Make Your Own Pizza Night + Bonus Dough Recipe

On Friday nights we have Make Your Own Pizza Night at my house. The kids love spreading the sauce and sprinkling the cheese and adding their favorite toppings. I make the dough and while it’s rising, chop up a variety of vegetables.

There are many great things about homemade pizza; everyone gets to help create their own masterpiece and it’s healthier than pizza from the local pizza place!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 oz.)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. agave

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F

Place warm water in a small bowl and add yeast. Stir, to help the yeast to dissolve, set aside and wait for it become creamy (about 10 minutes). Add the agave to the foamy yeast mix.

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      In a large mixing bowl, combine wheat flour, wheat germ, and salt. Scoop a well in the middle of the mixture and add the agave and yeast mixture.

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      Cover with a dishtowel and put in a warm place to rise. At this point I drizzle on some grapeseed oil.

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        Dump dough onto a floured surface and roll out. Place on a pizza pan and poke a few holes in the dough with a fork.
        Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until desired crispiness.
        Take the dough out of the oven (careful, it’s hot!) and add your sauce, cheese and desired toppings. I used red onion, mushrooms, yellow bell pepper, Daiya mozzarella shreds, artichoke hearts and banana rings (I added the last two after I took the picture, last minute finds in the fridge!)

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        Bake until cheese is melty.
        Stuff your face with the best pizza you’ve ever eaten!

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              Do you ever make your own pizza? What are your favorite toppings?
              Edited to Add: Sometimes I will make a double batch of this and then freeze the second ball of dough. Simply wrap the dough ball in some plastic wrap, then either place in a freezer bag or wrap it in foil. Then next time, I can just pull it out of the freezer in the morning, put the ball of dough on the counter, and by dinner time it’s ready to roll out.

Pizza Dough

Nutritional Analysis For Pizza Dough: Nutrition Grade B+

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5 thoughts on “Make Your Own Pizza Night + Bonus Dough Recipe

  1. coffeeandquinoa

    What a great activity for the kids! I’ve never done wheat germ in my pizza dough… I’ll have to give it a try!

    Reply
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