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Whole Wheat and Flax Pizza Crust

Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg dry active yeast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Flaxmeal

Recipe Directions

Kitchen Aid Directions:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl. Add salt, olive oil, flaxmeal and 2 cups of the flour. Attach bowl and dough hook. Turn to speed 2 and mix 1 minute.
  2. Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/4 c at a time until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl. Knead on speed 2 for 2 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. While dough is rising, prepare your pizza topping ingredients.
  3. Punch dough down. Coat a 14 inch pizza pan with non-stick spray. Press dough across bottom of pan forming a collar around the edge to hold filling. Top with desired fillings. Bake at 450 F for 15-20 minutes.

Bread Machine Directions:

  1. Add warm water to bread machine bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in following order: olive oil, flour, flaxmeal, salt, yeast. Set to dough program.
  2. When complete, follow directions from point 3 above.

Traditional method:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Form a well. Add yeast and olive oil to well. Mix.
  3. Turn out onto floured counter top. Kneed for 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, let rise until double.
  4. Follow directions above from point 3.

Nutrient Analysis per Serving

  • Calories: 152 cals
  • Protein: 5.5 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Omega 3 Fats: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Sodium: 119 mg
  • Magnesium: 42 mg
  • Potassium: 136 mg