homemade whole wheat pizza

I’ll fess up: I was bored more than I’d like to admit as Christmas break entered its final week.  A lot of times, no one was around and I was left to find ways to entertain myself. I decided to take on the task of making dough from scratch so my family could have a healthy pizza for dinner! After scanning Pinterest, I found a couple recipes and ended up tweaking them and combining elements of a few in order to create my masterpiece 😉 Most of it was adapted form this here. One of the main differences was that i used pizza crust yeast, which means you don’t have to allow the dough to rise after you kneed it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Fleischmanns Pizza Crust Yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking stevia

Directions:

  1. Combine flour, salt, yeast, stevia and olive oil in a large bowl.
  2. Slowly add water and mix until completely incorporated; adding more flour if needed to handle. (* I used my kitchen aid with the dough hook attachment!)
  3. Kneed dough until smooth and elastic.
  4. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until ready to use

I put my dough in the fridge since i made it so early in the afternoon. I rolled it out onto a baking sheet when It was time to start dinner.

I preheated the oven to 425 and baked it for 12-15 minutes

I decided to top the pizza with cartelized onions, roasted sweet peppers, roasted cherry tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and basil

Then we baked it until the cheese was slightly melted

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For my first attempt, I was pretty proud of myself! It was delicious and surprisingly easy, definitely worth making again

We served it with a big salad ( as per usual) IMG_3051

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