Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe

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Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough-this is our favorite whole wheat pizza dough recipe! It is easy to make and makes a perfect pizza every time!

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The other day my friend asked me if we had a good pizza dough recipe and I told her of course we do:) We love pizza! I sent her this pizza dough recipe. I wanted to send her our whole wheat pizza dough recipe too, but guess what? I never posted it on our site! Oops! I am so sorry we have been keeping our favorite whole wheat pizza dough recipe a secret. I didn’t mean too!

We had a mandatory pizza night so I could take pictures and get the recipe up:) I owed my friend and all of you our favorite recipe!

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This pizza dough recipe is SO easy and makes a perfect pizza every time!

I love this pizza dough recipe because it is super easy and you really can’t mess it up! I promise! It makes a perfect pizza every time!

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com The BEST whole wheat pizza dough recipe and it's easy too!

We like to use white whole wheat flour to give the dough a lighter texture and color, but regular whole wheat flour works too!


Caleb loves helping in the kitchen, especially on pizza night. He loves getting his hands dirty! He has tried to toss the pizza dough in the air, but he is not quite ready for that. Maybe in a few years:)

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com The BEST whole wheat pizza dough recipe and it freezes well too! #pizza

You can top your whole wheat pizza with your favorite toppings…veggies, meat, cheese, whatever your heart desires! This time we made one of our favorites, Caprese Pizza! I will share the recipe on Friday, so come on back!

You can also freeze this whole wheat pizza dough. After the dough rises, put the dough in a freezer bag, squeeze out the air, and freeze for up to three months. When you are ready to use, just let it defrost and you can roll it out! We like to always have a few pizza dough balls in the freezer for nights when we are craving pizza…which is quite often with a house of boys:) Homemade pizza is so much better than ordering pizza!

The next time you are in the mood for pizza, give our Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe a try!

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This pizza dough recipe makes the BEST pizza!

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Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe

This easy whole wheat pizza dough recipe is our favorite! Top with your favorite pizza toppings! The dough also freezes beautifully!
4.32 from 41 votes


  • 1 cup warm water 110 degrees F
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons one ¼ oz packet Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour we use white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir and let sit until the yeast starts to foam and bubble, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Using the dough hook, turn the mixer on low and slowly add half of the flour, olive oil, honey, and salt. When flour is combined, add the remaining flour. Once dough starts to form, increase speed to medium. Mix for 3-5 minutes, until dough is well combined.
  • Remove the dough from the mixer and place on a floured counter. Knead a few times to form a ball. Dough should be smooth and shiny. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover loosely with a towel, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Roll dough into a 14 inch round. Place on a pizza pan or pizza stone. Spread with desired sauce and toppings. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove pizza from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Note-this pizza dough freezes well. To freeze, place dough in freezer bag after it rises, making sure you squeeze out all of the air. Thaw before using. Will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Can I swap Bread Flour for the Whole Wheat Flour?  I only have enough Bread Flour.  Would it be equal substitutions? 

  2. 5 stars
    My husband and I love this pizza dough! It is so quick and consistently delicious. We top it with green peppers, spinach, sausage, and thinly sliced tomatoes.. yum yum!

  3. 1 star
    Hi! I made this today and for some sad reason, it never came together for me. 🙁 The dough stayed crumby and dry… I used white whole wheat flour. Any thoughts on why it seemed so dry? Thanks!

