Better Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe

A few weeks ago we experimented with a Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe that used a fair amount of coconut flour as the base. While the result was good, we wanted to explore a few more options. We used Making a Gluten Free Pizza Crust¬†as a base and made something that came out quite well. This recipe is a bit unusual, since it involved mixing 2 cups of cheese¬†into the crust before baking it. But that addresses one of the only things we didn’t like about the first recipe–a lack of elasticity in the crust. It was a little crumbly.

The recipe we used was:

  • 2 cups shredded whole milk organic mozzarella cheese
  • 3 large organic eggs (not 2 as suggested in the original version)
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

From there it was just a matter of following the original recipe. We added all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mixed until they formed a nice sticky wet dough (that’s why I added the 3rd egg–it wasn’t nearly “sticky” with just 2).

We pre-heated the oven to 350 and cut a piece parchment paper to fit in the bottom of the cast iron skillet. Then we spread the dough evenly across the paper and we baked it for 15 minutes, removed it from the oven, and flipped it onto a second piece of parchment paper.

Then we baked it another 15 minutes before removing it from the oven to add some of our favorite toppings (including more cheese).

With the toppings on, put it back in the oven under the broiler and cook for 2-4 minutes (until the cheese starts to brown and bubble).

Since drafting this posting, we made the pizza a second time–with a twist. We added some fresh herbs (oregano and rosemary) to the crust mix. That punched the flavor up another notch. It’s safe to say this is one of our favorites, and we’ll probably be making it every week or so.


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About Jeremy Zawodny

Jeremy is a software engineer for craigslist and enjoys flying and cooking in his spare time. He lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills (Groveland, California) with his wonderful wife Kathleen and five cats. He also reads far too much about nutrition, food, health, and biology.

5 thoughts on “Better Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe

  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    I went to the grocery stores near my home in Delhi, India and its strange I could not find coconut flour anywhere! India is the third largest coconut grower in the world. I guess I will have to learn to prepare it myself.

    I have been hoping to ask you a question for a long time now. I really do appreciate that you take time to share your recipes in detail with photographs. I made ginger beer at home following your recipe and it was a delight. However, I was hoping if it’ll be possible for you to share your entire diet on this blog. You’ve mentioned that you are Weston A Price Foundation members, and they do recommend full fat dairy and whole grains. However, whole grains and dairy are not recommended by many low-carb proponents. This is all so confusing and I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of information out there on low-carb and high fat diets. If you could share your diet charts, may be your diet for the last few months, it’ll be really helpful for folks like me.

    Thanks for writing this blog!

    • Hi Umi.

      Thank you for your comments and being a fan:-) That’s exciting to hear that you have been making some of the recipes!

      Jeremy and I are making a Paleo Pizza Crust kit. We may be able to send this to you. I’ll send you an email.

      >However, whole grains and dairy are not recommended by many low-carb proponents.
      We do eat grains- sparingly. Grains are at the top of the food pyramid. Plus – these grains are usually sprouted.
      Our main source of carbs is from the milk. Milk, like eggs, is very nutrient rich and a good source of probiotics. We usually have one to two servings of milk a day.

      >This is all so confusing and I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of information out there
      I agree. From a recent post discussing the results of the Longevity Project, the key to longevity is to develop good habits with the things you enjoy. I work to minimize carbs but I still have atleast 2 to 4 servings of carbs a day. Sometimes I eat more and sometimes I eat less. Sometimes I don’t feel like eating alot of meat or eggs, so I eat more vegtables and fruit. The main thing is to stay away from sugar (which means avoiding pasta, cerals and bread), processed foods, artificial sweetners…ect. Our posts give guidelines- not rules. In then end, you have to do what works best for you.

      I’ll send an email in a minute.

        • Hi Geliza.
          We haven’t tried that combination. We have a Paleo Pizza kit coming out soon. It will have the coconut flour.

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