Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (Phases 2 & 3)
3/4 c. warm water
1 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 tsp sugar *real table sugar*
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
2.25 cups whole wheat flour
Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water and sugar and allow to sit for 5 minutes. (Note: sugar substitutes cannot be used to activate yeast. In this small quantity real sugar is okay)
. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Press into a round pizza sheet (spray with non-stick cooking spray first) and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
Top with no sugar added tomato/pizza sauce, part skim mozzarella and pizza toppings. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Leftovers freeze well.
: I have also made this recipe with 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour and the crust is a bit lighter this way (both variations are good). You can also double this recipe and use a large cookie sheet to make a sheet-style pizza