Recipes » Main Dish » Plant-Based Pizza Dough
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


  • 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)


  • 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

  • 1. 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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