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Wheat Pizza Dough

A step by step guide for making Wheat Pizza Dough. This pizza dough recipe is quick, easy, and healthier than traditional pizza crust!
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 crusts
Calories: 592kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Add warm water, sugar and yeast to the bowl of a stand mixer and stir. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes to allow the yeast to proof. (If it doesn't get foamy on top, your yeast was not good.) 
  • Add the olive oil and salt and stir to combine. Add the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour. Mix until the dough starts to come together. 
  • Knead with your stand mixer (or on your greased counter with your hands) for 7-10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add more flour, if needed. The dough should be slightly sticky to the touch, but not so sticky that it sticks to your finger. 
  • Place dough in an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • When the dough has doubled, divide it into 2-3 balls depending on how thin or thick you want your crust to be. I usually make three medium size, thinner crust pizzas, but you could make two larger pizzas.
  • Spray your work surface lightly with cooking spray, or dust lightly with flour. Use a rolling pin or your hands to roll and stretch the dough to your desired pizza size. Prick all over with a fork.
  • Pre-bake pizza crust at 450 degrees in a pizza pan or on a pizza stone, for 6 minutes. Remove the crust and add pizza sauce and toppings. Bake for about 8-10 more minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Notes

Make ahead Instructions:
Option 1: Make the dough up until the first rise. Place the dough in an airtight container in the fridge to rise overnight, or for several hours, before rolling it out and pre-baking it. 
Option 2: Completely make the pizza dough, including pre-baking it in the oven for 6 minutes. Top with desired pizza toppings, cover well with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours, until ready to bake your pizza.
Find instructions for freezing pizza dough, above in the post.

Nutrition

Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 118g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 6.3mg