Looking for a way to make your pizza healthier? Try using whole wheat in your pizza dough recipe. You can substitute up to half of the white flour in any basic pizza dough recipe with whole wheat flour, but it is best to experiment to find the best ratio for you. The more whole wheat flour you use, the denser the dough will be. Using whole wheat can also lend some extra texture to the crust, a benefit many people like.
You can also consider using white whole wheat flour. What is this? Well, it is actually whole wheat flour that is made from a naturally occurring albino variety of wheat. It has the fiber and nutrition of regular whole wheat, but tastes more like white bleached flour. Again, you can substitute up to half of the white flour in your recipe with this flour. In fact, you can use up to the full amount as a replacement for the regular white flour. Just know that the more you substitute, the more the texture can change. Using this flour has the benefit of keeping the texture and color of the basic recipe similar to the original, while adding some of the nutritional benefits of whole wheat flour. You can find white whole wheat flour at King Arthur Flour and Hodgson Mill.
If you'd like a basic whole wheat pizza dough crust, try this one out. It makes a basic dough that will give you a hearty crust for your pizza.