pizza in the slightest with this recipe in my back pocket (I am such a huge pizza lover).

The pizza you see in the picture is so very filling .. I can only eat 1/4 of it at one meal. It’s hard to believe, but this recipe shown below in the picture is 4 adult servings! If I had made this same recipe using wheat flour, I assure you I could eat the entire pizza myself in one sitting.

Pizza made with the almond flour crust is so much more filling than wheat flour, though, so it will take you by surprise how much less you actually eat.

No Grain Pizza Crust

pizza1 1/2 cups finely ground almond flour (sources)
2 eggs
3 TBL expeller pressed coconut oil, warmed so it is liquefied (sources)
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (sources)
1/2 tsp organic oregano (sources)
1/2 tsp organic onion powder (sources)
1/2 tsp organic basil (sources)
2 cloves organic garlic, minced
1/4 tsp sea salt (sources)

Beat eggs slightly with Parmesan cheese and coconut oil. Add herbs and flour and mix until well blended dough.

Form 2 small pizzas on a large pizza pan covered in parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top so that the dough doesn’t stick to your hands and press out dough until you have 2 thin pizza crusts about 8″ across.

Bake at 425 F/218 C for 10 minutes or until crusts are slightly browned on the edges.   The pizza crust does not expand while baking.

Remove from oven.   Cool slightly.   Add pizza sauce, toppings, and cheese and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese well melted.

This is so delicious and tastes positively gourmet!

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Comments (49)

  • Dorsey

    Thanks! I have been dying for this recipe but I have one question…… The recipe calls for 1/3 c. parmesan and in parentheses you say you use 4 cups? I was a little confused as that is such a huge difference.

    April 28th, 2010 1:33 pm Reply
  • Leah

    I've been toying with the idea of making my own flour for some time now, but am worried about the cost of buying a grain mill as our budget is a little tight right now. What do you use to grind your flour? Do you own a dehydrator or just use your oven?

    April 28th, 2010 2:15 pm Reply
  • Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist

    Hi Dorsey, the "4C" is the brand of parmesan cheese I use – not the amount. I only use 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese for the recipe itself. Sorry for the confusion!

    April 28th, 2010 4:13 pm Reply
  • Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist

    Hi Leah, grain grinders are not always that expensive and you don't need to get a super fancy one to get the job done just fine. I use the grain mill attachment for my Champion juicer and it only cost $50 new in the box off of Ebay. I've used it for about 8 years now and it still works great. I will be showing it as part of my Video Thursday segment tomorrow, so check back to see what mine looks like.

    April 28th, 2010 4:15 pm Reply
  • Amanda Rose

    Mmmmm. Super! I just "stumbled" this post @ StumbleUpon.

    Just yesterday, I put your soaking grain video up on a phytic acid Hubpage here:


    April 28th, 2010 11:48 pm Reply
  • Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist

    Thanks so much Amanda! I really appreciate you helping get the word out about REAL food and traditional methods for preparing it.

    April 29th, 2010 12:06 am Reply
  • Melodie

    This loks rally fantastic. I like that it contains all real foods and not a bunvh of the bizarre ingredients one finds in gluten free cooking. Would you like to come by and link this up at my Vegetarian Foodie Fridays carnival at Breastfeeding Moms Unite!? I'm all about real food, health and nutrition vegetarian-style. And desserts. I make an exception for those because of my sweet tooth!

    June 18th, 2010 4:00 pm Reply
  • Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist

    Hi Melodie, thanks for the suggestion. I have linked the post to your blog carnival!

    June 18th, 2010 4:18 pm Reply
  • Ellen@BodyEarth

    What a great idea to use almond flour! We have a favorite pizza place that makes an almond/Parmesan pesto sauce, so I know I like the flavor of almonds in/on pizza. Can't wait to try your recipe.

    June 18th, 2010 6:12 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    We are on the GAPS diet and can't have cheese yet. I bet this would work w/o cheese.


    June 19th, 2010 3:20 am Reply
  • Leslie

    Just tried this recipe out last night. The family LOVED it. My husband gave it a 9 rating (10 being the best), which is a pretty big deal. It was delicious and filling too. We're trying to avoid grains right now, so this was a special treat. Very satisfying. I will make it again soon.

