Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
This dough is easy to work with and makes a healthy base for your favorite pizza toppings.
Yield: Serves 8
Because this healthy (and incredibly easy to work with) crust uses Quick-Rise yeast, there’s no waiting around for the dough to rise. Top it with your favorite pizza toppings.
- 1 tsp honey
- 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
- 1 ½ tsp Quick-Rise active dry yeast
- 2 ¼ tsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ¾ cups whole-wheat flour (plus additional if needed)
In a large bowl, mix honey and warm water. Sprinkle yeast over the top and let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy.
Add the olive oil and salt and stir until blended. Gradually stir in all but ¼ cup of the flour. Mix until a soft dough forms.
Preheat oven to 450 F. Coat a 12 to 14 inch pizza pan or a baking sheet with olive oil nonstick spray.
Sprinkle the remaining flour on a flat surface. Place dough on top and knead, working in the flour until all of the flour has been absorbed, and the ball of dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes (you may need to work in a tsp or 2 of additional flour if dough seems too sticky).
Place dough on prepared pan. Press out dough to a 12 to 14 inch round.
Top with desired toppings such as sauce, cheese and cooked vegetables.
Bake 13 to 15 minutes until crust is browned and toppings are hot. Remove from oven and cut into wedges.
Photo and recipe created by Terry Grieco Kenny for DietsInReview.com.