Gluten-Free Tiger Nuts Flour Pizza Crust

Gluten-Free Tiger Nuts Flour Pizza Crust

Using Tiger Nuts Flour for a pizza crust is an innovative and nutritious choice, especially for those following a gluten-free or grain-free diet. Tiger Nuts are not actually nuts but tubers, which means they're allergy-friendly and packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Since Tiger Nuts Flour has a different texture and absorption rate compared to general-purpose flour, making a pizza crust with it requires some adjustments. Here’s a recipe tailored to accommodate the unique properties of tiger nuts flour:


1 and 1/2 cups Tiger Nuts Flour
1/2 cup arrowroot powder or tapioca flour (for elasticity)
1 teaspoon baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon xanthan gum (helps with the texture)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup warm water (you might need a bit more, depending on the dough)
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (for a slight sweetness)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (helps the dough rise with the baking powder)


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to heat up as well. This will help achieve a crispy crust.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the tiger nuts flour, arrowroot powder, baking powder, sea salt, and xanthan gum until well combined.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix the olive oil, warm water, honey (or maple syrup), and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until a dough forms. Depending on the absorbency of your tiger nuts flour, you may need to adjust by adding a little more water or flour to reach a pliable dough consistency.
  5. Knead the Dough: Turn the dough out onto a surface dusted with tiger nuts flour and knead gently until smooth. Tiger nuts flour does not have gluten, so the dough won't become elastic like wheat dough but should hold together well.
  6. Roll Out the Dough: Place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out to your desired thickness and shape. Remove the top piece of parchment paper.
  7. Pre-bake the Crust: Transfer the dough (still on the bottom piece of parchment) to a preheated pizza stone or a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges start to become golden. This step ensures your crust will be cooked through and crisp.
  8. Add Toppings: Remove the crust from the oven, add your favorite pizza toppings, and return to the oven. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the toppings are cooked and the cheese (if using) is bubbly and golden.
  9. Serve: Let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy your nutritious and unique tiger nuts flour pizza crust!


  • Tiger nuts flour has a naturally sweet and nutty flavor, which pairs well with both traditional and unconventional pizza toppings.
  • Feel free to experiment with the thickness of the crust. Thinner crusts will be crisper, while thicker ones will be chewier.
  • Hydration may vary, so adjust the amount of water or flour as needed to achieve a workable dough.

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