Recipe: Grain-Free Pizza Crust (SCD/GAPS)

gluten-Free pizza crust

I was really missing pizza but the grains and gluten in the crust are not on my 28 Day Grain-Free Challenge and I’m also dairy-free at the moment. Years ago, when I still ate conventional pizza, the combination of grains and cheese would be ghastly for me. So I came up with a suitable crust and topping for a quick and fun meal.  The crust is just the right texture and consistency to emulate a crispy thin crusted pizza loaded with your favorite topping!

This is definitely kid friendly. Kids love to make their own crusts and there are a multitude of choices for toppings. Anything from shredded meats and chicken to roasted or sauteed vegetables. This recipe is appropriate for SCD/GAPS and certainly if you are eating cheese that would make a great topping!


Grain-Free Pizza Crust


Options: add other spices such as onion powder, oregano, etc



  1. In a food processor process the 3 eggs
  2. Add the applesauce and mix
  3. Add the salt and other spices and mix
  4. Add the coconut flour, mix and then add the almond flour
  5. The batter will be somewhat sticky but should be soft and just starting to form a ball in the processor
  6. Use two flat cookie sheets lined with parchment pape ror a pizza stone
  7. Using olive oil grease the parchment paper
  8. Using a spatula, scrap the dough together into a large ball
  9. Put the dough onto the parchment paper and divide in two
  10. Place each piece of dough on a separate cookie sheet
  11. Press the dough into an oval shape
  12. Cover the dough with clear wrap and with a rolling pin roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness
  13. Pull off the clear wrap and you have a thin, even crust
  14. With your fingers, go around the perimeter of the crust pushing inwards, to even out the edges
  15. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes or until slightly browned
  16. Remove from oven and flip over using a large spatula
  17. Bake for another 2 – 4 minutes or until slightly browned (you may omit this step if you like)
  18. This makes 2 pizza crusts about 10″ x 7″


  • Homemade tomato sauce and raw grassfed cheese would be lovely
  • Add those two on top of the crust and put under the broiler for a minute or two to melt the cheese
  • I precooked grassfed chopped beef which I sauteed with my No Tomato Sauce and simply added that on top

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  • Hhramblings October 17, 2011, 11:17 am

    I have been gluten-free for about 7 weeks now.  I’m still trying to navigate these new waters.  We used to have homemade pizza almost on a weekly basis.  I canned a lot of homemade pizza sauce this summer, so am excited about the prospects of adding pizza back into our meal rotation.  I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe!

  • Pavil, the Uber Noob October 17, 2011, 12:57 pm

    I don’t get the applesauce? How does it contribute to the crust?

    • Mary Korte October 17, 2011, 1:02 pm

      I am guessing it adds moisture. I will probably use shredded zucchini instead of the applesauce when I try this out (but then I like zucchini in everything).

    • Jill October 17, 2011, 1:35 pm

      Hi Pavil,
      Yes, it adds moisture to any recipe with coconut flour. You can leave it out if you don’t have any but it may be a little dry.

  • Meagan October 17, 2011, 4:42 pm

    Looks good – there are so many GF/grain-free primal pizza crusts out here that seem doable. I have yet to try one, but I am bookmarking like crazy and am going to do it myself some evening. I LOVE PIZZA 😀

  • Hannah October 17, 2011, 4:45 pm

    These sound great Jill. I’ve tried some other pizza dough recipes, but I think the coconut flour might make a nice difference in the texture.

  • Meghan October 17, 2011, 6:52 pm

    I was wondering about the applesauce, too. I guess I will try adding some vegetable instead. We never eat applesauce here and I’d rather not go to the work (and dishes!) for just too tablespoons.
    I tried the cauliflower crust this weekend. It was pretty good, but not crispy like I was hoping for. I will have to give yours a try!

    • Meghan October 17, 2011, 6:54 pm

      Oops, “two tablespoons,” of course…can I blame that on GAPS brain fog? =)

  • Stephanie October 19, 2011, 2:52 pm

    This is so good to know. I have a friend who has to eat grain free. I will send this to her. I am pinning this. Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @

  • Leah Beyer October 20, 2011, 2:32 am

    Fascinating what can all be done GF today. My grandpa got diagnosed about 10 years ago, and we were sure he would starve to death. Sharing this with my mom to make for him. Thanks for linking up to

    of Meat Monday

  • chowstalker October 21, 2011, 1:29 am

    I can’t wait to try this one! Pizza used to be a regular week-end food for us, but since we started a paleo, gluten-free diet it has been well over a year since having it.  This recipe might let us start enjoying it again at least every once in a while!  Thanks Jill!

  • Swathi October 21, 2011, 11:32 pm

    like this grain free version of pizza. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  • JoAnn Ryan October 22, 2011, 12:16 pm

    Hi Jill,

    Thanks once again for letting us post your recipe on Food Blog: Post of the Day.
    My sister-in-law has celiac, so I will be passing this recipe on to her.
    Thanks for all your hard work in helping us make better food choices!

    JoAnn Ryan

  • Miz Helen October 22, 2011, 5:28 pm

    Hi Jill,
    This looks like a great pizza. I like that you gave resources for the ingredients, thanks for doing that. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Anonymous October 23, 2011, 4:44 am

    This looks quite tasty!  Thanks for sharing.

  • Amy @ A Little Nosh October 23, 2011, 10:45 am

    So glad you were able to find a pizza that you can enjoy!  Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

  • Pcrichart October 26, 2011, 1:33 pm

    My husband is doing gluten-free and was missing Pizza.  I make him homemade pizza using green peppers as the “crust”.  Just cook the peppers for about 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven and then top with seasoned tomato sauce, hamburger and cheese.  Then put back in hot over for about 5 minutes until cheese melts.  He says it’s better than pizza crust!

  • Shannon October 26, 2011, 9:13 pm

    Cool!  I’m definitely sharing this with a couple of friends who are GF.  I think for many of the kids, it’s pizza they miss most!

    Thanks for linking up to this week!

  • Nicole North December 16, 2011, 1:39 am

    Hi, I love your website! I want to make a whole bunch of stuff on certain days where I am less busy and freeze. Does this recipe freeze well? Say, if you made this then topped it and froze a couple then you could toss them in just like frozen pizza when your to busy and tired to cook? Or do you think it wouldn’t work out?

    • Jill December 16, 2011, 2:11 am

      HI Nicole,
      Thanks! I think the crust will freeze just fine, but if you have toppings that would make it soggy, it may not be as good. I would not freeze it with toppings. But you could try just one to see…

  • froggy July 18, 2012, 3:24 pm

    i have one problem and that is i am not suposed to have eggs dairy nuts or grain
    im not a celiac im not really sure what i am or if there is a name for it i have such a hard time eating things i can because i get so bored of the same things every day
    i have been looking for recipees using ingrediants i can have for the longest time and they all seem to have one or more ing which i cant have
    ive been told substitue but things never come out quite right
    do you know of any recipees which would cater to my needs?

    • Jill July 18, 2012, 8:22 pm

      Hi Froggy,
      (where did you get that name? I love frogs!)

      I’m sorry to hear that your diet needs to be so limited. I guess you have leaky gut and that makes you intolerant of lots of foods. Have you considered going on the GAPS diet? IT can help heal your leaky gut and then you would be able to eat other foods. There is a page on my blog about it with links up at the top tool bar.

  • Jenn August 26, 2012, 3:18 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I tried the crust last night and really liked it. Even a couple non-gf family members said it was good. Will make again!