Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough {Recipe}

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One thing we love to do in the Spring and Summer is make pizzas on the grill. If you’ve never tried it, you have to! It is so easy to do and the results are truly the closest thing you’ll get to an authentic pizzeria pizza. I’ve blogged about how to grill pizzas before, but today I wanted to share with you guys my new favorite pizza dough recipe made with mostly White Wheat Flour. It is delicious, healthy, and even people who aren’t fans of whole wheat flour rave about it!

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Ingredients

* 1 1/2 cups warm water
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups white wheat flour
* 2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 package instant yeast
* 2 tablespoons honey
* pinch of sugar

Directions

1. Combine sugar, water and yeast in a measuring cup or small bowl.
2. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
3. Pour yeast mixture, oil, and honey in well and stir into dry ingredients until you have a soft dough.
4. If dough is too sticky, add a little bit more flour.
5. Knead until smooth and dough bounces back when you press on it {about ten minutes or so if done by hand}. You can also use your stand mixer with dough hook {about five minutes or so. again look for smooth dough that bounces back when touched}.
6. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a towel and let rise until doubled.

IF YOU HAVE A BREAD MACHINE skip the above steps and just put the ingredients in according to the machine’s instructions and use the “whole wheat dough” setting. This is the easiest way and how I make my pizza dough!

7. Punch down and let rest for 20 minutes. Then, roll out pizza crusts. After you roll them out, let them rest for another few minutes and then roll them out a little more to prevent shrinking.
8. To bake, top with your favorite sauce, cheese, etc., and bake at 450°F for 10-15 minutes or until crispy and cheese is bubbling. Or, do like I do and grill your pizzas! For a HOW TO, click HERE!

Makes 2, 12-14 inch pizza crusts.