    July 6th, 2010 7:01 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    Hi !! I LOVE your blog !!!! I was wondering if you can recommend something other than coconut oil to make pizza (or other baked goods) with.

    The problem is that my husband has odd food allergies. He's lactose intolerant, and can't eat crab meat, drink store bought apple juice, AND definitely can't have coconut. So I'm a little worried about introducing coconut oil to our meal preparations.

    I know canola oil and other vegetable oils aren't good (WAPF newbie) .. and olive oil doesn't tolerate heat well.. I'm at my wit's end !


    July 8th, 2010 9:59 pm Reply
  • Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist

    Hi Erika,

    You can easily substitute palm oil for coconut oil. Palm oil is a wonderful, healthy tropical oil just like coconut oil. If you look below in the Amazon section and click on "coconut products" you will see a listing for a gallon of palm oil from Tropical Traditions. This is the brand I use myself.

    July 8th, 2010 10:14 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much !!!! You just made my entire year ! Your food always looks delicious ! I can't wait to get back to baking without worrying about what oil to use ! You're amazing !


    July 9th, 2010 9:15 am Reply
  • Lynda

    Could you at some point talk about 'crispy nuts' not sure how to get theese or make these. LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

    July 9th, 2010 6:54 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    I am new at all this and am learning a lot. Very grateful for your blog. My question, what unit would be best for making all kinds of flour? Thank you, Janet

    July 18th, 2010 3:11 pm Reply
  • Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist

    I use a grain grinder for my Champion Juicer for grains and the Ultimate Chopper for nut flours. I haven't found one unit that does everything except the Vitamix.

    July 19th, 2010 12:41 am Reply
    • Jesse

      Hi Sarah,
      I am looking to purchase a grain grinder as well as a grinder for “crispy” nuts and found the Wonder Junior Mill Grain Mill. They state that it grinds grains as well as nuts. I was pretty happy to find a unit that will grind both (and for the price), but am wondering if you have heard any info on this and what your opinion may be. I’m just starting out on grinding my own grains and etc. and would really be thankful for your impute. Thank you!

      January 30th, 2012 1:21 am Reply
      • Jesse

        * input, not “impute”, sorry!

        January 30th, 2012 1:24 am Reply
    • Patty Spanier

      The Thermomix does everything

      September 4th, 2014 7:02 pm Reply
  • Tammy

    what can u substitute for the parmesan cheese? how about nutritional yeast?

    July 22nd, 2010 10:26 am Reply
  • Sarah

    My family is experimenting with grain-free weekends (an idea I got from your blog) so I made this crust on Friday. I actually used my big pizza stone and made one huge crust. I accidentally overcooked the crust a bit and stumbled upon something: this crust makes really good crackers! I'm so excited to have a good alternative to use for snacking! Oh, and the pizza was really good too.

    August 22nd, 2010 2:15 pm Reply
  • Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist

    Wow! That is a fantastic find, Sarah! I will have to try this next batch of pizza crust.

    August 22nd, 2010 3:53 pm Reply
  • sheena

    I was wondering ….. is the almond four blanched or not?

    August 27th, 2010 8:33 pm Reply
  • Kelsey

    So I just made this and was a little wary of it because I don't ALWAYS love the flavor of almond flour. But this was divine! How exciting to have made one of my favorite foods grain free!

    September 18th, 2010 5:11 am Reply
  • Kelli Stuart

    Can you do this with pecans instead of almonds? Pecan trees are so common where I live in the south so I have bags and bags of them in the freezer that friends and family have given to me.

    November 22nd, 2010 9:56 pm Reply
  • Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist

    Hi Kelli, you can give it a try. I haven't tried it myself but it should work fine. Try to get the pecan flour as fine as you can grind it.

    November 22nd, 2010 10:17 pm Reply
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  • Stephanie B. Cornais

    Hi Sarah,

    Do you know where I can buy almond flour ready made that is done properly?

