Overview

This recipe is specifically for people with excess almond pulp from making almond milk. A dehydrator is required.
  • Prep Time

    15 min
  • Total Time

    8 hours 15 min
  • Suggested Servings

    6 servings
  • Yield

    6 pizza crusts (individual sized)
  • Shelf Life

    Store blank crusts in freezer
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Throw your fresh almond pulp in a big mixing bowl. (Almond pulp is the leftovers from making raw almond milk. If you don't have almond pulp make this raw pizza crust recipe instead.)
  • 2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl that contains the almond pulp. Stir/combine with a spoon or even your hands. Your recipe should now resemble the texture of pizza dough, but a tiny but crumblier.
  • 3. Line a dehydrator tray with parchment paper. Dump the mixture onto the parchment paper. Press the mixture down with your hands into one big sheet. Press it down firmly so that it will stick together into one huge pizza crust, like a square pan pizza.
  • 4. Dehydrate on high for 1 1/2 hours, then reduce heat to 105 degrees and dehydrate for another 7-10 hours or so. Halfway through dehydrating your raw pizza crust score the pieces with a knife where you will want to cut the pizza crusts. I suggest cutting into six large pieces.
  • 5. Dehydrate them until completely dry.
  • 6. Once your raw pizza crusts are done store them in a big ziploc bag and place in the freezer. That way you have raw pizza crusts ready to be thawed and used whenever. :)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This recipe is specifically for people with excess almond pulp from making almond milk. If you don't have almond pulp go here and make this raw pizza crust recipe instead.

Note: I like to use 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, 1 tablespoon dried thyme and 1 tablespoon dried basil. But you can omit or tweak the ratios. For example, you can use 1 1/2 tablespoons basil and 1 1/2 tablespoons thyme if you don't have rosemary, etc.  Or you can just leave spices out if you are in a rush. Also, do not ever use more than 1 tbsp rosemary 'cause that stuff is intense!

I usually make this almond pulp pizza crust recipe right after making almond pulp, 'cause it's pretty quick and it gets rid of my excess almond pulp problem since I make almond milk from scratch in my blender at least once a week.

Once your crusts are done, you can make raw pizza later with the crusts by simply spreading thawed or refrigerated crusts with a pizza sauce (like raw tomato sauce or raw pesto) and adding toppings (onion, green pepper, sun-dried tomato, pineapple, etc), then dehydrating again for 2 hours or so. Sooo good!

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Calories, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, and Riboflavin.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin B6.

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Hi, we tried this recipe and it looked good but tasted very bitter. Could it be because we added too much flaxseed meal or herbs? Is there anyway to make it less bitter? We will be posting an update on our first raw pizza experience on our blog too. And we love reading the wonders of raw food magic from your site!

Cheers,
Roland & Priscilla

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Great recipe! Would love to see more recipes to use nut pulp since I'm a big fan of nut milk and would like to make the most of the leftover!
I made this pizza crust a few weeks ago and put it straight in the freezer. I took it out of the freezer and into the fridge three days ago (Been busy, didn't manage to use it!) Do you think it's still safe to use it tonight for dinner? I often struggle knowing for how long nut pulp stays in the fridge too. Any tips would be great! Thanks a lot!

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Hi, I usually dehydrate the almond pulp then pulse it in the Vitamix Dry Blender to use as flour for raw breads. If I do that, can the pulp replace the 2 cups almonds in your other crust alternative since the moisture has been dehydrated out?

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Thank you for these recipes with amand pulp. I tried pizza crust this morning, it's on the deshydrator tray !

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Hi Angeeza! Let me know how the pizza crust turns out!

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Very good ! I put my vegetables, and all returned for 30 mn in the deshydrator. A photo is on Instagram with your pseudo, mine is angeeza2.

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Lovely, Angeeza! :)

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Turned out really good! used 1/3 of the recipe but couldnt finish it! Definately will be making this again! (topped it with some of your beetballs too)

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That looks awesome Kennie!

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Hey there.. I want to try this recipe but I have a very old dehydrator and it only has on and off haha I don't even know what temperature it goes up to! Would this still be okay and I would just leave it in for 12 hours or so?

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Hi Lidia! Yes, that should be fine. I'd check it around 7 hours - since I assume your dehydrator will be higher than 105 degrees if it just has on/off :)

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Made this in my cheapo dehydrator and loved it. It turned out great. At the time I didn't have any ingredients for a topping. However I enjoyed them as pizza crackers. They had a really satisfying bready texture. They took a long time in my dehydrator but that may be because I left the timer on the default setting and it switched itself off overnight due to this. It only took a further two hours after I switched it back on.

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That's great, Sophie! I'm glad they still turned out despite the dehydrator turning off!

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I made this pizza for tonight's dinner...raw pizza base topped with hemp basil pesto, walnut Cheeze crumbles and fresh tomato slices. I am going to assemble it just before serving so it doesn't go soggy. Can't wait for dinner now! Thanks Rawtarian for another awesome recipe. :)

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Yum Brooke! Can I have a bite? Or a slice ;)

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When you say "high" on your dehydrator, what temp is that approximately? I have an Excalibur which will go to 155, but I thought raw eaters only cook to ~115 or so.

