This paleo pizza crust with tapioca flour is the perfect canvas for all your favorite toppings. Try my version – a paleo breakfast pizza with pesto, prosciutto, and eggs.

This delicious Paleo Breakfast Pizza comes with the best-ever gluten-free paleo pizza crust!

Who doesn’t love a breakfast pizza?

I guess I don’t if we’re talking typical pizza. I tend to avoid getting gluten hangovers before lunch.

But this breakfast pizza is made from tapioca flour, which is a 100% safe starch! It’s easily digestible and provides good carbs to help keep you full.

I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel fuller when my meal includes some carb action.

Why tapioca flour is the best choice for making paleo pizza crust:

Tapioca is a type of starch extract that’s derived from a vegetable called cassava root.

Added in the right quantity, tapioca flour can add so much structure to baked goods in the absence of gluten.

It tastes mild and just slightly sweet, making it perfect for paleo pizza crust. Besides carbs, it’s very low in other macronutrients. However, it’s totally gluten-freelow in calories and free from sugar — so overall still useful in healthy, gluten-free cooking or baking.

For the perfect paleo pizza crust, we also add some olive oil and an egg – a combination which provides a hint of richness and gives the dough plenty of elasticity making it easy to work with.

Top your paleo pizza crust with pesto, eggs, and prosciutto for the perfect breakfast pizza!

The paleo breakfast pizza itself was delicious. I used homemade pesto as the sauce and topped it with prosciutto when it was completely cooked. It was amazing.

Paleo Breakfast Pizza with paleo pizza crust made from tapioca flour served on a rustic table


Tips for making paleo pizza crust:

  • You can use a blend of coconut flour and tapioca flour. Simply swap 1/4 cup tapioca flour for 1/4 cup of coconut flour.
  • To prevent the pizza from sticking, spray the cookie sheet with some avocado oil or place the paleo breakfast pizza on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Make sure to add some salt and spices to the dough to give it some more flavor. Another great way of infusing the pizza crust with flavor is using an herb or garlic infused olive oil.
Paleo Breakfast Pizza - the best gluten-free paleo pizza crust made with Tapioca Flour and olive oil, then topped with pesto, prosciutto, and eggs! #glutenfree, #paleo


Paleo Breakfast Pizza

How to make Paleo Breakfast Pizza:

This paleo pizza crust with tapioca flour is the perfect canvas for all your favorite toppings. Try my version – a paleo breakfast pizza with pesto, prosciutto, and egg
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 414 kcal


Paleo Pizza Crust:

  • 1 cup tapioca flour 125 g
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water more if needed
  • add any spices you like this crust itself doesn’t taste like much without any spices

Paleo Pizza Toppings :

  • homemade or bought pesto just blend basil, garlic, parsley, olive oil and pine nuts until smooth
  • slices of tomato
  • two eggs
  • optional: Romano cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Combine ingredients until a wet dough forms, this does not feel like your typical dough.
  • Spread it out evenly and thinly on a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Top with egg and pesto and whatever else you want on it!
  • Bake your paleo breakfast pizza for 15 minutes.
  • When the cooking is done, add prosciutto.
  • Devour.


You can use a blend of coconut flour and tapioca flour. Simply swap 1/4 cup tapioca flour for 1/4 cup of coconut flour.
To prevent the pizza from sticking, spray the cookie sheet with some avocado oil or place the paleo breakfast pizza on a sheet of parchment paper.


Calories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 9gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 246mgSodium: 234mgPotassium: 91mgVitamin A: 660IUCalcium: 61mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword healthy breakfast pizza, paleo flatbread recipe, paleo pizza crust
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  1. Made this for the first time this morning. It was fabulous, thank you so much for the recipe. We added sautéed mushrooms and used smoked salmon instead of the prosciutto (the flavor of the salmon got lost, will try with bacon next time).

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  3. This might be a silly question but do you put the eggs on the pizza Raw or do you cook them before it goes in the oven?

  4. Made this with my 10 yr old today. It was easy and delicious. Thank you for such an amazing and easy recipe.

  5. I just made this and it was amazing!! Thank you so much! I just used arrow root instead of tapioca,1 cup made a small pizza.. next time I would just double the quantities. But still, so good!! The texture,the taste, everything was like a real pizza 🙂

  6. Kristen Yaun Reply

    Just made this pizza, and the crust is the most successful gluten free crust I’ve ever had! We added bacon, pineapple, roasted sweet potato/butternut squash, and olives–so good! Thank you!

  7. I just made this…was I supposed to bake the dough a little first? Mine had a doughy texture, kind of chewy… Did I make it right?

    • dani stout Reply

      You could bake it first, the center is a bit doughier than gluten-filled bread.

  8. Barb Schening Reply

    Any suggestions for replacing pesto sauce – other than pizza sauce?

  9. I have arrowroot flour at home. Do you know if this could be a replacement for the tapioca flour? It is a thickening flour. Thanks! This looks amazing, I’m excited to try it! 🙂

    • dani stout Reply

      I’m not sure, but I’ve heard they can be used interchangeably.

