It’s no secret we love pizza. We typically have pizza every Sunday night for dinner.
Although, we are implementing a new rule that if we BOTH must hit our fitness goals for the week if we want to make or order pizza. I don’t think we will have too much of a problem with this though! 🙂
We’ve been making our own pizza at home more and more lately, and I put together my own whole wheat pizza crust recipe. I usually have all the ingredients on hand (I’ll buy instant yeast packets in bulk) and it’s SUPER easy to make!
Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
Yield 8 *
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (or mix 1/2 and 1/2 with unbleached all purpose)
- 1 packet instant yeast
- approx. 2 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup hot water (hot from the tap)
- about 1 tablespoon EVOO (a drizzle or so)
- desired pizza toppings
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, yeast, and salt.
- Add oil and honey, then gradually stir in the hot water. Form dough into a ball.
- Knead on a floured surface for 3–4 minutes.
- Roll or press into desired size on a baking sheet or pizza stone. For thicker crust, make approximately 12-inch circle. For thinner crust, spread across a baking sheet.
- Add sauce and desired toppings.
- Bake 12–15 minutes until top and crust is a golden brown or cooked to preference.
- Let sit a few minutes before cutting.
*12-inch crust makes 8 servings. A thinner crust can make approximately 20 pieces, cut in a square.
Serving Size 1/8 crust
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1 g
Sodium 149 mg
Total Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
You could substitute for regular flour if you don’t have whole wheat. This crust is soft and fluffy. If you desired a thinner, crispier crust, try rolling it out thinner and baking it longer! (Note, I haven’t tried this YET, we are fluffy crust people!)
Do you like pizza? Is that a silly question? How often do you make pizza at home?