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Pizza Crust: Video

jen springer

I’m thrilled to announce the advent of epTV, my very own web television channel right here at Elana’s Pantry, where I’ll be posting my favorite videos from readers.  That means you!

Just make a video that’s around 5 minutes long using one of the recipes from my website or The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  Then, leave a comment in this post linking back to your video (post it on your blog or youtube, or both) and I’ll select my faves for the epTV spotlight here a couple of times a month.  If you’ve already made a video of one my recipes, let me know in the comments section of this post.

This first video feature is a gem.  It’s made by Jen Springer of Natural Anxiety Therapy (Jen is into “all things healthy” check out her website!) and features my pizza crust from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.

In this video, Jen shows you how to make a gluten free pizza crust and discusses the amazing benefits of cooking with almond flour.  She also dishes out common sense tips on how to handle almond flour when it’s frozen, and shows you some of her favorite brands of ingredients along with storage tips for them.  Finally, Jen shares ideas about her secret additions to my recipe, as well as shortcuts, tips and tricks that you’ll love.

I find Jen’s manner very appealing, she speaks slowly in a calm, down to earth voice that is accessible, real, and peaceful.  See for yourself!  Watch the video and leave a comment to let me know what you think.

posted on March 1, 2011, 73 comments

  1. Monique

    This video is great, and I love Jens’ idea of adding herbs to the crust! I can’t wait to try this recipe this week!!

  2. ~M

    Awesome! I like seeing different techniques and ideas! I usually use a whisk to ground out the lumps in the flour.

    At my home, we’ve been using Lucini’s chickpea frittata mix (it’s finely ground chickpeas, to which you add extra virgin olive oil, salt, and water) and topping that with pizza toppings once it’s cooked. Yum (and also lower glycemic since it’s beans).

  3. Amy S.

    You’re completely right. Jen has a great “on screen” presence and is very easy to understand. I would definitely watch more of her videos!

    I want to make pizza now!

  4. gina powell

    I loved watching the video. It showed how easy it was to make and I can’t wait to try it.

  5. Kathryn Richards

    She was great to watch! She made it look so easy! :)

  6. Lindsey

    I love this idea of posting people’s videos! So helpful. Thank you!

  7. Judith @ cookcheap.org

    Fun! I would do the crust just the same – I’ve completely gotten out of the habit of rolling them.

    I love her tip to add the herbs, too.

  8. Heather

    Totally enjoyed watching Jen . I feel like i can do it too now!

  9. Kim

    It was great!! We are having a hard time with gluten free, and she made it look soooo easy… :) I know what crust we are going to try on pizza night this week!!!

  10. Norma Heckendorf

    Great video. You have an outstanding idea to post videos of us who make your fantastic recipes. Thank you!

  11. Amanda Williams

    I love this lady! She seemed so real and she did a great job of keeping my attention. I felt like I was in her kitchen with her, as a friend… :) I love this idea! I eat gluten free, therefore so does the rest of my family, however my 3 year old daughter has low blood sugar often so this was a great tip for me to not use much rice flour! THANK YOU!

  12. Mari

    Prefer reading recipes and tips…old habits? Home video link was unappealing to me, style and length. Elana’s invitation concept is generously accessible, yet I prefer she stick to user-tips composed in text, via a blog, thankyou. Too many cooks?

  13. Karen@Cook4Seasons @ cook4seasons.com

    Brilliant! Exciting! Jen is great! Hope I am, too! :)

  14. nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma @ momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com

    yet another reason i need to start vlogging. great idea…

  15. What a fantastic idea, Elana

    I look forward to more episodes of epTV…and to trying the pizza!

    Great video, Jen…


  16. Rachael Pettus

    Will be trying it for dinner!

  17. christin

    I don’t have the book yet. Did anyone right it down and want to share?

  18. I’ve made the crust before and really love it. Anyone know if it freezes well? It would be so handy to have a few in the freezer ready to go for a quick meal.

  19. Stephanie Mckenzie @ readingyourlips.blogspot.com

    She did a great job! I look forward to seeing other videos!!

  20. Eloise

    Hi there,
    Have been a fan of Elana’s website for a long time now, and really liked Jen’s video of Pizza Crust and the little tips she added that you just can’t get in a recipe book normally. I too love my recipe books and prefer them to video but I’m open to new ideas too, :-)

  21. Wonderful!! It was great to see a real person and the process happen before my eyes.

  22. Freed Willie

    Great video, but would have liked to have seen the finished product.

