Whole Wheat Thick Crust Dough for Regular Oven

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  • Yield: 8 servings


  • ¾ cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 ¼c whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil for rising process


  1. In a small bowl, stir together honey and water.  Sprinkle in yeast, stir once to incorporate and let stand for 5 minutes.  Transfer yeast mixture to a larger bowl and begin adding flour and salt mixture in ½ cup installments.  When all flour has been incorporated, turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 3-5 minutes.

  2. Pat dough down with olive oil and place inside a large bowl in a warm spot.  Let rise, covered with plastic wrap or a damp towel, for about 1-1½ hours.

  3. When dough has about doubled in size, turn out onto a floured work space and divide into two portions.  Let dough rest for about 10 minutes to avoid developing the gluten too much and creating a tough dough.

  4. At this point you can tightly wrap the dough and save it in the refrigerator for later use.  Dough will keep for 2-3 days.

  5. If you would rather continue working with your dough immediately, place portions on baking sheets and press into rounds about ½” thick.  You may go thicker if you choose but remember that the thicker the dough, the more time it will require to cook all the way through.  Let dough rise on tray, covered loosely, for 20-30 minutes in order to gain some extra bulk.

Try this thick crust recipe for dinner.  Whole wheat pizza dough is much healthier and just as delicious as regular dough. It is the perfect solution for your next meal.

More about your whole wheat dough...

If you are looking to add a bit more health to your pizza, whole wheat dough is a great way to start. Everyone will love your whole wheat pizza, and they won’t even realize that they are eating a healthier pie! It is a great way to give your guests a delicious meal as well as a heart-healthy dining option.

Whole wheat is not only healthier than traditional pizza dough, but it also has a distinct flavor that adds a great twist to your favorite pizza recipes. Whole wheat dough goes great with any kind of pizza toppings, whether you cover your pizza in veggies, meat, extra cheese, or a mixture or everything.

We strive to bring you the best recipes for all pizza, including the many whole wheat varieties. We hope that you enjoy all of the recipes that you find on this site and that you will continue to visit pizzamenu.com for all of your pizza making needs.

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