Paleo Pizza DoughAfter spending a weekend at multiple birthday parties, where the choice of food was of course, pizza, I was reminded how important it is for our kids to “fit in” and feel normal while eating Paleo. Unfortunately, so few people understand the dangers of processed food, so our kids are confronted on a daily basis with having to choose. Luckily we have amazing friends that know we eat Paleo and understand when we offer to bring food. Of course, they expect it to taste amazing, so that is always my test for recipes we prepare for our meal plans.

This pizza dough passed the test. Not only did it pass the test, our kids said we should never order pizza again!

It only took about 20 tries to get this dough right. So many Paleo pizza doughs are sandy in texture and crumble when you try to pick them up. I started experimenting with Tapioca flour and it’s definitely my new favorite flour. Except for when I’m taking it out of the canister, it looks like a small powder bomb went off in my kitchen, oh well. This dough is super easy, literally takes 5 minutes to make, no rolling or kneading or anything, the kids can even do it.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Paleo Pizza Dough
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • ⅓ cup PLUS 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl, mix well
  3. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until completely combined (it will look like thick mashed potatoes)
  5. Lay parchment paper on a pizza or cookie pan and spread the dough with your hands or the back of a spoon until it’s ¼ inch thick
  6. Bake for 20 minutes
  7. Add toppings
  8. Bake another 15 minutes

 

9 Comments

  1. 11-13-2013

    I had to run and try this recipe tonight and it was PERFECT! Best Paleo pizza dough ever.

  2. 11-15-2013

    This was fabulous!!! Almost like Focaccia bread crust. Will definitely make again – thank you!!

  3. 11-15-2013

    Thanks Lisa and Marcia! Yes, I agree, reminds me of Focaccia too, I’m going to try to make little bite size doughs with it for bruschetta. I think it will be perfect!

  4. 11-27-2013

    I’m new to Paleo and can’t have eggs. Do you have any experience with egg substitutes like a flax egg in this?

  5. 12-4-2013

    I haven’t tried it, but I think it would work. I might try it this week since we plan on making Buffalo Chicken Pizza to post here :)

  6. 12-7-2013

    Made this tonight….and success!!, thank you for this awesome recipe! (Next time I will bake it longer to make it more crispy, but other than that no changes)

  7. 1-16-2014

    I will have to give this one a try. I was looking for a pizza dough recipe that was tasty without having to use any almond flour.

  8. 1-31-2014

    I made this last night and it was delicious. First paleo pizza crust I have tried and it was a homerun!

  9. 3-10-2014

    My crust is in the oven as I type… My teenager is quite skeptical, but I have high hopes! =)