Fresh Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding – Cooking with Kids Recipe

Fresh Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding - by Little Spoons and Spice

It’s no surprise that Chia pudding is growing in popularity. We’re takin’ it a step further putting it on fruit pizza.

The crust is a soft and tender, cookie-like layer with a coating of sweet chia pudding and topped with fresh berries.  The combo is perfecto!

This recipe could trick anyone into thinking they’re eating a dessert.  What a fun way to give your kiddos more fiber, omega-3’s and fresh fruit.

OK, let’s start cooking.  Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spoon or spatula
  • 12” cast iron pan
  • Knife & cutting board for slicing fruit or chopping nuts
    • Or ziplock bag and rolling pin for younger ones to assist with crushing walnuts

Fresh Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding - by Little Spoons and Spice

Fresh Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding - by Little Spoons and Spice Fresh Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding - by Little Spoons and SpiceFresh Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding - by Little Spoons and Spice

AGE APPROPRIATE COOKING TASKS

Every child’s ability varies depending on maturity or cognitive and physical ability.  Parents need to use their own discretion when assigning tasks.  These are general guidelines for the Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding.

Younger than 3 years old

  • Name and count ingredients with child
  • Dump measured ingredients into bowl
  • Assist with stirring ingredients together
  • Spread oil evenly in cast iron pan using a paper towel
  • Wash fresh fruit
  • Chop walnuts using a ziplock bag and rolling pin
  • Decorate top of pizza with fresh fruit

3 – 5 years old

  • All of tasks from younger than 3 years old
  • Count and measure ingredients
  • Whisk ingredients together
  • Pour and spread chia pudding onto crust
  • Slice fresh fruit with kid-friendly knife

6 – 7 years old

  • All of the younger tasks

8 – 9 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Loosen crust in pan using a butter knife or spatula. Remind them to be gently, as this is a soft crust.

10 – 12 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Use the oven to bake crust, may need assistance due to the heaviness of the cast iron pan

 

FRIENDLY REMINDERS:

  • Wash everyone’s hands!
  • Clean all work surfaces before starting.
  • Leave tasting until the end. Your child might not understand the difference between a ready-to-eat ingredient and a raw unsafe ingredient.
  • It is okay for your kitchen to get a little messy.
  • Keep in mind that your child is learning, so patience is key!

 

Fresh Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 1 sice (1/8 slice)
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup walnuts finely chopped
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup Chia Pudding see Chia Pudding recipe
  • Topping:
  • Fresh berries of your choice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375℉.
  • Combine crust ingredients to medium size bowl and stir until evenly combined and no clumps.
  • Add a few tablespoons of canola oil to a seasoned 12” cast iron pan. I use a paper towel to evenly cover the entire surface of the pan. Add batter to pan and evenly spread batter in bottom of pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 375℉.
  • Allow crust to cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • Prepare chia pudding – see chia pudding recipe.
  • Before adding chia pudding to the crust, I use a butter knife or spatula to loosen the crust, which will make it easier when serving later.
  • Now you’re ready to add the chia pudding. Spread pudding evenly across the crust. Take fresh fruit and any other toppings you desire and decorate the top of the pizza. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.

 

 

Comments

  1. This looks so yummy! And I bet kids would love to watch as the Chi pudding turns from a liquid milky concoction to a thick yummy yogurt! As always thanks for sharing!

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