This easy whole wheat pizza dough is a delicious and healthier version of classic pizza crust. As a bonus, you only need 2 main ingredients. It’s made with whole wheat flour and greek yogurt, making it nutritious, high in fiber, and high in protein!
The super bowl is coming up and we all know it’s all about the FOOD! If you want to add a healthier option to your appetizer line-up (that doesn’t taste all that healthy) you have to try this easy whole wheat pizza dough! It’s so adaptable and you can add whatever toppings you like.
If you aren’t watching the super bowl, making homemade pizzas is such a fun activity to do with your kids or even for a date night. You can divide this dough in half and everyone can have their own individual pizza to make their own!
what makes this whole wheat pizza dough healthy?
This pizza dough is made with only 2 main ingredients: whole wheat flour and greek yogurt. Unlike store-bought or takeout pizza, this pizza dough is minimally processed with no weird added ingredients.
When creating this recipe, I was inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, as this pizza dough is similar to how whole wheat pita or naan bread is made- which are both staples a healthy, Mediterranean diet.
Whole Wheat Flour is incredibly nutritious. It’s high in fiber, has some protein, and contains tons of vitamins and minerals. While 100% whole wheat flour is not gluten-free (see below for GF modifications), it’s a great alternative to regular flour and perfect for a healthy diet.
Greek Yogurt: The greek yogurt in this recipe not only binds the pizza together, but makes a moist, fluffy crust that’s packed with protein. One serving of this pizza crust (1/2 the dough) contains 20g of protein! And that’s without toppings.
can I make my pizza gluten-free?
Absolutely! I’ve also tested this recipe with a gluten-free all purpose flour blend (similar to Bob’s Red Mill, Pillsbury, etc). To make gluten-free, just replace the whole wheat flour with 1 3/4 to 2 cups of a gluten-free all purpose blend. When using gluten-free flour, you will need slightly more than whole wheat, as whole wheat flour is much more dense.
can you freeze homemade pizza dough?
Yes, you can most definitely freeze this pizza dough. I recommend baking up the crusts for the first 10-12 minute increment so they’re ready to pop in the oven whenever hunger strikes! Make the crust as instructed below, bake, and just before adding toppings, add to a freezer-safe ziplock bag and pop in the freezer.
For reheating, you can either add it straight to the baking sheet from the oven (as you would a frozen pizza) and bake for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees F. Or, you can let it defrost and add topping once it’s at room temperature. Whichever you prefer!
Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
- 1¼ cup whole wheat flour for gluten-free, you can use 1¾ to 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour blend
- 1 cup greek yogurt 2% milk fat
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- granulated garlic optional, for sprinkling
- olive oil optional, for drizzling
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt. Add in the greek yogurt and mix with a spoon until a sandy dough forms.
- Next, using clean hands, gently knead the dough until a dough ball forms. Transfer to a clean surface with a sprinkle of the whole wheat flour. Continue kneading for just a few minutes until the dough ball feels stable and smooth.
- Divide the ball into 2 equal parts for individual pizzas, or leave as is for one large pizza. Use a rolling pin on the floured surface and roll the dough to your desired thickness.
- Add to a parchment lined baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of granulated garlic. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the crust from the oven. Add your desired toppings and bake again until the toppings are warmed/melted. About 5 minutes or so.
- Slice up and enjoy!