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2 Ingredient Dough Recipe

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You will fall in love with this 2 Ingredient Dough recipe. This easy recipe can be made into pita chips, bagels, bread, and more.

For more ideas of what to cook, check out all of our recipes.

You will fall in love with this 2 Ingredient Dough. It's only 12 Weight Watchers Freestyle points and can be made into pita chips, bagels, bread, and more. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

The Internet is blowing up with 2 Ingredient Dough. It’s all over my Facebook feed and my Instagram. And I sort of ignored it because, honestly, we made dough from scratch with many more than two simple ingredients. Dough from scratch takes a lot of time and a lot of work, and I was just so unsure about this easy dough.

And then my wedding twin Kay posted it. She can cook. I’ve fallen in love with some of the recipes she has given me. I asked her about this so called two-ingredient dough and she gave it a huge endorsement. If she liked it, I was willing to try it.

Thank goodness I did. I’ve been making it, nearly weekly, for years now. So if you haven’t tried it yet, jump on it.

Looking for ways to use 2 Ingredient Dough? Check out these 15+ Recipes Using 2 Ingredient Dough on www.drugstoredivas.net.

This recipe is just for the dough itself. But the good news is we’ve used this a lot to make a ton of recipes. Check out all of our 15+ Recipes Using 2 Ingredient Dough to get ideas of what you can do with it.

We are often using this dough to make new recipes, so be sure to bookmark that link (or save it, however you save things) and come back to it often for new ideas.

2 Ingredient Dough Recipe

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Keep in mind, this recipe is for the actual 2 Ingredient Dough. It’s not a recipe using the 2 Ingredient Dough.

Also, since I posted this years ago, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this dough. So I put together a FAQ section at the end of the post to address those.

You will fall in love with this 2 Ingredient Dough. It's only 12 Weight Watchers Freestyle points and can be made into pita chips, bagels, bread, and more. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

2 Ingredient Dough Ingredients:

How To Make 2 Ingredient Dough:

You will fall in love with this 2 Ingredient Dough. It's only 12 Weight Watchers Freestyle points and can be made into pita chips, bagels, bread, and more. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Combine the flour and yogurt in a large bowl. You can stir it with a wooden spoon to get it started, but you’re a lot better off finishing it with your hands.

Optional: Add about a teaspoon of salt. We feel like this tastes a little too much like sourdough without it.

Form it into a ball of dough.

Put the dough ball on a lightly floured work surface and knead it for two minutes. When you’re kneading, knead in one direction four times, fold the dough over itself, turn it a quarter-turn, then knead four times.

Although honestly, you can just skip the kneading and it’s fine too because you’ll be working the dough when you shape it.

But that’s it. The dough is done.

Now it’s up to you what to use it for. And of course, your prep time and cooking time with vary based on what you make. But, just a couple examples:

Cut it into equal pieces, form them into bagels, and then bake (on a baking sheet) in the oven for about 35 minutes until they’re golden brown. In the air fryer, they take about 10 minutes.

For pizza, you pre-bake the dough on a pizza stone for about 20 minutes, then top it with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese (plus any of your favorite toppings) and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Cinnamon rolls will take about 25 to 30 minutes to bake through.

Cinnamon rolls in a pan.

What are some recipes using 2 Ingredient Dough?

Now, you can use the dough to make a ton of delicious recipes. I make 2 ingredient dough cinnamon rolls, bagels, dinner rolls, and use it as pizza crust.

You can use it in sweet and savory recipes. It just depends on how you season it. Add some sugar for a sweet dough. Top it with everything bagel seasoning for bagels. Add some garlic powder for garlic knots. Roll out a piece of dough with Parmesan cheese in it for pizza. You get the idea.

For more, check out all of our Recipes Using 2 Ingredient Dough

2 Ingredient Dough: Frequently Asked Questions

How many Weight Watchers points is 2 Ingredient Dough?

This simple dough was originally created as an option for people on Weight Watchers. The whole entire dough recipe is 12 Weight Watchers Freestyle or Smart Points, all of which come from the flour. Nonfat plain Greek yogurt is zero points.

The WW program and its point values have changed a few times since we originally posted this. So be sure check your plan and calculate your WW points before adding this to your day.

What brand of self-rising flour should I use?

You can choose any brand of self-rising flour you want. So, go with whatever is on sale.

Can you use a whole wheat flour?

Part of the key to this dough is using self-rising flour. So if you can find self-rising whole wheat flour, you can use it as a 1:1 swap.

Can you use all-purpose flour?

The difference between self-rising flour and all-purpose flour is that self-rising flour already has baking powder and salt added to it.

So, if you really want to use all-purpose flour, you can. Just be sure to add 1.5 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt to 1 cup of all-purpose flour to make your own self-rising flour. Sift it together, then combine the mixture with the yogurt.

