This pizza crust is the perfect homemade option if you’re craving AIP-friendly pizza! It’s made with tigernut flour, tapioca starch and is free of eggs, grains, and other allergens.

AIP tigernut pizza crust with toppings, slice on plate

Tigernut Flour Pizza Crust

Giving up grains leaves a huge pizza-shaped gap in your heart… it definitely left one in mine. Pizza is by far one of my favorites foods (yes, I’m 100% willing to admit that!) and I never thought I’d be able to have anything like it after making changes to my diet. Luckily, that isn’t true!

This tigernut flour pizza crust is grain-free, paleo, AIP, and an easy at-home option for having pizza! You can use it along with any toppings of your choice for a grain-free pizza night.

The Ingredients for the Tigernut Flour Pizza Crust

  • Tigernut flour. This is the main crust ingredient for this pizza.
  • Tapioca starch. You can likely also use arrowroot starch.
  • Olive oil. You can also use avocado oil.
  • Gelatin powder. This is used to make the gelatin egg. Collagen will not work as a swap.

tigernut flour in measuring cup

How To Make AIP Tigernut Flour Pizza Crust

  • Prepare the crust: Using a medium mixing bowl, sift the tigernut flour and tapioca starch together. Stir in the olive oil, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Set aside.
  • Prepare the gelatin egg: Add the water to a small saucepot and slowly pour over the gelatin. Allow to harden. Place the pot on the stove and turn it on low heat. Slowly melt the gelatin (this will take just a minutes) and remove it from the heat. Vigorously whisk the gelatin egg until it becomes frothy. Add the gelatin egg to the pizza dough immediately and stir well to combine.
  • Form the crust: Grease your hands with olive oil and form the pizza dough into a ball. Place onto the baking sheet and flatten to an 8″ circle.

pizza dough ball

  • Bake: Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 15-17 minutes or until hardened. Remove from the oven, add desired toppings and bake for another 3-5 minutes (depending on the toppings).

Can you make this pizza crust ahead of time?

You can fully cook the crust ahead of time to save for later. However, the crust needs to be immediately cooked once prepared, so I wouldn’t save or freeze the raw crust.

Is tigernut a nut?

Tigernut is actually not a nut, but a tuber, like sweet potato. It’s grain-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly. Learn more about tigernut flour here.

Where do you buy tigernut flour?

Some health food stores have it, but I find it easiest to buy tigernut flour online from retailers like amazon or thrive market.

Can you use other flours for this pizza crust?

You can likely swap tapioca and arrowroot in this recipe. However, switching out tigernut flour for different ones would change the whole recipe too much, so I don’t recommend trying to swap 1:1 in this recipe.

I have another pizza crust recipe without tigernut flour here!

What can you use for topping this crust?

Pizza crust on a plate

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AIP Tigernut Flour Pizza Crust


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This pizza crust is the perfect homemade option if you’re craving AIP-friendly pizza! It’s made with tigernut flour, tapioca starch and is free of eggs, grains, and other allergens.


Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup tigernut flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp gelatin

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with lightly greased parchment paper.
  2. Using a medium mixing bowl, sift the tigernut flour and tapioca starch together. Stir in the olive oil, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Set aside.
  3. For the gelatin egg, add the water to a small saucepot and slowly pour over the gelatin. Allow to harden. Place the pot on the stove and turn it on low heat. Slowly melt the gelatin (this will take just a minutes) and remove it from the heat. Vigorously whisk the gelatin egg until it becomes frothy. Add the gelatin egg to the pizza dough immediately and stir well to combine
  4. Grease your hands with olive oil and form the pizza dough into a ball. Place onto the baking sheet and flatten to an 8″ circle.
  5. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 15-17 minutes or until hardened. Remove from the oven, add desired toppings and bake for another 3-5 minutes (depending on the toppings).
  6. Slice and serve once slightly cooled.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Baked

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 159
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.9g
  • Fiber: 7.5g
  • Protein: 3g