Almond Flax Paleo Pizza Crust

Need a great Paleo pizza crust recipe? Try our Almond Flax Paleo Pizza Crust recipe made with flax seeds and almonds. It rises due to the baking powder, which gives it a good texture. If you miss pizza on your Paleo diet, this Paleo pizza crust recipe is the perfect base on which to bake your favorite Paleo pizza creations. If you enjoyed this Almond Flax Paleo Pizza Crust recipe, try our Zucchini Pizza Bites recipe next time! For even more delicious and FREE Paleo recipes, visit our PaleoPlan Recipe Center.

Makes 1 (12in) pizza base (about 4 servings).

Nutritional information calculated on crust base, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 lb sausage links and 1 red bell pepper

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Almond Flax Paleo Pizza Crust

Servings 4

Total Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 674

carbohydrate 32g

protein 18g

fat 60g


  • 11/4 cup(s) flax seeds, ground
  • 1 cup(s) almond flour or almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon(s) honey, raw
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Italian seasoning
  • 3 large egg(s) beaten until smooth
  • 3 tablespoon(s) coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 1 toppings of choice for pizza


  1. Heat oven to 425 F.
  2. Combine flaxseed meal, almond meal, sea salt, baking powder and Italian herbs together until lump-free.
  3. Beat together eggs, oil, honey and water until smooth.
  4. Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture. Blend well until smooth.
  5. Cover with a towel and put in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour).
  6. Press into desired shape.
  7. Place on a pre-greased or non-stick pizza pan or sit on a silicon baking mat.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes in the center of the oven until cooked.
  9. Add favorite toppings and then return to the oven to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.


  1. Is the honey important, or is it there just for flavoring? I am excited about this recipe. When I went paleo, loosing pizza was one of my fears :)!

  2. My family started pale about a month ago, and as much as I would love to try the almond pancakes and almond crust pizza, I can’t give my toddler this as he is allergic to nuts. any recommendations on alternatives to almond flour. I have spelt flour in my pantry but i suppose that is not paleo…sugguestions? thank you

  3. Starting Paleo on Monday, and after checking out the recipes and realizing some of my favorites don’t need to be sacrificed, I’m actually excited! What do you top this pizza with? It just doesn’t seem right without cheese….

  4. Thanks for the recipe. On my first try, the crust turned out very “crumbly”. Now I am not expecting the crust to have the same texture as conventional crusts, but I wonder if I am doing something wrong. Two questions: (1) Is there a recommended crust “surface area” (e.g. maybe I made the crust too thick by creating an overly small pizza?); (2) I blended everything by hand, and perhaps the resulting mix was not “smooth” enough – should I be blendind using automated methods?

    Love the concept, but perhaps I can tweak the execution.

  5. This crust was not that bad. I enjoyed it and it tasted even better cold! I made it thinner and it raised to the right thickness.

    1. Joylyn – I actually don’t know… You could try using all almond flour in it instead of using the flax seeds at all? Or you could try a mixture of tapioca flour and coconut flour? I’ve never tried doing it any other way to be honest…

  6. @Joylyn – Perhaps you could use chia seeds and grind them to make meal. Of course if you are allergic to flax, you may also be allergic to chia. You could also try sesame seeds or sunflower kernals and grind them to make meal. I would just try something and see how it works!

  7. Guys, this crust was great!! It was the perfect amount of crispy on the edges. The only thing that I would recommend is to spread a thinner layer of mixture on a parchment paper ( this would prevent sticking). I was hesitant that crust would not rise, but it does. So, spread thin. You dont want your ingredients to flow off your crust ( which happened to me). I topped it with sausage, red bell pepper, and mushroom. Also, I roasted the red bell pepper, which gave it the flavor it needed.

  8. Do not try to use coconut flour. It doesn’t mix well and crumbles apart before it even gets pressed into the vague shape of a pizza.

  9. Hi
    I just went to the blog page and saw this recipe was missing a vital method!
    After beating together the eggs, oil, honey, and water until smooth you NEED to cover your “dough” with a towel and put in a warm place until doubled in size (for about an hour).

    happy cooking fellow paleo peeps.
    P.s I’m new to the whole Paleo diet and cant wait to start I’m just researching recipes and have found your site very helpful thank you.


  10. sorry,
    After: pour liquid mixture into dry mixture blend well until smooth THEN cover with towel and put in a warm place until doubled in size.

  11. Does the baking powder let the dough rise enough, or does it need yeast. I have had much luck with rising without yeast

    1. Hi Jo,

      I haven’t tried it with a pizza stone but I can’t think of a reason it wouldn’t turn out beautifully.


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