Whole Wheat Pizza Recipe

Okay, I have to share my family’s favorite pizza crust recipe. I think you guys will enjoy it!

Whole Wheat Pizza

*Makes 2 large pizzas

  • 1 1/2 c. warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp yeast
  • 2 Tbsp vital wheat gluten
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour; divided ( I use freshly ground hard white wheat)

In a large bowl, mix the water, oil, honey and yeast until the yeast is dissolved.

Add the wheat gluten, garlic powder, salt, and two cups of flour; stir until mixed well.

Stir in the remaining flour one cup at a time, until the dough can be kneaded by hand. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour. Knead until elastic and smooth.

Tip: When dealing with dough, always keep your hands floured to keep the dough from sticking to them. If it does begin to stick, do not wash your hands, but add more flour to them and rub off the stuck dough.

Divide the dough in half. Take one half of the dough and roll or press it out onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Make it as thin or as thick as you’d like.

Bake just the crust at 450* for 5 min.

Now you can add your toppings to the crust. (I like using pasta sauce, topped with shredded mozzarella and sprinkled with parmesan cheese, scattered with beef pepperoni.)

Stick it back in the oven for 10 more minutes, or until browned on top.

Do the same with the second crust.

This recipe makes a soft, fluffy crust. Even when I roll it out thin it still rises well. Very, very yummy!! Do try it.

14 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Pizza Recipe”

  1. So I made it and it was AMAZING! We eat pizza every Wednesday and I am so happy to have found the perfect recipe. Thanks a million!

  2. WOW this looks amazing! I am going to try it out tonight. Thanks!
    Your blog looks right up my alley. Can’t wait to spend more time looking around.

  3. Of necessity I can make a pretty good gluten free pizza crust. It seems so strange to me to see gluten added when I can’t tolerate the gluten already in wheat flour and I mean any flour made from wheat and not just whole wheat.

  4. I have a similar recipes as this. But, It doesn’t call for the wheat gluten or the honey. I’m very excited to try this.


  5. I use a bread flour with a whole wheat flour mix in a wood fired oven . comes out awesome like most artisan pizza places up here. That and a Homebrewed hefe…. Good times.

  6. This is almost the exact recipe we use! We use regular flour from the store and no gluten. It is so good! Sometimes, if we remember, we use corn meal on the pizza stone before placing the dough.

  7. Wow! The crust looks absolutely perfect (and is completely a make or break part of the pizza). The true test of a good crust is weather it gets eaten or makes it into the pizza bones graveyard. Yours looks yummy enough to eat! Wheat gluten I am completely unfamiliar with and seem to see popping up in recipes again and again. Whats with the gluten? But it looks way yummy!

  8. Wow what a “professional” looking pizza! I’m impressed 🙂 My husband doesn’t like wheat flour so we use unbleached all purpose, can I omit the wheat gluten?


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