Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

You can make your pizza healthier by using this 100% whole wheat crust recipe.  Plus it is ready in less than an hour!

My kids LOVE pizza.  But it’s not really the healthiest meal…  By making a whole wheat crust, we improve the pizza – now it has more fiber and nutrients.  You can also make your pizza healthier by adding veggies as toppings – I’m still working on how to do that without my kids revolting 🙂

Yield: Crust for two pizzas
Time: 45 minutes

3 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1/4 C non-fat dry milk
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/3 C hot water
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of your Kitchen Aid.  (You can make this by hand too, see the notes below.)
  2. Using the dough hook, let the Kitchen Aid mix your ingredients on the kneading setting (this is level #2 on mine).  Knead the dough for 10 minutes.
  3. Keep an eye on the dough as it is mixing.  You want it to be soft, but not so soft that it sticks to the bowl.  If it looks too sticky, add flour one tablespoon at a time.  If it looks too dry, add water one tablespoon at a time. For tips on how the dough should look, go here.
  4. Prepare a flat surface to roll out the dough on, with either flour or cooking spray (I prefer cooking spray).
  5. Prepare two baking sheets or pizza stones with cooking spray or parchment paper.
  6. Once the dough has been kneaded, divide it into two equal poritions.  Roll each portion out to your desired thickness.
  7. Move the rolled-out pizza dough to the baking sheets or pizza stones.
  8. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  9. Add your desired toppings to the pizza.
  10. Bake each pizza for 9-11 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the crust is lightly golden.
ENJOY!
* To make this dough by hand, combine the flour, dry milk, sugar, salt, and yeast.  Add the water and vegetable oil and mix until well combined.  Knead by hand for 10 minutes and continue on to step 3.

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