My sister sent a picture of their dinner of homemade pizza the other night and I couldn’t get it off my mind. We used to make some every Friday night growing up so I was determined to come up with a quick but healthy dough so we could make our own. Here it is!
Tip #1: I used organic sprouted whole wheat flour for this recipe, you can use any kind of whole wheat flour you have on hand. If you’re kneading the dough and it seems too dry, add about a teaspoon of water at a time until it seems alright.
I doubled this recipe to feed 2 adults and 4 kids, but I definitely could have rolled the dough thinner and fed more. Just depends on your preference.
Tip #2: Gather all the toppings you’d like and let the kids make their own. You’ll have much more success with them eating and loving this healthy meal! They love to help and be involved, even if it’s just watching cheese melt.
Tip 3: Don’t forget to check your labels! I ended up just using crushed tomatoes as my pizza sauce, but if you search, you can find a clean one. I only buy medium white cheddar Tillamook cheese because there are no additives, not even for color.
Tip #4: If you love basil on your pizza like I do, you’ll want to either put it under the cheese, or wet it with water before placing it on top before baking it. This will prevent the basil from crisping or burning.
We decided on this dinner last minute, so we pulled together all the possible toppings on hand. Others could include pepperoni, chicken, mozzarella, onions, mushrooms, etc. Whatever your family enjoys!
Pizza Dough Ingredients:
1 1/3 cup whole wheat four
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Whisk your dry ingredients together first and then add the water, oil, and honey. Knead the dough for about a minute or two (see Tip #1 above), pat into a ball and cover with a towel to let it rest for just 10 minutes.
3. Prep your toppings while you wait and set aside.
4. Roll your dough out to desired thickness, I really love it thin.
5. Poke holes in the dough with a fork and place it in the oven plain for 8 minutes.
6. Remove the crust from the oven, cover it with desired toppings and put it back into the oven for about 14-16 minutes.
7. Remove and enjoy!