Vegan Chocolate Fruit Pizza is a classic summer dessert with a twist. This healthy chocolate pizza is completely gluten-free and sugar-free, oh, and it's chocolate!
Ahh, fruit pizza. Fruit pizza (to me, at least) feels like the classic summer dessert. You have all this fresh fruit, so what do you do? Put it on a cookie of course!!
While that's all nice and good, it seems to defeat the purpose of eating the fruit. Fruit is so good for you, with tons of nutrients like fiber and vitamin C. But then you put it on a sugar-filled cookie and frosting and you can basically forget you ever had the fruit in the first place. Your blood sugar will spike so high with all that sugar, the fiber from the fruit will make very little difference.
It doesn't have to be like that though! With a plant-based fruit pizza you can have a cookie made with fruits and vegetables. Perfect for actually enjoying the fruit that you put on top, without worrying about the blood sugar spike.
When you use ingredients that are naturally sweet, like dates and sweet potato, you get that same delicious flavor, but with a dose of fiber, allowing your body to properly process the treat.
This cookie is a chip-less version of my double chocolate cookie recipe. It makes a super soft cookie (though it's still strong enough to be held like a slice of pizza).
The secret to a completely plant-based frosting that actually tastes good is using naturally sweet ingredients.
My homemade chocolate frosting recipe uses mashed sweet potato and cocoa powder for a thick and creamy WFPB frosting.
I made fruit pizza and used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
You can use any fruit you'd like. And I have a list of other topping ideas below.
Step 1. Make the cookie. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a circular baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2. In a large bowl mix the date sugar, maple syrup, cashew butter, the non-dairy milk, ground flaxseeds, and vanilla extract.
Step 3. Add in the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until a dough forms.
Step 4. Place on the baking pan and flatten into a circle.
Step 5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookie is firm to the touch. Let the cookie cool 1-2 minutes before transferring it from the pan to a wire rack. Let the cookie cool completely.
Step 6. Make the chocolate frosting. See this post for full instructions.
Step 7. Assemble. When the cookie is completely cool, spread the frosting in an even layer over the cookie, leaving 1/2" of space around the edges.
Step 8. Decorate with fruit as desired. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
This vegan chocolate pizza doesn't have to be a fruit pizza. You could also try:
Yes, you make the cookie dough into smaller cookies and bake until the cookies are firm to the touch. The exact time will depend on the size of your cookies, but likely around 8-10 minutes.
Then just frost and decorate each cookie.
I use nut butter instead of oil in the cookie dough and a completely oil-free frosting.
Oil is a processed food. To make olive oil, you take whole olives and press and press and press them until nothing is left except oil.
It takes a lot of processing to turn an olive into oil. And when you process the olives, you take out almost all of their nutrient content - like fiber - and the result is a high-fat, low-nutrient substance.
Plus, oil (even olive oil) has been shown to have the same detrimental affects to our arteries as fast foods. Read this article for more information.
Since this is chocolate fruit pizza, I recommend my oil-free vegan chocolate frosting.
You could also head to my traditional vegan fruit pizza recipe and use the vanilla frosting recipe.
For a completely WFPB icing head over to my maple pecan cupcakes and use the frosting recipe from that post.
Since this pizza is made from whole foods, it will not act exactly like a regular cookie cake.
Unfrosted cookie: store at room temperature in an air-tight container. The cake will last for 5-7 days.
Frosted cookie, especially one with fruit: because the frosting uses minimally processed ingredients, it needs to be stored in the fridge. Store your frosted cookie cake in the refrigerator covered in plastic wrap or in aluminum foil. It will last for 7-10 days
Yes - the cookie and frosting can be easily frozen.
If you've topped your pizza with fruit, when you defrost it, the fruit will be a bit melty. If you've topped it with something else, it should defrost just fine.
To defrost, let the cookie cake come to room temperature on the counter.
Thank you God for sweet treats. We are reminded of Your generosity and love as we enjoy them. Amen.
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Plant-Based Chocolate Fruit Pizza is a classic summer dessert with a twist. This fruit pizza is completely gluten-free and sugar-free, oh, and it's chocolate!
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