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Basic Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe (Dairy-Free)

Grain-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free pizza dough and pizza crust recipe

  • Author: Lea Valle @PaleoSpirit
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 cup tapioca flour (starch) (plus more for rolling out dough)
  • 1/3 cup + 23 tablespoons coconut flour, separated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 large egg, whisked


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Combine the tapioca flour (you can substitute arrowroot flour/starch), salt and 1/3 cup coconut flour in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  3. Pour in oil and warm water and stir. Add the whisked egg and continue mixing until well combined.
  4. Add two-three more tablespoons of coconut flour – one tablespoon at a time – until the mixture is a soft but somewhat sticky dough.
  5. Turn out the dough onto a surface sprinkled with tapioca flour and knead it gently until it is in a manageable ball that does not stick to your hands.
  6. Place the pizza dough ball onto a sheet of parchment paper. Use a tapioca floured rolling pin to carefully roll out the dough until it is fairly thin. (I generally make a 12 inch pizza). You may end up using a few more tablespoons of tapioca during this process but be careful not to handle the dough too much so it doesn’t get too dense.
  7. Place rolled-out dough (still on parchment paper) into preheated oven onto a hot pizza stone or a sheet pan.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on how “done” the crust should be, BEFORE putting on toppings.