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Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Servings 4


  • 3/4 cup 177 g warm water
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast one packet
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons 160 g white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon 42 g olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain cornmeal optional


  1. In a glass mixing bowl, stir together the warm water and maple syrup so the syrup dissolves. Pour the yeast over the top of the water and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the white whole wheat flour, salt, and olive oil. Add in the yeast water and stir until a loose dough ball forms. This dough will be quite wet but it should hold together loosely. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead for 2 to 3 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled bowl (you can use the same mixing bowl if you like), cover with a clean dish towel, and allow to rise for 1 hour.

  4. Oil a baking sheet and lightly dust with whole grain cornmeal if using. Roll out the dough and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 12 to 15 minutes total. This means you will likely want to bake for 5 to 6 minutes then add your sauce and toppings before baking for the remaining bake time so that everything is hot when you serve it.