    December 18th, 2010 10:06 pm Reply
  • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

    There is no place to buy soaked/dried/ground almond flour that I know of. You have to make it yourself.

    December 18th, 2010 10:48 pm Reply
  • Jane

    How do you make crackers from this recipe?

    December 31st, 2010 4:32 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Hi Jane, just make the crust following the recipe and then once it is cooked, turn the temp way down to about 200F and cook for 30 minutes to an hour or so until the crust gets nice and crispy. Then take out of the oven and cut into cracker sized pieces and store in an airtight container in the refigerator.

      December 31st, 2010 5:49 pm Reply
  • Jackie

    where do you buy your organic spices? I was wondering because they are soooo much $$ in the stores around here and I can’t afford to switch them all out at once!

    January 24th, 2011 2:09 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      I just buy from the healthfood store. You can contact Frontier and see if there is a Frontier co-op near you to save money on orders.

      January 24th, 2011 2:22 pm Reply
  • Jenn V.

    Hi, Sarah! What do you use to grind your almonds fine enough? I have a Bosch Kitchen Machine but neither the blender nor the food processor do it… I’ve ruined a couple of recipes.

    February 25th, 2011 8:26 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      The Ultimate Chopper works great and it is pretty inexpensive. A VitaMix works too. I just use my little Cuisinart food processor and while the flour is not too fine, it is great for our family’s tastes.

      February 25th, 2011 11:37 am Reply
  • Sara

    Do you grind your own crispy almonds in a food processor until it turns to a powder?
    Sara J

    March 30th, 2011 2:42 pm Reply
  • Caitlin

    Hi Sarah,
    Can you post a video sometime on how to make almond flour? Love the blog, thank you!

    May 1st, 2011 2:33 pm Reply
  • Bonny

    Hi Sarah,
    Thanks so much for this recipe! I just made it for dinner and my kids absolutely loved it. I used your recipe for pizza sauce, too. They devoured the pizzas and I now have a second batch in the oven for them because they loved it so much. My husband said it is the best pizza I’ve made so far since we started GAPS and then WAPF. So thanks so much!

    September 7th, 2011 7:08 pm Reply
  • Diana B

    I made this tonight and it was GREAT! I didn’t even think about the regular crust I made for my son and husband. I have recently gone off grains, and it’s so nice to know that I can still eat some of my favorite things!!!

    The flavor was so nice I’m going to try making it into crackers!

    October 6th, 2011 12:14 am Reply
  • Isa Criz

    Can I grind nuts into flour using my food processor or Vitamix?? Thank you so much for this great blog.

    October 12th, 2011 2:54 pm Reply
  • Lisa P

    This was fabulous! (I didn’t have crispy nuts, so I just used almond meal/flour from Bob’s Red Mill.) Next time I’ll have to try the prepared nuts. Thank you for the recipe!

    January 19th, 2012 12:22 am Reply
  • Amy

    What are your thoughts/opinions of honeyville blanched almond flour?

    April 17th, 2012 2:03 pm Reply
  • sarah

    This is way too almond tasting! After trying it, My family and I decided that almond flour does not belong anywhere near a pizza! Might be better with rice flour though, we will try that instead next time.

    November 15th, 2012 11:47 pm Reply
  • Jacqueline

    Thank you so much,this is the BEST PIZZA CRUST!!! I’ve tried many and this is the best,due to my excitement I did cheat and bought roasted almonds and ground them to flour and I also rubbed a little coconut oil on my hands and the dough didn’t stick to my hands at all. I so appreciate and enjoy your wisdom and knowledge,thank you for all the wonderful information and recipes.Have an awesome day!

    January 27th, 2013 5:43 pm Reply
  • Susan

    Yes, you actually CAN buy almond flour, but it’s called almond meal. I just bought a bag at Trader Joe’s. I think Wal-Mart sells it too in the gluten-free section of their store. But the bag I bought at Trader Joe’s is the Trader Joe’s brand and it’s GMO free and 100% pure and natural. The ingredient list just says “almonds”.

    September 17th, 2013 7:40 am Reply
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    February 7th, 2014 1:00 pm Reply
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