Whole-Multigrain Pizza Dough

  • Yield : 1 pound pizza dough
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 10m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Fat

    7 grams
  • Saturated Fat

    1 grams
  • Sodium

    260 milligrams
  • Carbohydrate

    47 grams
  • Fiber

    10 grams
  • Protein

    11 grams
  • Sugar

    2 grams


  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain bulgur
  • 2 tablespoons quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 3/4 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour (6 ounces), plus more for kneading
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sunflower seeds


Step 1

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot. Add the bulgur and quinoa and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer the grains to a fine-mesh strainer and hold under cold water to stop the cooking. Let the grains drain in the strainer for 15 minutes, then spread them out on a thick layer of paper towels to absorb any extra moisture. Meanwhile, coarsely grind the flaxseeds in a spice grinder, just to break them open.

Step 2

Stir together the warm water, agave and yeast in a measuring cup or small bowl. Let sit until a small layer of foam develops at the top, 3 to 5 minutes. (If this doesn't happen, discard and try again with new yeast.)

Step 3

Whisk the flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl; add the foamy yeast mixture and olive oil and mix together with a stiff rubber spatula. When the dough starts to come together, mix in the cooked grains, ground flaxseeds and sunflower seeds; form the dough into a uniform ball in the center of the bowl. Be sure to scrape and use any dough stuck to the sides. The dough will be very sticky at this stage. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and keep in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, about 2 hours.

Step 4

Lightly dust a baking sheet with flour. Sprinkle a generous amount of flour on a clean, dry work surface. Scrape the dough onto the floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes, working in just enough flour to make the dough less sticky but still moist to the touch. Flour your hands periodically to prevent sticking. Form the dough into one single ball or divide it into smaller balls. Place the dough ball(s) on the prepared baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a dish towel and let the dough rest for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, the dough can be shaped and cooked as desired.

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