Vegan Chocolate Pizza

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I’ve made all types of pizzas, but not a CHOCOLATE, SWEET ONE! Why haven’t I done that?!

I don’t even know how I got inspired, I think I was just looking for pictures and a picture made me totally think that a chocolate pizza was possible. I have not searched for this, so I don’t know if anyone has done it yet, but this is something I’ve not seen yet on the blogs I follow, so this is amazingly FUN to experiment something new!

I just thought it would be so much fun to add all kinds of toppings on a dessert pizza. Sadly, I didn’t have some of the things I wanted to add, like goji berries. I know that would’ve just made the pizza radiant.

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I will say that the pizza dough is NOT sweet, because hey, if regular pizza dough isn’t overly salty/sweet, this shouldn’t be either. It should just be treated as bread, so I kept the pizza crust pretty much non-sweet. The little bit of coconut sugar was really just to feed the hungry yeast.

I think this is a great way to get your filling of a dessert, because often we rely on way too much nuts or chocolate or sweeteners to fill up the base, while this has a base, the crust – which is pretty filling, so you’re topping it with nice tasting desserts, which means it’s much harder to eat too much.

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A week or so ago, I made a jar of chocolate nut butter which I haven’t used up yet, so I used that. I’ve also made nutella in the past, and I believe both of them would make brilliant chocolate sauce for the pizza. Though my recipes aren’t that sweet, you may have to add an extra little bit of sweetener like maple syrup or coconut sugar to sweeten it up a little. If you really don’t think it’s sweet enough, you can always just drizzle a bit of maple syrup when the whole pizza is done.

This pizza is a miniature version of the two other pizzas I’ve made, which is good because you really don’t want to overdose on a delicious tasting pizza like this!

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Vegan Chocolate Pizza

Crust
1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 teaspoons dry active yeast
1 1/3 cup & 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour (and 1-2 teaspoons for kneading)
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
1 teaspoon coconut sugar (or pure maple syrup)
A few sprinkles Himalayan/sea salt

Topping
2 tablespoons homemade chocolate nut butter or nutella
2 tablespoon vegan cheese (I used Daiya mozzarella style shred)
1 tablespoon shredded coconut flakes
1 tablespoon crushed roasted hazelnuts
1 teaspoon vegan chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life mini chips)
1/2 teaspoon cacao nibs
1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar

Other topping of choice: Goji berries, chia seeds, other nuts, dried fruits, etc.

Note: If you want the pizza to be sweeter, add extra sweeteners in the nut butter/nutella.

Mix the lukewarm water and dry active yeast together in a small bowl. You should see some bubbles foaming. Keep mixing until it completely dissolves.

In a large bowl, add the whole wheat pastry flour, olive oil, coconut sugar, salt together. Drizzle in the yeast and water and use a spoon to mix it up.Add a little extra (1 or 2 teaspoons) of flour on the table/wooden board and use your hands to knead the dough until it becomes smooth, silky and non-sticky.

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Heat up your oven to the lowest setting for about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough into the bowl again, and cover it with a lid or damp towel. Turn the oven off, then open the oven door and place the dough on the door of the oven to rise for a couple of hours. Make sure it’s not too hot!

Once the dough has risen twice its size, punch it down and knead it again. You may want to add a small sprinkle of flour so it doesn’t stick.

Roll the dough into a ball, then put it on a greased pizza tray. Use your fingers to carefully flatten the dough until it becomes circular. The size of this pizza should be one times smaller than regular (unless you want it big with a very thin crust).

Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).

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Once the dough has been turned flat and made round into a pizza crust, spoon the homemade nut butter or nutella and use your fingers to carefully spread it out to the whole crust, Next, add the vegan cheese. Then, add the shredded coconut flakes (they shouldn’t be too small), crush the roast hazelnuts and sprinkle them on, then add the chocolate chips, cacao nibs and sprinkle the coconut sugar over the whole pizza.

If you have other toppings you’d like to add, then add them now. Be sure your ingredients are scant over the pizza, not focused on one spot.

Allow the pizza to sit for about 10 minutes, then bake it in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.

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Vegan Chocolate Pizza
 

Ingredients
Crust
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1⅓ cup & 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour (and 1-2 teaspoons for kneading)
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (or pure maple syrup)
  • A few sprinkles Himalayan/sea salt
Topping
  • 2 tablespoons homemade chocolate nut butter or nutella
  • 2 tablespoon vegan cheese (I used Daiya mozzarella style shred)
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon crushed roasted hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vegan chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life mini chips)
  • ½ teaspoon cacao nibs
  • ½ teaspoon coconut sugar
  • Other topping of choice: Goji berries, chia seeds, other nuts, dried fruits, etc.

Instructions
  1. Mix the lukewarm water and dry active yeast together in a small bowl. You should see some bubbles foaming. Keep mixing until it completely dissolves.
  2. In a large bowl, add the whole wheat pastry flour, olive oil, coconut sugar, salt together. Drizzle in the yeast and water and use a spoon to mix it up.Add a little extra (1 or 2 teaspoons) of flour on the table/wooden board and use your hands to knead the dough until it becomes smooth, silky and non-sticky.
  3. Heat up your oven to the lowest setting for about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough into the bowl again, and cover it with a lid or damp towel. Turn the oven off, then open the oven door and place the dough on the door of the oven to rise for a couple of hours. Make sure it’s not too hot!
  4. Once the dough has risen twice its size, punch it down and knead it again. You may want to add a small sprinkle of flour so it doesn’t stick.
  5. Roll the dough into a ball, then put it on a greased pizza tray. Use your fingers to carefully flatten the dough until it becomes circular. The size of this pizza should be one times smaller than regular (unless you want it big with a very thin crust).
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
  7. Once the dough has been turned flat and made round into a pizza crust, spoon the homemade nut butter or nutella and use your fingers to carefully spread it out to the whole crust, Next, add the vegan cheese. Then, add the shredded coconut flakes (they shouldn’t be too small), crush the roast hazelnuts and sprinkle them on, then add the chocolate chips, cacao nibs and sprinkle the coconut sugar over the whole pizza.
  8. If you have other toppings you’d like to add, then add them now. Be sure your ingredients are scant over the pizza, not focused on one spot.
  9. Allow the pizza to sit for about 10 minutes, then bake it in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.

 

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