Nothing screams summer like fruit pizza. Grocery stores are filled with tons of fresh fruit. Hot, humid weather creates cravings for hydrating fruit. And summer parties require serving sweet desserts to large crowds. These plant-based fruit pizzas are sweet, refreshing, and delicious without all the harmful artificial sugars and dairy products that cause health issues.
Normally fruit pizza is the size of a regular pizza, but today I have mini plant-based fruit pizzas for you. Each pizza makes the perfect serving size. Depending on how many you want, you can just scale the recipe. So easy.
Plus, when you make a batch of mini pizzas, you get to bring the creativity and decorate each one differently. Decorating these plant-based fruit pizzas might be more fun than eating them.
Just kidding. Plant-based fruit pizza is delicious.
A non-plant-based fruit pizza normally consists of a cookie, some cream cheese icing, and fruit. To make the recipe vegan, we'll need a new cookie recipe and a new icing recipe.
We'll start with the icing because it needs time in the freezer.
To achieve a cream cheese-like frosting, I adapted a plant-based cheesecake filling recipe from Beaming Banana. You'll need dates, raw cashews, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
Blend in a food processor until you get a smooth creamy texture. Then, place the icing in the freezer to thicken the mixture.
For a sturdy cookie base we'll be using buckwheat flour, cashew butter, and date syrup.
Have you heard of buckwheat flour? Contrary to its name, buckwheat flour is actually not made from wheat -- it's from a seed. Buckwheat is completely gluten-free and plant-based. Perfect for this cookie.
The date syrup turns the cookies a lovely shade of brown. I promise they're not chocolate!
Process the buckwheat flour, cashew butter (I used this recipe), and date syrup in your food processor until they form a thick dough. Then, form into balls, flatten, and bake. These cookies aren't the most photogenic, but boy do they taste good!
Once the cookies cool, add the icing. Then, the fun part -- decorating!
You can use whatever fruit you like. I made different designs using blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, grapes, and pineapple. Have fun with it!
Enjoy your delicious plant-based fruit pizzas!
Jesus, thank you for the gifts of fresh fruit and warm summers. Grant us the time to enjoy these healthy fruit pizzas with our friends and loved ones in this precious summer time.
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These plant-based fruit pizzas are sweet, refreshing, and delicious without all the harmful artificial sugars and dairy products that cause health issues.
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