Do you ever just want pizza…and fast?
I do! And I’ve been craving pizza a lot lately. But as you know, I love to make most of my food at home and homemade pizza rarely ever equals fast. You have to mix the dough, let it rise, roll it out, let it sit, pre-bake it, spread out your toppings, bake it some more, until fiiiiiiinally you can eat a slice. Because homemade pizza is usually so time consuming, most people just opt for take-out or delivery. And I don’t blame them! You get your pizza fix and don’t have to do all the prep or waiting. But on the other hand, you’re also getting loads more processed ingredients and chemicals than you would if you made it ate home…oh and grease. We all know about the grease!
In fact, I just googled the ingredients in Domino’s Deep Dish Pizza Crust and found this list:
Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Folic Acid), Water, Malt, Sugar, Whey, Malted Barley Flour, Yeast, Soybean Oil. Zzesty Blend: Butter Flavored Oil (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Soy Lecithin, Artificial And Natural Butter Flavoring, Vitamin A Palmitate And BetaCarotene for Color), Imitation Parmesan Cheese (Water, Modified Food Starch, Casein And Or Caseinate, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Cellulose Powder, Salt, Sodium Phosphates, Stabilizers [Mono And Diglycerides, Guar Gum, Carrageenan], Natural Flavor, Lactic Acid, Sorbic Acid [As A Preservative]), Onion And Garlic, Spices, Salt, Lactic Acid, Butter Flavor, Tomato Powder, Bell Pepper. Dextrose, Citric Acid, Extractive Of Paprika And Lemon And Orange Oil With No Greater Than 2% Calcium Silicate And/Or Soybean Oil Added to Prevent Caking.
Most people don’t consider the fact that while they’re eating their pizza, they’re also consuming things like Imitation Parmesan Cheese, Butter Flavored Oil, Soy Lecithin, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Diglycerides, Sorbic Acid, Corn Syrup, and Citric Acid.
It kills me! Whatever happened to good, ol’ pizza dough made with flour, yeast, water, salt and some spices? Although I haven’t had Dominos pizza recently, or other major pizza chains, (mainly because they don’t offer vegan pizza), but I don’t know how many slices of pizza I’ve eaten like Dominos in the past. My poor stomach.
Now I don’t want to make you feel bad about the pizza you eat! Our body’s are amazing organisms and seem to handle whatever we through at them, greasy pizza and all. My intent with this post is not to condemn, but to provide an alternative for you that is quick, easy, delicious, and full of good-for-you-whole-ingredients.
Oh, and did I mention fast?
As you read in the post title, this Whole Wheat No-Yeast No-Rise Vegan Pizza Dough is just that: a whole grain dough that doesn’t require any yeast or rising time. You basically just mix together a few ingredients, let the dough sit for 10 minutes and then start baking! I’ll even make pizza for lunch some days because it’s that simple.
You can top this dough with your favorite pizza sauce and toppings. I love tons of veggies and a sprinkling of nutritional yeast or Vegan Parmesan Cheese right out of the oven. Oh yeah. So good. I also like to roll out my dough really thin, but feel free to keep it thicker, or even fold the edges over for a crust-like vibe.
I hope you like this simple, easy and delicious pizza dough!
- 1⅓ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup non-dairy milk, unsweetened (or water)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or unsweetened applesauce)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients then stir in the oil (or applesauce) and milk (or water) until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry add water 1-2 teaspoons at a time until the dough comes together. Knead the dough with your hands about 10 times and then form it into a ball. Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rest 10 minutes.
- On a non-stick baking sheet roll the dough out into a 12 inch circle or divide the dough in a half for two smaller pizzas.
- Poke the dough with a fork and then bake it plain for 8 minutes. Remove the dough from the oven and cover with desired toppings. Return the pizza to the oven and bake 15-22 minutes more, depending on how thin you rolled your dough.