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T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Oatmeal and Almond Crust Pizza Recipe


  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup roasted almonds
  • Baby arugula
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 head of garlic
  • ½ pear, sliced
  • ¼ sweet onion, diced
  • Balsamic glaze for drizzling
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Dried oregano to taste


  • 1. Add two cups of water to a pan and bring to a boil. Next add 1/2 cup of oats to the boiling water and cover, cooking on low until the oats absorb the water.
  • 2. Add the ½ cup almonds to the blender with a ¼ cup water and blend until you have almond butter. Add the almond butter to the pan with the cooked oats and stir until they’re blended together.
  • 3. Take the oatmeal almond batter and spread into a thin pizza shape on a sheet of parchment paper. Place the crust in oven at 450 F degrees and bake until crispy.
  • 4. Next add your head of garlic into the oven to bake along side your pizza crust.
  • 5. While the pizza crust and garlic are baking, add the diced tomatoes to a blender with salt, pepper, dried oregano and some fresh basil to taste. Pulse until you get a smooth tomato sauce.
  • 6. When the pizza crust is finished, remove from the oven and spread the tomato sauce on top.
  • 7. Once the garlic is soft to the touch and the skin resembles lightly browned parchment, remove from the oven. Peel and chop a couple cloves of the garlic and add that to the pizza along with fresh basil leaves, sliced Roma tomatoes, sliced sweet onion, and sliced pear.
  • 8. Place the pizza back into the oven for another few minutes to warm up the toppings. Remove from the oven then top with fresh arugula, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Slice and enjoy!

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