This easy vegan pizza dough only needs 5 minutes of kneading and can be made ahead and stored in the freezer. Simply roll, top with your preferred topping and bake.
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😋Why You'll Love this Recipe
- Made with just a few simple ingredients
- Easy and fun to make
- Perfect for a delicious pizza night with the family
🍕Ingredients You'll Need
Notes on some of the ingredients, the full list of ingredients and their measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
Plain flour will provide the structure of the dough. Choose all-purpose or 00 flour.
Dried active yeast is the leavening agent that will help with rising. Note, this yeast is excellent for long shelf life.
Warm water will activate the yeast, you should be able to dip your little finger into the water and the temperature should be bearable.
Water is the hydration component of this recipe.
Maple syrup is used to feed the yeast and help it to activate and foam.
Salt for taste.
Olive oil will help with creating a crispier crust.
Tip: I highly recommend measuring out your ingredients when baking, this ensures the results are 100%, measurements are below in the recipe card.
🍕How to Make Easy Vegan Pizza Dough
Step One - In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water, maple syrup and yeast.
Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, the mixture will become frothy.
Step Two - Stir through the olive oil in the yeast mixture and then add the flour and salt. Stir until everything comes together, then turn it out onto a floured surface.
Knead with, floured hands, for 5 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.
Or if using an electric mixer, place the yeast mixture into the bowl with flour and salt and then knead for 5 minutes on a setting of low-medium setting.
I use a Kitchenaid stand mixer (affiliate link) setting 4.
Step Three - Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover it with a cloth. Let it rise for 60 minutes in a warm place, or until it has doubled in size.
Tip: I like to place my dough to rest in a sunlight window.
Step Four - Preheat your oven to 220°C (428°F). Create a big dough ball, place it onto a floured surface and divide it into quarters. Shape each quarter into a ball.
Roll one of the balls out on a clean floured surface into your desired thickness.
Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
Let the pizza rest for a few minutes, then slice it up and serve.
Tip: Keep your dough covered whilst you are working, this will ensure it doesn't dry out.
🍴Vegan Pizza Toppings Suggestions
There are many ways to enjoy this delicious vegan pizza dough! Here are just a few vegan topping combinations:
- Top with your favorite veggies, like mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions
- Add some vegan cheese and a drizzle of vegan pesto
- Top with fresh tomato sauce, sliced tomatoes, and basil for a classic Margherita pizza
- Spread some toum and a sprinkle of oregano or basil for some gourmet garlic bread
- Top with olive and pineapples on a tomato sauce base for a sweet and salty pizza
This vegan pizza dough can be stored either in the fridge or in the freezer.
Once the dough has risen, portion it into four equal portions and turn these into balls.
Then place them, individually, into airtight fridge/freezer bags or wrap them in cling wrap. If storing in the fridge it is best to use it within days.
Can I freeze vegan pizza dough?
Yes, once the dough has risen and then divided into four equal balls.
They can be stored in a freezer for up to three months, in individual freezer bags.
To use them, take them out of the freezer 24 hours before and allow them to defrost in the fridge. Use as per usual.
There are several possible reasons why dough might not rise:
Yeast expiration: check the date of the yeast and ensure it is not expired.
Improper yeast activation: Yeast needs warm liquid (not hot) and sugar to activate, if the temperature is too high or too low or the yeast is dead, the dough won't rise.
Lack of moisture: Yeast needs moisture to survive and grow, so dough that's too dry will not rise.
Too much salt: Excess salt can inhibit yeast growth and prevent the dough from rising.
Improper kneading: Kneading dough helps develop gluten, which traps gases and makes the dough rise. If the dough isn't kneaded enough, it won't rise as it should.
Over proofing: If the dough is allowed to rise too long, the yeast will exhaust itself and the dough will deflate.
Room temperature: Yeast rises best at warm temperatures, if the room is too cold, the dough will rise slowly or not at all.
Yes, yeast is considered vegan. It is a single-celled organism that can be found naturally in the environment or commercially grown for culinary purposes. There is no animal-derived ingredient in yeast and it is commonly used in many vegan recipes, including vegan pizza dough.
Pizza dough is usually made with just a few simple ingredients, such as water, flour, yeast, and oil that are animal-free; usually homemade pizza dough.
However, some recipes call for the use of eggs.
Store-bought pizza dough may include non-vegan-friendly ingredients. It is important to check out the labels and watch out for ingredients such as the following;
Sugar, may include animal bone char in the processing.
Milk products such as whey protein
Additives such as emulsifiers, regulators, and preservatives which may be animal derived.
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Vegan Pizza Dough
- 312 ml Warm water
- 4.8 grams Dried active yeast
- 4.8 ml Maple Syrup
- 4.8 ml Olive Oil
- 480 g Plain flour all purpose or 00, plus extra for dusting
- 9.6 g Salt
- In a mixing bowl, add warm water, maple syrup and dried yeast and mix. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to activate the yeast. The mixture will become frothy.312 ml Warm water, 4.8 grams Dried active yeast, 4.8 ml Maple Syrup
- In the same bowl, add olive oil and salt to the yeast mixture and whisk to combine. Add flour. Mix the ingredients until they start to come together and then turn the mixture onto a clean floured surface and knead for five minutes. If using an electric mixture, turn it on to low-medium to knead for five minutes.4.8 ml Olive Oil, 480 g Plain flour, 9.6 g Salt
- Make a ball with your dough using your floured hands, lightly grease the bowl with olive oil and place the ball in the center of the bowl. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and a tea towel. Allow it to rest for an hour in a warm place so that it can rise. It will double in size.
- Preheat your oven to 220°C (430°F). Create a big dough ball with the risen dough (make sure your hands are well floured), place it onto a floured surface and divide it into quarters. Shape each quarter into a dough ball.Roll one of the balls out on a floured surface into your desired thickness (keep your other dough balls covered) Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Let the pizza rest for a few minutes, then slice up and serve.
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
Friday nights are now sorted. Thanks for this Janelle 🙂