Homemade pizza dough made with whole wheat flour in less than 1 hour?
Yes please. Sign me up. I want the first piece.
This pizza dough requires no yeast and no kneading. Aside from cook time, it takes less than 15 minutes to make. Your entire pie can be ready in less than an hour.
That sounds like my kind of pizza. Well, all pizza is my kind of pizza … But you get the idea! The easier to make, the better.
As many of you who follow me on Instagram know, this pizza dough recipe has become a weekly Friday night tradition for my roommate and I. At the end of the week, after we’ve both been working and writing and running around like two
chickens with their heads cut off crazy runners (we both are), we catch up over homemade pizza, sweet potato fries and wine.
I’m telling you, it’s the perfect way to end the week. And trust me, making your own pizza versus ordering a pie is SO worth it. By Friday night I am usually so wiped that the last thing I want to even think about is cooking. Yet, I never dread coming home to whip up this recipe because it’s so easy.
Yes, pizza from an authentic pizza parlor is tastier and just all around more pizza-like. I won’t deny that. But making your own pizza dough, with your own toppings (like lots of veggies!) is satisfying in a different kind of way. In a, “I just ate a boat load of pizza and feel really good about it” kind of way.
Of course, for those times when you just want a good ‘ol, classic style pizza, veggie toppings are optional. So are the sweet potato fries and wine, but personally, I think you’d be crazy to pass up on those 😛
Alright, I’ll stop yapping about pizza now, because eating it is way more fun than talking about it and I know you’re dying to go make this ASAP 😉
Whole Wheat, Yeast Free Pizza Dough
For the pizza dough-
2 & 1/2 cups flour (2 cups whole wheat, 1/2 cup oat flour) *Probably works with just whole wheat flour too, but the dough will be a bit more dense and heavy.
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 T baking powder
3 T olive oil
1 cup water
For the pizza-
2/3 cup tomato sauce (I used Classico’s Tomato and Basil)
4 oz. (about 1/2 bag) shredded mozzarella cheese
1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, oregano and basil. (It’s up to you how much oregano and basil to use. I just throw in a few dashes of each.)
2. When the dry ingredients are well mixed, add in the olive oil. Gradually add in the water, stirring constantly. When a dough like texture starts to form, sprinkle a small amount of all-purpose flour over the mixture. Cover your hands with more all-purpose flour and begin to knead the dough until everything is well mixed and you have a round ball of dough.
3. Flatten the dough out onto a large, non-stick pizza pan or baking sheet. (Sprinkle a small amount of all-purpose flour on the surface of the pan for extra non-stick protection!) Roll the edges of the flattened dough to form a thick crust.
4. Spread half of the sauce over the dough, then sprinkle on half of the cheese. Repeat the same with remaining sauce and cheese (finishing with the cheese).
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Update: Over the last year or so I’ve gotten even lazier (don’t judge) and have been opting for some store-bought pizza dough from Trader Joe’s in lieu of making my own. In case you’re also on my level of lazy I suggest you try these: the Focaccia bread pizza dough/flat bread from Trader Joe’s (it’s round), the pre-made pizza dough from Trader Joe’s, or the classic pizza crust from Trader Joe’s (pictured in my shopping cart here). And yes, I pretty much only shop at Trader Joe’s, but no, I don’t get paid to talk about it. I just LOVE it!