Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust Recipe

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Naomi Willis Modified: May 10, 2022
Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust Recipe

How To Make Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

A whole wheat pizza crust that’s as soft and chewy as any other! Whip up this healthier crust for your favorite pizzas with just a handful of ingredients.

Preparation: 2 hours
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes



  • 1tspgranulated sugar
  • 1tbspRed Star Platinum yeast
  • cupswater,(105 to 115 degrees F), warm
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tbsphoney
  • 1tspsalt
  • cupswhole wheat flour,spooned and leveled
  • olive oil,for brushing crust


  1. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a hook attachment, combine the sugar, yeast, and warm water. Stir it around and let sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast is foamy and dissolved. *

  2. Add the olive oil, honey, and salt. Mix by hand with a whisk or with the dough hook on low speed for 30 seconds.

  3. Add 3 cups of whole wheat flour and mix with the dough hook on low speed or with a large rubber spatula until dough starts to come together.

  4. Once mixed, knead for 5 minutes by hand on a lightly floured surface or with a dough hook on low-medium speed. After kneading, the dough should be smooth and elastic.

  5. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large mixing bowl that has been coated lightly with olive oil. Turn it over to coat all sides.

  6. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm environment of 75 to 80 degrees F for about 1 to 2 hours.

  7. Punch the dough down to release the air. It will deflate.

  8. Cut the dough into two. Roll each half into a ball and let rest in two separate bowls lightly covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil for at least 20 minutes.

  9. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Allow to heat for at least 30 full minutes.

  10. Grease and dust 2 baking sheets or pizza pans with nonstick spray or with olive oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal or flour.

  11. After 20 minutes, flatten each ball of dough one at a time on a lightly floured surface or directly onto the cornmeal lined pizza pan or baking sheet. 

  12. Flatten into a 12-inch round circle, flattening and stretching the dough. If using a pizza stone, place the dough directly on baker’s peels dusted with cornmeal.

  13. Lift the edge of the dough up to create a lip around the edges. Transfer dough to the pizza pan, baking sheet, or pizza stone. Top with favorite toppings.

  14. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.

  15. Slice hot pizza and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*If the yeast doesn’t dissolve, the yeast is dead. Start again with active yeast. 


  • Calories: 207.61kcal
  • Fat: 4.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.65g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.39g
  • Fiber: 5.63g
  • Sugar: 2.88g
  • Protein: 7.05g
  • Sodium: 234.61mg
  • Calcium: 18.69mg
  • Potassium: 192.74mg
  • Iron: 1.82mg
  • Vitamin C: 0.02mg
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