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Pizza Pinwheels

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Cinnamon roll shape, pizza flavor!  These whole wheat pizza pinwheels are a unique and fun alternative to traditional pizza.

Whole Wheat Pizza Pinwheels
Whole Wheat Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza Pinwheels

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 8

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 1 3/8 cup water lukewarm
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 cups 100% whole wheat pastry flour or regular whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast

Sauce

  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp bottled minced garlic

Filling and Toppings

  • 2 links vegan Italian sausage no sugar listed in ingredients, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 cups mozzarella grated, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil thinly sliced

Instructions

Dough (Stand Mixer Method)

  • Add liquids, then dry ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer. (Take care not to let yeast and salt touch.)
  • Fit mixer with dough hook. Mix on low speed until dough ball forms and cleans the sides of the bowl. (2-5 minutes)
  • (If dough ball is too sticky, add more flour, 1 T at a time. If it is too dry, add more water, 1 T. at a time.)
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Roll dough out into desired shape. This recipe makes 2 large rectangles or 4 12-15 inch rounds.
  • Reserve any unused dough in a dough ball. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then stow in a large zip top plastic bag. Freeze.

Dough (Mix by Hand Method)

  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. As soon as the dough is too tough to stir with a spoon, transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead by hand 10 minutes, or until dough is pliable and doesn't stick to hands.
  • (If dough ball is too sticky, add more flour, 1 T at a time. If it is too dry, add more water, 1 T. at a time.)
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Roll dough out into a large rectangle, about 12 X 15 inches.
  • Reserve remaining half of dough and roll into a dough ball. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then stow in a large zip top plastic bag. Freeze.

Sauce

  • Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add sauce and garlic. Simmer 5 minutes.

Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spread sauce onto dough rectangle, to within 1/2 inch of edges, using the back of a spoon.
  • Top sauce evenly with chopped sausage, diced bell peppers, and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese.
  • Starting with a long edge, roll dough and filling up into a log. Pinch seams to seal. Using a sharp knife, divide the log into 8 equal widths.
  • Place pinwheels cut side down in a greased 13X9 baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 20-25 minutes or until dough is browned and cheese is melted. Top with basil.
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