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30 Sep

Primal Blueprint Recipe: Perfect Primal Pizza

Mark’s Daily Apple reader Ben submitted this Primal Blueprint meal video as his entry to this year’s Primal Blueprint Recipe Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

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  1. I would love to try this but I am deaf so I cant get the amount and ingredient list from the video. Can anyone help? Thanks.

    Kathy wrote on July 15th, 2011
    • The ingredients and measurements are listed at the very end of the video. If you watch it on the youtube page and open the drop down box it has them written in there as well. It’s also written on my site if you click on my name below the post. Hope this helps.

      BenK wrote on July 16th, 2011
  2. ahhh it turned out to be a flop.
    The only difference was almond milk unsweetened. Maybe I thinned it out too much before cooking. It was very thin and even after following the instructions, the dough seemed bready like..on the soft side. It stuck to the parchment paper and I guess I must of put too much pizza sauce on it, as one piece got a little soggy. It wasn’t that bad tasting. I liked it. My husband didn’t like it at all, but he’s pretty picky and doesn’t like change.

    Mary wrote on August 8th, 2011
  3. “I pretty much just eyeball adding the ingredients until I think its AWESOME”

    Made me LOL! I’m trying this!

    Thom wrote on September 16th, 2011
  4. So, I know wheat flour isn’t considered primal, but I’m just starting out on this lifestyle and haven’t been able to find coconut flour yet. I was just wondering if wheat flour would work? I read the comment posted by someone who used almond flour with negative results, and I’m just wondering if anyone knows if wheat flour will be okay? I hope to get coconut flour soon, but I’m having trouble finding it.

    Kaitlin wrote on September 25th, 2011
  5. Wheat flour would not be Primal. Read the section on grains. You can pick up Almond flour at almost any store.

    Good luck!

    AZ Dude wrote on September 25th, 2011
    • I’m aware wheat flour isn’t primal, as I said that in my original post. Also, if you’ve read other comments, you would have realized that almond flour doesn’t work with this recipe.

      Kaitlin wrote on September 26th, 2011
  6. I tried this and the crust was not pourable, and it broke apart when I went to flip it. It might be because I didn’t have coconut milk. I used what I had on hand, which was heavy cream with a splash of water in it.

    Oh, well. I’ll try it again when I get some coconut milk.

    Jane wrote on October 4th, 2011
  7. This looks great Benk!

    May I ask, how many people does it serve/feed?

    Was thinking of trying to convert a few friends on sunday and would like to know how much of the ingredients I should buy :)

    Sam wrote on October 5th, 2011
    • Depends on their appetite but I would say usually two. Also depends heavily on the toppings as a cheese pizza doesn’t fill anyone up vs. a fully loaded pizza. I would plan on doubling the recipe for 3 or 4 people.

      BenK wrote on October 7th, 2011
  8. Have you tried this with almond flour? OR do you think it can be done with it? I’ve only just started primal so haven’t done all my reading.

    Di wrote on October 7th, 2011
  9. This is the best primal pizza crust recipe I’ve tasted so far. It’s kind of like a piklet pancake type thing. I wonder if adding a bit of yeast would make it a bit chewier like with real pizza crust or if a tablespoon of tapioca flour would help. Hmmm I’ll have to experiment next time…

    Thanks for this recipe!

    SophieE wrote on November 15th, 2011
  10. Is there any way I could sub in extra coconut flour for the flax meal, so I don’t have to go out and buy some?

    D wrote on January 16th, 2012
  11. Do you need that particular beater to make the dough, or can you make it with a hand held beater like this one:

    Liz wrote on January 19th, 2012
    • It should work fine. It’s not like cookie dough where you need to stop before it becomes runny. This dough actually ends up runny which is why you just pour it onto the parchment paper in whatever shape your shooting for.

      BenK wrote on January 20th, 2012
  12. What an incredible post! Thank you so much. My whole family is enjoying pizza as I type including the 2 kids who are often picky and are gobbling it up.

    Mike Barnhart wrote on March 18th, 2012
  13. I was wondering if anyone has tried this and the “Son of Groks” pizza crust. I made the latter tonight and I thought it was pretty good, but I think there must be better out there. Its not like I plan on making pizza very often, primal or otherwise, so when I do I want it to be as good as it possibly can be without using grains. I am a newbie still. I have only been primal for a few weeks, but I have no intention of going back to grains. I had a “cheat day” after my first week and I still don’t feel as though my body has recovered from it. I just can’t do that to myself anymore. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    Jena wrote on June 4th, 2012
  14. Okay, so I finally just got around to actually making this and I have to say it is amazing! The crust is so good! Not just “good for a low carb primal crust”, but genuinely and in its own right good! And the parchment paper is a lifesaver. Thanks so much for perfecting this wonderful recipe :)

    Jena wrote on August 14th, 2012
  15. loved it! this is the best Paleo pizza I’ve found – and I’ve tried many; thanks!

    Allison wrote on October 30th, 2012
  16. Hi- got so excited to try this but when I tried to flip it it broke and I had it on 350 for 10 minutes- any advice-maybe cook a bit longer?…hold plz… Ah, I just looked and at 10 minutes my pizza was not brown! Hmm…oven check time! Thanks, so looking forward to trying this!

    Catherine wrote on December 28th, 2012
  17. Hi, am also new at this primal cooking I also have a hard time finding coconut flour. Can you just use regular flake coconut and grind it in a food processor?

    Astrid Hensel wrote on January 11th, 2013
  18. I had a question on this… has anyone tried making it directly on a pizza stone rather than in a pan? I was thinking about trying this but didn’t want to totally FUBAR it?

    I tried a cauliflower pizza crust this past weekend. Turned out good (the wife liked it as well) but the out-gasing from a head of cauliflower was not a pleasant side effect. Prior to changing to a primal type diet, I got REALLY good making pizza crusts using spent grains from my beer brewing process (yes… still brew, but more into Ciders now) and I still miss that spent grain pizza. This might be my ‘once in a blue moon’ cheat.

    JF wrote on December 23rd, 2013
  19. Is your flax meal ground really fine? Mine still has some chunky stuff in it, so I think my crust was a little odd…but still the best grain-free one I’ve had :)

    Carson wrote on January 14th, 2014
  20. the video wont load, can someone please type out the recipe as i was planning on making this today

    job wrote on March 12th, 2014
  21. Just made this, half quantities made for a small pizza but I loaded it up and shared it & some salad leaves with my fiancée for our evening meal – she isn’t fully on board with primal but she said it was lovely, really filling and no noticeable difference from a normal pizza so we can have it again. I really enjoyed it!

    Now I know we like it, I will do the full big pizza with less dense toppings next time.

    Evie wrote on July 22nd, 2014
  22. My family is very new to living a Paleo Lifestyle and after 2 weeks I had not told my boys i just slowly took away grain and dairy products from the house. My 12 Year old twin boys switched onto what was going on about 7 days in but loved their new lunches so much they did not complain. Friday Pizza night is big for them so when I found this recipe I was so excited. The boys actually made it while I supervised. It was awesome!!!!! Thankyou so much for the amazing recipes.

    Carolyn Smith wrote on September 12th, 2014
  23. Is there a way to print the recipe for your pizza crust? Thanks

    Laney wrote on December 15th, 2014

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