Amazing Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

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  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 45 m
Recipe by  Marla

“A healthy whole wheat crust that comes out soft and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. Use with your favorite pizza toppings or pizza recipes.”

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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  1. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over the top, and let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy.
  2. Stir the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture, then mix in the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour until dough starts to come together. Tip dough out onto a surface floured with the remaining all-purpose flour, and knead until all of the flour has been absorbed, and the ball of dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover loosely with a towel, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. When the dough is doubled, tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and divide into 2 pieces for 2 thin crust, or leave whole to make one thick crust. Form into a tight ball. Let rise for about 45 minutes, until doubled.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Roll a ball of dough with a rolling pin until it will not stretch any further. Then, drape it over both of your fists, and gently pull the edges outward, while rotating the crust. When the circle has reached the desired size, place on a well oiled pizza pan. Top pizza with your favorite toppings, such as sauce, cheese, meats, or vegetables.
  5. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness) in the preheated oven, until the crust is crisp and golden at the edges, and cheese is melted on the top.

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Incredible! I modified the recipe a little using only whole wheat flour (3 1/4 cups) and substituted honey for the sugar. I an extra teaspoon of salt and added 1 t. italian seasoning to the dough for added flavor. I put the ingredients in the bread machine on the dough setting and let it do the work for me!! I precooked the crust for 5 min at 500 degrees and then added the ingredients and cooked it for an additional 14 minutes at 425. Pizza came out PERFECT! even those at the table who were skeptical of whole wheat crust RAVED about this recipe. we will be making this one again and again!



Absolutely delicious! I tweaked it just a bit. Since I'm doing South Beach, I used 3-1/4 c of whole wheat flour and no white flour. I also added 1 tbl of basil and 1/2 tbl of oregano to the mix. I used the dough cycle on my bread machine. I baked the crust at 500 degrees for 4 minutes and then put the ingredients on and baked it for an additional 6 minutes at 425 degrees. It came out crispy on the outside and chewy inside. What a great recipe and so easy when you use a bread machine! Since I had plenty of dough left over, I used it to make some breadsticks. I baked them for 3 minutes at 450 degrees, took them out of the oven and brushed them with melted Smart Balance spread, sprinkled a mixture of parmesan cheese and Kosher salt on the top, and baked them for an additional 4 minutes. We dipped them in the leftover pizza sauce. So good! And since I didn't have to feel guilty eating pizza since I'm on South Beach, they were even better. I will definitely be making this recipe again!



OK, so I read all the reviews, and decided to tweak the recipe taking pages from a few of the reviewers. I used all whole wheat flour (3 1/4c) because I'm doing the South Beach diet. I also added 2tbs of Italian Seasoning to the flour mixture, and put everything in my bread machine, using the "whole wheat dough" cycle. I then prebaked the crusts at 500 for 6 minutes, added the toppings and continued baking at 425 for another 6-7 minutes. I was AMAZED at 1.) how much dough there was. Easily enough for 2 thick crusts or 3 thin crusts, and 2.) how much it tastes like regular pizza crust. My husband even said he couldn't tell the difference! I would recommend this to anyone for sure.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 167 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs
  • 32.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 236 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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