Bored with your current breakfast options? Believe it or not, homemade pizzas are becoming a healthy alternative to cereal or eggs. Sure, the leftover store-bought pizza from the night before may be a great breakfast on-the-go, but it likely doesn’t provide you with the healthy nutrients that you need to power through the day.
Homemade pizzas on the other hand can help give you the right nutrients and energy, while still eating one of your favorite foods. Plus, they can be made in various ways using numerous healthy and fresh ingredients. Today, we’re showcasing an avocado egg breakfast pizza which you can file away under your recipes for avocados.
If you are a breakfast pizza lover, then this recipe is for you! Read below to discover healthy benefits, ingredients that can be swapped, directions and why we love it.
Avocados are packed with 20 different vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C, E, K and B-6 as well as fiber, magnesium and potassium. They also provide a variety of antioxidants which are important for protecting your overall health. In addition, this nutrient packed fruit is a good source of beneficial fats that are not only healthy but help curb your appetite.
WHAT INGREDIENTS CAN YOU SWAP OUT/ADD IN?
When making these breakfast pizzas, feel free to swap out the pizza dough with flatbread or pita bread. Be sure to warm the bread before adding toppings. This is also a great way to speed up the prep time if you’re in a hurry.
In addition to avocado, feel free to add veggies, such as peppers, broccoli or green onions. These toppings are an easy way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet.
Check out how to make your own tasty avocado breakfast pizza below.
AVOCADO BREAKFAST PIZZA RECIPE
1 large avocado
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1½ teaspoons lime juice
⅛ teaspoon salt
½ pound pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Hot sauce, for serving (optional)
Add chopped avocado, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a medium bowl. Mash the ingredients with a fork until mostly smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste. You may need more salt and lime juice for a larger avocado. Set aside.
Next, take the pizza dough and divide in four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a thin 6-inch circle. Heat a well-seasoned cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, use a stainless steel skillet and add a very light layer of oil. Place one of the pizza dough circles in the center of the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes. The underside should be browned while the top is bubbly. Flip and cook until the other side is browned. Repeat with the other pieces of pizza dough or put them in a bag and store in the refrigerator for later use.
Press down if the dough begins to puff up while cooking. Transfer cooked dough to a plate. Spread ¼ of the avocado mixture onto each pizza dough circle.
Finally, heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the eggs to desired type. Place one fried egg on top of one of the pizza circles and serve immediately. Add a drizzle of hot sauce, if desired.