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Two Ingredient Dough: A Healthy and Tasty Alternative

Ever want to feel like a baker, without all the usual suspects? Then versatile and simple two ingredient dough might be your answer. This easy recipe for weight watchers two ingredient dough is MAGIC. Hence, the beauty of the two ingredient dough is that it requires no yeast, no fancy mixers or kitchen gadgets to make. It also requires absolutely no resting time or leavening.

Therefore, making it the perfect foundation for many classic dishes and recipes. It is most often used for pizza crusts, bagels, and flatbreads, but can also work very well for desserts. However, versatile and healthy dough made with just two ingredients- Self-rising flour and Greek Yogurt.

It originated several years ago when the weight watchers diet was extremely popular around the world. Not saying that the diet is no longer popular, but like many things, has involved incorporating other aspects of the food and nutrition world. However, the two ingredient dough has remained a staple for weight watchers followers. And also for those who just want a healthy alternative to traditional dough.

How to Make Two Ingredient Dough

It is an easy to make, both healthy and tasty alternative to traditional dough. You can easily make it at home, using just two ingredients. Thus, let us see the different methods of how to prepare the magic dough at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups self-rising flour, preferably whole-wheat. However, if you don’t have access to self rising flour, you can easily make it yourself by whisking 3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

Directions

Step 1

To make two ingredient dough by hand: Place self-rising flour in a large bowl. Add yogurt and stir with a fork until a shaggy dough forms. Flatten the dough on a surface sprinkled with flour for about 8 minutes. Add a few tablespoons of water if the dough seems dry or a few tablespoons of flour if it is sticky.

Step 2

Alternatively, to make two ingredient dough in a stand mixer: Place self-rising flour in a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add yogurt and mix at low speed until a smooth dough forms, 3 to 4 minutes. Add a few tablespoons of water if the dough seems dry or a few tablespoons of flour if it is sticky.

Step 3

Alternatively, to make two ingredient dough in a food processor: Place self-rising flour in a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add yogurt and pulse about 15 times until a smooth dough forms. Therefore, add a few tablespoons of water if the dough seems dry or a few tablespoons of flour if it is sticky.

Two Ingredient Dough Recipes

This two ingredient dough recipe is super simple to make with no yeast. Just mix it up then, knead the dough, and use it as you want. From snacks to dinner, you can create whatever you want. Therefore, It is completely healthy, with low fat and high nutritious value. Here are several easy two ingredient dough recipes your family will love.

Two Ingredient Dough Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dried oregano
  • Pinch (or two) of salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings (I used spinach and fresh tomato)

Mix together the non-fat Greek yogurt and self-rising flour to form a ball. Add in your oregano, garlic powder, and salt to a bowl with the two Ingredient Dough ingredients. Shape the dough into a ball while it’s in the bowl. On a floured surface, kneed the ball, turn it a quarter turn, then kneed it again. Use a rolling pin to roll your dough into a circle that’s about 1/4 inch thick. Move your dough onto a preheated pizza stone. If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can put it on a cookie sheet that’s topped with a silicone baking mat. Bake the dough for about 20 minutes, until it starts to get golden brown.

While the dough is cooking, chop your toppings. Remove the dough from the oven, then spread the olive oil over the centre. Top with the marinara sauce. Then, top with cheese and toppings. Put it back into the oven until your cheese is melted, about 10 to 15 minutes. Let it sit for a minute or two before cutting and serving. Your two ingredient dough pizza is now ready to enjoy.

Two Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Roll

Ready things for your two ingredient dough. Add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla into it. Mix all the ingredients and make a dough ball then, flour your surface. Roll it into a rectangle using a rolling pin. Spread melted butter over it. Therefore, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top of the butter layer. Roll the whole thing from one end to another and cut it into desired pieces.

Put the rolls in a  preheated oven of 350 F then, bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the cinnamon rolls are light brown around the edges. Let them cool down and your cinnamon rolls are ready to enjoy.

Bagel

Traditional homemade bagels, while easy to make, are a bit time consuming. The yeasted dough requires plenty of resting time (usually overnight). It is then poached in boiling water before being baked in the oven. The recipe for these bagels made with two ingredient dough skips the yeast and the poaching liquid.

Ingredients

  • 1 batch 2 Ingredient Dough
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of topping ( flax seeds, poppy)

Two Ingredient Dough

Pre-heat the oven to 350. Make the two Ingredient Dough. Add two pinches of salt and garlic powder into the dough. Knead the dough gently then, form it into a ball. Cut the dough into quarters. Take one quarter and roll it into a ball. Then, roll that into a log. When it is even, put the two ends of the dough together, then pinch them to form the bagel. Scramble the egg in a shallow bowl..

