Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough



  • 2½ cup (320 g) whole wheat flour
  • 3½ teaspoon instant fast-rise yeast
  • 1¼ teaspoon salt, optional
  • 3¾ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces (240 ml) hot water
  • 3 cups (360 g) unbleached whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a large mixing bowl and baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Place flour, salt into the Vitamix container and secure the lid. Place yeast, oil into warm water and allow to rest for 5 minutes to allow the yeast to bloom.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed and quickly increase speed to Variable 8. Blend for 5 seconds. Turn machine off and remove lid plug.
  4. Select Variable 7.
  5. Pulse about 60 short times in 45 seconds while slowly adding water mixture through the lid plug opening until a ball forms.
  6. After ball has formed, pulse continuously for 5-10 seconds.
  7. With floured hands, remove the dough and form into a round ball. Knead the ball for 5 minutes. Place in prepared mixing bowl, turning over to grease on all sides. Let rise for 10 minutes.
  8. Stretch into pizza and top with desired toppings. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Chef's Notes

For more flavorful dough make a day ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. Allow to rest before rolling out for an hour or two.