How to make whole wheat Pizza Dough

Let’s learn how to make whole wheat pizza dough. It is made with 100% whole wheat flour and some spices to make this dough tastes a million times better.

How to make whole wheat pizza dough

Are you crazy for pizza? So, let’s learn how to make whole wheat pizza dough. Why order pizza when you can make your own? This recipe is great for the busy weekdays or perfect for pizza nights with friends. This dough is a healthy opinion for you who love pizza because it is made with 100% whole wheat flour.  We all know that whole wheat pizza crust can often times be flavorless, but that’s why on this pizza dough recipe we will add some spices to make this dough tastes a million times better.

How to make whole wheat Pizza Dough

Though, it is not so chewy like the ones made with white flour, this whole wheat pizza dough produces a delicious thin-crust pizza and it is very flavorful and tender. Also, I love how easy it is since the stand mixer will do the entire work for you. You just need to let dough rise for about one hour. But if you have time you can let rise for up 3 or 4 hours. I’ve made this dough and let it rise for one hour and for 4 hours. I can tell you that both works fine. However, I prefer to let the dough rest for more than one hour because it will rise much more.

How to make whole wheat pizza dough

How to freeze pizza dough?

If you prefer to freeze your pizza dough, it is so easy. All you need to do is to coat the dough with olive oil or any spray cooking oil of you preference. After, cover it with plastic wrap and freeze for up 3 months.

How to thaw pizza dough?

To thaw your pizza dough, you just need to put your frozen pizza dough in the fridge overnight and 30 minutes before making your pizza transfer dough from the refrigerator to the counter. This way your dough will get to the room temperature and it will be ready to be rolled out.

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Let's learn how to make whole wheat pizza dough. It is made with 100% whole wheat flour and some spices to make this dough tastes a million times better.
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt or any salt of your preference
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • A pinch of coriander
  • A pinch of powder chili pepper (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together water, sugar, oil and yeast. Let stand for about 5 minutes, until foamy.
  3. In a stand mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, combine whole-wheat flour, salt, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, coriander and chili pepper.
  4. With the motor running at the lowest speed, gently pour the wet mix into the flour mixer and mix until the ingredients are combined.
  5. Change to the dough hook attachment and knead dough at medium speed for about 2 to 3 minutes or until dough is elastic and smooth. If dough is too wet, gradually add a little bit more whole-wheat flour.
  6. In another bowl (or you can use the same mixing bowl), spray cooking oil (or you can use just a little bit of olive oil) and place the dough inside. Cover it with plastic wrap and set aside for approximately 1 hour. The dough will rise and double in size.
  7. Divide the dough in half. On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough using a rolling pin. Transfer dough to a baking pan and add the topping of your preference.
  8. If you prefer to freeze your dough just check the instructions above.

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  1. says

    This is so informative and basic essential of pizza I will try your recipe and see what is different cause I am trying to find out my best though and send you the feedback:)

  2. says

    This tutorial is perfect! I’ve been wanting to make homemade pizza dough but have felt a bit intimidated. I will have to finally give it a try, it looks so good – the perfect vehicle for all those summer veggies!

  3. says

    I love how you added herbs in this whole wheat pizza dough! And I am thinking that the pinch of chili powder will give the crust a nice hint of secret heat! Thank you for the inspiration and beautiful photography!

    • says

      Traci, the herbs make such a difference in this whole wheat pizza dough!! Thanks for the nice compliment. I am glad you like it 😉

  4. says

    I LOVE making homemade pizza crust. I swear it makes pizza taste 1000x yummier with a homemade crust. This whole wheat version is definitely gonna have to happen here the next time it’s pizza night! Love this tutorial, Olivia! :)

  5. says

    Nice recipe, I bet the addition of garlic and herbs makes a whole lot of difference. Yet, I have a problem with homemade pizza, it always tastes like bread covered with whatever… the dough does not come out like the ones we buy :( any suggestions? Thanks for helping us eat cleaner.

    • says

      It does. Amira, try to make this recipe. I am sure this pizza doesn’t taste like bread. Thanks for your nice compliment. I am glad you stopped by!

    • says

      hahahahahhaha so funny “tastes like cardboard”. Please, give this recipe a try. I am sure it won’t taste like cardboard 😉

  6. says

    Making pizza dough at home is the best! We rarely order pizza anymore! I love making batches of dough to freeze and have on hand. And I need to try this version … I have one I like that is partially whole wheat but I’ve never done it will all whole wheat! Have an awesome weekend!!

  7. says

    Homemade pizza dough is our favorite! I love the sound of this whole wheat version and can’t wait to try it next time :) Thanks for the great tutorial too!

  8. Amy says

    This recipe did not work for me. Did I miss something or do you fail to indicate the bake time? Also why would you preheat the oven at step one (1hour before baking). Also, should the water be warm when you mix it with the yeast? And finally, what type of whole wheat flour did you use? Mine was so grainy and didn’t rise at all…

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