Healthy Wheat Flour Crust Pizza

Healthy Wheat Flour Crust Pizza with step by step photos – Sharing the recipe of a healthy and delicious whole wheat pizza with mix vegetables.

After I started making pizza dough at home some 4 years back, I gradually switched to making pizzas from whole wheat flour. After that I never made pizzas with all-purpose flour or maida. Just to make it clear for non-Indian readers, Atta is the hindi word for whole wheat flour and Maida means all-purpose flour.

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atta pizza

Apart from this healthy whole flour veggie pizza, I have shared few more recipes which are made healthier with the use of whole wheat flour like:

  1. Whole wheat pizza dough
  2. Sandwich bread
  3. Whole wheat doughnuts

For any whole wheat flour pizza base, the trick is to knead the dough very well. If you can get this right, then you will have a nice soft textured pizza base and it won’t be chewy or dense. Also use good quality yeast and the water should be tepid or warm & not hot. The temperature of the warm water should be around 40 to 43 degrees celsius/104 to 109.4 fahrenheit.

Assembling this pizza is easy and all you need are veggie toppings of your choice and pizza sauce. A large part of the flavor of pizza is determined by the sauce added to it. So again use a good quality sauce or make at home.

whole wheat atta pizza

I never buy pizza sauce from outside and make at home. It only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to make the sauce at home. So why not have a freshly made tomato pizza sauce without any additives or preservatives.

I have baked the pizza in an OTG. for baking in convection mode of microwave oven, I have mentioned the details in the step by step. In a convection oven, the baking is quick as compared to an OTG.

The step by step recipe illustrates the preparation of the dough and the assembling. You can prepare the dough and even refrigerate it for a couple of days. Even mini pizzas can be made from the same recipe.

This healthy wheat crust pizza recipe makes for 2 medium pizza and 3 small pizza. so serves 4 people at one go. The recipe can also be doubled and you can have more servings.

How to make Wheat Crust Pizza

1. take 1 cup water in a mixing bowl and lightly warm it. Just warm and not hot. then add ¼ tsp sugar and stir so that the sugar dissolves.

water for whole wheat pizza recipe

2. add 1.5 tsp instant yeast.

yeast for whole wheat pizza recipe

3. stir so that the yeast dissolves. If using dry active yeast, then add 2 tsp of it. Stir and keep covered for 10 to 15 minutes till the mixture has frothed and bubbled up. Here since we have used instant yeast, we don’t need to proof the solution and proceed to the next step immediately after stirring the yeast.

yeast for whole wheat veg pizza recipe

4. add 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp olive oil and ½ tsp salt. For dry active yeast, add the flour, olive oil and salt after the yeast solution has bubbled.

making whole wheat veg pizza dough

5. mix everything with a spoon or spatula.

making whole wheat veg pizza dough

6. then add 1 cup of flour.

preparing dough for atta pizza recipe

7. again mix.

preparing dough for whole wheat pizza recipe

8. lastly add remaining 1 cup flour and continue to mix.

preparing dough for whole wheat pizza recipe

9. Gather the dough and begin to knead.

making dough for whole wheat veg pizza recipe

10. for ease of kneading, I divided the dough into two parts and kneaded both of them separately.

dough for making whole wheat veg pizza recipe

11. then later joined them together and kneaded again.

dough for making whole wheat veg pizza recipe

12. the dough has to be kneaded really well till its soft and pliable. Add more water if required while kneading. I kneaded the dough for about 8 minutes. If the dough appears dry, then add 2 to 3 tsp water and if sticky, then add 1 or 2 tbsp of the flour.

dough for making whole wheat veg pizza recipe

13. now rub some olive oil all over the dough and keep it in the same pan.

dough for making whole wheat veg pizza recipe

14. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow the dough to leaven for 1 hour to 2 hours. If you have added dry active yeast, then increase the time to 1:30 minutes to 2:30 hours, depending on the temperature conditions.

cover dough - atta pizza recipe

15. So when the dough is leavening, prep up the other ingredients like chopping veggies, grating cheese and preparing pizza sauce. In the recipe card below, I have mentioned the recipe method to make pizza sauce.

preparing whole wheat veg pizza recipe

16. Here’s the leavened dough after 1 hour 11 minutes.

dough to make whole wheat veg pizza recipe

17. Once the dough has leavened, divide the dough into two or three parts. Two parts will yield 2 pizzas of 8 to 10 inches. Whereas 3 parts, will yield 3 pizzas of 4 to 6 inches in diameter. One 8 to 10 inch pizza is enough for 2 people. This pizza is more heavy to eat due to whole wheat flour. Lightly knead each portion and keep covered for 15 to 20 minutes more.

