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 with these pizza recipes: Tandoori Paneer, Garden Fresh or Pesto Pizza.

Also try: Pizza Sauce Recipe.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Global

Time: Preparation – 1 hour 10 mins,  Total – 1 hour 10 mins.

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


  1. Whole Wheat Flour – 2.5 cups
  2. Active Dry Yeast – 1.5 tsp
  3. Warm Water – 1 cup
  4. Sugar – 1 tsp
  5. Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
  6. Salt – 1 tsp or to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Whole Wheat Pizza Dough:

  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 with your hand and add 3/4 cup warm water in portions until the dough comes together
  3. Now knead the dough with your hand and start adding remaining 1/4 cup flour in portions until the dough is not sticky. It’ll take around 2-3 mins (you may not need to add the full 1/4 cup flour so add it in portions)
  4. Shape 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. Place it on a lightly floured surface and shape the dough into a ball. Your Pizza Dough is ready, use it for preparing your favorite pizza now or refrigerate it for later use.


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