Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pumpkin Pizza and Peanut Butter

How do those two fit together, you may ask. Well they don't but they do. Pumpkin pizza sounds strange by itself but then adding peanut butter to the mix, say what?

Well I made pumpkin pizza for dinner and made chocolate peanut butter truffles for dessert. So there, that is how they fit together.

So pumpkin pizza?? What is it. Well not exactly what you may think. I made a pumpkin crust for my pizza then topped it with cheese (yes I am eating cheese again), spinach and tomatoes. How ever did I make it? Here you are...

Pumpkin Pizza

1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon each coriander and oregano
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup garbanzo bean flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
2 tablespoon fresh parsley

1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach, wilted
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
4 slices cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Mix the pumpkin and spices together.

Add in the garbanzo bean flour first.

Then once combined, mix in the brown rice flour.

Add in the parsley.

I made two rectangle "flat bread" like things, but feel free to mold your crust however you wish.

Bake for 20 minutes on one side.

Then actually flip the crust over with a spatula and bake for another 10 minutes.
Re-flip, add cheese (I used reduced fat provolone cheese) and place back in oven so it can melt.

Top with spinach and tomatoes.
Reheat for another 5 or so minutes. Eat!!

It was really yummy. Who would have thought pumpkin and cheese went together so well?

So chocolate peanut butter truffles for dessert? Well it is now warm out side and it sucks to turn on the oven and make the entire house hot (because it is too early to put the ac on) so instead make raw truffles. Well they are more like a mix between a cookie, a larabar, and a truffles. And they are super easy to make and require only three real ingredients!

Chocolate Peanut Butter "Truffles"

10 ounces of pitted dates
1/2 cup peanut butter, unsalted
1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used Hersey Special Dark)
1/4 cup water (this is the unreal ingredient)
1/4 cup cocoa powder (to roll truffles in)

In a food processor, pulse the dates until chopped.

Add in the peanut butter, process until it comes together.

Add in the water and the 1/2 cup cocoa.

Now roll into 1 inch or so sized balls, coat in the extra cocoa powder and Eat!

Easy, chocolaty, peanut buttery, goodness. Get in my belly!!

Oh yea!

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