Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (that actually tastes good!)

Have you ever had whole wheat bread or pizza that just tasted like it was made from cardboard?


In my opinion, no amount of cheese can make up for a cardboard crust. Know what I mean?

I have been eagerly searching for a recipe for whole wheat pizza dough that actually tastes good.


Ladies and Gentlemen, I have found it!

I use my mixer for this goodness and it comes together in about ten minutes. Granted, most of that time is spent waiting for the yeast to rise, so your active cooking time is more like four minutes.

Also, if you want a recipe for an AMAZING pizza (the toppings) for this dough, then check out this chicken and spinach pesto pizza. Oh man. So good.

Would this recipe fall under the category of quick and easy? I think so!


Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (that actually tastes good!)


  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  1. Add the honey to the warm water (water should not be too hot for you to touch or it will kill your yeast) and sprinkle the yeast on top.
  2. Mix the whole wheat and white flour together.
  3. Add the oil, salt and dried herbs.
  4. Once the yeast mixture is foamy and has increased in size, add it to the flour mixture.
  5. Knead in a mixer or by hand until all the flour has been mixed and the ball of dough becomes smooth.
  6. Place dough in an bowl with oil, cover and let sit until doubled in size.
  7. Once doubled, you may shape it how you want. Use for pizzas, calzones or even Stromboli.
  8. Bake at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.

What are your favorite pizza toppings?


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    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Thank you for pinning it! I also have a fantastic whole wheat pancake recipe, maybe I should post that one too?

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Julie, I totally recommend it! What are your favorite toppings? I need some fresh ideas!

      • Julie says:

        I like lots of veggies! Tomato slices, artichoke hearts, green pepper slices, olives, basil leaves, etc. And really good quality mozzarella!

        • Beauty for ashes says:

          So do you find that the quality of mozzarella makes a difference? I haven’t really tried good mozzarella on pizza before. I usually use that mozzarella for caprese salad. P.s. I LOVE artichokes!

  1. Amber Hock says:

    Yay for whole wheat that doesn’t taste like cardboard–so much of it does. I need to give this a try. My favorite toppings are pepperoni, olives, and mushrooms, and lately I’ve been adding banana pepper rings to that–yum!

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Are banana peppers spicy? I’ve never had them before, I’ve been too afraid of the spice to try them.

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      It’s an easy addition! The hardest part for me is having a variety of toppings.

  2. 1froglegs says:

    One of our kid’s favorite things to make is homemade pizza. It is one thing they can actually help with and not ruin it.

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Oooh! What are some of the toppings that your kiddos will eat? Mine really don’t seem to enjoy most of the ones I pick out!

      • 1froglegs says:

        There aren’t a lot of options available for toppings. You can’t buy those little sausages at the grocery store. We usually just have pepperoni and ground beef, along with mushrooms and olives. . For them the fun is in the assembly. They couldn’t care less what it is going to taste like afterwards.

        • Beauty for ashes says:

          That’s good to know, I guess I have a few years before they start enjoying that! My toddler gets distracted when I try to get her to make her own pizza. She thinks bugging her brother is much more fun!

  3. Bettty says:

    My kids love HI pizza – ham and pineapple. or philly cheesesteak with shiced beef and onions. We also add mushrooms and artichokes with various combinations. I found the kids are very accepting of different toppings on a pizza.

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      I guess if you add enough cheese, they will eat anything! I think I’ve learned from my daughter that she just doesn’t like reed sauce. That’s my thought as to why she just doesn’t eat the pizza. So weird!

  4. Jeniffer Do Nascimento says:

    Does your pizza dough recipe make enough for two Strombolis? Or should I double it? How many people would each Stromboli feed? There’s 7 of us.

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