I know sifting seems like an extra step, but if you don’t sift the dry ingredients together first, your 2 Ingredient Dough (which is now a 4 Ingredient Dough) won’t come out properly.

What brand of Greek yogurt should I use?

You can use any brand of Greek yogurt that you want as long as its fat-free Greek yogurt. You cannot use regular yogurt in this because it’s way too thin.

After you make this a few times, you’ll find out that some Greek yogurts are more watery than others. If your Greek yogurt is watery, you can add a bit more self-rising flour to make the dough less sticky.

Can I use a stand mixer to make this?

This dough is super easy to mix by hand. It’s not like a homemade bread dough that’s really stick and benefits from mixing with the dough hook attachment of a stand mixer. You could use that, if you really wanted, but we don’t recommend it.

How to freeze 2 Ingredient Dough:

Personally, I haven’t tried to freeze 2 Ingredient Dough. I have frozen dough in the past though.

Wrap the dough completely in plastic wrap and put it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Then, thaw it in the fridge for 12 hours before trying to use it.

Why is my 2 Ingredient Dough so sticky?

Some yogurts are more watery than others and cause the 2 Ingredient Dough to be a little sticky.

If your 2 Ingredient Dough is sticky as you’re rolling it, here’s a helpful tip: You can add extra flour until the dough isn’t sticky. If you’re using a rolling pin on the dough (to use it for something like homemade pizza dough), you’ll want to add a little extra flour to the rolling pin before rolling. If not, the dough can stick to the rolling pin.

Add a little at a time. You can add up to 1/4 cup of extra self-rising flour without changing how it bakes. Any more than that might make the dough too dry.

Could I use sour cream in lieu of yogurt?

The short answer is yes. Use equal parts self-rising flour and sour cream to make the dough.

If you’re on a budget, sour cream is the way to go. Sour cream is cheaper than non-fat Greek yogurt, so sour cream makes 2 Ingredient Dough more budget friendly.

Does 2 Ingredient Dough need to rise?

The best thing about two ingredient dough is that it doesn’t need to proof or and you don’t have to let the dough rise before you use it. It’s ready to go as soon as you make it. No planning ahead needed.

Can you make 2 Ingredient Dough ahead of time?

We usually make 2 Ingredient Dough as soon as we need it. However, if you want to make your life a little easier, you can make 2 Ingredient Dough ahead of time.

Keep it in a bowl, at room temperature, with a tea towel over it, until you’re ready to use it. If you’re not going to use it that day, wait until the next day to make the dough.

Yield: 1 Dough Ball

2 Ingredient Dough

You will fall in love with this 2 Ingredient Dough. It's only 12 Weight Watchers Freestyle points and can be made into pita chips, bagels, bread, and more. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

You will fall in love with this 2 Ingredient Dough. It's only 12 WW points and can be made into pita chips, bagels, bread, and more.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Optional: Two pinches of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour and yogurt in a large bowl. Optional: Add a pinch of salt.
  2. When you get the dough into a ball, put it on a floured surface and kneed it for two minutes. When you’re kneading, knead in one direction four times, fold the dough over itself, turn it a quarter-turn, then knead four times.

Notes

The cook time will vary, but most things will take about 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 144Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 3mgSodium 459mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 9g

Have you made this 2 Ingredient Dough recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments.

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Jane

Saturday 6th of April 2024

Thankyou so much for all the info of using the 2 ingreds really helpful and appreciated.

Lenetta

Saturday 11th of November 2023

No where does it say what temperature to bake the bread at. I don't want to guess at it.

Lisa

Sunday 12th of November 2023

Good catch. It's 350 F.

Laura

Saturday 24th of June 2023

Can I add my sourdough starter to this? How much do you recommend and will this change the point value if remove some of the flour?

drugstore diva lisa

Saturday 24th of June 2023

I've never made sourdough, so I'm honestly not sure. Sorry!

Erena707

Thursday 21st of July 2022

Baking Time and temperature?

kittielove

Saturday 12th of December 2020

Hi, thanks for the great recipe! I’m in Singapore, where it’s next to impossible to get Greek yoghurt. We do however, have Greek-style yoghurt which is essentially regular yoghurt with artificial thickeners such as gelatin and gum to mimic the creamy texture of its Greek counterpart.

Would this work? I prefer not to sub with sour cream due to its fat content.

drugstore diva lisa

Monday 14th of December 2020

I think it should work. Here, the difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt is the consistency. The ingredients are the same, but the Greek yogurt removes the whey, making it thicker. But, if you can buy a Greek-style yogurt that's thicker, it should work. I would do a 1 to 1 ratio of yogurt to self-rising flour at first, and then see how sticky it is. Since I'm not 100% sure about the consistency of your yogurt option, you may have to add some more self-rising flour to get it to be less sticky and more of a dough. But it should bake fine.

PLEASE come back after you try it and let me know. I'd love to hear how it comes out.

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