- 1 tbsp. baking yeast
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 c. very warm water (105*-115*)
- ½ c. rolled oats
- ½ c. King Arthur whole-wheat flour
- ½ c. whole flax seeds
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1.5-2 c. King Arthur unbleached white bread flour
Recipe makes one large pizza
Is anyone in the mood for pizza? What if I told you that I’ve created a recipe that is absolutely delicious and healthy? Ssh! No one will ever know! Gather your family in the kitchen to help make this pizza and get out your family’s favorite board game for a night full of good food and family fun! Our family has been doing just this every Friday night for years!
Did you know? Yeast the tiny, living cells used in active dry yeast is called Saccharomyces cerivisiae. The yeast responds to the sugar, converting it to CO2 or carbon dioxide which helps the dough rise. The yeast is the catalyst in the fermentation process.
Combine yeast, sugar and water in large mixing bowl and set aside until foamy, about five minutes. If making two pizzas use two bowls.
Whirl oats in a blender or food processor until they are the consistency of coarse crumbs. Add remaining ingredients when the yeast is thoroughly dissolved and frothy add olive oil and then add dry ingredients. Mix well to make dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic, adding the remaining flour as needed. (This is why I only add 1.5 c. of flour before kneading. I set aside ½ c. of flour to use as I knead the dough. Sometimes you don’t even need ½ c. of flour.
Lightly oil or spray large bowl. Place the dough in the bowl covering both sides with oil or spray. Allow dough to rise and double in size. Once doubled, you may make your pizza.
Be careful when choosing pizza sauce. Many have a large sugar content. Choose to make your own or find a tomato sauce like Muir Glen. You only need to spread a little on the dough.
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese all over the top. Add turkey pepperoni and any other toppings you like and bake in a 450-degree oven until crispy!
I also like to use Hormel’s Turkey Pepperoni. It is 70% less fat than regular pork pepperoni, is a fraction of the calories and is too greasy at all! It comes out crispy and wonderful!
Mediterranean Pizza: I also like to use frozen spinach, that has been thawed and all water squeezed out, feta cheese, sliced black olives, fresh garlic, and chopped tomato.