Whole wheat pizza made on a whole wheat pizza crust. Very thick, soft, full of flavor and a healthier version of your favorite fast food.
By Maya Moscovich
A few years ago my family and I decided to upgrade our nutrition and make it a bit healthier by eating whole grain, less sugar and more vegetables. Now, as a junk food lover it seemed like a bad idea at the time but I was able to find a way out, I saw the light! I came up with a recipe to whole wheat pizza and ever since, this is our favorite pizza.
- 500 grams of whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1 tbsp of dry yeast
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- 1½ – 2 cups of warm water
- Oregano, dry basil - Optional
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 small can of tomato paste
- ½ onion – chopped
- 2 garlic cloves – chopped
- ½ tsp of garlic powder
- Up to 1 cup of warm water
- Dry oregano / Basil
- Salt and Pepper
- Place flour, sugar, yeast and olive oil in large bowl. Add 1½ cup water and mix. If you see that it is too dry, add the additional ½ cup water. Knead the dough until all the ingredients are combined and the dough is soft.
- Cover the bowl with a plastic cling wrap and let it stand in a warm place for about 40 minutes. After 40 minutes you will see that the dough doubled its size.
- Over medium heat, heat the oil and add the chopped onion. Stir until onion is golden.
- Add the Garlic and stir for about 20 seconds and then add the tomato paste and about ½ cup warm water. Stir the sauce, add spices and lower heat.
- After the sauce is ready you can either use it as is or you can blend it. Depends on the texture you like.
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
- Spread the pizza dough on your parchment paper covered baking pan (preferably round but I use rectangular as well)
- Cover with sauce and top with cheese and your favorite toppings
- Place the pizza in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes.
- You know it’s ready when you check the bottom of the crust and it’s golden brown.