If eating pizza for breakfast sounds like the unhealthiest option out there, this recipe is about to change everything. A healthy dish to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or even a hearty snack, this cinnamon apple oat pizza is packed full of delicious flavors, crunchy chewy textures and enough fiber to keep you going until your next meal.
The “pizza base” is primarily made from filling oats, the “pizza sauce” from creamy natural or Greek yogurt and “pizza toppings” from crisp sliced apple and fragrant cinnamon. Not only does the dish resemble a pizza and have all the components of one, but you can even cut it like a pizza and nibble on the slices individually, if you really want to create the feeling of gorging on pizza for breakfast.
This recipe makes enough to serve one person for breakfast or lunch, but you can easily increase the recipe to make as many oat pizzas as you want. Alternatively, you can split the mixture to bake several smaller-sized pizzas, ideal for mindful snacking.
You can enjoy this pizza warm from the oven on a cool winter morning or store it for later and eat it cold. To prep the oat pizza in advance, follow the recipe below, but don’t top the pizza with yogurt, apple or cinnamon. Instead, leave the pizza to cool to room temperature before placing inside a Ziploc bag or sealed container and storing in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to six months. When you’re ready to eat, simply leave the oat pizza to defrost, if frozen, then spread the yogurt onto the pizza base, top with thinly sliced apples and sprinkle on the ground cinnamon.
½ cup oats (you can use gluten-free oats)
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons natural or Greek yogurt, separated
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ small apple
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400°F and in a medium-sized bowl, stir together the oats, ¼ cup yogurt and the brown sugar.
Press into a single-serving round dish or sculpt the oat mixture into a pizza shape on a non-stick mat or piece of parchment paper.
Place the filled dish or non-stick mat/parchment paper onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until crisp on the outside and sponge-like in the middle.
Whilst the oat pizza is baking, thinly slice half the small apple.
Place the oat pizza onto a serving tray and spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of yogurt on top, like pizza sauce.
Top with the thin apple slices and sprinkle the ground cinnamon on top before serving.