Monday, April 29, 2013

Yummy Oat and Yogurt Fruit Pizza! #atozchallenge






Yummy Yummo!! I love some Fruit Pizza, and this recipe is actually healthy and good for you! My new recipe for fruit pizza now.
Credit to Monica at The Yummy Life 





                                         Source: theyummylife.com via Leslie on Pinterest


Oat and Yogurt Fruit Pizza
(more info here with photos) 
By Monica              Servings: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • FOR YOGURT PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING*:
  • 2 cups (16 oz) Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter (or PB2 powdered peanut butter); may substitute other nut butter like almond, walnut, or cashew
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons honey, or more to taste; may substitute other preferred sweetener
  • FOR OATMEAL COOKIE CRUST:
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed, vegetable, or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or half white and half whole wheat flour)
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • FOR FRESH FRUIT:
  • Varied colors make a pretty presentation. Choose from sliced strawberries, kiwi, bananas; halved grapes or cherries; whole blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries; canned mandarin oranges or peach slices (drained & dried)
Directions
(1) MAKE THE FROSTING:
In medium bowl, add frosting ingredients and stir until well combined. Taste and add more honey, if needed. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

(2) MAKE THE COOKIE CRUST:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-inch pizza pan with parchment paper, extending it 1 inch from the pan edge on at least 2 sides; set aside. In large bowl, whisk together oil, applesauce, brown sugar, egg, & vanilla until well combined.  Add flour, oats, baking powder, & flaxseed; stir with wooden spoon until well combined. Stir in chopped walnuts. Transfer dough to center of parchment-covered pizza pan, and spread with back of wooden spoon evenly to edges of pan. Bake 15 minutes until starting to slightly brown around edges and is firm in center. Cool 15 minutes in pan on cooling rack. Use parchment paper "handles" to remove crust from pan and transfer to cooling rack; cool completely. Invert onto serving plate; carefully peel off parchment paper. Turn crust over.

(3) FROST AND TOP WITH FRUIT: Frost crust with chilled yogurt frosting, spreading evenly all the way to the edge. Arrange fresh fruit on top in circles, beginning on the outside edge and filling towards the center. Serve right away, or chill for up to 4 hours before serving.

*FOR CHOCOLATE YOGURT FROSTING, omit peanut butter and add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa; stir until well combined and smooth. Taste and add more honey, if needed.

GLUTEN FREE OPTION: Use gluten-free oats and substitute gluten-free oat flour for the wheat flour.

MAKE AHEAD TIPS. You can make the crust and frosting ahead and store for up to 24 hours in advance so they're ready to assemble the next day. Bake the cookie crust, cool, cover, and store at room temperature.  Mix the yogurt frosting, cover and chill in fridge. The next day, frost the crust, slice and arrange the fruit, and it's ready to serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION for one serving using 2% Greek yogurt in frosting:
--Using peanut butter (or other nut butters) in frosting: 336 calories, 18.2g fat, 34.6g carbs, 3.1g fiber, 19.2g sugars, 11.3g protein, Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 9
--Using PB2 in frosting: 272 calories, 11.7g fat, 34g carbs, 3.1g fiber, 18.6g sugars, 10g protein, Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 7
--Using cocoa in frosting (no peanut butter): 256 calories, 11.2g fat, 32.8g carbs, 2.8g fiber, 17.9g sugars, 8.1g protein, Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 7

Enjoy!


6 comments:

  1. that looks really good... now I'm hungry.

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  2. My hubby and I both think that looks really yummy!

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    1. I could eat a whole one, nom nom, thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It is fun, but messy and yes yummy Lori, thank you for stopping by today

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