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Hi Shane!

As you know, when dehydrating raw food it is important to keep the enzymes alive by dehydrating at 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.6 degrees Celsius) or lower.

However, I recommend turning your dehydrator on “high” (145 degrees) for about 1.5 hours when first putting food in the dehydrator, and then decreasing the temperature to 105 degrees after 1.5 hours or so.

I suggest this because the initial warmer temperature will help to take away a lot of the moisture at first, and the thinking is that it takes a while for your dehydrator to climb up to “high” and it also takes quite a while for the food to actually get to the temperature that the dehydrator air is at so it is still safe for raw foodists.

One of the best side-effects of setting your temperature higher at first is that it’s good at getting rid of the initial moisture quite quickly. Increasing the temperature at the beginning of cooking time is common practice in the raw food community. If you are not mindful about turning the heat back down after 1.5 hours, yes, your food will be heated above 105 degrees. However, this risk is warranted. That initial heat blast can really save you a lot of time and can accelerate the dehydrating process by quite a bit, even by 50% sometimes.

For me, I do strive to live a 100% raw lifestyle; however, I also make some slight tweaks to the “rules” in order to ensure that I can stay raw over the long-term.

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Is there any possibility that you could add a print friendly button to your recipes? I am spending a lot of time re-writing them to use in the kitchen. I have tried cutting and pasting so I can print, but the formatting is all over the place :(

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Hi Leisa,

Great question - printable PDFs of every single recipe (plus more members-only recipes) is available for members of The Rawtarian's Kitchen - You're invited to join us :)
www.therawtarian.com/TRK

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Hi there!

Thank you so much for this recipe! I got my new excalibur dehydrator on the weekend and tried giving this a go last night! I didn't quite put the dehydrator up as high (only to 120) for the first 1 1/2 hours followed by 9 hours of 115 and this morning i woke up to find the bottom side still a little damp? Is it possible to put it back in the dehydrator for another few hours? I couldn't find any information regarding using the dehydrator more than once anywhere online!

Your help would be really appreciated!
Claire
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Hi Claire,

Great question - yes, you can definitely put it back in for a few hours. But generally, you don't want to stop and start too many times because that can be bad for food safety

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I love this pizza crust! I haven't made any other raw crusts to compare it with, but I like this one - it was very easy to make, I didn't screw up the thickness (as I have done with all crackers so far) and it tasted incredibly amazing with toppings! I added my own version of raw tomato sauce, my own raw pesto, some bell peppers & hot peppers... wow. So refreshingly light & delicious, savory & very satisfying!

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Mmm, now I want pizza...

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I don't have a dehydrator (yet). Could I do this at my oven' slowest setting and achieve similar results?

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Hi Kristen,

No, I'm sorry it won't work in an oven. Best to wait until you get a dehydrator.

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Question - my boyfriend and I love trying new raw recipes and try to pass on healthy alternatives to our friends and family when we can. Is this crust able to be baked in the oven by chance? We use it in the dehydrator and love it, but for others that might want to try it in a more 'traditional' way I didn't know if it would come out the same if baked? Thank you.....and thank you for this site, FANTASTIC!

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Hi Rebecca, I haven't tried it myself. I don't think it would change too much if baked though, it won't rise or anything. If you try it, I'd love to know how it turns out. But overall I say just go with the dehydrator. You can just not tell them it was dehydated :) Just say it's a flatbread :)

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Maha's Review

Raw almond pulp pizza crust recipe
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this recipe sounds great ! so original !

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Thanks Maha! Not sure how original it is as pizza crust is pretty simple, but it is easy and tasty :)

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Hello! I love all your recipes! thanks for sharing them! I would like to make you a question:

I just got the excalibur dehydrator. I want to use it but i didnt buy the paraflexx sheets and I live in Mexico and cant buy them here, i have to buy them in USA wheen i come back. I saw in your recipes that you use parchment paper, is that like wax paper? can i use wax paper instead? or the wax will contaminate my food? Thaniks :)

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Hi Gaby, don't use "wax" paper (it has a tendency to melt and stick). BUT if you use "parchment paper" (or "baking paper") it will do the trick!

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Great recipe! Would love to see more recipes to use nut pulp since I'm a big fan of nut milk and would like to make the most of the leftover!
I made this pizza crust a few weeks ago and put it straight in the freezer. I took it out of the freezer and into the fridge three days ago (Been busy, didn't manage to use it!) Do you think it's still safe to use it tonight for dinner? I often struggle knowing for how long nut pulp stays in the fridge too. Any tips would be great! Thanks a lot!

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Hi Paula, thanks for the request! I have lots of pulp in my freezer, I shall have to thaw it and get creative!

Mmm keeping in the fridge, 3 days is probably right on the cusp.

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Hi, I usually dehydrate the almond pulp then pulse it in the Vitamix Dry Blender to use as flour for raw breads. If I do that, can the pulp replace the 2 cups almonds in your other crust alternative since the moisture has been dehydrated out?

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Hi Mel, yes, exactly!

