Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

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Net Carbs:
3
g

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% Carbs:
5.6
%

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% Protein:
27.8
%

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% Fat:
66.7
%

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SmartPoints:
8

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Interested in trying a low-carb and gluten-free meal that even a teenager will love? This coconut flour pizza crust will get a thumbs-up from anyone, even picky eaters!

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Homemade Coconut Flour Pizza

When you really want a low-carb recipe that is super-easy and doesn’t feel like a ton of work, this pizza crust is perfect. It’s made out of coconut flour – and even if you are scared to experiment too much, this is a really easy place to start.

This recipe makes a thin and crispy pizza crust. You will love the crunch and the flavors that come out from it too!

There are lots of different ways you can make this pizza. Change the toppings and even change the size. Make one really large pizza for everyone or give them all their own mini-pizza. This crust recipe is perfect for all of it!

Ingredients Needed To Make Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

coconut flour pizza crust ingredients

All of the exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I have a few tips about the ingredients I wanted to share (along with any substitutions you can make).

Baking with coconut flour can be tricky since coconut flour soaks up the moisture from the other ingredients.

I added ground flax seed to get rid of the sponginess in the coconut flour pizza crust. The added flax really made a difference and resulted in a much crisper crust.

I like pizza crust that is thin and crispy so the flax meal was a great addition. To fix the taste, I added more seasoning as well as a little olive oil.

I also added some eggs and two different types of cheeses – a combination of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. The parmesan cheese gives it even more crunch!

Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low carb recipe.

Quick Tips:

Here are a few cooking tips that will help you make the best pizza crust you have ever tasted!

  • Not a fan of flax seeds? You can add almond flour, chia seeds, or psyllium husk instead. The psyllium is actually what I’d recommend as it adds gumminess without a noticeable taste!
  • Use this recipe to make other meals! I’ve also used this coconut flour pizza crust recipe to make low carb breadsticks. Just shape the dough into a big rectangle and slice after baking. We like to serve the breadsticks with homemade marinara sauce.

How To Make Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

All of the exact steps are listed in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. Before I get there, I want to share an overview of how to make this.

steps to make the crust

The very first thing you will do is put all the ingredients (except the mozzarella cheese) in a food processor. Process them together until there are no more lumps.

Then, take it out and begin to gently fold in the shredded mozzarella cheese.

The next thing you’ll do is spread the dough out on a greased baking sheet and then bake it.

After the top has a nice golden color, you will know it’s fully cooked. Remove it from the oven and let it cool down before you add toppings!

topping the pizza crust

What To Serve With Keto Coconut Flour Pizza

This is a very basic keto bread recipe that you can use for a fun pizza night. When you are trying to think of things to serve with it, think about other pizza night foods.

This recipe would taste amazing with some buffalo chicken wings. You can also serve it with a crispy chopped salad!

overhead of sliced pizza with coconut flour crust

This is a pretty simple recipe – and after you make it once, you’ll want to make it again. Here are some questions people have about pizza crust made with coconut flour.

How do you store the cooked pizza crust?

I’ve been making several of these crusts at once so that I can save some for later. To keep them fresh, I place them in vacuum-sealed bags after cooling.

I like to freeze this coconut flour pizza crust shortly after baking. It makes it super easy to make a low carb pizza later.

To reheat the frozen crust, you don’t even have to thaw it first. Just put your favorite toppings on top of the crust and bake at about 350 degrees until the cheese is browned.

Almond flour and coconut flour interact with wet ingredients in very different ways, so you can’t just substitute almond flour in a 1:1 ratio. I do not suggest trying to use almond flour instead of coconut flour in this recipe as it will turn out softer and too doughy.

If you want to use almond flour to make a pizza crust, follow this recipe instead. It turns out perfectly!

There are so many different ways that you will use a food processor, that I suggest buying one. If you don’t have one, you can also use a blender to combine all the ingredients.

Do I have to pre-bake the crust before I add toppings?

Yes, you definitely need to pre-bake the pizza crust before you add any pizza or breadstick toppings. This makes sure the crust will be crispy and completely baked before the toppings soak into it.

Low Carb Pizza Crust Made From Coconut Flour

Even picky eaters won’t be able to tell this is a low-carb and keto pizza crust. It doesn’t taste like coconut flour. It has a ton of flavor! You can even use this crust to make a BBQ flatbread or any number of creative topping ideas.

I highly recommend making a few batches of this crust and freezing them. You never know when the craving for pizza will hit, and you’ll want to be prepared!

closeup of coconut flour pizza crust slice

Other Low-Carb Pizza Recipes To Try

If you enjoyed this coconut flour pizza crust, you will love these keto pizza recipes too. These are some of my favorites:

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Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

Author: Lisa MarcAurele

4.43 from 38 votes

Interested in trying a low carb and gluten free pizza crust that even a teenager will love? This coconut flour crust got thumbs up from my daughter.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time30 mins

Course: Bread

Cuisine: Italian

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Servings 8 people
Calories 230
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour about 44 grams
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese about 26 grams
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal or almond flour or psyllium
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese about 84 grams

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  • Place all ingredients except mozzarella cheese into a food processor.

  • Process until there are no more lumps.

  • Fold in mozzarella cheese.

  • Spread onto greased baking sheet or line sheet with non-stick silicon mat. Bake at 375 F for about 20-25 minutes or until top is browned.

  • Slice into strips for bread sticks. For pizza, top with sauce and toppings then bake at 350 F for about 12 minutes.

Not a fan of flax seeds? You can add almond flour, chia seeds, or psyllium husk instead. The psyllium is actually what I’d recommend as it adds gumminess without a noticeable taste!
To make low carb breadsticks. Just shape the dough into a big rectangle and slice after baking. We like to serve the breadsticks with homemade marinara sauce.

Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart

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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 230 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 1.8mg

Net Carbs:
3
g

|

% Carbs:
5.6
%

|

% Protein:
27.8
%

|

% Fat:
66.7
%

|

SmartPoints:
8

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Updated on January 28, 2021, with new images and additional recipe information. Originally published on March 28, 2016.

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