Grain Free Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

Grain Free Coconut Flour Pizza

Several of you commented on the Pizza photo above that I posted on the Living Gluten and Grain Free Facebook Page.   I was hesitant to post the recipe as I was still making minor tweaks, however, the pizza received 6 thumbs up that night, and I was urged by the D-Man to share the recipe with all of you.  This quick and easy pizza dough is safe for my friends with nut allergies as it is made with Coconut Flour (Don’t be confused, Coconuts are not nuts, they are Drupe’s the same family as peaches or olives).   Toppings, be creative!  This pizza (as pictured) has a white sauce base, a slightly chewy crust, and is topped with cubed chicken breast, artichoke hearts, and asparagus tips.  For those that prefer a thin and crispy crust you may want to try the following recipe:  http://livingglutenandgrainfree.com/2011/01/24/grain-free-pizza-crust/

I typically add more spices for my family, so feel free to modify the seasonings to fit your taste.  One special note, you will need a solid bottomed pizza pan or pizza stone to make this crust.  Do not try this recipe if you have a pizza pan with holes in the bottom as the dough is wet and will seep through the holes creating quite a mess!

Ingredients:
4 Pastured Eggs
¼ Cup Coconut Flour (sifted)
2 Tablespoons Arrowroot or Tapioca Flour
¼ Cup Plain Yogurt
1 teaspoon Organic Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Organic Italian Seasonings
½ teaspoon Non-Aluminum Baking Soda
¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
2 Cloves Organic Garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon Organic Ground)
¼ teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Grease a pizza pan with coconut oil or line the pan with parchment paper (note:  the pizza pan should be solid, do not use the type with holes).
Using an electric hand mixer, whip the eggs in a large bowl with the yogurt and Celtic sea salt.
Add the sifted coconut flour and arrowroot/tapioca flour whipping until well combined (no lumps).
Blend in the onion powder, Italian seasonings, garlic, baking soda, baking powder, and parmesan cheese.
Gently pour batter onto the pizza pan and smooth with a spatula.
Bake at 400F for 10 minutes.
Remove pan from oven, add pizza sauce, and other toppings as desired.
Place back in the oven baking an additional 10 minutes.

Optional Step:  To brown the toppings after baking, turn your oven to broil and finish the pizza under the broiler for approximately 1-2 minutes.  Watch carefully to prevent burning.

Remove from the oven and let the pizza sit for a few minutes before slicing.

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6 responses to Grain Free Coconut Flour Pizza Crust


  1. This sounds great! I love cooking coconut in different forms and coconut flour is something I’d like to try more. Thanks for posting! Do you think that using coconut yoghurt or coconut cream would work as a replacement for the yoghurt? I’m wheat free and dairy free. It can be hard to get both sometimes. Also the parmesan – could I leave that out do you think? It’s such a shame because I love dairy, my asthma doesn’t :) Anyway, thanks for sharing! I hope I can try it soon!

    • Laura

      Ali, you can replace the yogurt with a casein free version of your choice. If you can tolerate it the parm. cheese is a dry cheese and the small amount should not cause your asthma to flare up. Worse case scenario you can add 2 tablespoons of ground flax or chia seed mixed with more of the spices to the dough.

  2. joy

    Hi there,
    Thanks for your recipe.
    I noticed that you include baking powder in the recipe and I wanted to mention that for people avoiding a grain such as corn….baking powder contains corn starch. (“Baking powder is actually made with a combination of baking soda, one or more acid salts, such as cream of tartar, and a moisture-absorbing starch, such as cornstarch”)
    As someone who needs to avoid grains I cannot use baking powder and perhaps others didn’t know this about baking powder.
    Thanks so much.
    joy

    • living gluten and grain free

      Joy, the recipe does indeed call for baking powder which I make without cornstarch, please see the link for the post/recipe. . Hain also makes a Baking Powder without cornstarch that I have used in a pinch, I believe it contains Potato Starch. Thanks for your comment and feel free to make the pizza safely with a homemade baking powder.

  3. Jonathan

    Nice recipe.

    Do you have any updates to your Pizza recipes Laura?

    Anything new? Also what do you normally put on as the toppings?

    • Laura

      Johnathan, we still go back and forth between the almond flour pizza crust and the coconut flour crust you are commenting on. It’s really about preference…thin or chewy both are good. I have been playing/tweaking the coconut flour pizza crust, and I will try to post that soon. As far as toppings the sky is the limit, be creative. I use pastured lamb sausage with feta cheese, organic baby spinach and olives, or my boys also like a pesto base topped with pastured cooked chicken, asparagus and artichoke hearts. Have fun creating your own healthy masterpiece and I will work on posting some new ideas/recipes soon.

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