Wanna know where I come up with recipes like this one? OK I’ll share my secret with you…
I’m a little obsessed with food. Ha, B would laugh at the “little” part. I’m a lot obsessed with food.
Not just any food, but real, wholesome delicious food. I could (and do!) happily spend 10 plus hours in the kitchen, experimenting and creating new and tasty dishes.
As obsessed as I am with food, I have extremely high standards for the quality and content of what I eat. If it’s processed, filled with gluten, sugar or dairy then I’m not interested. Those foods may taste good, but in the end they leave me feeling gross.
So back to how I come up with these recipes…Whenever I see off-limits food that looks delicious – in an advertisement, at a restaurant, in the store — I go home and come up with a healthy, gluten+sugar+dairy free version of that same food item.
This dessert pizza was on a flier from a pizza place that happened to land in my mailbox. Mmmmm, that dessert pizza that was being sold for $6.99 sure looked amazing, but I could just imagine the awful ingredients it was made of. So I came up with this wholesome version of the same product.
Bet you anything my Apple Dessert Pizza tastes better than that one sold for $6.99! And you know that this one is filled with wholesome ingredients. Yum.
Turns out we can have our cake (er, dessert pizza) and eat it too!
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 packet active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
¾ cup blanched almond flour
3 tablespoons coconut flour
½ cup arrowroot starch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with coconut oil.
In a small bowl combine the honey, yeast and warm water. Mix carefully with a fork. Set aside for 5 minutes, until foamy.
In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, cinnamon, coconut palm sugar and salt. Work out the lumps with a fork. Add the egg, coconut oil and vinegar to the yeast mixture and mix to combine.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones. Mix well and form a ball of dough. Work the dough for about 30 seconds with your hands, smoothing out any lumps.
Place the dough ball in the middle of your prepared pan. Dip your fingers in coconut oil, then use them to flatten the dough into a circle.
In a medium bowl combine the apple filling ingredients. Arrange the apples spiraling out from the middle of the dough, leaving 2-3 inches of bare dough around the edge. Fold the edge in, over the edges of the apples. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the dough is golden.
In a medium bowl combine the icing ingredients. Mix until all lumps disappear. Spread over cooked and cooled pizza.