Pizza crusts made with spelt are already healthier than other kinds of pizza crust, but what if you’d like more fiber into your crust? How about you add oats? Let’s give this spelt and oats pizza dough a try!
So here’s a bit of a confession: this recipe isn’t entirely original, all things considered. This was inspired by a couple recipes I stumbled upon that included spelt crust, and in them, I noticed the person making it included oats in the dough. It sounded intriguing, so after trying it, it seems like a nice alternative to the usual spelt crust! So this recipe is a bit more like an adaptation instead of an entirely new recipe, turning the normal spelt dough recipe into something more.
We hope you enjoy it, regardless!
The recipe that partly inspired this variant is right here, by the way.
Spelt and Oats Pizza Dough
- 3 ½ cup spelt flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp fresh yeast
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Make sure the water is warm. Once it is, dissolve the yeast in the water, mixing well.
- Use the food processor to turn the oats into flour.
- In a bowl mix the flour, the oats, the oil and the water, mixing until the dough has a nice consistency, not too wet, not too dry.
- Coat your hands and a flat surface with flour, put the dough on it and start kneading. Knead until the dough is flexible. If the dough sticks to your fingers or to the flat surface, coat with a bit more of flour again.
- Return the dough to the bowl, cover with a thin cloth or similar, and leave it for at least one hour until it’s roughly twice as large as before.
- Once it has grown, split the dough in as many portions as you need, if you’re going to use it soon. If not, store in the freezer, wrapped with plastic wrap.
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