Easy Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust or Breadsticks
- 1 cup lukewarm water (100° to 110° F)
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour, divided
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Mix lukewarm water and yeast together in a medium-sized bowl; allow to mixture to stand 5 to 10 minutes until yeast softens and begins to form bubbles.
- In a separate bowl, mix the all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour until well combined; set aside.
- To the yeast mixture, add olive oil, honey, salt and one cup of flour; mix well.
- Add remaining flour, one cup at a time until well combined and dough forms a soft ball.
- Flour a work surface and knead dough until soft, smooth and elastic, about eight minutes; work in remaining flour as needed.
- Return dough to mixing bowl, cover and allow to rest dough 20 to 30 minutes.
- To use for large pizza, shape dough into a pizza crust and add your favorite sauce, toppings and cheese and bake in a preheated 425° oven for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness) until crust is golden at the edges and the cheese is melted on top.
- To make breadsticks, roll dough into a rectangle; use a pizza cutter or knife to cut 1-inch strips of dough and roll dough between your hands as though making a rope until smooth and round; place on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 15 to 20 minutes until browned.
- To make a mini spider pizza, form dough into a pizza crust and top with approximately 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce. Use 1 string cheese stick and pull off strands of cheese and arrange into a spider web. Garnish with a “spider” black olive if desired. Bake at 400° degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until browned.
170 calories; 3.5g total fat; 0g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 0mg cholesterol; 100mg sodium; 31mg total carbohydrate; 3g dietary fiber; 4g total sugars; 3g added sugars; 5g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 0% Daily Value of calcium; 10% Daily Value of iron; 2% Daily Value of potassium