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Overhead horizontal image of einkorn pizza dough rolled out into a circle on a lightly floured countertop, with a marble rolling pin to the right.

Einkorn Pizza Crust with Kefir

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 9-inch crusts 1x


When it comes to making dough from scratch, homemade einkorn pizza crust is a flavorful, easy way to do it. It’s delicious with your favorite toppings.


  • 2 1/2 cups einkorn flour, plus more as needed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 packet dry instant yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 cup plain kefir
  • 1/4 cup warm water, plus more as needed


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together einkorn flour, salt, and yeast until combined. Add olive oil, kefir, and warm water, and stir until the mixture starts to come together.
  2. Using your hands, knead the mixture in the bowl until it forms a smooth dough that is no longer sticky. You want it to be soft and pliable, and it shouldn’t stick to your hands too much. Form into a ball.
  3. Drizzle a little more olive oil on top. Roll the dough in oil until it’s covered with a thin layer, and place in an oiled bowl. Cover and leave in a warm place for at least 1 hour, until doubled in size. Dough can be used immediately, or refrigerated until ready for use.
  4. When ready to use, split the dough in half. Stretch and roll each piece out onto parchment paper, flouring your hands and the dough as necessary, free-forming it into two 9-inch crusts.
  5. Top as desired, and bake at 425°F for 15-20 minutes.


Note that nutritional information below is for the crust only, and does not include optional toppings.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods

Keywords: pizza, einkorn flour, einkorn, pizza dough