Desserts

May 27, 2021

Plant-Based Chocolate Fruit Pizza

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!

Plant-Based Chocolate Fruit Pizza

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.

Okay... off my soap box. Let's make some fruit pizza!

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and completely fruit-sweetened
  • Perfect summer dessert — this fruit pizza is a great way to eat all that fresh summer fruit
  • Chocolatey goodness — say goodbye to regular fruit pizza, this fruit pizza is chocolate with chocolate frosting!

Plant-Based Chocolate Fruit Pizza

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookie

  • Almond Butter: Fat adds flavor. You can use any type of nut butter you’d like, just be sure to choose a neutral flavored nut butter like almond or cashew.
  • Date Sugar: Date sugar made from finely ground dried dates. I love the Date Lady brand.
  • Unsweetened Applesauce: For sweetness. Applesauce also helps bind the cookie dough together.
  • Ground Flaxseeds: Flax serves as an egg replacer.
  • Vanilla Extract: For smooth vanilla flavor.
  • Buckwheat Flour: Buckwheat flour has a naturally nutty, chocolatey flavor, so it's perfect for this recipe. Also, it tends to be drier than oat flour, helping the massive cookie to cook quickly.
  • Cocoa Powder: For chocolate flavor of course!
  • Baking Soda: For rise.
  • Salt: To enhance the other flavors.

Chocolate Frosting

The secret to a completely plant-based frosting that actually tastes good is using naturally sweet ingredients.

  • White Sweet Potato: These gems are deliciously sweet, especially when baked. Throw your sweet potato in the oven (don’t forget to poke some holes to allow air to escape) and bake for 45-60 minutes. The potato will become super soft, creamy, and sweet. This is the base of the frosting. We’ll blend it in a food processor to make it even creamier.
  • Cocoa Powder: For chocolate flavor!
  • Maple or Date Syrup: You may find that you enjoy the taste of sweet potato and cocoa powder, but I recommend adding a bit more sweetness using maple or date syrup.
  • Lemon Juice: Classic fruit pizza has a cream cheese frosting, so I added some lemon juice to my frosting recipe to create those tangy cream cheese vibes.
  • Non-Dairy Milk: We’ll add milk to thin out the frosting. Without it, the sweet potato and cocoa mixture would be very thick and grainy.

Fruit

Choose whatever fruit you love! I picked strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, but you can use any fruit. Some other fruits that would be tasty are: kiwi, grapes, pineapple, and blackberries.

Plant-Based Chocolate Fruit Pizza

How to make Plant-Based Chocolate Fruit Pizza

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2. In a large bowl, mix the almond butter, date sugar, applesauce, flaxseed, and vanilla.

Step 3. Add in the buckwheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine. The mixture may get a bit tough - use your hands.

Step 4. Press the dough into a large circle on the baking sheet. The dough should be about 1/8" thick.

Step 5. Bake for 20 minutes, until the center of the cookie is baked through. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Step 6. Meanwhile, make the icing. Add the baked sweet potato, cocoa powder, date syrup, and lemon juice to a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding the non-dairy milk as needed for creaminess.

Step 7. When the cookie is cool, spread the frosting on the cookie.

Step 8. Top with the berries and enjoy!

Plant-Based Chocolate Fruit Pizza

Recipe Prayer

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

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!

Author:

Serves:

6

Prep:

30

min

cook:

20

min

total:

50

min

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookie

  • 1/2 Cup Almond Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Date Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 Cup Baked & Mashed White Sweet Potato
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Date Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Non-Dairy Milk

Fruit

  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup Raspberries
  • 3-5 Strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the almond butter, date sugar, applesauce, flaxseed, and vanilla.
  3. Add in the buckwheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine. The mixture may get a bit tough – use your hands.
  4. Press the dough into a large circle on the baking sheet. The dough should be about 1/8" thick.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, until the center of the cookie is baked through. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  6. Meanwhile, make the icing. Add the baked sweet potato, cocoa powder, date syrup, and lemon juice to a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding the non-dairy milk as needed for creaminess.
  7. When the cookie is cool, spread the frosting on the cookie.
  8. Top with the berries and enjoy!

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography