Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe

Erin D. | Texanerin Baking Updated

Paleo Pizza Crust is delicious and easy to prepare. And totally grain free!

Paleo Pizza Crust Photo

My husband and I are in the middle of a 10-day grain-free, sugar-free and potato-free detox, which pretty much just leaves meat, cheese, fruit, vegetables and nuts. I don't like vegetables or nuts (though I love homemade peanut butter, which I'm eating several times a day at this point) which means I'm pretty darn hungry. When I made this pizza, I was really just looking for something that would make me feel full and I honestly wasn't expecting much. My main goal was to find an edible carrier for my meat and cheese.

I thought about making a cauliflower crust but the thought of that scared me just a little. I don't like cauliflower to begin with, and it seems like a lot of work for a pizza crust made out of cauliflower. I can put a lot of work in for a deep dish pizza or a recreation of my favorite pan pizza, but not for cauliflower pizza crust. So I went with something quicker and easier.

To my surprise, this paleo pizza crust was actually good! It's not as good as a pizza crust with all-purpose flour, but come on... this is grain-free! I've had a lot of grain-free pizza crusts and this is definitely my favorite so far.

Paleo Pizza Crust Picture

The outer edge is wonderfully crisp and the inner part under the toppings isn't soggy at all and doesn't have an odd texture. I partly attribute this to using a baking stone. It does an amazing job of crisping things up! If you don't have a baking stone, you can still make this, but I have a feeling it won't be as crisp.

While this pizza crust is paleo, the toppings that I chose aren't. I don't eat paleo so I loaded my pizza crust with cheese, but if you do eat paleo, cheese is out. Goat cheese is considered primal by some, so you could use that, or come up with your own paleo toppings.

This makes quite a small pizza, but we were both full after eating our heavy-on-the-toppings halves. You can easily double it, and if you're more than two, that's definitely necessary. I recommend pairing it with a salad, like this detox kale salad!

Don't have these grain-free flours on hand? Try this gluten-free crustless pizza!

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Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe

    2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Arrowroot Flour, Or arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour, Or almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 large Egg, Room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Milk, Of choice
  • Toppings of Choice

Directions

  1. Place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Place a pizza stone or baking stone on the rack and preheat the oven to 425°F. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet to allow for easy transfer of the crust to the baking stone.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the arrowroot flour or starch, almond flour or meal, baking powder, salt and Italian seasoning. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the egg and milk.
  4. Prepare your topping ingredients until the oven has reached 425°F.
  5. Add the dry dough mixture to the wet and stir until there are no more lumps. It will be very thin, almost like pancake batter.
  6. Pour onto the center of the parchment paper. It will spread for a few seconds until you have an almost 8" circle. It'll be thin but it rises during baking.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the crust has browned. It may or may not appear a little shiny and crackle a little.
  8. Top with the toppings of your choice and bake for another 8-12 minutes or until the toppings have browned to your liking. If using a stone, use a spatula to push the pizza from the parchment paper directly onto the surface of the stone after 6 minutes. This ensure the crust will be crisp.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve.

Notes

  • For paleo or grain-free baking powder, use 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar with 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

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Author: Erin D.
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 136
Calories 335

% Daily Value*
26%
Total Fat 17g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
26%
Sodium 617mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 31g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 0g
20%
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin D.

About Erin

Erin loves to bake, and especially the challenge of grain-free and gluten-free baking. We're huge fans of her work on Texanerin Baking too!