Egg wash or dip the bagels in the egg mixture. Put the egg-washed bagels on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle topping on the top of the bagels, then bake for about 30 minutes, until the bagels are golden brown. Start checking them around 28 minutes, as oven times can vary. Keep them on the cookie sheet until they’ve cooled slightly. Remove them from the foil, then let them cool completely. Your healthy bagels are now ready to eat.

Garlic Knots

These garlic knots begin with the “internet famous” two ingredient dough. However, they are not only tasty but also full of nutritious value. Therefore, these snacks can easily be added to your daily weight watcher diet. Ingredients you need are

Bread Dough:

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup whole fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch salt

Garlic Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic granules

Combine flour, yogurt, garlic granules, Italian seasoning, and salt in a bowl, then mix to combine. Dust the work surface with more flour, then transfer dough to the work surface. Knead dough for 8 to 10 minutes with the palm of your hand. Add more flour (1 teaspoon at a time) as needed to keep dough from being too sticky. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. After that Shape dough into a rounded loaf. Using a bench scraper, cut off 8 wedges of dough. Roll each wedge of dough into a rope shape, then tie into knots. Place knots onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until knots are lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile, combine melted butter, oil, garlic granules, and parsley for topping in a small glass bowl. Brush mixture over the warm knots.

Two Ingredient Dough Weight Watchers

Recipes made with two ingredient dough have become wildly popular because not only are they easy to make, they are low in Weight Watchers Smart Points since plain, fat-free Greek yogurt is one of the zero points foods on the freestyle program. Therefore, it makes the recipes made by it truly amazing. Let us see some weight watcher recipes with the magic dough.

Cheesy Garlic Dough Balls

When you’re on Weight Watchers, you can’t exactly eat the way you used to. But these Cheesy Garlic Dough Balls are here to give you the taste with nutrition.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Pinch of salt

Two Ingredient Dough

Pre-heat the oven to 350. Make your two Ingredient Dough (Mix together Greek yogurt, self-rising flour, garlic powder, and salt. Form it into a ball). Flour your surface. Put the dough ball on your surface, then cut it into 32 equal pieces. Cut the block of cheddar cheese into 32 cubes. Take one piece of the dough, then roll it into a ball, then flatten it. Place a block of cheddar cheese in the center of the flattened ball.

Fold the dough around it. Roll the dough in your hands until you can’t see a seam. Put the dough in the center of a round 9-inch cake pan. Continue therefore with the rest of the dough. When all 32 dough balls are made, melt the butter. Chop the garlic. Add it to the melted butter. Add a pinch of salt. Use a pastry brush to spread the garlic butter mixture over the dough balls. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the Cheesy Garlic Dough Balls are a light golden brown and cooked through.

Two Ingredient Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together flour and yogurt until no flour is visible. Scoop ¼ cup of batter onto baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes. Therefore, your healthy two ingredient dough biscuits are ready to eat. You can also store them for later.

Calzones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 6 tbsp pizza sauce
  • 30 slices pepperoni
  • 6 tbsp shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp garlic salt

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Put the self-rising flour (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) and plain, fat-free Greek yogurt in the bowl of a stand mixer.  However, mix at a low speed until combined.  Then, knead at medium speed for about 3 minutes.  At this point, a ball of dough should be formed in the mixing bowl.

Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Sprinkle the top with flour, knead a couple of times. Therefore, form the dough into a log. Cut the dough log into six pieces. Therefore, flatten each piece into an oval. Spread pizza sauce over half of each oval.

Top each one with 5 slices of pepperoni, a tablespoon of shredded mozzarella, and Italian seasoning. Fold the empty half of the dough over, to cover the filling. Then, fold the edges over and press to seal. Place on a baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg whites. Sprinkle it with parmesan, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt. Bake at 375˚F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.

F.A.Qs

Why is two ingredient dough healthier?

Two-ingredient dough is packed with protein thanks to the yogurt. Therefore, it is free of the preservatives and artificial ingredients found in many pre baked crusts and prepared doughs.

How long is two ingredient dough good for?

Two ingredient dough is good to go for up to 10 days. However, It should be kept in a tupperware container in the refrigerator.

Why is my two ingredient dough so sticky?

Some yogurts are more liquid-y than others and cause the two Ingredient Dough to be sticky. And some yogurts get wetter as they sit. Therefore, if your two Ingredient Dough is sticky as you’re rolling it, you can add extra flour until the dough isn’t sticky. Add a little at a time.

Can you make dough with just water and flour?

Yes, you can. However, just do three cups of flour, and one cup of water. To that add a generous pinch of salt. Kneed it all together, until fairly smooth and not so lumpy and uneven feeling.

Can you use plain yogurt in the two ingredient dough?

The answer is no. You cannot use plain or regular yogurt while making this dough. The dough benefits from the thickness of the Greek yogurt. Regular yogurt is too thin, so the dough won’t come together.

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