Our healthy fruit pizza with oatmeal crust is similar to a fruit flan with a crisp crust and flavor-packed custard layered with your favorite fruit. Gluten-free.
This fruit pizza is extremely simple to make & perfect for serving to your family or for a special occasion. Plus, it is delicious & nutritious! It will become a go-to for times when you’re looking for a healthy fruit dessert.
HOW TO MAKE
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Add oats, dates and vanilla extract to a high-speed blender. Blend until pureed.
- Spray cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place oat mixture into the pan and spread into the bottom of the pan, firmly pressing to form a crust.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned. Let cool.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk yogurt, milk and dry pudding mix. Whisk until firm.
- Once the crust is cooled, spread pudding mixture on top, spreading until it reaches the edges of the crust.
- Top with your favorite fruit and serve, or store in the refrigerator until serving.
Start by adding the oats, dates & vanilla into a blender or food processor.
Next, pulse the ingredients until combined.
My kids always tell me that they know the crust mixture is ready when it resembles sand, which is a perfect way to know when to stop blending!
After spraying the cake pan with non-stick spray, gently press the crust mixture into the pan.
Once formed into the pie pan, bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
BAKING TIP: When pressing a crust into a pan, make sure it is evenly distributed. Otherwise, some parts of the crust will be overcooked while other parts will be undercooked.
DO I HAVE TO USE THIS CRUST RECIPE?
There are SO many great crust recipes out there that it can be hard to choose. I picked this crust recipe because the oats, dates & vanilla pair extremely well with the fruit.
While the crust is baking, add greek yogurt, milk & dry pudding mix into a bowl.
I use a vanilla dry pudding mix but other flavors such as lemon, banana or peach are great substitutions.
Whisk ingredients together until the pudding custard filling is creamy.
Remove the crust from the oven & let it cool.
It’s important that the crust is completely cool before adding the custard filling and fruit because otherwise the toppings will melt & you’ll have yourself a mess.
While you wait for the crust to cool, find your favorite fresh, frozen or canned fruit.
Spread the custard filling onto the crust once it is cool to the touch.
I typically place a generous amount of filling in the center of the crust and spread to the edges to eliminate cracking the crust while spreading the custard.
Now it is time for my absolute FAVORITE part of the recipe!
SHOULD I USE FRESH, FROZEN OR CANNED FRUIT?
This recipe is great because you can honestly use whatever fruit you have on hand. I have made this fruit flan with fresh, frozen and canned and all types work. I typically use fresh fruit when possible because I prefer the flavor and bright colors.
If I use frozen fruit, I typically defrost the fruit before adding it to my flan. However, I encourage you to try it both ways (frozen vs defrosting) and picking the way that works best for you.
Time to add the fruit! In my opinion, this is the best step in the recipe to encourage your kids to get creative.
- American flag for the 4th of July made with blueberries, blackberries & strawberries
- Easter egg for Easter made with mango chunks, kiwi slices & strawberry slices
- Christmas tree for Christmas made with kiwi slices for the tree & berries for the ornaments
- Heart for Valentines Day made with strawberries & blueberries
- Rainbow made with strawberries, oranges, pineapples, green and purple grapes & blueberries
After the design is complete, it is time to serve your masterpiece! I typically cut my fruit flan into pie slices.
SERVING TIP: Wait to add the fruit until closer to the serving time to eliminate the fruit juices from leaking into the filling. I store my crust in the fridge until serving time to keep it chilled.
I hope you & your family enjoy the fruit flan as much as mine. Be sure to try my Fruit Waffle Cones and Double Chocolate Brownies if you are looking to make healthy kid-friendly dessert recipes!
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Fruit Pizza with Oatmeal Crust
- cake pan
- 2 cups certified gluten-free quick cook oats
- 10 ounces pitted dates
- 2 3.4 ounce packages vanilla instant pudding ✅
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt ✅
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ✅
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1 can peach slices, drained and set on a paper towel to remove liquid
- 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
- 3 fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- optional: fresh mint for garnish
- Preheat the oven and prep the pan. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Blend the oats. Add oats, dates, and vanilla to high-speed blender. Blend until pureed. Place oat mixture into the pan and spread into the bottom of the pan, firmly pressing to form a crust.
- ⭐️Bake. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned. Let cool.
- Make the custard. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk yogurt, milk, and dry pudding mix. Whisk until firm.
- Layer the custard and fruit. Once the crust is cooled, spread pudding mixture on top, spreading until it reaches the edges of the crust. Top with your favorite fruit
- Serve. Serve right away, or store in the refrigerator until serving.
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I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for a great gluten free dessert!
Helen Miller says
Sounds great! I will make/prepare my own vanilla pudding using stevia and add plain Greek yogurt. Love the dates mixed with oats.
Looking forward to making this.