This Gluten Free Fruit Pizza is a perfect healthy fruit pizza that works as a snack or dessert. The almond flour crust is gluten-free and topped with fresh fruit and a chocolate peanut butter frosting.
This is an original recipe from October, 2016. The photos have been updated as of July 2019.
Are you staying cool from the heat? We’re normally huge pizza lovers over here but when it’s this hot, I just want something COLD. Lucky for me (and you, maybe), this healthy fruit pizza recipe is cold, creamy and totally refreshing.
Plus, it uses some delicious summer fruit.
This fruit dessert pizza makes for some great food to fuel the running (I’m training for another marathon!). I plan to share more on that soon because life has been CRAZY.
The star of this gluten free fruit pizza, in my opinion, is the CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING. I also enjoy the almond flour crust (that’s the gluten free secret!) but the frosting is my soul sister.
Let’s get to the recipe – I’m excited to share this with you because it’s basically like a form of peanut butter pizza. It’s great for kids and very flexible – you can use whatever fruit you like best for the toppings.
I like to go by whatever is in season to make this – blueberries, strawberries, peaches, blackberries, etc.
If you’re wondering how to make a gluten free fruit pizza, have no fear. I’m going to walk you through each step!
But first, let’s talk about all of the great and delicious things this healthy fruit pizza has to offer.
Why You Should Make This Healthy Fruit Pizza
- It’s great for kids! (More delicious kid friendly snacks here)
- Packed with protein (Almond flour boasts 14 grams of protein in 1/4 cup, so this crust isn’t like the other crusts you’re used to)
- High in Fiber
- High in Antioxidants (all that fruit!)
- Perfect for Crowds
- Uses in season fruit but great any time of year
- Customizable toppings!
Really, you can choose ANYTHING for toppings. Fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds. I chose fruit because it sounded juicy and refreshing and we have so much summer fruit to use right now.
I was going for a patriotic look, with the strawberries and blueberries, and I added kiwis just because. This would be a great 4th of July option!
In the fall, you could use apples and squash. In the spring, berries and rhubarb. So many options…
If you really love pizza of all sorts, you need to try this form of peanut butter pizza. There’s something about a mix of flavors over dough that is just so comforting and satisfying.
What You’ll Need for This Fruit Pizza Recipe
This gluten free fruit pizza is very low in sugar, high in fiber and high in protein, which makes for a winner all around.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- almond flour
- maple syrup
- fruit (or toppings of choice)
- baking soda
- vanilla extract
How To Make A Healthy Fruit Pizza
It’s quite easy, really. Don’t be intimidated! The almond flour crust is the longest part.
This took a few tries but I think I got it down to the right combination of chewy and crispy. Thanks to the oats and almond flour for that.
There are two different steps – first, the almond flour crust. And then, the chocolate peanut butter frosting.
1. How to Make the Almond Flour Crust
I’ll just go ahead and say that it’s not easy testing a gluten free pizza crust. But I’ve done all the
hard tasty work of testing, so all you have to do is follow directions and enjoy.
First, grab a hand mixer and mix your ingredients in a bowl for the almond flour pizza crust, oats through vanilla extract.
Then, you’ll form it in a ball and roll it out on a pizza pan. Try not to make the crust too thin. If it’s too thin, it will break easily.
While thin crust can be great as an oatmeal and granola topping, to enjoy the pizza you want it kinda thick to slather things on.
So, I used a 14 inch pizza pan, and I couldn’t fill it all with the dough. I filled it about 7/8 full.
For this healthy fruit pizza recipe, I would instead recommend a 12-inch pizza pan if you have one – it should be perfect. It will also prevent the crust from breaking too easily.
The crust should mold rather easily.
Pop it in the oven at 375 and bake for 10-12 minutes. Your almond flour crust may harden quicker so keep an eye on it!
Then, once you let it cool, you’ll top it with the chocolate peanut butter frosting, the fun part!
2. How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
You’ll just need two ingredients:
- chocolate peanut butter powder (I love this one). Or, instead, mix cocoa powder into your regular powder.
- greek yogurt
So easy, you can make it on repeat over and over again.
Let’s talk more about this chocolate peanut butter frosting. I’m willing to bet most people enjoy the chocolate peanut butter flavor combination. It’s hard to beat in my opinion.
You could use it on anything, not just for this fruit pizza glaze. I love adding it to oatmeal, waffles, pancakes and more.
In short, this chocolate peanut butter glaze is the perfect “cheese” to your pizza.
Share this healthy fruit pizza with friends, save it for an after school snack, a snack after dinner or even a post workout snack.
I love having a slice after dinner before bed because it satisfies my craving for something sweet. Plus, I’m getting carbs, fat, protein and fiber all at once.
More Healthy Dessert Recipes for Summer
Another healthy option for your sweet tooth are these Whole Wheat Blueberry Chocolate Chip Donuts! We love them for dessert (I put some in my ice cream!), or for brunch and for when we’re hosting guests.
The vanilla glaze is to die for.
For sweeter breakfast options, I rely on baked oatmeal. This Sweet Potato Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is another way to use your fresh summer blueberries, or add your peaches in this Banana Peach Baked Oatmeal.
- For the oatmeal crust:
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp butter
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- For the chocolate peanut butter glaze:
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- ¼ cup PB2
- Toppings (customize as you choose):
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 small kiwi
- Mix oats, almond flour, maple syrup, egg, butter, baking soda, sea salt and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. I recommend a hand mixer to mix well.
- One mixed, shape the dough into a ball with your hands. You will need to cup it tightly so it holds, and then spread on pizza pan (12 inch pan works best)
- Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, or until crust hardens.
- Let crust cool for 20 minutes. While crust is cooling, mix your chocolate peanut butter glaze.
- Top the crust with glaze and optional fruit toppings.
- KitchenAid KHM7210CU 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver
- Nature's Eats Blanched Almond Flour, 32 Ounce
- ProBake Teflon Non-Stick 12" Pizza Pan - American-Made, Teflon Xtra Scratch Resistant Pizza Baking Pan, Easy to Clean and Perfect Size for a Small Get Together
- PB2 Bell Plantation Chocolate Powdered Peanut Butter, 1 Pound (2-Pack)
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 224
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Lastly, if you need more portable options, these muffins both use fresh fruit!
Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins (Gluten Free)
Almond Flour Banana Muffins (Gluten Free)
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What are your favorite pizza toppings?