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
- 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.
- Mix the whole wheat and white flour together.
- Add the oil, salt and dried herbs.
- Once the yeast mixture is foamy and has increased in size, add it to the flour mixture.
- Knead in a mixer or by hand until all the flour has been mixed and the ball of dough becomes smooth.
- Place dough in an bowl with oil, cover and let sit until doubled in size.
- Once doubled, you may shape it how you want. Use for pizzas, calzones or even Stromboli.
- Bake at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
What are your favorite pizza toppings?