Quick Whole Grain Pizza Crust

Quick whole Grain Pizza Crust with Whole Wheat & Rye Follow Me on Pinterest

Pizza ranks right up there with some of my favorite foods of all time. Recently, moving back toward veganism, I’ve had a field day with pizza dough. I’ve been on the lookout for something that was whole grain, lower glycemic index, vegan and quick. The recipe that I ended up with was adapted from the Wheat Foods Council.

Quick whole Grain Pizza Crust with Whole Wheat & Rye Follow Me on Pinterest

The original pizza crust recipe does taste good but I needed to tweak a little bit to meet my nutritional objectives. I wanted to incorporate rye flour because it is a lower glycemic grain. I also wanted to forego the honey for a vegan, lower glycemic sweetener.

Quick whole Grain Pizza Crust with Whole Wheat & Rye Follow Me on Pinterest

Another issue was the crust. I prefer deep dish and the hubs prefers thin crust so I needed to find something that we both could live with.

Quick whole Grain Pizza Crust with Whole Wheat & Rye Follow Me on Pinterest

The hubs and I both got a kick out of my vegan pizza crust looking like the shape of a fish :-)

Quick Whole Grain Pizza Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup dark rye flour
  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup warm water (120 - 125°F)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tsp agave nectar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Stir together flour, yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together warm water, oil & agave nectar.
  4. Pour liquids into flour mixture and stir until mixed well.
  5. Cover and let rise about 15 minutes.
  6. Press out onto a sheet of parchment paper and then use a rolling pin to get as thin as desired.
  7. Lightly brush crust with olive oil & bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Turn oven down to 375 degrees F.
  9. Remove crust and add sauce and toppings.
  10. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe adapted from the Wheat Foods Council (http://www.wheatfoods.org/recipes/quick-whole-wheat-pizza-crust)

http://foodstoriesblog.com/2012/11/30/quick-whole-grain-pizza-crust/

This recipe seems to meet all of our goals in this household … fast, nutritious and tastes great.

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What do you think?

  1. I love a thin base like in Italy and I pefer not to have too many toppings to confuse the issue. Yours are about right. Interesting crust recipe.
    Suzanne Perazzini recently posted … An experimental dinner with good friendsMy Profile

  2. The most interesting thing about this recipe is the rye flour. Sounds like a great flour to use for pizza. Great twist on pizza dough recipes!
    mjskit recently posted … Grits and Green ChileMy Profile

    • Thank you, MJ – Since I’ve been low carb for so many years, I’m trying to focus on the lowest GI of carbs now that I’m swinging toward the vegan lifestyle – Rye & Pumpernickel seem to be the lowest glycemic.

  3. I love pizza! And I rarely have it with a whole grain crust. I really should – it’s certainly healthier, and has better flavor too. Good stuff – you’ve inspired me
    !
    john recently posted … Coconut Kisses (Macaroons)My Profile

  4. Its hard to beat homemade pizza :) That looks so good! Its 9am and I’m already thinking about dinner now…. haha

  5. Man! I’m starving and that looks soooo good!

  6. Mmm…nutritious pizza! I love it. :)
    Anita at Hungry Couple recently posted … Lemon Meringue MartiniMy Profile

  7. I LOVE making homemade pizza and this crust recipe looks great!
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted … Something Saturdays (12/1/12)My Profile

  8. This looks terrific. Are you using daiya cheese?
    Was the crust crispy?

    • I am using Daiya and it’s really good. Even the hubs was surprised at how good it was. The crust was crispy … Yeah … Took multiple attempts being that I’m without a pizza stone these days :-(

  9. Your pizza lacks absolutely nothing :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  10. Both combinations look like stellar recipes & I’ll give them a try this weekend!

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