whole wheat veg pizza dough

18. Before assembling pizza, grease a 9 to 12 inch diameter round pan with olive oil. Dust the pan with some whole wheat flour or cornmeal or semolina. Also preheat your oven to 250 degrees celsius/482 degrees fahrenheit. My oven has the maximum temperature of 250 degrees celsius. If your oven has a higher temperature, then preheat it at its highest temperature. The oven should be hot and preheated for at least 20 minutes. the preheating time in microwave oven in the convection mode is 15 minutes. The preheat temperature is 200 degrees celsius/392 degrees fahrenheit or 220 degrees celsius/428 degrees fahrenheit, whatever is the highest temperature in your microwave oven.

greased tray for atta pizza recipe

19. Take one portion of the dough and lightly dust the dough with whole wheat flour.

veg whole wheat pizza dough

20. with a rolling pin, roll the dough to a round of 8 to 10 inches diameter evenly. A 10 inch pizza will be slightly thin. lift the pizza gently and place it in the prepared pan.

veg whole wheat pizza dough

21. Brush some olive on the dough. Brushing with olive oil does not allow the pizza bread to become soggy.

veg whole wheat pizza dough

22. now take 3 to 4 tbsp of the pizza sauce and spread it evenly all around.

sauce for whole wheat pizza recipe

23. add 3 tbsp of the shredded mozzarella cheese.

cheese for veg atta pizza recipe

24. top up with the veggies. You can add your choice of veggie toppings. I chose the toppings which are generally added to pizzas. Diced onions, tomatoes, bell pepper, steamed corn and sauteed mushrooms. Tomatoes are optional and if you like your pizza to be tangy, then add them. You can also add paneer cubes.

veggies for veg atta pizza recipe

25. now sprinkle some red chili flakes and dry oregano all over. This step is optional.

chillies for veg atta pizza recipe

26. again top up with 5 to 6 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese. You can add less amount of cheese if you want to. Here I used go mozzarella cheese. Use any good quality brand of mozzarella cheese.

cheese for veggie atta pizza recipe

27. keep the baking tray in the center rack of the preheated oven with both the top and bottom heating rods on. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes till the cheese had melted or has golden specks. For a crisp crust, you can also bake for a longer time. Since oven temperature vary, do keep a check while baking.

For baking in convection mode, use the same temperature that you preheated at 200 or 220 degrees celsius/392 degrees or 428 degrees fahrenheit.

baking whole wheat veg pizza recipe

28. Here’s the pizza after getting baked for 15 minutes. To know if the pizza is done, the cheese should get melted and golden along with a brown crust.

baked whole wheat veg pizza recipe

29. Slice the pizza and serve hot with tomato sauce, red chili flakes, Italian seasoning or dry oregano.

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Wheat Flour Crust Pizza

4.8 from 44 votes
This is a healthy wheat pizza recipe made with whole wheat flour and veggies. It is delicious too and tastes great when topped with assorted veggies and cheese. 
wheat pizza recipe, whole wheat pizza recipe, atta pizza recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:1 hr 45 mins
Course:main course
Cuisine:italian,World
Diet:Vegetarian
Difficulty Level:Easy
Servings (change the number to scale):6
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

for dough

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour or 360 grams
  • 1 to 1.25 cups water or add as required
  • 1.5 teaspoon instant yeast or 2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • some whole wheat flour for dusting

for pizza sauce

  • 3 medium to large tomatoes, pureed - yields approx 1.5 to 2 cups of tomato puree, the tomatoes also can be blanched and chopped or crushed.
  • 4 to 5 medium sized garlic cloves - finely chopped
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 to 1.5 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoon dry oregano or 1 to 1.5 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red wine (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or add as required
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and black pepper as required

for toppings

  • 6 to 8 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 1 small to medium onion - chopped in ½ inch squares
  • 1 small to medium bell pepper - chopped in ½ inch squares (capsicum)
  • 1 small to medium tomato - chopped ½ inch squares
  • 6 to 7 chopped button mushrooms - sauteed in 1 teaspoon oil (optional)
  • 7 to 8 olives - chopped (optional)
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup steamed corn kernels (sweet corn) or tinned corn (optional)
  • ½ to ⅔ cup shredded mozzarella cheese or as required
  • some olive oil for brushing
  • whole wheat flour or semolina or cornmeal for dusting

