This 5 ingredient, Whole Wheat No-Yeast No-Rise Vegan Pizza Dough is a quick and easy alternative to take-out pizzas that can be enjoyed any night of the week!
We love anything having to do with pizza in our house. I grew up eating this Easy Vegan Pizza Bread and now my family is in love with it too. We love pizza paninis (vegan of course!) and even pizza in soup form is also delicious. But nothing can really beat a classic slice of pizza. And today I'm going to show you how to enjoy pizza any night of the week with this Whole Wheat No-Yeast No-Rise Vegan Pizza Dough!
Why You'll Love This Recipe!
- This recipe requires only 5 pantry-staple ingredients.
- There is no yeast involved in this dough.
- If you're new to making pizza dough, this is the recipe for you as there is no kneading involved.
- We would choose homemade pizza over store-bought any day! However, not everyone has time to make homemade pizza dough from scratch. That's why I love this whole wheat no-yeast no-rise pizza dough! It comes together in no time.
- Made with whole wheat flour and requiring minimal hands-on-time, this pizza dough recipe makes healthy pizza on a weeknight possible!
- It's easy to jazz up this simple base with your favorite toppings.
- Whole wheat flour - I love Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat flour, but any whole wheat flour should work.
- Non-dairy milk - Oat, almond, soy and cashew would all be great options.
- Olive oil - Just choose your favorite brand!
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
- Non-dairy milk: Instead of the non-dairy milk, you can actually just use water. Most dough recipes only use water, so this works find.
- Olive Oil: For a lighter version of this pizza crust, I've replaced the oil for applesauce and even pumpkin puree.
Vegan Pizza Topping Variations
One thing I love about pizza is that you can create all kinds of unique, fun combinations with the toppings. We personally love classic cheese pizza with a marinara base and mozzarella cheese topping, but if you're getting bored, try out some of the other toppings/combinations listed below!
- Hummus, chickpeas and roasted veggies
- Refried beans, corn and salsa
- BBQ sauce and pulled jackfruit
- Vegan Caesar Dressing and salad (don't cook the salad, but add it after the base has baked!)
- Pesto with sautéed peppers and mushrooms
- Buffalo sauce with "chickn" strips and ranch
- Alfredo sauce with asparagus and mushrooms
- Breakfast pizza with tofu scramble and tempeh bacon
How to Make Whole Wheat No-Yeast, No-Rise Vegan Pizza Dough
Step 1: Start by whisking together the dry ingredients including the whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt. Add in the non-dairy milk (or water) and olive oil (or applesauce). Stir until a dough forms.
Step 2: Knead the dough until all the flour as been incorporated and the dough becomes smooth. Form the dough into a ball and cover it with a dish towel to rest for about 10 minutes.
Step 3: Preheat your oven to 400°F / 205°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Roll the dough out into a 12 inch pizza, or whatever shape you desire. Poke holes all over the dough with a fork and then bake the dough plain for 8 minutes.
Step 4: After 8 minutes, remove the dough from the oven and add your toppings.
Step 5: Bake the pizza for another 15-22 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the dough is baked to your liking.
Step 6: Slice and Enjoy!
- I love to roll out my pizza dough on a silicone baking mat. The baking mat makes it easier to roll out the dough and then I can just transfer the whole baking mat to a baking dish.
- To get a crispier crust, place your baking sheet toward the bottom of the oven towards the end of baking after the cheese is already melted.
If you have leftovers pizza, I recommend reheating any leftovers in the oven.
A microwave works, but it usually makes the dough soft and wet. Baking the pizza in the oven allows the crust to get a little crispy and browns the cheese. Simply place the leftover pizza on a baking sheet and place it in a 350F degree oven for a few minutes until warmed through and the cheese is bubbly!
To make pizza dough without yeast, you can simply use baking powder. Baking powder is a leavening agent which will help your pizza dough rise in the oven. No yeast needed! Although I'm not sure you can beat the texture and flavor of yeasted pizza dough.
Most pizza dough is vegan as basic dough usually requires only flour, salt, yeast and water. However, some doughs call for butter, milk and/or eggs so be sure to read the ingredients label or ask your server.
Leftover pizza stores beautifully in the fridge or freezer. Simply place it in an airtight container or zip-lock bag in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze it for up to 3 months.
Unique Vegan Pizza Recipes!
Whole Wheat No-Yeast No-Rise Vegan Pizza Dough
- Preheat your oven to 400 °F.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients then stir in the milk (or water) and oil (or applesauce) until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry add 1-2 teaspoons of water 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 dough with a towel and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
- 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 more minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the dough is cooked to your desired consistency. The amount of baking time will also depend on how thinly you rolled out your pizza dough.
- Slice and enjoy!