Making dough in a Vitamix blender is surprisingly easy! You can make bread, pizza, and pasta dough with ease by using the right ingredients and the correct method.
With a little time and patience, making your own dough will become second nature to you, and save you money on expensive store-bought brands.
The best part about making it this way is that you don’t have to spend ages mixing and kneading because the machine does all of the hard work for you. You will never want to go back to making your own dough without a Vitamix again!
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The Benefits of Making Dough in a Vitamix Blender
Making dough in a Vitamix blender not only saves time but also allows for making fresh tasty bread without any chemicals that you would find if buying pre-made dough. You can easily make your own homemade pizza or even cinnamon rolls with just the right texture and flavor profile by making the dough yourself at home.
Another benefit to making your own yeast-based dough is how cost-effective it actually is. if you make dough on a regular basis then the cost of a Vitamix blender will quickly pay for itself. If you already own a Vitamix blender, even better!
Over time, making your own dough will save you money in comparison to purchasing store-bought goods each week which cost much more than making them yourself at home.
How to Make Dough in a Vitamix Blender
Making dough in a Vitamix is the same as making it manually, it’s just a lot easier and quicker!
The first thing you want to do is add all of your dry ingredients to the Vitamix dry container. If you have ground the flour yourself then you can just leave that in the container and add the rest of your ingredients. Press the pulse button 2 -3 times to combine the dry ingredients.
Next, add the wet ingredients will usually be water and/or oil. Use the opening in the lid to slowly pour the liquid in. Use the pulse button to mix the ingredients together.
Once the liquid ingredients have been incorporated into the dry ingredients, take the lid off. Use a silicone or rubber spatula to scrape the dough off the sides of the container, and continue to pulse until a ball of dough forms. Pulse for a further 15 – 20 seconds to lift the dough from the blades.
If you’re making pizza dough, remove the dough from the blender and place it in an oiled bowl to rest for 10 minutes before using as desired.
For bread making, place your dough into a plastic container with a lid or a covered bowl. Leave it somewhere warm for 45 – 60 so that it doubles in size and all of those lovely yeasty flavors can develop!
Vitamix Pizza Dough Recipe
This pizza dough is thin, light, and delicious. Just the way it should be! Add your favorite pizza toppings for a quick and tasty midweek meal.
- 3 cups plain white flour
- 1 ¾ teaspoons of instant fast-rise yeast
- 1 ¼ teaspoons of salt
- 8 – 11 ounces of hot water
- 3¾ teaspoons of olive oil
Add all of the dry ingredients to the Vitamix dry container. Pulse a few times to mix the ingredients.
Slowly add the water and the oil through the lid opening. Press the pulse button while pouring in the liquid to gradually incorporate the mixture.
When all the liquid has been added and the ingredients are mixed, scrape the dough off the side of the container. Continue to pulse for a further 15 – 20 seconds.
When a ball of dough has been formed, continue to pulse to lift the dough from the blades.
Flour your hands, and remove the dough from the blender. Form into a ball and sit the dough in a greased container. Rotate the dough so that all sides are covered in the grease. Let the dough rise for 10 minutes.
Stretch the dough into pizza bases. You can divide it into 4 which will give you 6 – 8 inch pizzas, or divide it into 2 which will give you 12-inch pizzas. You can also keep it whole which will give you a huge 20-inch pizza. Just make sure that your oven is big enough!
Top with your favorite toppings, bake in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes, and enjoy!
Vitamix Whole Wheat Dough Recipe
This whole wheat bread is delicious and easy to make. It’s filled with healthy, wholesome ingredients making it the perfect bread to serve alongside soup or a salad.
- 1 pack of active dry yeast
- 1 ¼ cup of water, 105 to 115 degrees F (40-46 degrees C)
- 1 Tablespoon of honey
- 2 ¾ cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
Combine the warm water, honey, and yeast in a bowl and mix quickly and thoroughly. When you can see foam forming, the yeast is ready to use.
Add all of the dry ingredients to the Vitamix dry container. Pulse a few times to mix the ingredients and break up any lumps in flour or salt, making sure that everything is incorporated.
Slowly add the oil, lemon juice, and yeast mixture through the lid opening. Press start on low speed and continue mixing for approximately 15 seconds, or use the pulse button 5 – 6 times until the mixture is incorporated.
Turn off your machine and let the dough rest in the container. This step will allow time for gluten strands to form which gives bread its elasticity. The dough should be quite wet, but not so much that it sticks to your fingers when touched slightly – almost like a thick cake batter consistency.
While the dough is resting, lightly coat a loaf tin with oil or vegetable cooking spray.
Now you can start kneading the dough. The great thing is, your Vitamix blender will knead it for you! Use a silicone or rubber spatula to scrape the dough off the sides of the container. Pull the dough into the center of the container.
Select the highest power setting and pulse 5 – 6 times. Repeat the above steps until the dough has formed into a soft, elastic mixture.
Remove dough from the container and put it into the pre-oiled tin. The easiest way to do this is to hold the container upside down over the tin and use a spatula to work the dough out. Use a wet spatula or floured hands to spread the dough and shape it. Let it rise uncovered in a warm place for 25 – 30 minutes, or until the dough has reached the top of the tin.
Preheat oven 350 degrees F (180 C) and bake bread uncovered on center rack for 35 – 40 minutes until golden brown making sure not to burn crust by rotating tray once during cooking.
Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes then carefully remove the bread from the pan. For best results, allow the bread to cool completely before cutting into it.
Enjoy with your favorite spread, soup, or salad!
Making Dough in a Vitamix Blender – Final Thoughts
Making dough in your Vitamix blender is easy to do and saves so much time compared to making it by hand. Making bread, pizza dough, or pasta dough in a Vitamix will save you time and also taste delicious.
You can use any of these recipes when making different types of bread like banana nut bread, banana chocolate chip loaf, pumpkin spice loaf, etc. Feel free to mix up the ingredients according to the recipe you are making.
Using almond flour instead of regular all-purpose flour makes it gluten-free! This way you are able to make healthy versions at home without having to buy expensive pre-made loaves from the store. You can also use the pizza dough recipe to make homemade calzones, or you can add different ingredients to create your own style.
I hope these tips help when making dough in your Vitamix blender, let me know if you enjoyed any of these recipes. And if there are other types of doughs that I should try out next time please let me know!