Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

We typically have pizza at our house about once every two weeks. Basically, ever since I came to the light about doing pizza “the right way”, and by “right way” I mean making pizzas on the grill.

For the longest time I use to make dough, but it would always be with regular all-purpose flour because I could never get the whole wheat dough to rise. So annoying! I think one day I made like 3 or 4 dough balls experimenting in the kitchen. But alas, I have solved the whole wheat dough problem! Just substitute one cup of whole wheat flour for all purpose flour and voila! It has risen!!!

I know that Pizza Hut has a great $10 pizza deal right now, but really, it’s so not good for you.  So ignore the ease of just calling it in and have a “family pizza night”  instead where you actually MAKE the pizza! This recipe for Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough is just as easy and you can put whatever kind of toppings you want (without the extra up charge) and have it ready when you want. (instead of waiting on some delivery guy)

Plus, the best part is the kids can help make the dough and help with the toppings. (unless you are a clean freak who does not allow your children to get messy in which case I say… I’m sorry)

Enjoy, and I promise you this Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe will rise!

To get started, Pour warm water into small bowl with yeast, stir.

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Let stand until yeast is completely dissolved, about 3-5 minutes.

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Brush large bowl with 1 T. of Olive Oil.

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In stand mixer (use a knead hook) or food processor; mix flour, sugar, and salt until combined.

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Add yeast mixture and 3 T. of Olive Oil.

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Continue to mix dough until it forms a sticky ball.

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Remove dough and place on a flat floured surface. Knead the dough until smooth, continue to add flour to dough until it is no longer sticky. (about 1-2 minutes)

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Place dough in prepared Olive Oil bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap so it is completely sealed and place in warm draft-free area. (I usually put my oven on 350° and place the covered bowl on my stove, works like a charm.)

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Let sit for 1 hour, until it has doubled in size.

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Remove plastic wrap and punch down dough.

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Roll out dough on floured surface to desired size. (you can also make this recipe a day ahead of time and place dough in tightly sealed container in refrigerator).

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Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 large pizza, 2 medium pizzas, 4 individual pizzas
  • Category: Bread & Dough

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 cup of All-Purpose flour
  • 1 cup of Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. of sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. of salt
  • 3 T. of Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Pour warm water into small bowl with yeast, stir.
  2. Let stand until yeast is completely dissolved, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Brush large bowl with 1 T. of Olive Oil.
  4. In stand mixer (use a knead hook) or food processor; mix flour, sugar, and salt until combined.
  5. Add yeast mixture and 3 T. of Olive Oil.
  6. Continue to mix dough until it forms a sticky ball.
  7. Remove dough and place on a flat floured surface. Knead the dough until smooth, continue to add flour to dough until it is no longer sticky. (about 1-2 minutes)
  8. Place dough in prepared Olive Oil bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap so it is completely sealed and place in warm draft-free area. (I usually put my oven on 350° and place the covered bowl on my stove, works like a charm.)
  9. Let sit for 1 hour, until it has doubled in size.
  10. Remove plastic wrap and punch down dough.
  11. Roll out dough on floured surface to desired size. (you can also make this recipe a day ahead of time and place dough in tightly sealed container in refrigerator).

Notes

(adapted from Giada De Laurentiis)

 

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