It’s always nice when you can plan ahead and have some healthy sourdough pizza crust ready for your baking needs, but sometimes you just need to make a meal right away without all of the prep work. This pizza crust recipe is basic, simple, quick, and still full of delicious and healthy ingredients. It is enough for one large pizza, 2 small pizzas, or 2 trays of pizza muffins.
- 1 c. Hot Water
- 1 t. Raw Honey (You can use regular honey or sugar too. The yeast just needs something to “eat” so it can rise.)
- 2 T. Coconut Oil (I like to buy my coconut oil in bulk here. You could use olive oil.)
- 2¼ t. Active Dry Yeast (one package)
- 2½ c. Freshly Ground Flour (I get my wheat berries here and grind them. You can find some similar here too.)
- 1 t. Real Salt (I buy my Real Salt in bulk here.)
- 1 t. Aluminum Free Baking Powder or Baking Soda
- Water: Get the water as hot as you can and put it into a large bowl.
- Coconut Oil, Honey, and Yeast: Add the coconut oil first so that it will melt, then add the honey, yeast, mix, cover with a towel, and let sit for 10 minutes. It should be nice and bubbly when you uncover it.
- Flour, Salt, and Baking Soda: Stir in the flour, salt, and baking powder or baking soda. (You definitely don’t want to add the salt earlier as it will prevent the yeast from fully activating.) *To give the dough extra flavor, you could also add some garlic powder, onion powder, basil, and oregano at this time.
- Knead: Grease your hands with coconut oil, and knead the dough until all of the ingredients are mixed together. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. If it’s too stiff and crumbly, add some water.
- Flatten: Start to flatten the dough.
- Roll the Dough: Make sure there is a nice coating of flour on the countertop and that your dough isn’t too sticky before you start rolling. Start from the center and roll out until your dough is bigger than your pan.
- Put in Pan: Carefully lift up the dough and place it on your baking sheet allowing to hang over the edges.
- Pinch the Edges: Use your fingers to pinch the edges of the dough until it’s nicely formed.
- Toppings: Add your sauce, cheese, and toppings. For more info on these steps, check out my blog: How to Make a Homemade Pizza.
- Bake: Bake for 15-20 minutes at 450º F (18 minutes usually works for me). Time can vary depending on your oven, number of toppings, etc. When the edges are brown, it’s a good indication it’s done, but if you cut into the middle and it’s still doughy, cook for a few minutes more.
Pizza is a family favorite in this household and when it’s made from scratch, it can be a very healthy addition to any diet. If I have time, I prefer using my sourdough pizza crust to make a pizza, but in a pinch, this quick easy recipe works for me. You might also like to check out my recipe for pizza muffins, which are a really big hit with the kids!