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Quick and Easy Paleo Pizza Crust {Grain Free & Dairy Free}

Quick and Easy Paleo Pizza Crust {Grain Free & Dairy Free}

Quick and Easy Paleo Pizza Crust {Grain Free & Dairy Free}

This quick and easy paleo pizza crust will be your new go-to whenever a pizza craving strikes! The ingredients mix together in one bowl and it’s ready in under 30 minutes. Top it however you like for any meal! Kid friendly, gluten free, grain free, dairy free.

I started making this pizza crust for my family when I sensed (read: heard loud and clear) that my family wanted a new, fun, and different side dish with dinner. Night after night of roasted potatoes and plantains apparently gets old for some of us (read: but not me!)

Anyway, I actually made this crust for a while in a large cast iron skillet, and topped with sauce and (GASP!) mozzarella cheese for the kids, but it took me awhile to actually get around to solidifying the recipe, AKA finally remembering to write down ingredients/measurements.

It turns out that some of my favorite recipes are also ones that take months to make it to the blog for this very reason. My “work time” is usually during the mornings after taking the kids to school, so all the “real-life” recipes I make for us sometimes fall through the cracks.

Luckily, I finally got around to making this one official during Spring break when the kids were home. I was totally ready to get my camera timer going to show the recipe steps, until Drew happily volunteered to make the whole thing himself (as you can sort of see below) ??

And, it really is easy enough for a 5 year old (or almost 6, his birthday is tomorrow!) to make this paleo pizza crust from start to (almost) finish. You simply mix the ingredients in a bowl and then spread out the dough!

Don’t forget to sprinkle the tapioca flour over the top just like director-momma says to…the dough can be sticky but the extra tapioca (or arrowroot, if you’re using it) helps to easily spread the dough into a circle.

That was of course, his favorite part. This recipe will make a 10 inch crust or a very-thin 12 inch. It’s meant to handle quite a bit of toppings so you go wild and make it super filling, or go light on toppings for a side dish or snack. We’ve done it all, and it’s a hit every time.

Now for a couple of tips. First, since the recipe involves a decent amount of coconut flour (and we know how absorbent and tricky it can be) I recommend sifting it before adding. Also, after adding the egg, you will add the remaining 3-4 Tbsp of coconut flour, however as many times as I’ve made this, I’ve never added the full 4 Tbsp – it’s usually around 3 and 1/4 or 3 and 1/2.

The dough will be warm initially and feel somewhat sticky, but the extra tapioca will help with that – don’t add too much coconut flour or you’ll get a grainy “stuck-in-your-throat” texture that I know all too well. When in doubt about spreading out the dough, add some tapioca, allow the dough to cool, and work with it slowly. I’ve even used a silicone spatula on occasion, especially when I’ve made it in my cast iron skillet.

I hope you enjoy! Now let’s start cooking!!

Quick and Easy Paleo Pizza Crust

Quick and Easy Paleo Pizza Crust {Grain Free & Dairy Free}

This quick and easy paleo pizza crust will be your new go-to whenever a pizza craving strikes! The ingredients mix together in one bowl and it's ready in under 30 minutes. Top it however you like for any meal! Kid friendly, gluten free, grain free, dairy free.


Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet (round if you prefer) with parchment paper

In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca or arrowroot, 3 Tbsp of the coconut flour, onion and garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt. Stir well to fully combine.

In a measuring cup, combine the water, oil, and vinegar , then pour into the dry mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.

Now stir in the whisked egg to combine well. Once you have a sticky mixture, you will slowly add the remaining coconut flour. I recommend adding a Tbsp at a time and mixing well, allowing the dough to sit a bit after each Tbsp to absorb the liquid, until you have a dough that's still a bit sticky yet able to be spread out. Don't add more than 3 additional Tbsp of coconut flour in this step, even if the dough seems sticky to work with - you can use extra tapioca to help spread it out.

Sprinkle extra tapioca or arrowroot on your parchment lined baking sheet, transfer the dough to the sheet and sprinkle with more tapioca/arrowroot. Work the dough into a 10 inch circle (12 for a very thin crust), then bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes depending on how crisp you want the crust. I baked mine for about 10 minutes before adding my toppings, and baking again. Bake time will depend on the toppings you plan to add, how crispy you want the crust, and how thin you spread it out.

