These are 9 of the Best Ever Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipes. I realize that all of these Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipes are quite similar. It seems that you can’t change a pizza dough recipe very much.
On the other hand there some significant differences. Some of them have cornmeal in the ingredients. Most of the time the cornmeal is used when the dough is rolled out. The cornmeal keeps the dough from sticking to the table or whatever you’re rolling the dough out on. The cornmeal also adds a little texture and a bit of flavor and makes the pizza more like a pizza you would buy already made.
Another difference is that some of these recipes are made with whole wheat flour and some are made with whole wheat white flour. Whole wheat white flour isn’t anything new but it’s a flour that a lot of people haven’t heard about. It’s also a little bit difficult to find in stores.
It isn’t new to my mother. She has been making bread with it for years. whole wheat white flour is just like whole wheat flour except it’s white. The advantages are that the texture is much finer and so it is more like regular all-purpose flour. It is also white not brown so children and picky adults are more likely to try it. It also tastes more like regular all-purpose flour.
My mother doesn’t buy the flour she buys the wheat and then grinds it herself in a wheat grinder. There are many advantages to grinding the wheat yourself. It’s a lot less expensive once you’ve made the investment of buying the wheat grinder. The wheat is a lot less expensive to buy than the flour.
My mom has this wheat grinder. Blendtec 52-601-BHM Kitchen Mill Another advantage is that if you grind the wheat and then you use the flour to make the pizza dough right away, the flour retains the nutrients and the flour is much healthier for you.
After the wheat is ground into flour and it sits in the factory and the warehouse and the store until you buy it, it loses a lot of its nutritional value. It only takes a few minutes to grind enough wheat to make a batch of pizza dough or bread. That wheat grinder grinds very quickly.
If you want to try grinding your own wheat just buy what they call wheat berries or whole wheat. Where we live in Utah you can buy wheat berries in grocery stores. It’s very common here, I don’t know about where you live. My mom buys a 50-pound bag. A bag of wheat berries will store indefinitely almost as long as it’s kept dry. A pound of wheat berries will make a lot more than a pound of flour, that’s why it’s so economical.
Another difference with these recipes is that although most of them are made with honey, some are made with coconut sugar. That’s because I chose recipes that are all clean eating. Clean eating is all about eating food that isn’t processed but in it’s purest form.
This means that clean eaters eat honey, or maple syrup or coconut sugar instead of regular sugar. Whole wheat flour either white or brown is not processed as much as all-purpose flour and is, therefore, a lot more healthy. Whole wheat that isn’t ground yet is not processed at all. That’s the healthiest way to go.
Another difference is that one of these recipes is made with baking powder instead of yeast. Many of these recipes have a recipe for the toppings too, of course, they are all very different. So have fun and pick the recipe that catches your eye and make some homemade pizza.
You may never go to the pizza store again! It’s a lot of fun because you can choose the toppings you want and please everyone in the family. No one says you even have to put the same toppings on the whole pizza, change it up and have fun!
If you like these whole wheat pizza dough recipes, you may also like these:
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipes
1. Whole White Wheat Pizza Dough – Gimme Some Oven
This pizza dough has a thicker crust than some but if you like your crust thinner, just divide the recipe in half or make 2 pizzas with it. You can even freeze the dough either rolled out or in a ball. If you freeze it in a ball you’ll have to let it defrost in the refrigerator for a few hours. Whereas if the dough is rolled out you can just put the toppings on and bake it. Of course, you know that a pizza pan takes up a lot more room in a freezer than a ball of dough. Whichever best fits your needs, go for it.
2. Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza – Half Baked Harvest
You’ve heard of Taco Tuesday, right? Well, I purpose that we start a new fad and call it Whole Wheat Pizza Monday. Let’s do it, let’s make it a “thing”.
3. Whole Wheat Ultimate No-Knead Pizza Dough – Handle the Heart
You don’t have to knead this pizza dough, that makes it ridiculously simple. It’s just as tasty, chew, crispy and light as regular pizza crust.
4. Whole Wheat Thin Crust Pizza Dough – Sugar Free Mom
This is made with coconut sugar instead of regular processed sugar or honey. It’s just a good, maybe even better. Coconut sugar is a good clean whole food. Give it a try, you’ll never go back to regular sugar. You have to have a little big of sugar to make the yeast work.
5. How to Make Whole 100% Wheat Pizza Dough – Ambitious Kitchen
This blogger gives very detailed instructions on how to make the pizza dough. So if you’re a beginner this is a good one to start with.
6. Whole Wheat Best Pizza Dough – House of Yumm
Water – Yeast – Honey – White Whole Wheat Flour – Salt – Olive Oil
What do you like to put on your pizza? Every tried spinach? Try putting sliced fresh tomatoes on your pizza instead of pizza sauce or tomato sauce. My nana who is Italian made it that way. It’s actually pretty good. The tomatoes cook up and are quite tasty.
7. Whole Wheat No-Yeast No-Rise Pizza Dough – The Conscientious Eater
All of these homemade pizza recipes are a good healthy alternative to take-out pizza. You’ll be surprised how much money you’ll save and how good it tastes. You won’t gain as much weight either. Those take-out pizzas have a ton of oil on them. That’s how they cook them and get them off the pan or cooking stone so easily. We don’t need to do that when we make out own. It’s much healthier.
8. Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough – Clean Eating
I really like how we can choose our own toppings and put as much or as little as we want. Go ahead, use your imagination and make the perfect pizza, at least in your opinion. And in my opinion, that’s all that matters.
9. Hot Air Balloon Pizza – Sweet Phi
Have you ever thought about making a pizza in a different shape? Come to think of it I’ve only ever seen a round or rectangle pizza. Of course, round tastes better. I love eating the point. It has all the toppings on it and that much crust. I know people that think the crust in the best part. So each to his own. Now you know how to make a pizza in the shape of a hot air balloon. You can always make any shape you want. Maybe you’d like to make your child’s favorite animal. You could also teach your children their shapes by making individual pizzas into different shapes.
What do you like about making your own whole wheat pizza dough?