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This Granola Fruit Pizza is a fun, delicious and wholesome treat to share with friends and family. 



Spring is in full bloom and summer is fast approaching, so I decided it was time for a fun and colorful recipe for the blog. This is perfect, because it also fits in with The Recipe ReDux theme for this month. The May theme for The Recipe ReDux is:

“Shower Season: It’s the season of graduation showers, bridal showers, and brunches galore. Show us your favorite healthy shower fare – be it brunch or drinks & apps or something more!”



This Granola Fruit Pizza is a fun, delicious and wholesome treat to share with friends and family. | recipe via www.yourchoicenutrition.com

This Granola Fruit Pizza is a healthier twist on the traditional fruit pizza, which normally has a shortbread or sugar cookie crust. I’ve created a gluten-free, nutrient packed crust. The base ingredients in the crust are rolled oats, ground flax seed and finely chopped nuts which add fiber, omega-3’s, healthy fats and more.

Originally, I didn’t include egg in the crust. This resulted in a more crunchy and crumbly crust. If that is how you like it, omit the egg. Adding the egg makes for a softer crust and it holds together a lot better. You can decide how you want your crust.

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The topping has a few healthier modifications compared to the usual cream cheese topping. I used plain Greek yogurt, Neufchâtel cheese (1/3 less fat cream cheese option), and sweetened it myself with lime and honey. If you don’t have honey, you could substitute pure maple syrup.

This Granola Fruit Pizza is a fun, delicious and wholesome treat to share with friends and family. | recipe via www.yourchoicenutrition.com

Then add your fruit. Choose whichever fruit you want and use your imagination to create a fun and unique design!

Serve this granola fruit pizza for brunch, at a bridal or baby shower, graduation party, picnic or a fun night in with the family!

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This Granola Fruit Pizza is a fun, delicious and wholesome treat to share with friends and family.



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Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (I chose pecans)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the topping:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz Neufchâtel cheese, softened (can sub with regular cream cheese)
  • zest of 1 lime (can sub 1/2 lemon)
  • juice of 1 lime (can sub 1/2 lemon)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • assorted fruit (about 3-4 cups)**

Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spray a 10-inch springform pan (or tart pan with removable sides) with cooking spray. Combine all of the crust ingredients together in a small bowl and stir until well combined. Transfer to the prepared baking pan and firmly press onto the bottom.
  2. Place in oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before topping.

For the topping:

  1. In a small bowl whip together the Greek yogurt and Neufchâtel cheese until smooth. Add in the lime zest, lime juice and honey. Stir until well blended.
  2. Pour on top of the cooled granola crust, spreading evenly across.
  3. Arrange fruit of choice on top of the yogurt/cream cheese topping in any design you’d like. Cut into slices and enjoy!


Notes

*Once the granola crust is topped with the yogurt/cream cheese and fruit, it will start to soften it, so it’s best to serve soon after topping it to avoid a soggy crust.

**3-4 cups of fruit won’t all fit on the the top, but I like to have extra fruit on hand for people to add more to their slice of fruit pizza (after slicing and serving), if desired.

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This Granola Fruit Pizza is a fun, delicious and wholesome treat to share with friends and family. | recipe via www.yourchoicenutrition.com

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