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About Michele

More than a little into running and paleo recipes (yoga now too!) but I'm not here to rain on your grains (or anything else) so come along for the ride! I do a little too much of everything (except cleaning), and I enjoy laughing at myself. As long as I'm the one making the jokes, that is. Just kidding. So bring me your angst, your appetite and your frying pan and climb aboard!

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It looks delicious! Great job Drew! My son loves cooking pizza with his grand-ma but I’d love to make a GF pizza that I can eat with him! Your pizza looks amazing. Are you planning to share the recipe with us sometime? ??

This looks amazing! I’m excited to make it tomorrow for dinner! I’m just wondering if you have posted the recipe for what toppings are on the pizza in the picture? It looks delicious and I would LOVE to know what it is!

Thanks! I have LOVED all your recipes that I have tried! Thanks so so so so so so much!

Hi! For the cast iron skillet I used a 12 inch, made sure it was well seasoned beforehand and then just spread the dough out in the skillet, and baked for the same amount of time. Either way it comes out pretty much the same, I’m just very attached to my skillets ??

A crust made from cassava flour might be a good option for you. I don’t think cassava would sub 1 for 1 in this recipe, although it might surprise me. You could experiment by subbing 1:1 and adjust as needed. If cassava isn’t an option, you could try using just coconut and tapioca, adding just 3 more Tbsp of coconut flour than is originally stated in the recipe, since coconut flour is so much more absorbent than almond. So, you would wind up wth 9-10 Tbsp coconut flour (approximately 2/3 cup), split in half as stated in the recipe. If you do wind up trying either option, let me know how it goes ??

I made two of these tonight and they were very good! The only issue I had was with the bottom not holding out in certain areas. Taste was great though and I plan to make them again and hopefully fix the crust issue ?? Thank you!

Thank you for another attempt at Paleo Pizza Crust. Unfortunately, the yield is not very large for this recipe, and I had to add a 1/2 cup of tapioca starch to make it even close to workable for my toddler to make personal pizzas. I’ll keep trying to modify, but honestly I haven’t found a good Paleo pizza crust yet out there. I have tried 4-5 different recipes and best bet so far is to use a Paleo pie crust recipe and just double the recipe and double the thickness if you like thicker crusts.

I’m not sure how a flax egg would turn out for this but it’s worth a shot, typically one egg is pretty easy to replace. I think the baking powder would be a good idea since flax tends to decrease the rise.

We have made this crust twice for pizza first time was just to try it out. We did change one thing we used garlic infused olive oil. It came out great much move flavor then the old style pizza crust the kids wanted.

To us it is more like a moist garlic cracker so much garlic flavor! I’d pick this crust for a pizza over any crust I have had that’s saying a lot since I was raised in Chicago! We did not go 100% Paleo as we added cheese but we make a nice mushrooms, red onion and pepperoni pizza and a breakfast pizza with egg,cheese, bacon and turkey sausage.

Sooooo Good!!! I had to substitute the coconut flour for casava four and I used unsweetened applesause instead of apple cider vinegar because of my allergies but it worked! I’m so excited to find a pizza and crust recipe that works for me. Pizza was my staple before I found out about my allergies. And I miss it. This is a keeper for sure! Thanks so.

I have a little one with a coconut allergy! We LIVE on cassava flour ?! He misses pizza too, and I’ve yet to be able to recreate it for him.

If you don’t mind me asking, did you sub 1:1 coconut to cassava? He likes the softer crusts, so did the cassava affect the texture at all?

Thank you in advance ?!! So much!

What did I do wrong? I’ve followed the recipe to a T so far, double checking all my measurements, and I have more of a thick batter than a dough, even after adding in the additional 3 tbsp of coconut flour. I’m going to try to continue, but I’m not very hopeful about how it’s going to turn out.

The oil and water were about room temperature, so not hot at all. It baked up delicious and a great texture! I just couldn’t figure out why your pics look like a dough, and mine looked like pancake batter. I’m going to try it again tonight or tomorrow night and will be curious to see if it sets up any differently this time.

My husband and I switched to Paleo a few months ago. We had been wanting a good pizza crust and we have found it!! We have made this many times already. I make ahead, bake, and store in fridge till we’re ready. I’ll try freezing one to see how that goes. We have even used it to eat for crackers with soups!! ?? My coworkers were stealing some from me and I passed on the recipe. I printed off more recipes and am eager to see how they go. Thanks for sharing.