  23. Charlotte Moore

    This is very helpful!!! Looking forward to more of these type videos. Thank you so much.

  24. sami

    What a wonderful gift for pizza lovers! Thanks for the recipes, thanks for showing us how it’s done. I need to get back on my gluten free diet and get your book!

  25. Lisa Daniel

    I enjoyed it very much and she did give great tips! I also feel inspred to try the pizza crust now, thank you, Elana!

  26. whatnext

    i’ve been a bit reluctant to try this recipe and have therefore been “eating” pizza for 5 years by eating only the toppings and throwing away the crust. (i’m diabetic.) this video has made me brave! here’s hoping i can reinvent the “pizza experience” with this crust. thanks. these vids are a great idea.

  27. Kathy

    What a great, helpful video! Thanks Jen for posting this :)

  28. This sounds great! I hope to create my video soon
    Thanks for hosting! :)

  29. Sandy Gillett @ aunt-sandy.blogspot.com

    I love it! Thank you Jen for sharing! And thank you Elana for this wonderful idea. I love your cookbook and Jen demonstrates so well the doableness of the recipes.

  30. Teri

    Jenn did a fabulous job. Loved her tips along the way:>

  31. MaryK

    What a fantastic video – she did a great job with a great recipe.

  32. clementine miserolle

    Did you know you had international audience? “Bonjour” de Paris-France. Thank you so much for this great video. Will try it tmrw as pizza is what I miss the most as a celiac. Jen you are just so friendly on the video, can’t wait to see the next one. Thank you Elana & Jen for beeing so generous with your gluten-Free community.
    “A bientôt”
    ClemClem de Paris

  33. Jessica Ward

    Wow!! Let’s just say if Jenn had her own video blog, I would definitely subscribe!! What a great job, and I now have my own pizza in the oven-thanks for the inspiration :)

  34. What a great video! She made it look so easy! As someone who has made huge messes rolling out dough in the past, I particularly love that she just smoothed it down with her fingers!

  35. Betty

    This was great! I, too, would have loved to see the finished product. I love the use of video. Despite me having Elana’s book, it’s been a long time since I’ve done the pizza crust. This video was a great reminder how easy it is! I thought, “why haven’t I been doing this?” Many times I think I don’t have time for rolling, or the parchment paper, etc… but this video was really helpful at showing that these recipes are adaptable and easy!!

    Keep them coming!

  36. Lynn Lubben

    Thanks, Jen. Looks great. Since I’m allergic to almonds, I wonder if I could use coconut flour?

  37. Megan S

    Yay for this idea and for Jen’s video – two thumbs up!

  38. Mia

    I am inspired! I am looking forward to making my own almond flour pizzas.

  39. Karen

    Hey Elana,

    Just wondering if you’ve ever considered creating a nutflour ‘grahm cracker’. I would be interested…

    You already know I love all the other recipes….

  40. Karen

    enjoyed watching this video. somehow seeing it done is easier for me than reading about it. guess I’m just a visual person. I pretty much gave up on the idea of ever eating pizza again and never thought about doing a pizza crust with almond flour — even though I have Elana’s cookbook! Just didn’t tune into to pizza. So, now after seeing how easy it is, I’m hip to the recipe and look forward to trying.

    Love the video idea. Elana, you are so on top of it! Can’t wait to see the next one.


  41. dominica

    this video is great and i would like to see more here!

  42. Isabelle Norris

    thank you so much Elana for posting this. I CAN’T wait to try it!!
    I wanted to wait for your second book to be out to order then both at the same time but I might have to order in now LOL
    have a nice weekend

  43. Roberta Thomas

    I thought the video was great! I’m making this crust this weekend. I couldn’t figure out how to get a display and print the recipes. Did I miss something?

  44. Roberta Thomas

    I am making this pizza crust this weekend and adding some rosemary and italian herbs. Can’t wait to try it.

  45. What a wonderful idea. So many of us are visual learners, so this definitely satisfies a need!

  46. Beth

    I thought she was very clear in her instructions, but I always like to see the finished product ie the pizza crust and then the finished pizza after it has been cut.

