Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
Making your own pizza dough is fun and rewarding, and this recipe helps bring more fiber into your diet than standard pizza dough.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8
- 1 package yeast
- ½ cup warm water
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ounce olive oil
- ½ cup cool water
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
Combine yeast with the warm water, sugar, and ½ cup all-purpose flour. Let sit 10 minutes.
Add olive oil, cool water, salt, and 1 cup all-purpose flour. Combine with a wooden spoon.
Add the whole-wheat flour and mix to form dough.
Knead dough on a floured board for 5 minutes, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking.
Cover dough and set aside in an oiled bowl. Let dough rise in a warm place for 60 minutes.
Punch down dough and divide in half. Roll the halves into balls and let rise, covered, for 60 minutes. Roll or stretch dough into pizza rounds.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake the pizza on a pizza stone or cookie sheet for 12–15 minutes.
Protein: 4.81 grams
Carbohydrates: 29.37 grams
Fiber: 2.65 grams
Fat: 4.09 grams
Wonders of Whole Wheat
Once you've made it, you'll wonder why anyone would want to use all-purpose flour for pizza dough. The nutty flavor of the whole wheat, the added B-vitamins, and the crisp texture give you much more nutrition for the same amount of effort. Plus, you can top a whole-wheat pizza base with anything you like, from a white topping of cheeses to a red one with fresh tomatoes.