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Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

I adjusted this recipe slightly from one I found on AllRecipes. I always take the lazy route and buy my pizza dough from the store. I didn't realize it was so easy to make, especially with the dough hook that attaches to a stand mixer. The dough rolls nice and thin so it gets crispy in the oven. A hint of honey adds a subtle sweetness that pairs really well with salty pizza toppings. 

* Serves 4
6 Weight Watchers Points per serving (approx.)

1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 cups whole wheat flour, more might be necessary if the dough is too sticky
1/4 cup wheat bran
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
olive oil, for greasing baking sheets

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. 
  • Measure out the warm water using a measuring cup. Whisk in the yeast and honey. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour, wheat bran, and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. 
  • With the hook on low speed, slowly pour in the yeast mixture. Mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl forming a ball around the hook. You may need to add a little more flour (one tablespoon at a time) if it's too sticky.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm place for about an hour to rise.
  • Roll the dough on a floured surface and transfer to a baking sheet brushed lightly with olive oil.
  • Par bake for 5 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven, sprinkle with desired toppings and put it back into the oven for another 5-10 minutes.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don't have a stand mixer, you can always combine the dough by hand. Be sure to knead it with flour to form into a smooth ball.