Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Hot Pockets! #Homemade #Pizza #FreezerFriendly #HealthierChoices #WholeWheat
Hey hey what is up!?
How about these pretty pizza filled pockets of deliciousness.
So. Yeah you're right they totally don't look like Hot Pockets.. but you know what I wasn't even thinking about that when I did them.. and I'm about to give you the recipe so if you desire your homemades to look like the other thing don't let me stop you! Seriously.. I don't care. Anyway.
They are delicious.
Enjoy the little preview below and we can move on into the Homemade awesomeness.
Yeah I kinda dig the collage thing.
It really does something for the experience.
And I guess it's also pretty handy for those of us want to get to the point haha.
So you can pretty much use any pizza crust recipe you want... I have made a ton of these in many different varieties.. AP, Bread Flour.. Yeast.. No Yeast.. they all work out pretty good. I am sharing this one because it is the first time I used a whole wheat crust and it was really delicious. I am jumping on the #HealthierChoices bandwagon if there is one.. I probably shouldn't even reference that since I have no idea if it exists and what it stands for but hoping common sense won this battle we are just trying to eat more fruits and veggies and less sugar and junk food. So I have been trying out all my breads with wheat flour.. so far so good I gotta say.. I've made whole wheat waffles, sandwich bread, biscuits.. and I'm pretty proud of this one and I love pizza so I'm sharing this one with you for now!
Back to the ingredients.
Pizza stuff. You know. Sauce, cheese, veggies, meat whatever you want.
My kid just wanted sauce and cheese.. alrighty then.. easy enough I say.
But for myself I would probably add some mushrooms, bell peppers, olives..
Oh also maybe olive oil. I used it on the edges before I crimped them because I'm a heavy flour user and sometimes it causes my edges to refuse to fuse.. and this worked great.. not a single one of my hot pockets lost any filling at all.
They all stayed sealed up. I think crimping on both sides is also very crucial to the success of this.
And I got leaps and bounds ahead of myself haha.
Divide up the dough.. it will smell so wonderful...
I started with 8 balls of dough and divided each one into 8 more pieces..
This is actually a lot more dough than it looks like it can really go a long way.
I played around with the sizes. You can divide them into 4 and make 2 per each ball for small calzones. For the Hot Pockets divide them into 4 and then divide them again into 8. That should make 24 I guess... you know what.. I don't know just divide it up and make some pizza pockets. Everything will be okay.
Now roll them out into whatever shape you desire.. you could probably even use cookie cutters if you wanted to.. whatever you like! Cooking is a huge art for me so I'm really not a very precise person .. I enjoy the process. But roll them out and prepare to stuff them with awesomeness!
And bam! I left about 1/2 inch around the entire outside and I brushed the outsides with olive oil before crimping. Crimp the first side really well and make sure your surface has plenty of flour and it should flip no problem.
Crimp the other side.
It's actually kind of hard to see in this photo but it is crimped nicely. After that place on well sprayed/greasted cookie sheet.
Bake at 425 for 7-10 minutes depending on size.. the ends will get brown and kinda crispy as well as the tops. Let cool before freezing on cookie sheet. Once frozen transfer to freezer safe Ziploc bag. Reheat in oven, microwave etc.
So there you go pretty easy! And delicious! Excellet I say!
Below is a printable version of this recipe.
I hope you enjoy!
Homemade Whole Wheat Hot Pockets
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