Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe

Whole wheat pizza dough shaped into ball on floured wooden background
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Ratings (16)
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 pizza crust (1 portion)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1012 Calories
21g Fat
188g Carbs
35g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Make a simple, easy (and vegan!) homemade whole wheat pizza dough using whole wheat flour, yeast, salt, water and vegetable oil. To keep it truly vegan, be sure to use sugar in place of the honey, particularly if you're cooking for other vegans, as some vegans strictly avoid honey. 

Not sure what to put on top of your whole wheat pizza, or just looking to try out something a bit different? Here are a few creative vegetarian pizza and pizza topping ideas: 13 fun vegetarian (and vegan!) pizza ideas

This is a simple and easy homemade pizza dough recipe, using just a few simple everyday ingredients that you likely have at home already. This whole wheat pizza dough recipe is courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast (or instant yeast)
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. honey (or use regular sugar to keep it fully vegan)

Steps to Make It

First, pre-heat the oven to 425 F.

To prepare your pizza dough, gently stir the whole wheat flour and then lightly spoon it into a measuring cup and level it off to get an exact measurement.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the measured whole wheat flour with the dry yeast, and salt.

Blend in the hot (but not boiling!) water, oil and honey or sugar. Stir by hand vigorously until all of the ingredients are well mixed (this should take you at least 3 minutes). 

Cover your dough with plastic wrap and let rise to the desired size (at least 5 to 10 minutes).

Place the dough in greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan or 12 to 14-inch pizza pan.

Gently press the dough to get it to fully cover the bottom of the pan and up the sides in order to form a rim which will become the edge of the crust.

Add pizza sauce of your choice and your favorite pizza toppings. For a real treat and something a little different, try this homemade white pizza sauce.

Bake your homemade pizza in your pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the toppings are done cooking.

Recipe variation: Use half regular white flour and half whole wheat flour if you like cooking with whole wheat flour but want to temper it a bit. You can also use bread flour if you have some on hand. 

Servings: Provides 8 servings (one pizza crust, sliced into 8 pieces)
Calories/Serving: 146 calories/slice of crust only
Nutritional information: One slice of crust only provides approximately: 146 calories, 5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 37 mg folates, 2 mg iron and 219 mg sodium.

More homemade pizza dough recipes: A store-bought or ready-made dough is usually just fine, but there's nothing like a homemade pizza dough to add that special touch to a homemade vegetarian pizza. For something a bit different, try this easy vegan cornmeal pizza crust recipe