Summer is just around the corner! Nothing beats the summer heat like a fresh and sweet Summer Fruit Pizza! Now, don't worry, this isn't fruit on a regular pizza, it's all sweet with none of the refined sugars. Summer Fruit Pizza is a healthy pizza that's perfect from breakfast to dessert! It's great to take to a summer BBQ, a graduation party, or a fun picnic. Summer Fruit Pizza brings the taste of summer to you, no matter the occasion!
Summer Fruit Pizza
Serves 6 slices
Total Time: 35 minutes
Inspired By Layers of Happiness
- 3 Bananas
- 1 cup of old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup of flaxseed meal
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 2 cups of plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 6 Strawberries
- 1/4 cup of Blueberries
- 5 Raspberries
- 1 Orange
- 1 Kiwi
- 1/4 cup Pre-cut Pineapple chunks
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Cutting Board
- Butter Knife
- Medium Bowl
- Rolling Pin (optional)
- Baking pan
- Parchment paper or wax paper or silicone baking mat
- Wash Hands
- **Grown Up** Pre-Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Wash Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries
- Measure out 1 cup of dry old-fashioned oats.
- Add the oats to a medium sized bowl.
- Measure out 1/3 cup of flaxseed meal.
- Add the flax meal to the bowl.
- Mix the oats and the flaxseed meal.
- Peel the bananas. For an easier time peeling them, pinch the opposite end from the stem and pull, just like a monkey!
- Using a butter knife, cut the bananas across into circles.
- Add the bananas to the bowl.
- Measure out 3 tablespoons of honey.
- Add the honey to the bowl.
- With either a fork or your hands, mix the bananas, honey, and dry ingredients together until it becomes a consistent dough.
- Take the new dough and put it on a baking pan. We used aluminum foil so the crust wouldn't stick to the pan, but we recommend wax paper or parchment paper!
- With either a rolling pin or your hands, roll the dough into a flat circle. Make sure there aren’t any lumps so it cooks consistently!
- **Grown Up** Place the pizza dough in the oven.
- Set a timer for 20 minutes.
- Measure out 2 cups of plain Greek Yogurt.
- Add the yogurt to a small bowl.
- Measure out 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Pour the vanilla extract into the bowl.
- Mix the yogurt and vanilla extract evenly.
- Pull the leaves off of the strawberries.
- With a butter knife, cut the strawberries in half.
- Cut the top and bottom off of a kiwi.
- With a butter knife or spoon, cut along the inside of the peel.
- Press the kiwi out of its peel.
- Cut the kiwi into half moon shapes with a butter knife.
- Peel the orange and remove the the pith, which is the stringy stuff on the orange.
- With your hands, pull apart the orange slices. It’s okay if it gets messy!
- **Grown Up** Once the timer goes off, pull your pizza crust out of the oven and let it cool for 3 minutes.
- Once the crust is cool, spread the yogurt ‘sauce’ onto the crust with a spoon.
- With the strawberry halves, create an outside circle.
- Under the strawberry circle, make a kiwi circle.
- Add the pineapple circle.
- Add the orange spices circle.
- In the center of the fruit pizza add raspberries.
- In any free spaces add blueberries.
**Grown Up Tips**
- Feel free to alternate the fruit on the pizza if your little chef doesn’t like any of the fruit!
- Use wax paper or parchment paper under the pizza crust when you bake it so the crust comes off easier.
- Use pre-cut pineapple or kiwi to make the recipe easier for you and your little chef.
- If you're making the Summer Fruit Pizza for a party, please refrigerate before serving.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR & PHOTOGRAPHER
Lincoln Gardner is a senior at Ithaca College with a major in Television-Radio and a Writing minor. She’s worked as Production Intern for The Ithaca Voice and as a Assistant Director for the college television show ‘Sautéed’ for three seasons.