Italian Oats Pizza

Italian Oats Pizza Recipe

Italian Oats Pizza recipe is wholesome pizza that you will have no guilt of having a pizza again. The addition of spinach and paneer and the Italian oats in the crust brings out a great taste and the children will surely love it.

Cooking time
45 min
Preparation time
15 min
Serves
4
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48

Fit Foodie Recipe Score

28

Regular Recipe Score

Fit Foodie Meter was developed in consultation with the Indian Dietetic Association

This recipe score more as whole-wheat crust and oats makes it healthier than the regular crust.The addition of spinach and paneer adds to the protein and nutrition.

Ingredients

For the Italian Oat Pizza Dough

 

  • 1-1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 80 grams Italian oats
  • 3/4 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast 
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

 

For the Spinach Paneer Topping

 

  • 1 recipe of tomato basil sauce
  • 200 grams spinach, finely chopped
  • 100 grams paneer, grated
  • 2 teaspoons dried pizza seasoning
  • chili flakes for taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil for cooking

 

For Tomato Basil Sauce

 

 

  • 300 grams tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs of basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

How to make Italian Oats Pizza

  • To begin making the Pizza Dough Recipe, into the 3/4 cup of warm water, add in the honey to the  water and stir well
  • In a bowl of the stand mixer or in a large bowl, add the whole-wheat flour, the oats, and instant dry yeast. Mix all the dry ingredients together
  • Gradually add the warm honey water and knead until all the flour is combined
  • Coat the dough with a teaspoon of olive oil. Cover the dough and let it rest in a warm place until doubled in size, about 2 hours
  • After about two hours, you can choose to place the dough in the refrigerator and store this risen dough for 3 to 4 days and make mini or large pizzas as and when required for your family
  • Making a pizza with multi-grains is healthy, quick and easy to bake too
  • Next step is to make the topping. Heat oil in a wok, adds the spinach, sprinkle some salt and sauté until the spinach has wilted and all the water is evaporated. Add the pizza seasoning and the chili flakes and adjust the flavors to suit your taste. Keep this aside
  • Finally, the to make the tomato basil sauce, blanch the tomatoes in hot water for a few minutes. Remove the skin from the tomatoes
  • Place the tomatoes into a blender to make a smooth puree
  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a saucepan; add the garlic, pureed tomatoes, and basil leaves. Add salt and black pepper to taste and bring it to a brisk boil 
  • Boil for about 5 to 10 minutes until you get a thick pizza sauce. Keep this aside
  • The next step is to make the skillet pizza with the prepared dough 
  • Heat a cast iron skillet or a regular skillet and grease the skillet well with olive oil
  • Keep some dry flour for dusting by the side on a small plate. Divide the pizza dough into 6 equal portions
  • Roll out the pizza dough into thick rounds by dusting it in flour. Place the rolled out pizza dough on the skillet and cook partially on both sides, by flipping it around a couple of times
  • Once both sides are partially cooked, spread the tomato basil pasta sauce, scatter the spinach and sprinkle with grated paneer
  • Cover the pizza skillet with a lip and allow the pizza to cook through
  • Once you notice the sides and bottom of the pizza have begun to crisp, open the lid and cook for about a minute more
  • You will notice the bottom of the pizza and the sides are becoming slightly crisp and brown
  • Once done, the pizzas are ready to be served

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