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Pizza. I don’t know a single person who does not love it and I know for those on the Paleo Autoimmune diet, it has to be tough to give it up.  Well, think again.

When flipping through the pages of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking by Caitlin Weeks, Nabil Boumrar, and Diane Sanfilipio,  I was seriously impressed by the variety of delicious recipes and how each recipe has a easy chart sharing allergen/dietary restriction.   You will find recipes that are aip-friendly, low FODMAP, low carb and so much more inside this gem of a book.

Just a few of the recipes that caught my eye are the strawberry coffee cake, paleo moussaka, paleo pasta and creme caramel.  But of course, it was the aip pizza crust that called to me like a siren.

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I’m going to say buy this book today! Seriously,  you’re going to get over 150 recipes, two 30-day meal plans and a helpful shopping list.  Also, one lucky winner will get a copy of this book so scroll to the bottom and enter below!

Now back to that aip pizza crust, I decided to get a little fun with the toppings and it turned out just delicious! I know that you will love it as much as I did!

aip pizza crust

AIP Pizza Crust + Mediterranean Paleo Cooking

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 (10 inch) pizza crust
Author: Kelly Bejelly



  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the hot water and gelatin in a small, heatproof bowl. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the tapioca, coconut flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add the fat to the flour mixture and mix well. Add the vinegar and gelatin water to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Set the dough on the lined baking sheet and press it into a circle that's about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick.
  6. Bake the crust for 15 minutes and remove from the oven. Add toppings of choice and bake for 15 more minutes, until golden brown.

Now for my fun toppings! Mango, Pancetta and mint. It kinda sounds crazy but wow, the flavor combination is yummy.

aip pizza crust

Pancetta, Mango + Mint

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


Mango sauce

  • 10 oz frozen mango
  • 1 cup water


  • 6 slices of pancetta
  • 2 teaspoons fresh diced mint


  1. Place the frozen mango and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Lower heat to medium and simmer and cook for 25 minutes until the mango is completely soft.
  3. You can either mash or place in a food processor until smooth.
  4. Take your pizza crust and top with 1 cup of mango sauce (store the rest), the slices of pancetta and half of the mint.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes and remove from the oven.
  6. Top with the remaining mint and serve immediately.


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  • patricia R.
    October 20, 2014 at 10:13 am

    This crust looks delicious but I’m afraid I am not a fan of fruit on my pizza. Would love to win the book.

  • Heather
    October 20, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I can’t wait for this cookbook – so excited!

  • Debbie
    October 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I would love to win the book!!

  • Deanna
    October 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    What a brilliant topping idea! I bet that was fantastic! I really want this book! It looks like they’ve done such a great job identifying various dietary needs!

  • Claire
    October 20, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I’m so glad you posted this recipe; I’ve been looking for a good pizza crust!

  • Olivia
    October 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    This looks so amazingly good!

  • Alicyn
    October 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! I have been craving some pizza so this is perfect!

  • Danielle
    October 20, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Yum! This looks amazing

  • Stephanie
    October 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Looks delicious!

  • Samantha
    October 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I would never have thought to put those flavors together on a pizza, I bet it tastes amazing, I would love to try some of the recipes in this cookbook, especially the one on the cover. YUM!

    It’s getting close to your cookbook coming out Kelly, I can’t wait…..love your blog and recipes.

  • October 24, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Love this!!! xoxo

  • Sonia
    October 24, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I have been looking for a pizza crust! thank you!

  • Elizabaeth
    October 24, 2014 at 11:34 am

    The crust sounds very tasty and I am going to give this a try. Never tried any fruit pizza before and all of your recipes that I have made so far are yummy so I trust that this will be that way too! Thanks for all you do Kelly <3

  • Julianna Pinson
    October 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Looks delicious! Pizza has been the hardest food to give up (or in other words, what I eat when I cheat). I would love to try this one.4 stars

  • Kathy
    October 24, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I am new to Paleo and love what it has done for my health, thank you for the wonderful recipes! Would love to win the book!

  • elizabeth
    October 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    this website has been a blessing since I started on the AIP! Would love to have a cookbook!

  • sara
    October 24, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    This sounds amazing!

  • Phyllis
    October 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    The pizza crust looks good. I’ll have to try that.

  • Janet
    October 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Pizza is the thing I miss the most and many of the crusts I have tried have been less than exciting 🙂 This one looks like it would work well.
    Also, my favorite ethnic food is Mediterranean, as well as Middle Eastern. I would love to have the book! 🙂
    Thanks for your encouragement on this food journey.

  • Amanda
    October 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I am always on the hunt for a good AIP pizza base (for me), we only ever have homemade pizzas now, the men in my life much prefer them. Living in south east queensland in australia is akin to a mediterranean climate so this book would be AWESOME. Keep up the great work Kelly

  • Jennifer
    October 24, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Looks like a great AIP crust to try!

  • Tina
    October 24, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Sounds great!

  • Susank
    October 25, 2014 at 5:21 am

    This sounds delicious…and easy. Will try this this weekend because I am so hungry for pizza and have not had any for so long. Really though, I will probably make two of these. 🙂 And a chance to win a new book is always a plus!

  • nancy
    October 25, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I love your site. You have literally saved my life with recipes. Thanks a million

  • Alex
    October 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    This looks so delicious, and since I’m going to be starting the AIP once I finish my non-AIP staples, this comes at a great time! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • angie
    October 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I need to try this crust! My husband is having pizza as we speak and I really need a version I can eat!

  • Gina
    October 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    How cool!! I’d love to win this!

  • Kerstin
    October 30, 2014 at 4:14 am

    This recipe for the pizza sounds interesting – and the topping mix is interesting as well. I think the topic of the cookbook is interesting as well – it’s always interesting to see how easy it is to modify food for Paleo.

  • christy
    November 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Delightful….question? How do you incorporate the palm/coconut oil at room temperature. Isn’t it just a big lumpy mess?

    • November 2, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      You know, gelatin egg was still hot so it melted the coconut oil. Good question though!

  • michelle v
    November 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Seriously, how do so many people with gut dysbiosis tolerate tapioca starch? It’s enjoying a huge uptrend right now in AIP recipes and it KILLS me (as do most pure starches). Very creative food making here! thanks for sharing and i’ll continue the hunt for a safe starch. 🙂

    • November 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Yes, I have to watch tapioca flour also Michelle

  • Andrea
    September 11, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Question for you…do you think I could substitute egg(s) for the gelatin and hot water and if so, how many? I was on AIP for quite some time and now working with a new Naturopathic doctor, she is having me eat grain-free, vegan with the exception of 4-5 eggs/week. Thanks so much!

    • September 14, 2015 at 11:44 am

      I’m sure you could hun but you would have to play with the ratios. Just looking at the ingredients, I would start with two eggs and then tweak.

  • Angela
    February 5, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I LOVE this recipe!! Thank you so much – such an easy & money-saving recipe for an addition to meals for the week – really helps w/ my busy schedule XOXO

  • Jacqui
    October 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Wow, sounds like a great recipe. It’s exciting to think I can eat pizza still on the AIP.

    February 26, 2019 at 1:53 pm


    • February 28, 2019 at 7:47 am

      Coconut Flour may work however you are changing the recipe so the other ingredients will have to be adjusted also.