Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

closeup of a pepperoni pizza on whole wheat crust on top of a parchment lined circular cooling rack.

Pizza crust is easier to make than you think! Add a little flavor and nutrition boost to pizza night with this easy whole wheat pizza crust.


  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt


  1. In a large bowl, mix the warm water and yeast. Let it rest for 2 minutes. 
  2. Add the honey, olive oil, flour and salt and mix until a shaggy dough forms. 
  3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Place the dough back into the bowl and cover. Let the dough rise at room temperature until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours depending on the temperature of your house.
  5. Gently deflate the dough and turn out onto a floured surface. Now you have tow choices: use it now, or roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap (or place into an airtight container) and refrigerate it until you need it, up to 3 days.
  6. When you're ready to bake, heat the oven to 500°F with a pizza stone in it. Gently stretch or roll the dough out into a thin circle on a piece of parchment or silicone baking mat. Top with any toppings you like. 
  7. Slide the parchment or baking mat onto the preheated pizza stone and bake 8-10 minutes. 


  • Dough can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days, or in the freezer up to 3 months. Thaw frozen dough before using it.
  • You can also make the dough in a stand mixer and knead it with the dough hook.
  • You can grill this pizza crust. Use a pizza stone on the grill at 500°F as well.

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