Are you a cold pizza kind of person?
The other day at school my friends and I were talking about our favorite ways to enjoy leftovers, such as pasta, macaroni, or french fries. Eventually, the conversation traveled to the topic of pizza, which I stated was absolutely terrible cold.
To which I was met with cries of “What!???!!”
Pizza for breakfast has never been my favorite. Honestly, I’m just not a savory-breakfast person. While one of my best friends frequently enjoys leftover salads or pasta for breakfast, I find myself retreating at the idea of anything less sweet than toast and jam for my first meal. Which is precisely why I’m not a fan of cold pizza- it reminds me too much of leftover cold pizza for breakfast, and as a result slightly repulses me.
However, sometimes don’t you just want to try something new?
Today I decided to try pizza for breakfast- and luckily managed to put my own sweet (and healthy!) spin on it as to fully enjoy the experience. Trust me when I tell you this breakfast pizza is completely outside the box.
And trust me when I tell you you’re going to love me for it! 😉
Sticking with the typical pizza composition, I decided to use a pita pocket as my round “crust”. Pita’s are my favorite because they’re incredibly easy to use to make mini, portion-controlled pizzas or wraps, without the incredible amount of calories contained in a classic tortilla wrap. Next, I slathered the pita bread with peanut butter to create a sweet version of the classic sauce. And finally: the cheese.
Now, the cheese is where I got really inventive. Instead of using classic mozzarella, or even dairy for that matter, I decided to shred an apple. That’s right, an apple. By shredding the apple you get all the consistency of shredded cheese, with a sweet and lactose-free twist. Plus, the apple’s flavor isn’t overpowering, like that of cheese, so you can top the pizza with any topping your heart desires without the possibility of going wrong.
Toppings such as a couple chocolate chips, cinnamon, and shredded coconut, perhaps?
Once you’ve finished putting your pizza together, simply stick it in the oven on a cookie sheet and broil until the coconut is nice and toasted and the peanut butter is melted and gooey.
Then slice and prepare to enjoy a slice of heaven!
Sweet Breakfast Pizza
- 1 pita pocket (I used Joseph’s whole wheat pita bread)
- 1 tbs natural peanut butter
- 1/2 small apple
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 1 tsp chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut flakes
Place pita pocket on a cookie sheet. Spread peanut butter on top half of pita pocket. Shred apple then pat down with a paper towel. Sprinkle apple pieces onto pizza, then top with cinnamon, chocolate chips, and coconut flakes. Broil for 1-2 minutes, or until coconut flakes are golden brown and peanut butter has melted slightly. Slice into four pieces and enjoy!
Nutritional Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)