Made this twice now – once for the kids and one for the husband – and we all love it. Found it so easy to make too, and I usually have everything handy to make. Brilliant recipe, thanks so much! This will basically be on repeat for movie nights at our house now ??

This looks awesome! On my 4th week of Whole 30. Continuing on with more of a paleo diet and miss having my sprouted grain pizza . This looks like a great replacement. Appreciate you supplying the nutritional facts but just wondering how many servings for the 251 calories per serving? Thank you!

Just made the recipe for the first time!! Luckily had some coconut flour on hand and the other ingredients. Made it in just under an hour from start to finish, even with entertaining a baby in a high chair. Totally love it! We eat Plant Paradox (Palio-ish) so I just topped it with shredded sheep cheese. Delicious!!

I just made this pizza crust and it turned out perfect. It works just like the recipe said and held up well in my hand. I cooked the crust for about 13 minutes and it was perfectly crispy before I added the toppings. This my new go to pizza crust recipe and I like that there is no dairy in the crust.

I made the crust last night and I found it delicious. It was a good blend of being crusty and chewy. It held up well when I put marinara sauce and toppings on it. I plan to make it again. I got 3 good size servings. I will try to stretch it out thinner next time

I following the directions exactly and used Tapioca Flour (finally found it at Whole Foods)…it turned out really great and crunchy! It had a nice flavor to it also….I ate the whole thing (well almost)….which is like 1400 calories! Ahh! So people beware…it’s delicious and you’re going to want to eat it all.

New to PALEO and struggle to find foods that I like. This pizza dough is a God send. I made a few changes do to dietary restrictions. I used 1/4 cup of Cassava flour for the 1\2 cup almond flour. And as used 1/4 cup applesauce for the egg. Worked great!

My wife and I have tried a few of your recipes now and after sitting down and enjoying a delicious chicken pizza based off these bases I thought we had to leave a positive review!

Very easy to make and delicious!

This turned out SO well!!! I wish I could post a pic here of my beautiful pizza. It was perfect! Firm with crispy edges, and you could hold up each piece without it falling apart (a problem with other almond crust pizzas). My toppings were a thin layer of pizza sauce, sliced tomatoes, scallions, garlic, and zucchini. When it was finished, I added diced avocado.

I put it in the oven for 12 mins, added toppings, then baked for another 4. I live in Denver (5,280 ft. – high altitude) and found this timing to be perfect for a firm, lightly crispy crust.

I have made this recipe several times now and it is wonderful!! I actually crave this crust! I did make a few changes: less salt (original recipe was too salty for both my husband and I, so I only used about 1/4 tsp the last few times I made it). And I also used a almond/coconut milk blend in place of the water. Both changes are just personal taste preferences. Again, fantastic recipe! I find myself imagining new recipes using this crust.

This crust is so so amazing!! I did not miss my old ways at all ?? Thank you for taking the time to create it Michele! I am only a month into eating Paleo and am excited that I can still have pizza now and then. I’m wondering if you would consider creating a Paleo “dessert” pizza with this crust base?

I made the BBQ chicken pizza for my family for dinner last night. I doubled the crust recipe. It turned out perfect and my family RAVED about how amazing the BBQ sauce was! This recipe is going to be a staple in my home for a quick dinner night. Thank you so much for the amazing recipes!!! I cant wait to try more


I have to say — that crust was AMAZING. My picky 2 year old son even loved it! I didn’t have plain tapioca powder (and not enough arrowroot), so I did a combined arrowroot and self-raising flour (tapioca, potato, rice, maize, and the raising agents). The dough itself wasn’t like a typical pizza dough, but it baked very well! It tasted like REAL PIZZA!!! I’m definitely going to repeat this recipe! Thank you!

I’ve made this twice and it’s amazing!!! Pizza is back in my life!! I used Daiya cheese which melts really well ??

I want to make Stromboli with this, I’m wondering about how long it would take to cook and think I should add a little extra tapioca flour. Any thoughts?

Like many other commenters, we’ve had bad luck with other paleo pizza recipes. This one was much better, even though I did make a couple small changes – I replaced the almond flour with cassava and only added a total of 5 Tbsp. of coconut flour, as the dough seemed a bit dry. Next time I’m going to bake it longer to get a crispier crust and add the full amount of coconut flour. Either way, we’re happy to have a crust that’s yummy, quick and paleo-friendly! Thank you so much!