Instructions

making pizza dough

  • Take 1 cup water in a mixing bowl and lightly warm it. Just warm and not hot. The temperature should be around 40 to 43 degrees celsius.
  • Then add 1/4 tsp sugar and stir so that the sugar dissolves.
  • Add 1.5 tsp instant yeast.
  • Stir so that the yeast dissolves. If using dry active yeast, then add 2 tsp of it. Stir and keep covered for 10 to 15 minutes till the mixture has frothed and bubbled up. Here since we have used instant yeast, we don't need to proof the solution and proceed to the next step immediately after stirring the yeast.
  • Add 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp olive oil and 1/4 tsp salt. For dry active yeast, add the flour, olive oil and salt after the yeast solution has bubbled. Mix everything with a spoon or spatula.
  • Then add 1 cup of flour. Again mix.
  • Lastly add remaining 1 cup flour and continue to mix and then begin to knead.
  • For ease of kneading, I divided the dough into two parts and kneaded both of them separately.
  • Then later joined them together and kneaded again.
  • The dough has to be kneaded really well till its soft and pliable. Add more water if required while kneading. I kneaded the dough for about 8 minutes.
  • Now rub some olive oil all over the dough and keep it in the same pan.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and allow the dough to leaven for an hour or two. If you have added dry active yeast, then increase the time to 1:30 minutes to 2:30 hours, depending on the temperature conditions.
  • So when the dough is leavening, prep up the other ingredients like chopping veggies, grating cheese and preparing pizza sauce.

making pizza sauce

  • Rinse and then chop the tomatoes.
  • Puree the tomatoes in a blender or with a hand blender. Keep a few bits and pieces of tomatoes in the puree. You can also blanch the tomatoes and then chop or crush them.
  • Heat olive oil in a small pan.
  • Then add the chopped garlic and saute for 10-12 seconds on a low flame.
  • Add the tomato puree and saute for 4-5 mins on a low to medium flame. If using red wine, then you can add it once the tomatoes are cooked.
  • When the tomatoes are cooked, add the chopped basil, dry oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Stir & simmer for 1-2 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  • Check the seasonings add more salt or pepper if required.
  • Once cooled, use the pizza sauce as a topping on pizzas or store in a bowl or in a small jar.

assembling wheat pizza dough

  • After the dough has leavened, divide the dough into two or three parts. Lightly knead each portion and keep covered for 15 to 20 minutes more. Two parts will yield 2 pizzas of 8 to 10 inches. Whereas 3 parts, will yield 3 pizzas of 4 to 5 inches in diameter. One 8 to 10 inch pizza is enough for people. This atta pizza is more heavy to eat due to whole wheat flour.
  • Before assembling pizza, grease a 9 to 10 inch diameter round pan with olive oil. Dust the pan with some whole wheat flour or cornmeal of semolina. Also preheat your oven to 250 degrees celsius.
  • The oven should be hot and preheated for atleast 20 minutes. The preheating time in microwave oven in convection mode is 15 minutes. The preheat temperature is 200 degrees celsius or 220 degrees celsius, whatever is the highest temperature in your microwave oven.
  • Take one portion of the dough and lightly dust the dough with whole wheat flour.
  • With a rolling pin, roll the dough to a round of 8 to 9 inches diameter evenly.
  • Lift the pizza gently and place it in the prepared pan. Brush some olive on the dough.
  • Now take 3 to 4 tbsp of the pizza sauce and spread it evenly all around.
  • Add 3 tbsp of the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Now top up with the veggies. You can add your choice of veggie toppings.
  • Now sprinkle some red chili flakes and dry oregano all over. This is an optional step.
  • Again top up with 5 to 6 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese. You can add less amount of cheese if you want to.

baking

  • Keep the baking tray in the center rack of the preheated oven with both the top and bottom heating rods on. 
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes till the cheese had melted or has golden specks. For a crisp crust, you can also bake for a longer time. Since oven temperature varies, do keep a check while baking. 
  • For baking in convection mode, use the same temperature that you preheated your oven at - 200 or 220 degrees celsius.
  • Once baked and golden, slice the wheat pizza and serve hot.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Wheat Flour Crust Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 413mg18%
Potassium 655mg19%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 920IU18%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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184 comments/reviews

  1. hi , its a very good recipy .i want to know two thing ,,where in freez we have can store pizza doudgn .and how many hr before we should take out from freezer to make pizzaa…. secondly,for how many days we can store pizza base….5 stars

    • pizza dough can stay for a couple of months in the freezer. the thawing time will depend on the temperature of your city. in india in these hot march and april months, one hour will be enough. in cooler or cold climates, more time will be required. baked pizza base can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks and in the freezer for a couple of months.

  2. Can I make the pizza base a day before and refrigerate and use it next morning?

    • yes you can make the pizza base dough a day before but refrigerate. spread some olive oil on top and keep covered air-tight in a steel container or box.

  3. I love this soo much .. ill try it soon ????. God bless you5 stars

    • thank you for your best wishes.

