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Caramel Apple Breakfast Pizzas

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Caramel Apple Breakfast Pizzas

This fun, portable and make-ahead breakfast is a new twist on how to start your day with wonderful oats!
Servings 4

Ingredients

'PIZZAS':

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce room-temperature (if it's cold, it will solidify the coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

CARAMEL APPLES:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 medium apples peeled & chopped into 3/4" pieces(approximately 3 cups; I like honeycrisp or pink lady)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

ASSEMBLY:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened unsalted almond or peanut butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with nonstick parchment paper.
  • Add 1 cup oats to a blender or food processor and pulse until they form a flour consistency. Add oat flour to a mixing bowl, along with remaining cup oats, chia seeds, sea salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together applesauce, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until it forms a sticky dough--it will seem to dry at first, but just keep mixing. Use a water-dampened ⅓ cup measuring scoop to make four equal-sized rounds of dough. Dampen hands with water and press each round into a circle a little less than 5” in diameter.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, 15 if you want a softer consistency (my preference), 18 if you like some crunchier edges. Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.
  • To make caramel apples, heat a large nonstick skillet to medium and add oil. When oil moves quickly around the pan and a splash of water sizzles, add chopped apples. Allow to cook without stirring until bottoms are golden-brown, 4-6 minutes. Stir apples and repeat until, this should take less time (2-3 mins).
  • Add a splash of water, maple syrup and cinnamon. Cook another 2-3 minutes until any liquid has evaporated and apples are gooey and caramelized. Stir in vanilla then remove from the heat.
  • Assemble pizzas by topping each with a scoop of apples and a drizzle of nut butter. Leftovers will keep in the fridge up to 3 days. I suggest keeping the components separate if you plan to have leftovers.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast pizza, caramel apple, Dairy Free, family friendly, Gluten Free, healthy breakfast, healthy snack, kid friendly, oats, Quick & Easy

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