  47. Mary

    Thanks so much for posting this video and showing just how easy it can be. It always helps me to be able to see it being done and it gives me that little extra “push” I need to do it myself. Would love to see more!!

  48. susan @ shandells.com

    Enjoyed watching, would have liked to seen a finished pizza. Look forward for more.

  49. gayle

    Great job Jen. I will make this pizza crust soon! Thanks for the recipe Elana!

  50. LM

    I made the pizza crust & I loved it! great alternative! btw Elana, I looove your website and all your recipes! Thank you so much! I really think I’m able to stick to my gluten free diet due to some of the alternative recipes off website. I am on a gluten free/sugar free diet. I have read your blog, and have learned to experiment w/ almond flour and xylitol to help me get through the tougher days when I’m missing some of my sweets.

  51. Lee

    I used this recipe to make 12 little muffins instead of pizza dough. Off the charts in flavor! I added 2 cloves of ROASTED garlic and 1 T. of minced fresh rosemary to your recipe batter and used 1 cup unblanched almond flour and 1/2 cup blanched. In a convection oven it took 12 minutes in a preheated 350 oven. Please try these as they are killer to use as a small appetizer filled with pecan pimento cheese or just on their own. You could also double this recipe and make dinner rolls or cut biscuits. I am so psyched!

  52. Krisy

    This looks so good! I think I will bake the dough in my muffin top pan to make individual pizzas. Thanks for your wonderful recipes… I’ll post again when I’ve made them to let you know how it went. God bless you Elana for sharing your talents with us ;)

  53. I made this crust for my husband last night and the almond crust pizza disappeared faster than our traditional crust pizza! Thanks Elana, it’s wonderful.

  54. Christina

    Wonderful presentation! I did love this video and do love her demeanor and detailed explanations. I also appreciate how she doesn’t try to get everything perfect. (I tend to get discouraged if things don’t go perfectly while I cook and am working to overcome this!) :)

    I can’t wait to try this!

  55. Grayson


    I LOVE your site. I recently went “Primal” and your site has very quickly become my go-to for ALL baking.

    I have found this to be the most satisfying LC/GF pizza crust on the internet. However, I am wondering if you have ever concocted one that is a little more “bready” in consistency? If you were to post such a thing, you would officially be my hero forever. Dairy free not required.


  56. Tammie

    Jen did a great job! I’m going to go try out this recipe for lunch :)

  57. Tammie

    I made this pizza for lunch and it was delicious! My husband came in and had two slices and he’s not even gluten free! I used McCormick Mediterranean spice for the seasoning and topped it with sauce, fresh basil, mozzarella and olives. Magnificent! Thank you Elana and Jen for a wonderful recipe!!

  58. Karen G

    Can’t wait to try this tonight!!

  59. Hi All! I bought Elanas cookbook and I love it so very much!! I made the pizza crust tonight and while it was delicious, it wasn’t crispy like pizza crust usually is. It was a little crumbly. I buttered the baking sheet as in the video above. Anyone have any tips or suggestions on how to make it crispy? thanks!

  60. Rachel

    I really liked the crumbly texture. I added herbs to dough and a little parmesan — very tasty. I think it would also make a very good pie crust. Thank you!

  61. Renee

    You did a great job and because of the way you explained everything, you made it human! Anyone can do it and I appreciated your easy going manorism.

  62. Natalie

    CAn’t wait to make this pizza. However, I couldn’t find grape seed oil. Can I substitute olive oil? Or even almond oil?

    Has anyone used something other than grape seed oil?


  63. Elaine Broskie @ zazzle.com/ebroskie1234

    This recipe was the first I’ve seen that was not daunting! We made it tonight, and my family loved it!

  64. Jana Chwalisz

    Was wondering if you would mind posting your pizza crust recipe on your website? Lost my cookbook and had a difficult time finding it online – we love it so much

    jana chwalisz

  65. Jane

    I like the crust a lot, i guess I need to write it down, so I don’t have to wtch the video everytime I want to make it! LOL

  66. Linda

    I used the pizza crust recipe to make empanadas or mini meat pies. The dough is a little tricky to work with but if you put it on wax paper and fold them over by folding over the wax paper, does that make sense?, they turn out really yummy!

  67. Carol Hamel

    What a great idea for the holidays. The more I use almond flour, the more I want to cook with it. I make something for people every week using almond flour to educate them on how healthy it is for them. Thank you so much.

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