Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pizza

As someone who lives an active lifestyle and eats a plant-based diet, I am often on the hunt for extra protein sources. It is a myth that vegetarian/vegan people must be deficient. I have been asked countless times if I am “getting enough protein.” While I appreciate the concern, I have been tempted to respond by handing people this business card.

Chickpea flour is very low in fat yet 1 cup yields a whopping 10 grams of protein. It is also very affordable (Bob’s Red Mill is my go-to brand).

The base of this “pizza” is very versatile and comes together in a matter of minutes. Topping choices are endless, but I went for the classic peanut butter/banana route.

Did anyone else have PB+banana+honey sandwiches as a kid? Ah the memories.

I’m getting hungry just thinking about this, so onto the recipe! Serves 1-2 people.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Base:
    • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
    • 1/3 to 1/2 cup almond milk*
    • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • Toppings
    • 2 TBS peanut butter
    • 1/2 large banana
    • Mixture of flax, chia, and help seeds
    • Dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs**

METHOD:

  1. Whisk all base ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, taking care to avoid clumps.
  2. Pour batter into a lightly oiled skillet over low heat. Let cook until small bubbles form on surface, roughly 4 minutes.
    cake1
    It will look sponge-y.

     

     

  3. Using a wide spatula, gently lift edges to see if cake holds together. Flip entire cake (with confidence!) and let other side cook for 3 minutes more.
    cake2
    I accidentally added way too much cinnamon to this but it worked out beautifully.

    4. One cooked, remove from pan and spread toppings of choice. This time I went with peanut butter, banana, chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of hemp, flax, and chia seeds for even more staying power. I can see almond butter + berries being delicious as well! Serve with maple syrup, if desired. cake3

NOTES:

*Start with 1/3 cup and only add more if too viscous and cannot be poured easily.

**Not really optional.

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