Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe Menu Board Card #5

Pizza that is delicious and nutritious It's true! Check out this homemade whole wheat pizza dough recipe that lets you make fresh homemade pizza at home!

Who doesn’t love homemade pizza? Today I’m going to share with you my homemade whole wheat pizza dough recipe that is universally loved by kids and adults alike. It also happens to be Menu Board Card #5. You can view Menu Board Cards #1-4 here. A post that describes my menu board system and how quick and easy it is to implement can be found here.

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I was never a whole wheat pizza type of girl, then I started writing for and participating in the Today’s Parent Healthy Family Challenge and they had recipes for whole wheat muffins. I was skeptical until I took my first bite and then… I couldn’t really tell the difference.

We had whole wheat flour in the house so I decided to try to adapt my regular pizza dough recipe and add whole wheat flour to it. The result was delicious, we could see that there was whole wheat flour in the dough but we couldn’t taste the difference.

I love this recipe because it is quick, easy and makes enough pizza dough that I can freeze some and save it for our next pizza night. If you don’t want to freeze any just half the recipe.

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Ingredients for Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (makes enough dough for four 12 inch pizzas):

  • 3 cups warm water (105°F-115°F)
  • 2 package (4 1/2 teaspoons) of active dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose or bread flour
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Suggested Ingredients for Pizza Toppings (these are just a few of our favorites to inspire you):

Directions for making pizza dough:

  • In the bowl of your electric mixer add the warm water and yeast. Allow to sit for 5 minutes until the yeast has dissolved and is slightly bubbly. (If you don’t have an electric mixer this can all be done by hand or even in a food processor in smaller batches.)
  • Add the olive oil, flour, salt and sugar to the bowl of your electric mixer. With your dough hook ingredients on low to medium low speed until all ingredients are incorporated and the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Transfer dough to your work surface and knead by hand for another minute or so.
  • Pat the dough into a ball. Put a small amount of olive oil on your hands and rub it over the dough. 

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  • Put the dough back into the bowl, cover with a clean towel and leave in a warm place to rise for about an hour. The dough should double in size. If you don’t have a warm spot in your house, preheat your oven to 200 degrees as you prepare your dough. Once the oven is preheated turn the oven back off then set the bowl inside with the oven door slightly ajar.

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  • Once your dough has risen transfer it to your work surface, punch down the dough and knead it again for a minute or two. At this point you can either start preparing your pizzas, let the dough rise a second time or if you aren’t using the dough that day put it in a ziplock bag and put it in the fridge or freezer.

Preparing your pizzas:

There is much debate over the best way to cook your pizzas. We have a pizza stone that we used for years but we found that the dough stuck to the stone and was hard to clean. This is how we now prepare our pizzas.

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut out a piece of parchment paper. Take a quarter of your dough and put it on the parchment paper. Using a combination of your hands and a rolling pin, roll and stretch your dough to roughly the size and shape that you would like your pizza.

For years I LOATHED rolling out the pizza dough. I found that it kept shrinking back as I was trying to roll it out. I find that this usually happens with dough that has been in the fridge or freezer. If this happens to you roll the dough out until it starts shrinking back in. Stop and let the dough sit for 10 minutes, roll again until the dough starts to shrink again. Leave for another 10 minutes then continue to roll. Repeat until your dough is the size and shape that you would like it. Allowing the dough time to rest gives the gluten time to relax and become less springy.

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  • Once your pizza has reached the size and shape that you would like it, dust a baking sheet with corn meal then peel the dough off of the parchment paper and put it on to the baking sheet (alternatively you can skip the corn meal and just put the parchment paper with the dough onto the baking sheet).
  • Bake the dough by itself in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Take the dough out of the oven and add your ingredients.
  • Put the pizza back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the edges of the pizza browned.

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  • Cut, serve and enjoy!

If you are freezing the remainder of your dough- Take the dough out of the freezer in the morning. Brush the dough with a bit of olive oil, transfer to a bowl, cover with a clean towel and leave in a warm place to thaw.

Do you make homemade pizza? What are some of your favorite toppings?


'Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe Menu Board Card #5' have 28 comments

  1. April 16, 2013 @ 9:41 am Jennifer @ PinkWhen

    I LOVE a good pizza recipe. Always enjoy making these, and the kids always get to make their own as well (usually just cheese!) Thanks for sharing!


    • April 17, 2013 @ 9:01 pm Crystal

      My pleasure Jennifer. If you end up making it let me know. :)


  2. April 19, 2013 @ 6:28 pm Happy Kids, Inc

    Visiting from the Fun Friday Hop. Now following via Bloglovin and Facebook.

    Would LOVE to have you link up on my Bloglovin Blog Hop!

