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Beet Crust Dessert Pizza {Guest Post}

An easy recipe for a Beet Crust Dessert Pizza: a sweet and colorful way to sneak more veggies into your diet! Hooray! 

Sneak more veggies into your dessert with this Beet Dessert Pizza! Gluten Free and super easy! Today I bring you a little healthy and a little sweet all wrapped up in one fabulous gluten free (and red!) package all courtesy of Shashi from Runnin’ Srilankan! I found Shashi over on Spiced (you remember David with the Parmesan rolls right?) and I couldn’t help but be pulled in by her bubbly personality and health-food focused blog!

If you are ever wondering how to sneak more beets into your diet, Shashi has you covered! If you think this pizza is genius, you must check out her Beet Hot Chocolate, Beet Crepes, or these Chocolate Beet Cookies!

I discovered that Shashi lives in Atlanta right before I had to leave for NYC, but you’d better believe that we’ll be meeting up as soon as I get back!

Sneak more veggies into your dessert with this Beet Dessert Pizza! Gluten Free and super easy!

Hi American Heritage Cooking Fans – I am Shashi from RunninSriLankan and I am so honored to be here today, posting for master cupcake extraordinaire and fellow Atlanta Blogger, Lindsey! Lindsey and I “met” through comments on David’s blog and I have had to slap myself silly whenever I have found myself scrolling through her drool-inducing posts ever since!

In ten days, heart shaped candies and chocolates and red roses will start flying off store shelves… and… in eleven days, I will be scouring those shelves for the discounted sales on the leftovers! Yup, sales fascinate me – almost as much as some of the theories behind Valentine’s Day itself.

One of the theories I have come across suggests that it was the actions of a Roman priest, named St. Valentine, that lead to any significance being associated with February 14.

Sneak more veggies into your dessert with this Beet Dessert Pizza! Gluten Free and super easy!

As this theory goes… there was a Roman emperor called Claudias who, figuring that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers, prohibited the marriage of young people! Along came St. Valentine, who was an advocate of marriage and who, (inspite of the prohibition by Claudias), began secretly marrying those people wishing to do so. St. Valentine was eventually caught and imprisoned. And, while he was imprisoned and awaiting his sentence, he started having a visitor. A young lady. Who, turned out to be the daughter of “Asterius”, who was one of the men who was to judge him. The theory goes on to say that, St. Valentine prayed with and healed the young lady of her blindness which led to Asterius himself reinstating his loyalty to Christianity. However, it doesn’t end there – this particular theory further goes on to say that St. Valentine was sentenced to torture and ultimately death – and, the last note St. Valentine sent to Asterius’ daughter was signed with these three words “from your Valentine”.

Now there are other theories and stories – but, this is one of my favorites. When my daughter was in elementary school, it was customary to have little Valentine’s day cards for every one of her classmates. Even though each child took turns going around and placing a Valentine’s day card/chocolate in other’s “mail boxes” while in plain site of each other, my daughter never wanted to sign her name on the cards she gave out, instead she would simply scribble “from your Valentine” on the back!

Sneak more veggies into your dessert with this Beet Dessert Pizza! Gluten Free and super easy!

While I wait for those discounted candies to go on sale, my daughter and I will be chowing on some dessert beet pizza! The beet pizza base isn’t too different from my past beet pizzas – but it does have one teaspoon cane sugar and teaspoon vanilla in it.

I baked the base first and let it come to room temperature before topping it with whipped coconut cream, chocolate and peanut butter chips and melted chocolate and melted peanut butter. This dessert beet pizza is quite popular at our home and we have also topped it with whipped cream instead of the whipped coconut. One time, my daughter even insisted we top it with frozen yogurt and homemade hard-shell -and seeing she had a healthy dose of veggies in her dessert, I couldn’t argue!

Lindsey, here! You should check out Runnin’ Srilankan for more healthy meals & treats!

Don’t forget to follow Shashi on InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

Beet Crust Dessert Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Beet Crust Dessert Pizza

Infuse some veggies into your dessert with this Dessert Beet Pizza! Top it with whipped cream or coconut cream and your favorite toppings for a sweet treat that doesn't pack in the calories!

Ingredients

    For the Beet Crust:
  • 1 cup roasted and pureed beets (I roasted 2 beets at 400 for 45 minutes)
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup brown flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar
  • Toppings:
  • Chocolate chips (1 ½ cups)
  • Peanut butter chips (1 ½ cups)

Instructions

  1. For the base: Preheat oven to 375, Mix all ingredients together and bake 25-28 mins
  2. Let cool
  3. Then top with coconut cream or whipped cream and 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter chips. Melt the remaining cup of chocolate chips and drizzle over the pizza- repeat with the peanut butter chips.
https://americanheritagecooking.com/2015/02/beet-crust-dessert-pizza/

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12 Comments

  • John@Kitchen Riffs
    February 4, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I love Shashi’s blog! Her recipes – and posts! — are always so much fun. Witness this pizza, for example. Beet crust? Amazing idea! I love what she’s been doing with beets. This is so creative — thanks.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 12, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      It’s crazy right?! It’s incredible the ideas she dreams up!

      Reply
  • Sophie
    February 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

    A fantastic guest post this is! Waw even! The dessert pizza looks just stunning & Ooh so inviting too!

    MMMMMMMM,….!!!!

    Reply
  • marcie
    February 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    This is so original and looks so festive for Valentine’s Day! I’ve never tried a dessert pizza before and really need to — it would be one tasty, fun dessert! And I need to start scouring the shelves for discounted chocolate after Valentine’s Day, too!

    Reply
  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    February 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Love seeing Shashi here! This dessert pizza looks gorgeous and such a creative and brilliant way to sneak in some veggies! The color is just gorgeous and perfect for Valentine’s Day! Great recipe, thanks for sharing Shashi and Lindsey!

    Reply
  • Nora (A Clean Bake)
    February 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    This pizza is gorgeous and sounds like it would be absolutely amazing!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      February 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      It’s so colorful! It’s like an abstract work of art 🙂

      Reply
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  • Victoria
    December 23, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I love it, really a fantastic guest post this is from Lindsey! Thank you for great share.

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      December 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks, Victoria!

      Reply
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