You can have pizza that isn’t dinner? Oh yes you can! The first time I tried fruit pizza was when I was a kid and it was a very sweet, high calorie and decadent dessert. The base was made from pre-made sugar cookie dough, topped with full fat cream cheese, covered in fruits and sprinkled with sugar. Absolutely delicious but oh my days not good for the waist line. I decided to adapt this treat and make it my own after trying to think up a dish for a pot luck dinner party we were hosting. I was making a main but it was more so to use up ingredients in the fridge. I wanted something that I know my friends hadn’t had before and would blow their socks off. It did. At one point I thought two of my friends were going to batter each other over who was having it to themselves!
My indulgent fruit pizza has a chocolate oat base and a Greek yogurt and sweet cheese frosting. Each slice is under 350 calories and feels so much naughtier than it is. You can even make your inner child happy by eating this for breakfast. This recipe is easily adaptable to suit your preferences as well. You can use any of your favourite fresh or tinned fruits, however if using tinned fruit ensure that they are drained and dried. I love deep dish pizza, so I made my base deep dish. If you prefer thin and crispy, simply cut down the base ingredients or make a bigger sized base – hey bigger slices! I kept the frosting slightly runny so it could double as a sauce for those who wanted extra, however cut back on the yogurt if you want it nice and thick.
Indulgent Fruit Pizza – Serves 8
230g Low Fat Greek Yogurt
100g Light Cream Cheese
1/2 tsp sweetener
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pizza Base Ingredients
135g rolled oats
120g all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp ground almonds
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp all spice
3 tbsp sweetener
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tsp choc shot
1 medium egg
75ml coconut oil
120ml skim milk
Preheat oven to 170c and line a 12in cake tin with parchment paper so that it hangs off two sides of the tin. If you are wanting to make a larger pizza, line a baking tray with parchment paper.
For the pizza base, in a large bowl mix together choc shot, egg, oil and milk until well combined. Slowly add in the remaining pizza base ingredients and mix together until well combined. The dough mixture will be quite sticky and thick which is what you want.
Transfer the dough mixture to the cake tin and gently spread with the back of a large spoon. Pop the tin in the oven and cook for around 20-25 minutes or until the base is just crispy on the edges and firm in the middle. Leave the base to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
While the pizza base is cooling, in a small bowl mix together the Greek yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla extract and sweetener. Cover and set in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble the pizza.
When the pizza base is completely cooled, spread the frosting on the pizza base until you have a generous covering. Ensure to leave the edge of the base exposed for a crust. Assemble your chosen fruit in a pattern on the pizza and serve!
This recipe is so easy to make! It is a little time consuming because you have to allow the base to cool completely, but everything can be made in advance. The only thing I would not prep in advance is bananas as they will brown. If you are planning on using sliced bananas, slice these as you are arranging the fruit. This is also a great recipe to make with the kids as it is simple and will get them excited to eat the fruit. You can also rest assured as it is healthy but the kids will think its a cheeky dessert. You can also experiment with the flavours of the base and frosting. Try adding chopping nuts, peanut butter or different flavoured extracts. Let me know if you try this and what you think!