Quick and Easy Herb Crusted Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
I love pizza! The only problem is, conventional pizza makes me feel gross. So the best alternative is to make pizza myself; however, I am a very impatient person when it comes to food and making pizza dough seems to take FOREVER! My sister introduced me to a yeast-free recipe several years ago and this is my evolved version of that recipe. Yeast-free means that instead of waiting for the dough to rise I can stir it up, slap on some toppings, and in 30-45 minutes I am eating PIZZA! This is still almost TOO long in my book, but always so worth it. There is one thing I DO like about making my own pizza, it means that I can put whatever I want on it! BOOM SISTAH! I put a TON of veggies on my pizza and sometimes I also use vegan cheese, NOT because it is healthy, but because sometimes you just want to eat some dang cheese. This Daiya stuff isn't too bad (just don't eat it cold, just don't) and it is harder to find then cow cheese, which reduces the temptation. As you can see in the picture I don't use much of it. The better alternative, however, is to use the cashew parmesan cheese crumbles from minimalistbaker.com (recipe link below). This is also a SUPER yummy pizza choice!
Pizza Dough Ingredients
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 1 1/2 c water
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sage
- 2 tbsp oregano
- 2 tbsp rosemary, dried
- 1 tbsp thyme
- 3/4 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 3 1/2 -4 c white whole wheat flour
toppings (from the picture)
- Preheat oven to 450° F.
- Mix Baking Powder, Flour, and Salt together. Set aside.
- In another bowl mix water, oil, herbs, and garlic together.
- Slowing add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. It will start to get thick and form a dough.
- Kneed dough until combined (less then 1 minute)
- Spread out on greased baking sheet and bake for 5 min.
- Remove from oven and lather tomato sauce; spread vegetables of choice (ex. broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, artichoke heart, zucchini, summer squash, asparagus, basil, kale, spinach, onions, etc.) and small amount of cheese (if required).
- Bake pizza for 20 minutes or until crust is toasty brown and vegetables are cooked through.
- If not using cheese you may lightly salt vegetables with Cajun seasoning, lemon pepper herb, seasoned salt, etc.