Thursday, July 9, 2009

Whole(Multi) Grain Pizza

Know what you Eat - Whole wheat is good source of dietary fiber, Protein, Iron, B vitamins, Thiamin, Niacin, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc. If you are prone to migraines, try adding quinoa to your diet. Quinoa is a good source of magnesium, a mineral that helps relax blood vessels, preventing the constriction and rebound dilation characteristic of migraines. Oats, via their high fiber content, are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream. Pineapple is an excellent source of Manganese, vitamin C, B1, B6, copper, dietary fiber. Brightly colored bell peppers, whether green, red, orange or yellow, are rich sources of vitamin C and vitamin A (through its concentration of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), two very powerful antioxidants. Cheese is a good source of calcium.

Cooking Time - 20 mins
Preparation Time - 20 mins
Serves - 10 to 12 single serving pizza

Ingredients

Whole wheat flour - 3 cups
Quinoa - 1/2 cup
Oats - 1/2 cup
Gluten - 8 teaspoons
Raw sugar - 1 tablespoon
Yeast(dry for whole grain) - 5 tsp
Warm water - 2 cups
Salt - 3 tsp
Organic Pizza Sauce - 1 cup
Organic Rennetless Cheese(Mozzarella & Cheddar blend) - 6 oz
Red pepper flakes optional


Topping 1

Chopped Pineapple - 1 cup
Chopped Onion, red and green bell pepper - 1/2 cup
Chopped Jalapeno Peppers - 1 tbsp(Optional)




Topping 2

Chopped Onion, Red and Green bell pepper - 2 cups (Quickly saute the onion, red and green bell peppers and keep it aside)

Method

1) Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water, let sit for about 7 minutes.
2) Roast Quinoa until you get a gentle aroma and let it cool for 10 minutes
3) Grind Oats in a food processor to a fine powder.
4) Grind Quinoa in a food processor to a fine powder
5) Add Oats and Quinoa to the Whole wheat flour and stir in salt and gluten.
6) Add the dissolved yeast and the rest of the water and knead for 5 minutes. Add a tsp of olive oil to the dough's surface and leave in a covered bowl for 45 minutes.
7) Punch down and add one more 1 tsp of Olive oil and knead thoroughly and leave it once again for 30 minutes. It will rise once again.
8) I normally do double rise as you get a softer texture, or you can go ahead after single rise itself.
9) Punch down the dough and roll out into a ball and flatten it, glaze the top with few drops of olive oil and place in a Oiled pan and let it bake for 5 minutes.
10) Remove the pizza and put the pizza sauce, cheese and the toppings and bake for 15 minutes.
11) Remove from the oven and serve it hot.

Note - You can prepare dough and refrigerate and make pizza for lunch in the morning or make pizza and freeze and put in Toaster Oven and broil for 10 minutes till the pizza is evenly hot and pack for lunch.

Event Participation

This goes to Whole grain eggless baking(Wheat) event hosted by Madhu.

This goes to CFK-Healthy Lunch Boxes guest hosted by Neha of Tasty Recipes, event started by Sharmi.

This goes to the Yeast spotting event hosted by Susan.

This dish goes to Original Recipes - Monthly Round up hosted by Lorie.

This Vibrant Pineapple Pizza goes to FIC - Express your mood hosted by Nithya Praveen and started by Sunshine Mom.

36 comments:

Stephanie said...

This pizza looks so yummy! I would like to try this healthier crust for my next Friday Night Pizza. Great toppings...
Peace, Stephanie

Ann said...

fabulous looking Pizza, and you made it Super healthy:) WOW!!

Priya said...

Wat a healthy pizza! looks great yaa!

Shri said...

It looks rich and vibrant that I was surprised to see the recipe with all the healthy stuff in it.Thanks for the tip on Quinoa for migraines.

Preety said...

love the pizza recipe with all the good n healthy mix of ingredients

Madhuram said...

That's one good looking pizza. I have not tried pineapples in pizza. I too sautee green/red bell pepper lightly before adding to the pizza because we find it difficult to digest when eaten raw. I also liked the mention of rennetless cheese, I was also going to do the same, the next time when I post something with cheese, to sort of create awareness for those who already don't know. I think all vegetarian cookbooks should mention this to educate the readers.

Thank you so much for participating in the event Sadhana and Muskaan.

Pooja said...

Looks so delicious n cheesy :)

Suparna said...

hi ladies,
I really feel u both ahave a magic wand ...u just make everything so healthy and good looking :) I love the information that is always given before hand as a back up and booster for healthy eating ...I can go on and on like this ;)
coming to the point It should be included as one of the points under "100 best things to eat "
I am loving it!!!
Keep up the good work :)
TC

munchcrunchandsuch said...

complete health factor loaded pizza. awesome!

Vidya said...

Nice one. Looved the idea of roasting and powdering quinoa. I'll be keeping this in mind. I've never tried using rennetless cheese, just stopped having cheese altogether ever since I read about Rennet and I've been using homemade paneer as much as I can. Pizza looks lovely.

Ashwini said...

the pizza looks yummy.. i luv pineapple in pizza..

Divya Vikram said...

Looks just yummy!! Love the whole grain crust!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

whole grain pizza - wow worth trying...

Lisa said...

I just love that your crust includes oats and quinoa. Sounds like a wonderful and healthy treat!

Vibaas said...

very tempting. i love pineapple on pizza so much :)

Hari Chandana said...

WOW.. Pizza looks soo yummm... healthy too.. thanks for the recipe!

Varunavi said...

Wow great looking pizza and liked the idea of using oats to it :)

Parita said...

Fantastic recipe! never tried quinoa and oats in pizza! thats so damn good! u both are healthy food queens!

zerrin said...

Wow! This is a unique pizza, never had such a thing. It looks amazing! I love the topping choices.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for visiting and leaving your comments. Really appreciate it.

iRaw said...

This looks lovely and so colorful!

sangi said...

wow!...no words...
Healthy..colorful ...loved it vry much...

Lore said...

I love the pineapple addition in the topping and the dough sounds equally great! Thanks for sharing.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow..What a healthy pizza. Adding quinoa is interesting.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love pizzas,its long time since I had,havenot tried making at home though,but sure yours gives me a kick to try:)

Preeti Singh said...

Multi grain...makes healthy pizza...pizza looks so colorful and temptng dear..

EC said...

The pizza looks very tempting..nice way to make it more healthier

Kalaivani said...

Looks so delicious and healthy too.

Pavithra said...

hey pizza is looking gorgeous dear... looks so yummy and wish to have a slice atleast pls pass me

Usha said...

The pizza looks so delicious and perfect ! I loved the addition of quinoa flour to this pizza :-)

Lone Acorn said...

You have a blog full of great recipes and I wanted to let you know that I have an award waiting on my blog for you to collect. Cheers!

nick said...

What an interesting way to make a pizza!

Mimi said...

You forgot to say whole grain pizza dough tastes better than white dough. :0)

Great looking pizza!

Madam Chow said...

Whole wheat? QUINOA??? What a great idea! I am always looking for ways to hide, er . . . I meant incorporate whole grains into my family's diet! ;) That's not really fair, since we love whole grains, but I hadn't thought of quinoa.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks a lot for your time and comments, yes adding quinoa to this adds up protein to the pizza. I am trying different ways to come up with guilt free recipes and in the experimental path to do the same and all your suggestions and comments are welcome.

Neha said...

Looks so healthy and delicious, Thanx for sending, do check out for the roundup soon..

 
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