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Whole Wheat & Black Bean Pizza Dough

What You'll Need


¾ cup black beans (about ½ a 15oz can)

⅓ cup water

1⅔ cup warm water

1¼ tsp sugar (or sweetener of choice, optional, but recommended to feed the yeast)

2¼ tsp yeast

1½ cup bread flour

1 cup wheat flour

½ tsp salt (optional)


How to Make It


1 Rinse and drain beans, then purée in a blender or food processor with 1/3 cup water until smooth. Add water as necessary (in 1 Tbsp increments).

2 Whisk together warm water, sugar, yeast, and bean purée.

3 Mix together flours and salt, add slowly to yeast mixture (if not using a bread machine, stir as flour mixture is added).

4 Knead until the dough is elastic, let rise, covered, for at least an hour.

5 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

6 Shape pizza dough on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. There should be enough for two, 12″ to 14″ pizza crusts.

7 Arrange toppings and sauce of your choice on top of shaped dough.

8 Bake 15 to 20 minutes (or until toppings are cooked through).

Cooking Tips

Whether making dough by hand or with a bread machine, it might be necessary to adjust the amount of flour or water in 1 Tbsp increments to get proper elasticity.

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