Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Have you ever made pizza dough at home? It is way easier than I ever thought. I started making pizza dough at home a couple years ago after our kiddo was born. I love making a fresh pizza any night of the week. It takes hardly any time to prepare and tastes so much better than frozen or store made pizza dough. I started adding whole wheat flour to the recipe to make it a little healthier.

Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

You really don’t need much to make pizza dough. I use white flour, wheat flour, olive oil, water, yeast, sugar and salt for the best dough.

ingredients

First add all dry ingredients to a mixer and start the mixer. I slowly add the olive oil and the water.

dough mixing

The dough should look like the above consistency. Not too wet and not too dry. If it is too dry add a little more water or oil. If it is too wet, add a little more flour. The recipe below should work out fine but if your measurements are off a little just check the dough consistency.

Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Once the dough is ready, add flour to a surface and knead the dough three times. Then cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for one hour. This recipe makes enough for two pizzas, so after the dough rises you can cut it in half. I typically freeze one half and use the other. One half of the dough feeds our family of three with lunch leftovers. If I have friends over I will make both pizzas.

rollout pizza dough

Once the dough has risen for at least an hour kneed it two more times and roll it out with a rolling pin. Before I had a rolling pin I used my hands or a large water bottle. (whatever you need to do!)

spread the sauce

Next, add your sauce. I use jarred pasta sauce but you could make your own or use pizza sauce.

cooking with kiddos

The fun part comes with the toppings. My kiddo loves pizza night because she loves to sprinkle on the cheese and “push” on the pepperoni. Then just bake at 400 for about 13-15 minutes.

pizza

And there you have it! Fresh made pizza right out of your own oven. The recipe was adapted from Bobby Flay’s pizza dough recipe.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 cups of white flour (save 1/4 cup for dusting the cookie sheet)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of instant dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil for dough
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil for baking
  • Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/pizza-dough-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a mixer and start the mixer.
  3. Slowly add the olive oil and water.
  4. Add flour to a working surface.
  5. Knead the dough three times.
  6. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour.
  7. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil on a pizza pan.
  8. Knead the dough three times and roll out the dough.
  9. Apply sauce and toppings.
  10. Bake for 13-15 minutes at 400F.

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions are my own.

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8 Responses to Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

  1. Holly - FMITK November 12, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    Definitely going to try this! I’ve just started using my cast iron pan to cook pizza and I’m addicted!

    • BriGeeski November 12, 2014 at 9:49 am #

      Oh nice!! Cast iron would be a great way to cook the dough too!

  2. Jessie November 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Looks great! What do you put your pizza on to bake? I always have a hard time getting homemade pizza crust to be crispy on the bottom.

    • BriGeeski November 17, 2014 at 5:44 am #

      I have used the pizza stone but you have to preheat that for a crispy crust. I often find it easier to use a pizza pan or even a cookie sheet for crispy crust.

  3. Jessie November 18, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Thanks!

  4. Lovely December 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    Wow..looks easy to make! Thank you for the recipe you’ve shared! 🙂 can you post another recipe for this? I’ll use Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour too for the same output:).

    • BriGeeski December 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

      Thank you! I don’t have any other recipes at the moment but I’ll post them as soon as I do 🙂

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