Healthy Fruit Pizza
It’s finally time for another fruit pizza!!
We wait for the 4th of July each year (or some other special occasions) to create this recipe! It is just a gem that I will always go to!
I have been making this fruit pizza for 4 years now - starting when a friend of mine made a fruit pizza with a sugar cookie base, icing, and fruit! It was so good - but I wanted to see if I could make a healthier version! So, it may be “refined sugar free” but it doesn’t lack any sweetness!
As I type this out, my husband is groaning about me sharing the recipe (he's wanting it to stay a "secret" recipe.. but things like this can't stay secret!
So, if you would like to create this wonderful little "pizza" - here is how to!
2 1/2 cups of rolled oats. I like to use Bob's Red Mill and have used pretty much every kind. There was not much of a difference to me in the quick oats, thick oats, and original - just don't use steel cut. Use gluten free oats if you are intolerant.
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil - softened enough to mix in the oats
3/4 cup golden raisins
3 bananas - mashed with fork
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the oats + salt + cinnamon
Coat with the coconut oil and set aside
Fork mash your bananas in a separate bowl until creamy and almost smooth - some lumps are inevitable! Add in golden raisins
Pour banana-raisin mixture over the oats and combine well.
Spread your dough on a pan. I spray the pan or stone with a bit of coconut oil just in case! I like to use a pizza stone the best for this recipe. This also gives you the ability to create different shapes out of the pizza (like the "day of the dead" inspired pizza below) But a cookie sheet works too - whatever you have!
Bake for 8 minutes
Let the base cool while you make the icing!
1 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
6 tbsp of cashew butter
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Make sure the coconut oil is softened and the cashew butter is at least room temperature.
Combine all the ingredients until creamy! If yours is too runny, stick it in the fridge for a minute!
The icing is coconut oil based so you will need to make sure it stays cooled to prevent it from melting. We have made the mistake (many times) of not waiting for the pizza to cool and the icing just melts on top creating a mess... but it's honestly not so bad! The icing melts into the oat layer and its sooo good. If you don't mind the mess, let that icing melt!
Once the pizza layer has cooled, pour icing on top and let cool - I like to set it in the fridge for a few minutes.
When your icing is "tacky" (solid enough not to run and liquid enough to hold the fruit, add your sliced fruit! Get creative and make anything!
You can make little individual "pizzas" too! We just made little hearts out of the base layer and had them to give out for valentines day! Create whatever you want - this recipe is so versatile!
I am not vegan, but this recipe is vegan friendly (just use an alternative sweetener if you don't want to use honey).
It is gluten free + dairy free + refined sugar free!
I hope you have the best time creating this recipe!!