Easy Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust or Breadsticks - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Easy Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust or Breadsticks

Servings:10Serving Size:1 mini pizza crust or breadstick


  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for coating


  1. 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.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour until well combined; set aside
  3. Add the 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, salt, and 1 cup of the flour mixture to the yeast mixture; whisk together until smooth.
  4. Add remaining flour, one cup at a time until well combined and dough forms a soft ball. (You do not have to use all of the flour mixture if the dough begins to get too dry).
  5. Flour a work surface and knead dough until soft, smooth and elastic, about eight minutes; work in remaining flour as needed. Form a dough ball.
  6.  Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in bowl and rotate to coat the side and bottom of the bowl. Place the dough in the oil coated bowl. Cover and allow to rest dough 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
Source: Eat Smart to Play Hard: Brooke Jenkins, Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

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