Healthy Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

//Healthy Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast pizza. Bring it on!

We’re not talking reheated pizza for breakfast, people. Oh no. This is serious breakfast pizza.

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Start with a whole wheat crust. Add your base. Plain, tomato sauce, or if you’re feeling adventurous, pesto. You really can’t go wrong.

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Then load up your pizza with a few eye-openers. Bacon, cheese, and spinach should do the trick. Top it with an egg.

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Just wait for the giggles when you announce Breakfast Pizza is on the menu. It’s like a whole new take on backwards day. Dinner for breakfast.

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Breakfast Pizza from The 52 New Foods Challenge

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients for Breakfast Pizza:

1lb Whole Wheat Pizza dough, ready made (or homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough from my book)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup Nut-Free Basil Pesto
¼ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
Handful of spinach leaves
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 large egg

Directions for Breakfast Pizza:

Make ahead: Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet. Press out the dough onto the baking sheet and set aside to rise until it doubles in size. Do this the night before.

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush the dough with the oil. Top evenly with pesto, cherry tomatoes, and spinach. Sprinkle with cheese.

2. Create a small nest with the cheese. Crack the egg into the nest, so it doesn’t run all over your pizza. Don’t make the nest too deep, otherwise the egg won’t cook quickly enough.

3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the crust turns golden brown, the cheese has melted, and the egg is cooked through.

Pin It! Breakfast Pizza from The 52 New Foods Challenge

Pin our Breakfast Pizza! And for more delicious + healthy breakfast inspiration, follow our Healthy Breakfast Board on Pinterest. It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshine-y day!

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Healthy Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza
 
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Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1lb Whole Wheat Pizza dough, ready made (or homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough from my book)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup Nut-Free Basil Pesto
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • Handful of spinach leaves
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush the dough with the oil. Top evenly with pesto, cherry tomatoes, and spinach. Sprinkle with cheese.
  2. Create a small nest with the cheese. Crack the egg into the nest, so it doesn’t run all over your pizza. Don’t make the nest too deep, otherwise the egg won’t cook quickly enough.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the crust turns golden brown, the cheese has melted, and the egg is cooked through. Serve immediately.
Notes
To make ahead, lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet. Press out the dough onto the baking sheet, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and set aside to rise until it doubles in size. Do this the night before.

 

By | 2018-02-02T18:25:04+00:00 March 6th, 2015|Breakfast|0 Comments

About the Author:

Heralded by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as “A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!”, Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning cookbook author, game creator, and healthy eating advocate. Jennifer has garnered national TV, radio, and print coverage for her family cookbook, The 52 New Foods Challenge, and her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game. Jennifer’s work has been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Laurie David, Rachael Ray, US Weekly, The 700 Club, and Oprah.com—among many others. Her fresh approach to cooking together as a family inspired a nationwide series of kids cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, The 52 New Foods Junior Chef Series, along with an exclusive edition of her book. A former strategy consultant, she lives in the Bay Area with her family.

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