    • dani stout Reply

      Nope but I’m sure you can look it up. I don’t count carbs.

  10. I wondered if anyone has used this crust for freeze ahead slices? I often make GF pizzas, slice them and wrap in individual servings for easy on the go breakfasts and lunches. This crust seems so much easier than my normal go to GF crust, just wondered if anyone has had success freezing it. Thanks!

    • dani stout Reply

      I ate half of this myself, I would make two for myself AND my husband because I know he’d eat his own plus my half.

  11. Just made this for a breakfast I shared with my brother and I love it!! I added allspice and sweet paprika to the dough and used shredded mozarella to top it off, and toasty crunchy crumbled bacon in place of prosciutto, wish I could show off the pic I took!! Thanks for the recipe xxx

  12. you make these crusts and freeze them without baking, or bake first?

    • dani stout Reply

      I actually haven’t frozen this at all, I keep meaning to do so but forgetting. So I’m not sure. I don’t think freezing it prior to cooking would work very well because it’s definitely a wetter dough.

  13. So I made the dough and thought, “I’m eating oobleck, hmm.” Instead of doing a pesto, I just did butter and minced garlic. Then added parmesan, tomato, eggs, and smoked salmon. The crust turned out surprisingly good, although next time I’ll add more salt. I’ll definitely make this again.

  14. heartsapink Reply

    absolutely loved and the dough was amazing.. it really felt like I was cheating and having pizza. I ended up using Herbs de provence in the dough and putting the procuitto in from the get go, it got that crusty baked thing about it. DELICIOUS! it’s going into my menu for sure!!! Did I mention it was a cinch to make?! thank you!

  15. I’ve made this exactly following the recipe but it’s still raw in the middle. Please could you give me some tips how to improve it.
    It was really thin to X

    • dani Reply

      Sounds like it wasn’t cooked long enough and maybe rolled out too thin.

  16. This is the BEST gluten free recipe ever. Thank you. I have just enjoyed Friday night pizza for the first time in ages. I made my dough and I was nervous. Baked it in the oven for 14 blind and then topped it and put it in the electric pizza oven to melt the cheese. Fabulous

  17. This looks like a great recipe and I can’t wait to try it.
    Wondering if I can replace the egg with a “flax egg”.

    • dani Reply

      I haven’t tried in this recipe, but you should be fine to use that in the dough.

  18. Trying to figure out how thin to spread the dough… What’s the approximate size of the pizza base in the picture please?

  19. Victoria Carroll Reply

    Can I make this the night before, refrigerate then take to work in the morning and warm it in the microwave. I have to take medication in the morning on an empty stomach and cannot eat for 1 hour so this would make a great breakfast if it worked.

  20. I made this today but with sausage because I didn’t have prosciutto. It was absolutely delicious. I baked the crust for 5 minutes before adding the toppings because many of the reviews mentioned the crust was raw in the middle. The crust came out perfect. I look forward to making this again very soon!

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  22. If you truly want it paleo then you would have to skip the cheese and use the homemade pesto as the store bought has parmesan. I am uncertain if pine nuts are allowed on Paleo or not? It sounds sinfully delicious though!

    • dani Reply

      Paleo is not about following a strict set of rules that have to be adhered to 100%. If cheese doesn’t upset digestion or cause any issues, it’s a great addition to a paleo diet. It’s not about foods being “allowed.” This is a restrictive, unhealthy approach to eating and not something any ancestral/paleo wellness professionals (including myself) recommend.

  23. The reason dairy is not recommended in the paleo life style is because of the lactose and the hormones that are in there naturally, we just don’t need that past the age of 1. It’s to help your body grow faster and we don’t need that anymore. Also, you can get the same vitamins that are in there in vegetables and you’ll get more of those vitamins. Really, dairy had no point for our body after we reach toddlerhood. There are more reasons also, I’d just have to look them up again ??. But yes, everyone does “paleo” a little different. Some don’t do sugar at all, I use honey and maple syrup and I’ve been paleo for over 3 years now. Not about restrictions per say just only ingesting foods that are healthy and do good for your body.

    Also, pine nuts are definitely considered paleo.

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  25. How do you keep the whites of the eggs from sliding off of the dough, mine ended up all over my pizza pan. The yokes stayed put in the middle, but the rest, not so much! Thanks!

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  28. Just made this for my 2 year old.. We’ve recently had to cut a lot of foods feeling her diet so this worked really well as a pizza crust. It stuck to the pan quite a bit but I also didn’t grease it. Great recipe!

  29. I just made this and although yummy – the crust stuck to the pan I made it on. Any ideas? Thanks

  30. The amount of the ingredients didn’t work it was too dry and then too thin I put it in the oven but I’m not expecting it to be good

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  32. I used tapioca starch…Where I live (Canada), tapioca starch is all I see. Is starch and flour the same thing? When I made it, the dough was a big blob of goo. It didnt puff up like your picture did either. But it tasted fine tho.

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  36. 5 stars
    Shocked at how good this was. I can’t ever seem to make anything with tapioca that’s not gummy but it turned out great. I put onion and garlic powder in the crust and put bacon and red onion on top too. Thanks!!

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