My husband and I made your recipe tonight and it was absolutely delicious!! We made two… one small with chicken and bacon, and another larger half marguerita and half sausage and onions like your toppings suggestion. Thank you so much!

We did add a little bit of baking soda to the one of the doughs and it came out great and a little ticker. Delicious!

I usually dread making paleo pizza crust bc it’s always to liquify, doesn’t roll out, ends up being soggy and I end up being frustrated. This crust was amazing!! Easy to make and both my husband and I loved it!! I put some tapioca flour on parchment paper, then put the dough on it. Put more flour on top of the dough, covered it with parchment paper and then rolled it. Due to the flour, the parchment paper peeled right off. Baked it on the parchment paper and it got really crispy. Since it crisped up and didn’t stick to the parchment paper, after the first 15 minutes I transferred it to a pizza stone, added toppings and baked again. It was amazing!!!

Tried your pizza crust tonight! My son and I liked the way it cooked up – sturdy, just crispy, but still soft inside. But we don’t care for the vinegar. Well, I’m not supposed to have it & this was my first food with vinegar in it in weeks, and boy could I taste it. And my son noticed something tasted different, though he didn’t know it was vinegar. What is the purpose of the vinegar in the recipe, and what would be a good substitute?

Hi. I just made an almond flour crust and it tastes like almonds. Not good at all. So I was wondering does this have an almond taste to it. I am grain free and looking for a pizza crust that taste like pizza and not almonds. I like that yours has a blend of floors. What does it taste like ?

This was good. Made it with arrowroot as I didn’t have tapioca. I was tired and accidentally put in the coconut flour with the rest of the flours and it turned out just fine. It was great since it was pizza night (first one in a long time) and I had to make my personal pans from scratch as I can’t have wheat. Good recipe.

I made this today and it was amazing. Everyone loved it. I have a teenage daughter on the autism spectrum that hates food and has sever food allergies. She was very hesitant to try yet another attempt at pizza. We went from just try to not spit out a bite to her going for seconds. Thank you!!

I made this tonight for the first time and OMG we LOVE it!!!! I just followed the recipe and it came out perfectly. We used cheese and tomato sauce like regular pizzas and it’s soooo good!!! The whole family loved it!!!!! Our new favorite!!!!

WOW! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! It’s so hard to find a gluten free/grain free/dairy free crust that you can actually pick up (especially when loaded with toppings).

It was a little sticky when trying to pat it out but having my hubby continue to sprinkle tapaioca flour helped. This could have been you fault as the pan accidentally got a bit warm from the residual heat coming from our oven (it was sitting on the stove top). But other than that, this recipe was absolutely perfect!

Also, side note I substituted coconut vinegar since I didn’t have ACV on hand.

I used a chia egg and it worked great (I’m sure a flax egg would work as well). I also wonder if you could do it without egg. The consistency before the egg and the extra coconut flour went in seemed like it would be bake-able as it was, but I didn’t try!

This THEE best paleo pizza crust I’ve found. I’ve made it 3 times. The first time I did it exactly as posted. I turned out great. But the second time I did something different and it was ‘spreadable’. So, that’s what I did…I spread it on the parchment paper and it turned out great. So the third time I made it spreadable again and again it was amazing! Thank you! it is now my go-to recipe for pizza crust!!

OMG was that good pizza. I haven’t eaten pizza in 7 months. Really really! Good! Thank you so much thank you for all the trouble you go to trying out new recipes for us to use. We are so fortunate to have you working at it so we can use it with few problems. The pizza was wonderful. Loved looking at your son illustrating. Have 3 myself.

This is by far the BEST & EASIEST paleo pizza crust I’ve ever had. It was so perfect! I’m going to use this for life & see if I can make garlic bread sticks and other things with it! <3 THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Wonderful flavor and texture, my only issue was cook time. I live in the Treasure Valley of Idaho and I have noticed due to elevation, many recipes require longer cook time at a lower temperature to cook properly.

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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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Fast food and diabetes: Tips and options

Are you having trouble finding a fast-food option for living with diabetes and occasional treatment? We can help you.

2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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