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gluten-free pizza

gluten-free pizza crust

  • Author: zenbelly
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-16 minutes
  • Total Time: 32-36 minutes + time to rise
  • Yield: 2 10-inch pizzas
  • Category: pizza
  • Method: bake


Miss pizza since going gluten-free? No more! 

For this recipe, you’ll also need parchment paper and a pizza stone or cast iron skillet. 


  • 1/2 cup very warm water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 packets active dry yeast (4.5 teaspoons)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 3/4 cups tapioca starch, plus more if needed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • your favorite pizza toppings (see notes) 


  1. In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the warm water and honey. The honey should bring the temperature down to a good temp for the yeast – it should feel warm, but not hot, when you drop a bit on your wrist. Stir in the yeast and set aside for about 5 minutes – it should get foamy and active. 
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the olive oil, egg white, and apple cider vinegar. 
  3. Once the yeast is foamy, add the olive oil mixture along with the almond flour, tapioca starch, and salt. 
  4. Beat with a paddle attachment for about a minute, adding more tapioca starch if necessary, or until it’s somewhere between the consistency of pancake batter and cookie dough, but closer to cookie dough. 
  5. Scrape down the sides, beat a bit more so it’s all incorporated, and then gather the dough into somewhat of a ball using a rubber spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place for 75-90 minutes. 
  6. After about an hour, preheat the oven to 500°F and cut two pieces of parchment paper just a bit smaller than the pizza stone or pan you’re using. Put the pizza stone in the oven to heat up. (without the parchment paper) 
  7. Once the oven is hot, liberally oil the parchment paper and place half the dough on each one. Gently flatten it out so it’s as thin as you can get it. Top with sauce, cheese, and any toppings you’d like. 
  8. Carefully remove the pizza stone from the oven and slide the pizza with the parchment onto it. Return to the oven and bake 6-9 minutes, or until it’s crispy on the bottom and deep golden brown. 
  9. Repeat with the remaining pizza crust. Allow to cool slightly before slicing. 


  • For veggie toppings, such as mushrooms, onions, and peppers: slice them very thinly so they cook in the short time the pizza cooks 
  • Meat toppings should be cooked first if they’re raw (like sausage) 
  • If using tomato sauce, make sure it’s cold when you spread it on the dough, or it will make the crust soggy. 

Keywords: gluten-free pizza