Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe

Vegetarian pizza
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    40 mins
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Make a vegan homemade whole wheat pizza dough using whole wheat flour using whole wheat flour, yeast, salt, water and vegetable oil. To keep it truly vegan, be sure to use sugar in place of the honey, particularly if you're cooking for other vegans, as some vegans strictly avoid honey. 

Not sure what to put on top of your whole wheat pizza, or just looking to try out something a bit different? Here are a few creative vegetarian pizza and pizza topping ideas: 13 fun vegetarian (and vegan!) pizza ideas

This is a simple and easy homemade pizza dough recipe, using just a few ingredients that you likely have at home already. This whole wheat pizza dough recipe is courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast or instant yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar

How to Make It

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 F. To prepare pizza dough, stir whole wheat flour; lightly spoon into a measuring cup and level flour.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, yeast, and salt.
  3. Blend in water, oil and honey or sugar. Stir by hand vigorously until all ingredients are well mixed; about 3 minutes.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise to the desired size.
  5. Place dough in greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan or 12 to 14-inch pizza pan.
  1. Press dough to cover the bottom of the pan and up sides to form a rim.
  2. Add pizza sauce of your choice and your favorite pizza toppings.
  3. Bake in oven 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and toppings are done.

Recipe variation: Use half regular white flour and half whole wheat flour if you like cooking with whole wheat flour but want to temper it a bit.

Servings: Provides 8 servings (one pizza crust, sliced into 8 pieces)
Calories/Serving: 146 calories/slice of crust only
Nutrition: One slice of crust only provides approximately: 146 calories, 5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 37 mg folates, 2 mg iron and 219 mg sodium.

More homemade pizza dough recipes: A store-bought or ready-made dough is usually just fine, but there's nothing like a homemade pizza dough to add that special touch to a homemade vegetarian pizza. And, if you're vegan, you'll most likely need to make a homemade dough. Scroll through a variety of homemade pizza crust recipes, including vegan pizza doughs, cornmeal pizza crust recipe, and more here.