I have a question: How can something so healthy be so delicious?? It’s sweet, it’s fresh, it’s creamy, it’s packed with flavours. What else would anyone ever want? And I didn’t even add a single grain of refined sugar. It tastes delicious, AND it makes you feel good. We’re getting the best of both worlds with this recipe! This dish is basically made of three parts: the oatmeal cookie, the vegan custard, and the fresh fruits. For the oatmeal cookie, we used our 3-Ingredient Vegan Oatmeal Cookies recipe that is basically made of only two things: bananas and oatmeal. The third ingredient is optional and for this particular recipe, we don’t really need to add it. Oh, and it’s important to remember that we’re not making several small cookies but one giant cookie.
To make this stunning, delicious, mouth-watering vegan oatmeal fruit pizza, let’s start with the oatmeal cookie. Our recipe for the vegan oatmeal cookies can yield 2 large cookies of about 10 cm in diameter. The cook time also varies. Since the cookies are bigger, you might want to leave it to bake a little bit longer. Mine was ready after about 25 minutes, but it all depends on the oven. Once they are done baking, let the cookies rest for at least 5 minutes.
Now on to the vegan custard! I’ve never made a vegan custard before, but I have to say it’s probably just as delicious as your regular vanilla custard. I used soy milk to make it since that’s what I had on hand, but you can also use some almond milk, which I think should be quite tasty. And this one only requires 3 ingredients: soy milk, corn starch, and maple syrup. You just have to cook all three together in a saucepan at medium heat while stirring constantly until it thickens. And voila! You got yourself a vegan custard. An important thing to remember though is to thoroughly mix the corn starch with the soy milk before putting on them on the heat, otherwise you might end up with a lumpy custard. Once the custard cooled enough, you can spread it evenly on top of the oatmeal cookies!
And now, the fun part! Putting on the toppings to decorate the cookie was such a fun process, and it almost felt like art. You can use whatever fruit you want and you can lay them out however you want. We love blueberries, kiwis, and strawberries, so that’s what we won’t with. And we decided to lay the sliced strawberries in circle to make it look symmetrical and clean. But if you want to put them in diagonals, you do you! It took us probably 35 minutes to do all this, so it’s pretty simple to make, though it looks pretty complicated. But that’s what’s cool about it no? You can impress people with your cooking skills and food presentation but in reality, it’s so easy to make! As usual, the summary of ingredients and directions are written below and as always, happy eating!
INGREDIENTS (yields 2 fruit pizzas)
- 2 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- 1 cup of unsweetened soy milk
- 2 tbsp of cornstarch
- 2 tbsp of maple syrup
- Mixed assortment of fruits for toppings (we used kiwis, blueberries, and strawberries)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana with the oatmeal until well-mixed. Let rest for 5 minutes.
- Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Lay some parchment paper on a baking sheet and pour the banana-oatmeal mixture into two separate piles. Spread each pile in order to make a 10 cm-diameter circle. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let rest for 5 minutes.
- In a saucepan, combine the soy milk and corn starch, mix well until corn starch is completely dissolved in soy milk. Add the maple syrup and cook over medium heat while stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Spread the custard evenly on top of the cookies.
- Top with sliced fruits and maple syrup.