Plant Powered Pizza – “PB & J”

Welcome to this Friday’s edition of Plant Powered Pizzas!

It’s kid friendly for your kids, someone else’s kids, or the kid in you!

I have some awesome memories from my childhood – most of them involve weird games my sisters and I made up to keep ourselves entertained. Of course, this was before the young people had tablets and cellphones and apps. So we had to get creative.

My two sisters and I would have “beach days” where we would turn up the heat in the house all the way (sorry mom) and lay out towels on the carpet. We made carnivals, forts. We created our own radio shows. We rode our small mattresses down the stairs.

We also lived off PB&J sandwiches, which is probably why this pizza brings me back to that magical place. So que up your favorite Disney movie and preheat the oven, cause today we’re making PB&J Pizza.

Vegan readers, this recipe can easily be made vegan if you have a handy egg substitute.

Ingredients 

  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon active yeast
  • 1 cup room temperature water
  • 1/3 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup jam (natural organic preferred)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 ripe banana

Directions 

Pour 1 cup of room temperature water into a bowl, and sprinkle in the active yeast. Let sit for five minutes. Once the mixture looks foamy, slowly mix in the coconut flour. Add one large egg, vanilla, and cinnamon. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise for about one hour.

Take your 1/3 a cup of natural peanut butter and stir in the ground flax. Do the same with the 1/3 cup of jam and the chia seeds.

Once the dough has been given a chance to rise, preheat the oven to 375. Form pizza dough with your hands into a circle or other desired shape. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Once the dough is out of the oven, give it a minute to cool.

Then you can add your peanut butter topping, and swirl in the jam topping afterwards. Line the crust with a ripe banana, and sprinkle with hemp seeds.

Enjoy this treat!

This pizza was a lot of fun to make. Although I will admit, I thought long and hard about how I was going to make this into a “healthy” pizza.

What I’m going to encourage first and foremost is that this is good for the SOUL. Secondly, this pizza proves that you can have PB&J treats in your life and still maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Coconut flour is perfect for this, because the toppings are quite dense but the crust itself is so light. For those whom this matters too, it is also a low carbohydrate flour.

And how awesome is it that this recipe includes chia, hemp, and flax seeds? These seeds give a huge hit of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Yet they are so undetectable, even the pickiest of eaters wouldn’t notice them.

When picking a peanut butter, go with one that has the most simple ingredients – I like mine to say only peanuts and salt. For the jam, I chose a brand that only sweetens lightly with natural cane sugar. I only like to have sugar every once in a while, and when I do I prefer either natural cane sugar or coconut sugar. To save on the sugar, feel free to simply top with some muddled strawberries  – I bet that would be pretty good too!

I know this weeks recipe has been a little bit different, but I truly hope you enjoyed it!

 

See you here for another Plant Powered Pizza next Friday!

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Hey everyone! Writing to you here from Calgary, Alberta. I love wholesome, healthy food, lifting weights, and all the spiritual and physical challenges of life. I'm wellness obsessed, and that's what I'm hear to talk about. I'll be taking a holistic mind-body-soul approach to include all important aspects related to a healthy well being. Let's go!

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