Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 60 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 1 hr. 20 min.
This healthy and delicious dough makes a soft and perfectly flaky crust with a good amount of fiber because it’s made with whole wheat!


  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (105° to 115° F)
  • 3 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil


  • In a 2-cup liquid measure, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Insert dough blade in work bowl and add flour, salt and 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  • With machine running on dough speed, pour liquid through small feed tube as fast as flour will absorb it. Process until dough cleans sides of work bowl and forms a ball. Then process for 30 seconds to knead dough. Dough may be slightly sticky.
  • Coat dough evenly with 2 teaspoons olive oil (I just put the olive oil directly into the bag); transfer to a 1-gallon plastic food storage bag and seal the top. Let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes.
  • Place dough on lightly floured surface and punch down. Spray a pizza pan with olive oil cooking spray. Stretch out the dough on the pan until it’s perfectly round and the thickness you want it to be. (Note: this amount of dough makes a pretty thick crust, so if you want a thinner crust use 3/4 or 2/3 of the dough)
  • Add whatever toppings you like. We like red peppers, tomatoes, dried oregano, garlic, fresh mozzarella, and goat cheese crumbles – but you can add tons of veggies to this like spinach, kale, red onions, squash – the possibilities are endless.
  • Bake the pizza at 450° for 17 to 18 minutes, depending on your oven. Let it cool a bit before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 214
  Calories from Fat 25 (12%)
(4%)Total Fat 3g
(2%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(15%)Sodium 355mg
(2%)Potassium 76mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(12%)Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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