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    Take care,
    Happy Kids, Inc


  3. April 27, 2013 @ 5:28 am Kim@Co-Pilot Mom

    We love homemade pizza at our house! We usually make 2 – one for the boys and a more adventurous one for everyone to try. One of our favourites is shrimp and pesto pizza – so tasty! I love the idea of making extra dough and freezing it; that would really save time on the next pizza night.


  4. April 27, 2013 @ 5:28 am Alison

    I’m planning to make pizza for the first time next week, so this post is very timely!


  5. April 27, 2013 @ 5:58 am Maureen @Scoops of Joy

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! Will definitely give this a try. Now off to pin it :)


  6. June 17, 2013 @ 4:39 am Allie

    Wow – this looks easy and delicious – I think even I can make this. Great post!!


  7. June 17, 2013 @ 5:37 am Vinma

    Sounds pretty simple to make. My family loves home made pizza. So, I know this will be an instant hit :) Thanks for sharing the recipe :) Hopping by from SITS. Have a wonderful day :)


  8. June 17, 2013 @ 5:38 am Nellie

    Thanks for sharing, seems easy enough! I have done everything in my mixer EXCEPT make dough, looks like its time to try! Enjoy your SITS day!


  9. June 17, 2013 @ 6:19 am karen

    HOLY MOLY, I am so impressed with that menu board…I have to try that this summer, but with my picky hubby and son don’t think it will go according to schedule.


  10. June 17, 2013 @ 6:39 am Sheila Skillinstead

    I like your hint about letting the dough rest if it is shrinking back. That can be annoying but why fight it when you can do something else while it warms up. Enjoy your SITS Day.


  11. June 17, 2013 @ 7:37 am Mothering From Scratch

    {Melinda} I usually cop out and just buy Boboli… this sounds like an easy and better alternative! Thanks!

    Happy SITS Day!


  12. June 17, 2013 @ 11:43 am Dana

    Homemade pizza is a big hit with my family, and I make whole wheat dough in my bread machine. The kids like theirs plain, but I throw mushrooms on one for my husband and me. I never thought about freezing it though – good tip!


  13. June 17, 2013 @ 12:44 pm Andrea

    You really and truly created this from scratch. Good for you! Enjoy your SITS Day!


  14. June 17, 2013 @ 5:45 pm Lynne Childress

    Looks yummy, and I love your cork board!! Happy SITS Day!!


  15. June 17, 2013 @ 6:22 pm homejobsbymom

    Great recipe. I love making homemade pizza


  16. June 17, 2013 @ 6:36 pm Irene @ Speed Chic

    Yum! I am intrigued by your menu cards–off to check out more of your blog and see how that works! Happy SITS Day.


  17. June 18, 2013 @ 10:01 am Crystal

    Thank you so much to everyone who came to visit me for my SITS day! I had such a fantastic day being the featured SITS blogger. I hope you will all come back to visit again, be inspired and inspire me as well. :)

    Lots of love,



  18. July 10, 2013 @ 7:53 am Megan

    How long do you let it rise the second time? (an hour like the first time?)


    • July 12, 2013 @ 12:43 pm Crystal

      Hi Megan,

      Totally up to you. Sometime I use the dough 20 or 30 minutes after I punch it down the first time so I would just let it rise until I’m ready to use it and then punch it down. If I’m leaving it for more than an hour I’ll usually push it down and knead it every hour or so. It’s a pretty easy dough to work with, you can’t really go wrong. :)

      Best Wishes,



  19. July 10, 2013 @ 7:58 am Megan

    we make a sauce with low-fat cream cheese with spices and herbs- add sliced tomato and mozz cheese. Bake….then add basil when it comes out….. that’s what’s for dinner tonight!! :)


    • July 12, 2013 @ 12:52 pm Crystal

      Mmmmmm Megan that sounds so, so good!


  20. May 6, 2014 @ 5:18 pm Cheri

    I love pizza. I have the problem tho, that the crust is just not that tastey. I can’t figure it out.I used same things you did only not the wheat flour. But I keep trying! Your’ looks great!


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  22. October 14, 2016 @ 1:09 pm Ginette

    This has been our go-to pizza dough for the past 2 years (since I found this recipe on Pinterest). Thank you so much!


    • October 15, 2016 @ 5:40 pm Crystal

      Oh my goodness Ginette! You are amazing and completely made my day! We shared a link to this dough in Renee’s Fig and Prosciutto Pizza recipe last week and when I added the link, I wondered when the last time anyone had looked at this recipe was. I was thinking that I should redo the photos for it and start sharing it again. I’m so glad to here that you like it as much as I do. Thank you!

      Best Wishes,



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