Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Pizza is such a delight to enjoy anytime. This recipe is for making a healthy pizza dough with whole wheat flour, its easy and super quick to make.

Try this dough for Tandoori Paneer, Garden Fresh, Paneer Tikka Pizza or Pesto Pizza.

Also try: Pizza Sauce Recipe.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Global

Time: With Yeast – 1 hour 10 mins, Without Yeast – 25 mins.

Servings: yields dough for one thick crust or two thin crust 12 inch pizza.


  1. With Yeast –
    1. Whole Wheat Flour – 2.5 cups
    2. Active Dry Yeast – 1.5 tsp
    3. Sugar – 1 tsp
    4. Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
    5. Warm Water – 1 cup
    6. Salt – 1 tsp
  2. Without Yeast –
    1. Whole Wheat Flour – 2.5 cups
    2. Baking Powder – 1 tsp
    3. Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
    4. Sugar – 1 tsp
    5. Water – 1 cup
    6. Salt – 1 tsp.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Whole Wheat Pizza Dough:

  1. With Yeast –
    1. Take a small bowl. Add yeast, 1/4 cup warm water and 1/2 tsp sugar. Mix and let sit for 5 mins
    2. In a large mixing bowl. Add 2 1/4 cup flour, salt and 1/2 tsp sugar. Mix and make a well in the centre, add yeast mixture and olive oil. Start mixing and add 3/4 cup warm water in portions until the dough comes together
    3. Now knead the dough and start adding remaining 1/4 cup flour in portions until the dough is not sticky. It’ll take around 2-3 mins and you may not need to add the full 1/4 cup flour so add it in portions
    4. Shape the dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl and then grease it from the top, cover it with a plastic wrap or keep it in an air-tight container
    5. Let it rise at room temperature until doubled, about an hour (not more than 2 hours)
    6. After an hour take the dough and punch it down a bit
  2. Without Yeast –
    1. Take a mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, baking powder, and mix. Add water in portions and knead to make a smooth dough
    2. Shape the dough into a ball and cover with a damp cloth. Let it rest for 15 mins
    3. After 15 mins knead it a little bit again
  3. Your Pizza Dough is ready, you can also refrigerate it for later use.


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