    1. sounds like your yeast was off and didn’t foam up after 15 minutes this is because the dry active yeast was old / aged close to a few months before or after its expiration date on package .. try my
      mix you’ll like it if you can make real hand tossed / slapped pizza on a screen and not a pan..

      my mix should be posted here.
      its a 50/50 mix of bread flour and whole grain flour blended together

  4. I did it with bread flour and brown whole wheat flour 2 cups of each a 50/50 pre mix / blend dry in bole then
    2 cups of warm water 2 table spoons of sugar 1 pack = 1 table spoon of active dry yeast mix both let it foam up 10 to 15 minutes

    2 to 2 1/2 table spoons of canola oil
    .5 tea spoon of salt
    mix with dough hooks or by hand which you will do once it starts forming up to finish it up then kneed the dough to completion.. I roll mine out over big cutlery board dusting it with flour .. roll out until nice and smooth and form into a ball.. you can cut it in equal half’s since this is enough for 2 dough balls and I use a scale to weigh it,. the two balls are good enough for either 14 or 15 inch pizza screens since I have a 14’in one it comes out good..

    then put one in fridge other freezer in containers depending out if you want to use both NOW allow
    24 to 40 hours of Proofing time for unfrozen dough patty Yes its best to use the next day to allow it to
    properly formant slowly in the fridge .. for frozen take it out for 2 or so hours for defrost then into the Fridge to finish Proofing,.

    Pre=heat oven to 450-475 degrees this all depends how your ovens personality.

    preparation of pizza: get your sauce and cheese out.. I use 5 Oz of mozzarella and 3 Oz of white ny cheddar cheese .. off of the cheese grater ,. mix / stir it together,.

    Finger dock out your dough lightly use a roller to smooth it out a little .. hand slap / toss into size place on screen.. also flour dust the screen to prevent it from sticking to screen. sauce up.. add cheese and what ever toppings to it , bake it and enjoy .

    bake time are from 9 to 15 minutes all depends on how your oven acts and works

    1. Sorry, wrong section to post in, I am wondering about using this dough for your pizza roll recipe and making them ahead of time.

  5. Absolutely love this pizza recipe. It’s the only one I use. I make it every Friday night, my husband and kids love it. ‍‍‍ I’ve also done it for other members of the family and they can’t believe how amazing and authentic the pizzas turn out
    I’ve been using a shop bought pizza sauce but would love to make my own.

  6. 4 stars
    After many failed attempts with pizza dough…… This recipe was perfect!!!! I’m very picky when it comes to pizza, and this is now my go to recipe! Thank you so much!!!

  7. 4 stars
    Oh my heavens. I cannot believe I found this site and this recipe. You have made my day. I too lived in Italy with so many fond memories. I was a child when my father took a job with Pirelli. Then there were the Detroit days and a lot of waiting in line at Buddy’s for the best pizza ever. You have sparked a lot of interest for me. Thank you.

  8. 4 stars
    I love colorful recipes indeed, and this pizza is absolutely flavorful!
    Love this so good, our family really enjoyed it… saved it to one of my pins for pizza night! thanks!

  9. Can you use whole grain whole wheat flour? If so, does the ratio  of flour change? Thanks! 

    (Love the recipe anyway but I have a whole lot of the above in my cabinet) 

  10. 5 stars
    This dough tasted great and was easy. The best recipe that I’ve tried. I used a pizza stone and used my convection bake @ 425 for the last 2 minutes, so that the edges were golden.

  11. Hi,
    We’ve made this many times and love it!
    Could you give a nutritional breakdown for the dough?

  12. Can you use rapid rise instant yeast for this recipe? It’s the only kind I could find in the store..

    1. Using your instant yeast, did you put it directly into the flour and mix? I know active dry yeast has to be activated but instant does not. How were your results ?

  13. Best simple pizza recipe
    My grandson love ! I have made with whole wheat flour bread flour and white flour never fails always a hit !

  14. 5 stars
    Low-sodium diet here. Made this recipe with no salt and subbing extra honey for sugar. Worked great! Topped with homemade no-salt pizza sauce (spicy and sweet), homemade no-salt pork tenderloin sausage (very lean, much garlic/onion/cayenne), and fresh mozzarella slices (place on pizza about 1/3 of the way through the bake). Crunchy thin crust, very flavorful pizza. DO NOT forget to top crust with olive oil before applying toppings (or the sauce may soak the crust, making it soggy) and preheat your pizza stone with the oven for a thorough crust cook.

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