100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe: A Healthy, Delicious Choice

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The perfect whole wheat pizza dough to make your own pizza crust at home is not only easy and inexpensive, but it’s also healthier for you. This recipe is made with 100% whole wheat flour and can be made in less than 30 minutes. So next time you’re looking to feed the family, try this quick and healthy alternative to takeout!🍕

Why We Love This Whole Wheat Pizza Dough:

We love this whole wheat pizza dough because it makes the best pizza dough we’ve ever tasted. We love that it is versatile enough to make thick or thin crusts, deep dish or Chicago-style pizzas. The kids love that they can participate in making their own pizza doughs. The dough freezes well, so you can always have delicious, fresh pizza at home without the hassle of making it from scratch every time.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

What are the Ingredients for Whole Wheat Pizza Dough?

  • Whole Wheat Flour: This recipe works on 100% Whole Wheat Flour and white whole wheat. Here’s my regular pizza crust recipe if you prefer to make it with all-purpose flour.
  • Olive oil:It enhances the baked crust’s flavor and color.
  • Warm water:To help with fermentation and hydration.
  • Instant dry yeast:There is no need for proofing, and the rise time is shorter.
  • Sugar: It adds a slight sweetness to the dough.
  • kosher salt:It enhances the flavor.

How do you make Whole Wheat Pizza Dough?

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, combine the dry ingredients .
  2. While the mixer is running, add the wet ingredients and knead until the dough forms into a ball.
  3. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it into a smooth, firm ball with a lightly oiled hand. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 30 minutes.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 4 equal pieces.
  5. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes—form and bake as desired.

FAQ’s

How do you make a crisper whole wheat pizza crust?

When making whole wheat pizza, malt powder is my secret ingredient for a crispier crust. I recommend using 1 tablespoon of Malt Powder in this recipe.

Can you make it ahead?

Yes, make the dough and shape it into a ball. Place it in a lightly oiled bowl and cover it tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate it until you’re ready to use it (up to overnight).

Can you freeze them?

Yes, after the pizza dough has risen and you’ve divided you can freeze the dough balls separately. Lightly spray or lightly coat all sides of the dough ball(s) with nonstick spray or olive oil. Seal the dough ball(s) tightly in an individual zipped-top bag(s), squeezing out all the air. Freeze for up to three months in advance.

How to defrost frozen whole-wheat pizza dough

Thaw your frozen pizza dough ball(s) overnight in the refrigerator. Then, remove the dough from the fridge and set it out on the counter to come to room temperature before making the pizza(s).

Ingredients for the Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Yield: 4 large or 7 Medium Pizzas | Total time: 45 minutes

100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe: A Healthy, Delicious Choice

How to make Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, combine the whole wheat flour, sugar, yeast, and kosher salt . While the mixer is running, add the warm water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and knead until the dough forms into a ball.

If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball.If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it into a smooth, firm ball with a lightly oiled hand. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 30 minutes.

Turn the whole wheat pizza dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 4 equal pieces for large or 7 for medium. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes—form and bake as desired. Enjoy!

Notes:

When making whole wheat pizza, malt powder is my secret ingredient for a crispier crust. I recommend using 1 tablespoon of Malt Powder in this recipe.

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