Easy Homemade Pizza!

We love pizza, in fact, every Tuesday night is pizza night:) Our children are pretty picky these days so making our own pizzas enables each of us to get what we want for dinner. My husband and I load ours with veggies but the kids like sauce, cheese and cashews on theirs:)

This recipe is a simple pizza crust, it takes about 5 minutes to mix and knead. Mercy loved kneading it with me today. We all love eating it, super healthy, fresh and way cheaper than buying them in the store!

Mercy freaking out at the thought of putting "bedgtables" on her pizza:)

Combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour with 1/2 cup all-purpose whole wheat flour, 2 1/4 tsp pizza crust yeast, 1 1/2 tsp maple sugar and 3/4 tsp sea salt in a large bowl. Mix well. Add 2/3 cup very warm water and 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Mix until completely combined. Add more white flour if needed to make the dough soft (about 3/4 cups). It should be plyable and form into a ball. Knead dough on floured surface adding additional flour if needed, until smooth and elastic, this should take about 3 minutes. Pat down dough and use a rolling pin to roll dough in the form of pizza crusts. (They can be whatever shape you like) Spray a baking sheet with EVOO and put the shaped dough on it. (I make two small ones for the kids and 1 large one for Jim and I). Pinch the edges of the crusts. Spread with pizza saucce. Top with desired toppings and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 425F for 12-15 minutes.

I usually take it out at the end, slice up the pieces and then put them back in for 3 more minutes to make sure that the center is fully cooked! It is such a treat to have fresh crust. The kids don’t even complain about eating it because it doesn’t get really hard like the store-bought stuff.

Serve warm and enjoy!! (We like to eat it with smoothies and salad)

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