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Making Whole Wheat Pizza - Using A Bread Machine

Updated on July 4, 2015
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Having a childhood cyst overdosed with Penicillin made Stephen hyper allergic. From this he developed a keen interest in eating for health.

How Do You Rate This Pizza Recipe?

5 stars from 3 ratings of Whole Wheat Pizza Recipe

Discovering The Joy Of Home Made Pizzas!

We bought a bread machine to save on the not inconsiderable household bread bills. Our local bakery bread was selling for $4.69 and we thought we could make it for less. That started us on a research project to find the best bread machine, as we did not have the time to make dough manually. We settled on the Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Machine. You can imagine our delight when we discovered that we could also use it to make the most incredible pizza dough.

Our local pizzeria was charging $18.00 for a 12 inch pizza and now we could make our own for less than $5.00 and that with more of our favorite toppings and four different cheeses in the topping too! A great reason to buy a bread machine, or help in justifying the cost of it?

This is our standby recipe, feel free to change it up and dress it as you see fit. This recipe is for a whole wheat pizza base, but you can make a white base by using all bread flour, or all purpose flour, instead of the whole wheat flour.

The Rapidly Vanishing Pizza

Three Slices Of The Finished Pizza
Three Slices Of The Finished Pizza | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 2 hours 12 min
Yields: Six Large Slices Or Eight Medium

Pizza Ingredients Dough Then Toppings

  • 1.5 Cups Water, Filtered
  • 1.5 Tsp Salt, Kosher or Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar, Can Use Brown Instead
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cold Pressed Is Best
  • 2 Cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour, I Buy From Bulk Barn
  • 2.25 Cups Bread Or All Purpose Flour, I Buy From Bulk Barn
  • 2 Tsp Bread Machine Or Instant Yeast, I Use Fleischmann's
  • 0.5 Medium Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 0.5 Red Pepper, Finely Chopped
  • 0.5 Stick about 50 gms Honey Garlic Pepperoni, I Use Brothers - Thinly sliced
  • 5 Small or 4 Medium Mushrooms, Thinly sliced
  • 40 Gms Aged Cheddar, Grated
  • 40 Gms Mozzarella, Grated
  • 40 Gms Romano, Shaved
  • 10 Gms Parmesan, Powdered
  • 1 Can - 213ml Pizza Sauce, I Use Loblaw's No Name
  • .25 Tsp Oregano, + or - To Taste
  • .25 Tsp Basil, + or - To Taste
  • .25 Tsp Cilantro, + or - To Taste

Preparing The Pizza - Dough First Then Topping

  1. Add The Water To The Bread Machine Dough Pan.
  2. Add The White Flour (Bread or All Purpose) To The Bread Machine Dough Pan.
  3. Make An Indent In The Flour And Add The Salt.
  4. Make An Indent In The Flour And Add The Sugar.
  5. Add The Whole Wheat Flour To The Bread Machine Dough Pan.
  6. Make An Indent In The Flour And Add The Yeast. Ensure The Yeast, Salt, and Sugar Do Not Touch Each Other.
  7. Place The Dough Pan Back In Your Machine And Select The Dough Cycle. Do Not Set A Cook Cycle!
  8. Wait Until Dough Is Finished (About 2 hours - Allowing For Rises).
  9. Remove Dough Onto Lightly Floured Board And Cover With a Large Bowl. Leave To Rise For 15 Mins More.
  10. Split Dough In Two (It Is Enough For 2 - 12 inch Pizzas)
  11. Wipe A Non Stick Pizza Pan Over With A Little Olive Oil On A Piece Of Paper Towel. Pre-Heat Stove to 400 F.
  12. Press Half Of the Dough Into The Pan Evenly. Using Lightly Floured Hands Makes This Easier. You Can Spin The Dough If You Know How!
  13. Spread The Tomato Pizza Sauce On Top Of The Base.
  14. Evenly Sprinkle Spices Over Sauce.
  15. Evenly Sprinkle Onion And Red Pepper Over Sauce
  16. Place Pepperoni Slices On Top.
  17. Add The Thinly Sliced Mushrooms.
  18. Mix The Cheddar And Mozzarella Cheeses Together. Then Cover The Pizza With Them.
  19. Fill Any Less Covered Areas With Shavings Of Romano. Try To Be Even.
  20. Lightly Sprinkle The Whole Pizza With The Powdered Parmesan.
  21. Place The Pizza In The Pre-Heated Oven And Set A Timer For 12 Minutes.
  22. Remove When The Cheese Is Starting To Brown And Has Melted Well. Slice And Serve. We Like A Side Salad With It.

