Best Tasting Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

by AbbyFitz

Everyone loves pizza, even those that are gluten sensitive. Most gluten-free pizza recipes are lacking in taste. This recipe comes about as close as you can to the real thing.

I accidentally discovered I was gluten intolerant when I began a low carb diet to lose a few pounds. Years of digestive problems were gone the minute I dropped grains from my diet.

Unfortunately, that also included pizza. If there was pizza nearby, you could bet that I'd be first in line to get a slice.

Or two. Or three.

Just because I had to be gluten free didn't mean I had to do without pizza, did it?

Well, almost. Most gluten-free pizza crust recipes I had tried just tasted, well, awful.

After trying nearly every recipe out there, I have finally found a gluten-free, low carb, yeast-free pizza crust that tastes just about as good as it gets.

It's Hard Being Gluten Intolerant and Low Carb

Gluten-Free Products are High Carb Bombs

I took being gluten sensitive well. I thought, no big deal, there are plenty of gluten-free products on the market that look like they taste great. I won't miss out on anything.

Wrong!

I wanted to stay on a semi-low carb diet to maintain my weight loss, but every gluten-free pizza crust mix, gluten-free frozen pizza, or gluten-free flour were all high in carbohydrates.

Not good if I'm wanting to keep my trim figure.

Ingredients for Great Tasting Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Great Pizza, but Not Your Everyday Ingredients

Going gluten free has opened up a whole new world of ingredients to me, but some were just downright weird.

Through much research online, I discovered that almond flour is the best low carb, gluten-free flour to use in baking.

Almond flour is a great substitute for wheat flour, but it is heavier in texture. To get that "rise" like you do in traditional pizza dough, yeast is usually used.

But what if yeast is something you can't have as well? This is where one of the strange ingredients comes into play. It may sound weird, but, trust me, it makes this pizza crust taste like pizza crust.

Psyllium husk powder, the kind you find in Metamucil, actually makes almond flour mimic the "rise" in wheat flour almost perfectly.

Finally, in my perfect gluten-free pizza crust quest, I have discovered that crispness of the crust is what makes or breaks your pizza. Soggy crust is just gross.

Baking sheets will do in a pinch, but I started using my pizza stone and the bottom is crispy every time.

Gluten-Free Yeast-Free Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe

Gluten-Free Yeast-Free Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe

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Prep time 15 min  -  Total time 40 min
Ingredients for 8 servings
1 1/4 cup almond flour  • 4 Tbsp psyllium husk powder  • 1/2 Tsp salt  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning  • 2 Tsp baking powder  • 2 eggs  • 1 cup boiling water  • butter or oil

Begin:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine the almond flour, psyllium husk powder, salt, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and baking powder in a large bowl.


Next:

Add eggs and mix until completely combined. This is an important step!
Next, add the boiling water while stirring constantly. Mix until the dough forms a ball.


Now:

Spray pizza stone with cooking spray. Place dough in center. Spray a sheet of parchment paper with cooking spray and place on top of dough ball. With a rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness.


Bake:

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove crust from oven and spray with cooking spray or brush with oil. Place crust back in oven and bake for 10 more minutes, or until crust is brown and crispy. Add toppings and bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until toppings are hot and brown.

*Will make 2 round pizza crusts

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Step by Step Instructions:

Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
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Add eggs and mix very well.
Add eggs and mix very well.
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Add boiling water and stir until dough forms into a ball. It will be watery at first, but keep stirring
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Grease pizza stone and place dough ball in center
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Place a place of greased parchment paper and roll out dough very thin
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Create a ridged edge and .place in oven. Cook for 25 minutes
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Remove with oven. Spray with cooking spray or brush with oil. Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes or until brown
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Remove from oven and add desired toppings. Return to oven and cook until hot and brown.
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Tips to a Successful Pizza Crust

Follow These Tips and Your Mouth Will Thank You
  • When mixing eggs into dry ingredients, be sure to mix completely. If you don't, the eggs will turn into egg chunks when you add the boiling water. Not appetizing.
  • When adding the boiling water, stir constantly and continue stirring until the dough forms a ball.
  • This dough will rise a lot. Roll the crust out until you think it's thin enough and then roll it out even thinner. 1/8 inch thickness should be your goal.
  • Parchment paper is a must. If you try to roll out your dough without it, you will have a big mess on your rolling pin. 
  • Certain brands of psyllium husk powder will turn your dough a funny color. It doesn't affect the taste, but it will look strange.

Other Good Low Carb Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipes

My Recipe Journey to the Perfect Crust

A Good Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe
My first try at a low carb gluten free recipe. It's quick and easy. This pizza crust is tasty, but must be eaten with a fork. This is my go to recipe when I want pizza fast.

Best Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe
My second pizza crust recipe I tried which was made with almond flour. It makes a good, thick crust that you can hold in your hands. No fork required!

Updated: 12/20/2013, AbbyFitz
 
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AbbyFitz on 01/18/2014

Thank you! There's many ways to make a pizza crust that's gluten free, and most of them taste great

Mira on 01/18/2014

This is a great recipe. I use both almond flour and psyllium in my food, but I never thought to make a pizza crust with them. You can add some ground flaxseed, too. Great page. Love the photos, too.

AbbyFitz on 11/27/2013

You're welcome. At first you think it's nuts to quit wheat flour because it eliminates so many different foods. But you can recreate just about any recipe and it tastes just as good.

dustytoes on 11/27/2013

I don't seem to have any trouble with regular flour, but I've been told recently by a doctor to go gluten free as wheat is something that should be avoided. Thanks for the recipe, with pictures!

AbbyFitz on 11/12/2013

Almond flour is great, you can use it a lot of times like wheat flour

chefmancave on 11/12/2013

AbbyFitz...Excellent recipe. The psyllium husk powder is a great find. I had almost given up on finding a decent tasting gluten-free pizza crust. I have been using almond milk for a year or so but didn't know they had an almond flour.

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