This easy vegan pizza dough recipe is delicious, and super easy to put together. It doesn’t take much time at all! This is the perfect pizza dough recipe for beginners or people that want to make and eat pizza in the same day!
Pizza is something that I honestly cannot live without. When I switched to a plant-based diet, I thought that pizza was going to be a remnant of the past. As my time being a vegan unfolded, I realized that I didn’t have to go without my love for pizza. This was one of the first recipe I tried that really made me feel worthy of sharing! I hope you guys enjoy!
Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Ingredients
Using AP Flour is fine for this recipe, but I like to use the 00 Pizza flour. This type of flour is designed to make a nice a flavorful thin crust pizza. This flour has been milled into an extremely fine powder over a long period of time. This process makes the flour super absorbent.
This helps the dough get a healthy rise. This ingredient also helps with flavor, big time. This is also one of the quicker routes which is ideal for this easy vegan pizza dough recipe.
This ingredient is used for flavor, purely.
Sugar aids in the fermentation of the dough. The yeast produces a type of organism that feeds on the sugar and produces carbon dioxide. This process causes a better proof and leaven .
Warm water helps create the ideal environment for yeast to rise or multiply. We will go into detail in a minute.
Olive oil provides much needed tenderness in your pizza dough. This helps a lot especially when you are cooking with high temperatures.
How to Make This Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe
For this recipe, you can make by hand or you can use a stand mixer. I personally like to use a mixer but, depending on the size of the batch, I make by hand as well. Which ever mixing method you decide to use, you first need to gather your ingredients.
Once your ingredients are gathered and measured out, you are ready to begin this easy vegan pizza dough. In a mixing bowl or mixer combine your yeast, warm water, olive oil and sugar. Mix this gently until just combined. You’re going to want to let this rest for 5 minutes or so until the mixture becomes bubbly.
While that mixture is doing its thing, get your dry mix together. You simply combine the flour and salt in a separate mixing bowl and mix well using a whisk. If you want to flavor your crust, this would be a good time to throw spices in your dry mix!
Once the yeast mixture is bubbly, its time to move forward. While the mixer is running, add in your flour mixture. If your easy vegan pizza dough is a bit sticky, you may need to add a bit of flour to get the right texture. This happens from time to time.
Once the dough has come together, you can remove from the bowl, onto a lightly floured work surface. From here you just want to knead the dough for 5 to 6 minutes, ending up in a sphere-like shape with the creased end touching the table.
This next step is optional, but I recommend doing it. Transfer your dough ball into a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap for up to an hour, or until it has doubled in size. Make sure you place the bowl in a warm place for best results.
Once the dough has proofed, you are ready! Simply remove the dough from the bowl and shape it one last time before making the pizza you’ve been craving!
Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe FAQs
Is this pizza dough vegan?
Yes, this pizza dough is vegan! There are no animal products in this dough at all!
What is the best flour for making pizza dough?
Personally, I like using the 00-pizza flour. To be completely honest, you don’t need a special kind of flour to make a great dough. Its all about the feel and method.
How do you cook this vegan pizza dough recipe?
This is what I love about this recipe! You can bake, fry, or grill this recipe. It is super versatile.
Do I need a pizza stone?
No, you do not! You can use a cast iron skillet, or you can use a baking tray! I like to turn the pan upside down and use the outside of the tray. This way I don’t get caught up on the edges.
How long does it last in the fridge?
Store this easy vegan pizza dough recipe in the fridge for up to 3 days. I like to portion the dough into pint containers if I’m making a bunch!
Is this a thin crust pizza dough?
This dough can be a thinner crust if you like. I like to keep this dough at an average thickness. If you are looking for a thinner crust pizza dough, check out my Neapolitan pizza dough recipes!
Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Recipes Tricks and Tips
Proofing the Yeast
Proofing the yeast in this recipe can result in a lighter and ultimately more flavorful crust. Simply letting your dough rest for an hour, in a warm area, will develop flavor and create more rise during the baking process.
To get an effective proof in your dough, you simply need to make sure your water is the right temperature. Using a thermometer, make sure your warm water is between 110F to 115F. This will ensure your yeast is in the perfect environment for proofing!
Working Your Dough
Be sure not to over knead your dough. This will result in a tough glutenous crust. Pay attention to your dough while you’re working with it. Once you get a good snap back, your good!
If you can’t stretch the pizza dough like a pro with your hands, no problem! Use a rolling pin! This way you make sure you get a nice and even crust. Focus on where it counts and that’s the cooking process!
Room temperature dough is way easier to work with! This is a good reason to let your dough proof for an hour or so, that way it is already at room temperature when your ready to get your hands dirty!
Your pizza doesn’t have to be perfectly round. As a matter of fact, the only pizzas that are perfect are pizzas made by machines! Don’t stress out about the perfect shape, the real focus should be on the same thickness throughout!
I know the pizza craving is real! With that being said, try not to rush your dough. Patience is the key to a delicious and perfect end result!
1 Mixer with dough hook
2 Mixing bowls
Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Proof Time: 1 hour (optional)
¼ oz Active Dry Yeast (1 Package)
1 Cup Warm Water
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 Cups 00 Pizza Flour (All-Purpose Flour works too)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- In a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment or in a large mixing bowl combine yeast, warm water, olive oil and sugar and mix well. Let this mixture sit for 5-10 minutes or until it gets foamy on top.
- While the yeast mixture is sitting, combine flour and salt in a separate mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly.
- Once the yeast mixture has foamed up, turn the mixer back on low speed. Add the flour mixture into the yeast mixture. Mix this until combined. If the dough appears to sticky, add a bit more flour. If the dough mixture appears a little dry, add a touch of olive oil. The dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl.
- Turn off the mixer and transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Begin to knead the dough in a circular fashion. Work the dough for 5 to 6 minutes folding the dough over itself then giving it a quarter turn. Flip the dough crease side on the table and cup the sides a couple more times to form an attractive dough ball.
- Transfer the dough ball to a grease mixing bowl and cover with plastic. Place in a warm area for up to 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
- After the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for another couple minutes, and your dough is now ready to use! Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days!