  4. Hi Dassana
    I m a big big fan of your blog. I made so many recipes posted by u and all turned out very well. Recently I made whole wheat pizza. The dough was doubled up nicely. However after assembling the pizza I placed it for 15 mins in my oven in micro mode but the mozzarella cheese got burnt and the base remained un cooked and soft. Please guide me as where I could be wrong. Thanks in advance.4 stars

    • thanks swati. the pizza has to be baked in the convection mode and not microwave mode. in the microwave mode the pizza will not get burnt if kept for 15 minutes. convection mode in a microwave oven does exactly the same function like a regular oven. so the cake or pizza gets baked in the same way it will bake in a regular oven or OTG. so if your oven has the convection mode option, then only use that. do not use microwave or combi options. hope this helps.

  5. Thanks for your feedback..but I did use the crust plate to bake my pizza. May be I shd have left it little longer (more than 20mins)…will try it next time.
    Also, pls share some recipes which can be made out of leftover pizza dough sometime.
    Thanks again 🙂

    • welcome amrita. some more time baking and the crust would have got browned a bit. with leftover pizza dough, you can make calzones which is a like a pizza sandwich. the stuffing can be of any veggies and with a choice of spices and cheese. i have shared calzone recipe on the link given below. i will try to add a few more recipe that can be made with leftover pizza dough.

      i have shared the calzone recipe earlier on the blog. kindly use the search button to get the recipe.

  6. First of all thanks so much for providing such detailed recipe. I loved this idea of AATA base and tried it today. The pizza came out well and soft but it’s lacking the crispiness. Is it because its AATA and not maida or did I goofed up somewhere. I cooked it in convection mode in microwave at 220°c for 20 min…Have got some dough left so planning to try again..Please help.4 stars

    • amrita, the base become crisp if you bake in an OTG and in a metal pan. in microwave convection ovens always use a metal pan for to keep the pizza base. if you keep the base directly on the glass top, the pizza won’t become crisp and golden. reason is in a microwave convection oven the heat comes from either the top or the sides. there is no heat source at the bottom of the oven. again glass is a not a good conductor of heat. thus as a result the base gets cooked but does not become browned or crispy. for the base to become browned, keep the pizza in a metal pan or you can use a pizza stone. the metal retains heat and then helps in browning the pizza from the bottom.

  7. Should we bake with both top and bottom heating rods on? That is toast mode in my Morphy Richards.5 stars

    • yes keep both the heating rods on. also if you want the base to be crispy than keep the pan near the bottom rod for a few minutes and bake till the pizza bread is nicely crisp and golden. when doing this only use the bottom heating element (bake mode). if you want cheese to be golden, then keep the pan near the top heating element and keep for some seconds or a minute. now here only use the top heating element (grill mode).

  8. My app is doesnt working. Please help me.5 stars

    • Priya, We could not manage the app well, So we have deleted it. We had informed about this decision 10 days in advance in the App, before deleting the app.
      It seems you missed the update.

  9. I tried it today and it came out delicious and my lo loved it too????How to store rest of the dough and how long we can kee it?

    • thanks soni for the feedback and glad to know that your lo loved the pizza. you can easily store the dough in the refrigerator for a couple of a days and in the freezer for a week to 10 days. you can store in an air tight box or dabba. spread some olive oil all over on the dough, so that it does not dry out.

  10. Hello…I’m another member of your Fan club ????????..Your recipes are so good and more so the presentation. I have graduated from amateur to a good cook…????..thanks a lot!!
    I have just tried this recipe…& Whoa..hubby loved it totally!! Just a small query..I had some dough left and I tried to bake it thinking it will come out as a bread..but it was quite hard. What is the reason for it??5 stars

    • thanks a lot nishika. it won’t come out as bread. you can make mini pizza bases with the leftover dough. do not make them too thin. keep some thickness and they will have some soft texture similar to a bread. it has become hard due to too much of baking and could be that the base was thin.

  11. Thanks Desana for your wonderful recipes. You are taking lot of effort and it’s making our life easier. I have tried many off your recipes and they turned out wonderful.
    Thanks again.5 stars

    • Welcome Aditi. Thanks for sharing positive feedback on recipes.

  12. Your recipe for a whole wheat pizza base was a hit at my home. Thank you for helping me serve out healthy pizzas absolutely guilt free!!!5 stars

    • Welcome Reshmi. Glad to read your positive feedback.

  13. Hi there! I just wanted to know if we have to bake the pizza base first and then top it with filling. Thank you for sharing wonderful recipes through this website. Being a non veggie, you have shown me how to relish on delicious vegetarian food.

    • Welcome Mary. In this pizza recipe, I have not baked the pizza base first. However if you want then you can do it that way also.