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Oatmeal and Almond Crust Pizza Recipe

What You'll Need


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


How to Make It


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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