This easy pizza features a whole grain crust and fresh vegetables from a local farmer's market. Best of all, the dough was mixing and rising while our family went for a walk. The secret? A bread machine!
Whole Grain Pizza Dough:
- 1 cup warm water
- 2.5 cups 100% white whole wheat flour (we recommend King Arthur brand, which is available in most stores. You can also use all-purpose flour).
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp dried yeast
- Dash of salt
- Place all ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed above. (That's with the water on the bottom and the dry items on top).
- Make sure that the machine is in "dough" mode. Turn it on, then go for a 40 minute walk.
- Come back and the dough will have risen almost to the top of the bowl.
- Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Turn the dough out onto an oiled pizza pan and press it flat.
- Prebake the shell for 10 minutes.
- Remove the shell from the oven and flip it.
- Top with your toppings (inspiration below) and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Cut into 8 slices. Serves 4 people - 2 slices per person.
- 1 cup no-added-salt tomato sauce
- 1 cup bruschetta or diced ripe tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded fresh spinach
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil
- Dash olive oil
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded skim mozzarella cheese
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