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Hi, we tried this recipe and it looked good but tasted very bitter. Could it be because we added too much flaxseed meal or herbs? Is there anyway to make it less bitter? We will be posting an update on our first raw pizza experience on our blog too. And we love reading the wonders of raw food magic from your site!

Cheers,
Roland & Priscilla

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Hi Roland and Priscilla, thanks for your note! It is definitely meant to have toppings on it. I don't find it particularly bitter :) But it is not really that exciting to eat on its own. It's kind of bland and salty. Not sure if this helps!

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I have not made this yet but the almond makes me think of a dessert. Ok, so maybe hear me out.. Almond pizza crust, with fruit dip as sauce and topped with fresh fruit for a fruit pizza dessert. ?? Thought this would be a good healthy dessert for my nieces and nephews for Valentines day. Any thoughts on replacements in the crust to make it more sweet for a tasty treat? LOVE the site...have made so many recipes, all a hit, so far. Thank you!! Keep 'em coming!! :)

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Hi Amandal, fruit pizza! Love it. Omit the spices and add some type of sweetener - maybe some dates and  agave nectar or maple syrup (do not use honey since honey does not dehydrate) - that would be deelish! Add some kind of sweet cashew spread, top with sliced strawberries and then dehydrate again. YUM! You are inspiring me :)

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Ohh...fabulous!! I knew you would have some better ideas than me. Thank you so much!! :)

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It is a collaborative process Amandal! :)

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Going to make this with leftover almond pulp now! What temperature is considered 'high' in the dehydrator? 145 F? Thanks!

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Hi EatingRD, yes, 145 is exactly what I mean when I say high :) You are right on the button!

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Hi there! I just wanted to say this app has made me remember a Raw lifestyle is completely doable and can have much more variation than I was realizing! (I tend to get stuck raw snacking & not having a satisfying meal often enough.) Love the simplicity and organization of the recipes. THANK YOU! :)

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Jenna I am so glad the app is making your life easier. It makes me so happy to read your note cause that was my goal with the app :)

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Love your web! I'm a newcomer. Would you ever consider--giving a non-dehydrator option for those of us---who are either still in the early stages of assembling a araw kitchen or --prefer to go without the dehydrators. Thanks!

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Sorry meant clarify! For example--the pizza looks amazing--so alternately --could you suggest --- the same yummy pizza recipe ---but also prepared in *another* way---that does not rely on the dehydrator?

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Hi Kayte, I can't think of an easy way to prepare this without the dehydrator :( If you don't have a dehydrator, I would opt for a nut pate served over crisp romaine lettuce

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hello LJ, gladto see I'm in good company about the nut cheese thing! I'm tempted by a special offer about a book on natural fermentation that would solve it - but I think life is probably too short. The pizza crusts were Great - and much liked, even by omnivores, I made them in some 4" tartlet tins and topped the results with raw chickpea/sundried tomato hummus, sweet-corn, sliced mushrooms and fresh tomato sauce. I'll take a pic next time I do it! How about some more hummus recipes?
thanks...

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Clancy, your toppings sound deelish! Would love to see a pic :)

Hummus recipes are a nice idea. In fact, I don't think I've ever made a raw hummus that I really loved. Adding to my "todo" :)

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What do you all put on your raw pizza? Do you also do that in the dehydrator? I like to use Daiya cheese on pizza but not sure it would be good if I didn't put it in the oven on a high temp...

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Hi Heather, what do I put on my raw pizza? Usually raw tomato sauce, mushrooms, green pepper, pineapple and onions  (I don't normally bother with raw cheese on my pizza, it's still REALLY good without it)

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Hi LJ,
When we went raw almost 4 months ago your's was unquestionably the warmest and most helpful website I found. I'm delighted to participate in your vision for a raw food community!

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Hi Lance, thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot :) I am honored to be on this journey with you.

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PS - I think I'm going to enjoy this App! thanks for all your hard work developing it.. C

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this will be great - I have just this minute put some almonds in to soak, I never seem get the nut cheese thing right, [any thoughts?] and I all too often wait till the pulp has gone off - ugh!

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Hi Clancy, Glad you are enjoying the app! I too have NEVER had traditional nut cheese work well for me - it's always a disappointment and very labour intensive. I usually cheat any make my "raw cheese sauce". you may find my podcast epsiode 10 - raw cheese useful. Hope your pizza crust turns out well! 

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Was so looking forward to this recipe,,,didn't want it to be too thin,,,but it still bracked all over...any ideas??

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I am guessing you mean cracked! If so, you dehydrated for too long :) Or didn't add the oive oil?

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Awesome? I like to think so :)

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I am always looking for new ways to mix up my pizza crusts. I loved this recipe!
p.s. if you those of you reading haven't tried her brownie recipe, get on it! Simple and delicious!

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I am so glad that the recipe turned out well and that you liked it!

And I totally agree about my brownie recipe heehee :)

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Great recipe! is there anyway to dehydrate in the oven? A lot of these recipes require a dehydrator and I don't have one at the moment. Keep up the good work!

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Thanks Chris! In general, I strongly state that dehydrating in an oven absolutely does not work properly. Best to hold off until you have access to a dehydrator :)

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