Looking to make pizza from scratch? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here is my healthy, whole wheat pizza crust recipe, using just five simple ingredients. The recipe should yield a medium-sized pizza of about eight slices, and is perfect for anyone looking to have a healthy, balanced diet.
- 2 1/2 cups 100% whole-wheat flour or whole-wheat bread flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp yeast
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3/4 cup water
Mix ingredients together in order. Begin to knead the dough together using hands. If too sticky, add more flour, one tablespoon at a time. If too dry, add more water, one teaspoon at a time. Keep adding minimal amounts of flour or water until a perfect balance is met.
Once kneaded into a circular shape, cover in plastic wrap and let sit for 45 minutes to an hour at room temperature, to let the yeast rise. If not using right away, refrigerate. If not using for more than a day, put it in the freezer and defrost in the refrigerator when ready.
After the dough’s been given enough time to rise, flour a flat surface and a medium-sized pizza pan. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough in a circular shape and then transfer over to the pan. Make sure enough flour is on the pan to avoid the crust sticking to the surface. Once the dough is shaped onto the pan, spread tomato sauce and other assorted toppings.
Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes depending on how crispy you want your pizza.
For a larger or smaller pizza, see the below ingredient adjustments.
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 tsp yeast
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 tsp yeast
- 2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/4 cups water
HEALTHY TOPPING IDEAS
- Sauces: Tomato or Pesto
- Cheeses: Goat Cheese or Skim-Mozzarella
- Chicken, Tomato, Spinach, Mushroom
- Chicken, Basil, Tomato
- Chicken, Broccoli, Potato
- Spinach, Egg, Green Onion
- Pineapple, Mushroom, Green Pepper
- Green Olives, Red Onion, Green Pepper
So there it is! A healthy alternative to buying pizza from the store, with our very own whole-wheat pizza crust recipe. Be sure to share your thoughts on what kind of nutrition content you’d like to see more of in the comments below. Thanks for reading and see you soon!