Monday, January 23, 2012

Easy Peasy Whole Grain Pizza Crust Recipe, Plant-based, no added fat

Now that I made a Whole Grain Combo Flour out of all the different types of flours I had on hand (see the list in the previous bread post) I used it to also make a pizza crust dough.
It was really crispy and delicious so I don't want to forget how I made it!

Music sets the mood with the "Godfather Waltz".

Plant based Pizza Dough Recipe

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit with your pizza stone already inside the oven.
Ingredients for one crust:

1 cup blended whole grain flour mix (or whole wheat and oat flour)
1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon yeast
1/2 cup water +/- to make the dough the proper consistency.

Mix everything together and knead for a minute to make the dough smooth and elastic. Let rest under plastic wrap for 10 minutes, then roll into a 14" circle or the same size as your pizza paddle.  (Tell me you have a pizza paddle.)  Let rest 10 minutes on the paddle.  Keep it moving around with a smidgen of cornmeal between the dough and wood.

Top with all your favorite toppings and pop it into the oven and slide it onto that hot pizza stone.  It will be ready in 12-15 minutes.  Fast, right?  Faster than delivery pretty much is what I am thinking.  And so much healthier.  Smile, you deserve to relax.


  1. What is vital wheat gluten? Is it critical to the recipe and do you know of a common substitute? Love the site!

    1. Vital wheat gluten makes bread made with whole grain flour a better texture--more like white bread and less like a brick. It will vastly improve the recipe and you can find it in the section of your grocery store that sells the Bob's Red Mill flours probably.
      Thanks for the comment!