Nutritional Value Of The Pizza As Made

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Slice
Calories 301
Calories from Fat99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g17%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 40 g13%
Sugar 4 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 14 g28%
Cholesterol 23 mg8%
Sodium 689 mg29%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Additional Nutritional Data

Daily %
40.3 mg
Vitamin A
Vitamin B - 12
Vitamin B - 6
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Pantothenic Acid

How Do You Like Your Pizza - All Ideas Appreciated

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  • Dressage Husband profile imageAUTHOR

    Stephen J Parkin 

    3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    We absolutely agree! We were paying $18 a week for a pizza from a local store and realized we could make a far better product at home for less than $5. It is a simple no brainer from there. Thank you for your visit and kind comment.

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    Adrienne Janet Farricelli 

    3 years ago from USA

    An awesome Hub! I use a bread machine for my pizza and the dough is so nice and smooth!We don't buy store-brought pizza anymore!

  • Dressage Husband profile imageAUTHOR

    Stephen J Parkin 

    3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Thank you I hope you tried and enjoyed the pizza!

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    Akriti Mattu 

    3 years ago from Shimla, India

    What a great hub. Posted up :)

  • Dressage Husband profile imageAUTHOR

    Stephen J Parkin 

    3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    We have at least one a week ever since we got the bread machine. It saves us a fortune as our local pizza store has put their price up to $18 for a 12 inch. I can make one for less than $5 and that is using 4 cheeses, pepperoni, onion, mushrooms and peppers. It is the same with bread, we save at least $3 for every loaf I make and we know there are no bad ingredients and we never get stale bread anymore. I really appreciate your visits. I suggest you pass hints to the special people in your life as Mothers day is coming.

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    Rachel L Alba 

    3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

    Oh how I love pizza! I could eat it every day. I wish I had a bread machine, I would make it a whole lot more. I usually just have it delivered now. lol Your picture made me hungry for it this early in the morning. Voted up and gave you 5 stars.

    Blessings to you.

  • Dressage Husband profile imageAUTHOR

    Stephen J Parkin 

    3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    It is easy with the machine and it makes really good pizza! We just finished one. I highly recommend the Zojirushi machines as they are so much stronger built than the others. I use the Virtuoso and make bread or pizza every other day and the only failure was my first loaf when I forgot to add the yeast at the start of the cycle, silly me!

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    Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

    3 years ago from United States

    I need to get my husband a bread machine! He loves making homemade pizza crust and this sounds pretty easy.

  • Dressage Husband profile imageAUTHOR

    Stephen J Parkin 

    3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Yes, the machine actually adjusts the temperature to ensure the dough rises perfectly each time. The machine senses the temperature and humidity of the room and corrects for it. The shorter rise time is because bread machines use instant (also known as quick rise) yeast.

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    3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    so during the dough cycle, two hours, the electricity is still on? I heard making a pizza bread takes 3 hours

  • Dressage Husband profile imageAUTHOR

    Stephen J Parkin 

    3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    @Jackie Lynnley We did a lot of research and found that the Zojirushi brand machines are the best available. Like blenders the long term durability is a significant factor with bread machines. You will waste all of your money if you buy a cheap one that breaks after 6 months use.

    I have a Hub reviewing the one we actually bought the Virtuoso and despite its high price it paid for itself in under 3 months in savings made. We are also healthier and know exactly what went into the breads, and pizzas we eat now.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    I have been thinking about a bread machine; sounds tempting!

  • Dressage Husband profile imageAUTHOR

    Stephen J Parkin 

    3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Brown sugar works just fine if you prefer to use it. It would take longer to make without the bread machine due to the time for the yeast to rise.

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    Clive Williams 

    3 years ago from Jamaica

    wow, that's a pretty long procedure. I prefer using brown sugar in all types of bakery. It is healthier and gives a richer taste.


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