Turn family pizza night in a delicious, memorable experience with this whole grain pizza dough recipe. Easily adaptable for a soft, thick pizza crust or a wholesome, thin and crunchy crust. Simply mix up the dough, add your favorite pizza toppings and toss into the oven.
Pizza wasn’t always a thing on our homestead.
Or should I say a popular meal served at the dinner table.
It’s not that we didn’t like it. (Who doesn’t love a slice of hot pizza fresh from the oven?!)
We simply didn’t feel good when we ate pizza. Store bought ingredients. Conventional veggies. Commercially processed white flour.
It was a recipe for disaster.
When we switched over to using freshly milled flour in our baking, everything changed. Things that we once couldn’t consume, were now favorites at meal time. Pizza was one such item.
Local farm raised beef. Homemade pizza sauce. Organically grown veggies. And of course, whole grain pizza crust. Now that was a recipe that not only fueled the body but the tastebuds as well!
Now I can happily say we enjoy family pizza night quite frequently! On those evenings when pizza is on the menu, I mix up the dough and within just an hour it is ready to make anything from thin and crispy to a classic pizza crust or even a Detroit style (my husbands favorite). This fresh milled flour recipe is delightful and will certainly be made over and over again whenever we have a hankering for homemade pizza!
What is the Healthiest Pizza Dough?
“Healthy” is in the eye of the beholder. For some, it may mean a low carb pizza crust or a veggie pizza. However, in my opinion, the healthiest pizza dough is made when you use fresh milled flour. By using 100% whole grain pizza dough, you can be assured that you are getting the most nutrients, vitamins and fiber in every delicious bite! Plus the flavor of using fresh milled grains is unmatched.
Is Whole Grain Flour Good for Pizza?
When is comes to making pizza dough with whole grains, there are many versatile flour choices to select from. In the pizza dough recipe below, I suggest using freshly milled hard red wheat flour but hard white, spelt and kamut can all be swapped in equal parts and will create a yummy thick or think crust.
What are Good Toppings for a Pizza?
- Pepperoni, ground beef, sausage, bacon, ham, chicken chunks
- Banana peppers, green peppers, red pepper flakes
- Fresh tomatoes, dried tomatoes, pizza sauce, pesto
- Onions, garlic
- Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh herbs, basil, oregano, greens such as spinach
- Ranch dressing, garlic sauce, garlic butter
- Fermented vegetables
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Delicious! – The whole wheat pizza dough thin crust or thick, is full of flavor and freshness!
Soft – This pizza dough recipe creates a hearty, soft dough that is the perfect palette for your favorite pizza toppings. If you’d prefer a thin and crispy curst (my favorite), simply roll out the dough a bit thinner and bake on the bottom rack of the oven to create a crunchy, cracker-like pizza crust.
Nutritious – Who ever thought the words healthy and pizza could unite in the same sentence? Pizza made with fresh milled flour is packed full of the nutrients your body needs. There is absolutely no comparison to the health benefits of using freshly ground flour in your pizza or baked good recipes.
Simple – This whole grain pizza dough comes together within moments, making it perfect for busy nights. Plus the recipe can easily be doubled if you plan to serve a crowd!
Whole Grain Pizza Dough Recipe
Makes: Two 12-inch pizzas
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 cups freshly milled hard red wheat flour
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons yeast
How to Make Pizza Dough With Fresh Milled Flour
In a mixing bowl, combine the water, oil and salt. Add 2 cups flour and mix until a batter forms. Sprinkle yeast over top and continue to mix.
Slowly add remaining flour to form the pizza dough. Knead dough for 7 to 8 minutes. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
When you’re ready to make the pizza, preheat the oven to 425° F.
Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Using a rolling pin, roll each piece into a 12-inch circle. Place on a parchment lined pizza pan or on a pizza stone. Add sauce and desired pizza toppings. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes, until crust is light brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Try These Fresh Milled Flour Recipes
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 4 cups freshly milled hard red wheat flour
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- In a mixing bowl, combine the water, oil and salt. Add 2 cups flour and mix until a batter forms. Sprinkle yeast over top and continue to mix.
- Slowly add remaining flour to form the pizza dough. Knead dough for 7 to 8 minutes. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
- When you’re ready to make the pizza, preheat the oven to 425° F.
- Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Using a rolling pin, roll each piece into a 12-inch circle. Place on a parchment lined pizza pan or on a pizza stone. Add sauce and desired pizza toppings. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes, until crust is light brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.