This healthy pizookie recipe is a delicious way to enjoy the modern treat! It's made with whole grain spelt flour, oats, and coconut sugar as healthy replacements for white flour and sugar.
What is a pizookie?
Apparently, some wise person had the culinary fortitude to combine two of America's favorite treats in a skillet: pizza and cookies!
This is pizza only to the extent that the size of this cookie is larger than a regular cookie.
Some years back, my husband and one of his old college wrestling buddies went to a popular restaurant here in Tucson where he partook of his first pizookie.
He's been smitten ever since, so I wanted to recreate the popular dessert for him!
Why we love this pizookie recipe
Serves 2-3 people - This is a great recipe to share with a couple friends or a loved one!
It's egg-free and dairy-free - No eggs or butter needed for those with allergies.
Naturally sweetened - Coconut sugar makes a great substitute for white sugar.
It's delicious and fun! - Making a cookie in a skillet is a fun, new way to try this classic dessert.
Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately first, then combine them to make a thick, cookie dough batter.
Press the batter into a 6 or 9-inch skillet (see Tips and Tricks below), and top it with chocolate.
Can I use gluten-free flour?
Is there a substitute for the applesauce?
Can I use quick oats?
Tips and tricks
There are two skillets you can use, depending on your preference of cookie. Use a 6-inch skillet for a thicker cookie, or a 9-inch skillet for a larger, thinner cookie.
If using a 9-inch skillet, be sure to spread your batter to the edges. The pizookie may appear as though it won't fill the pan, but it will! It also spreads and increases in size a bit while baking.
This healthy pizookie is particularly delicious with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of vanilla ice cream!
More cookie recipes you may enjoy
Low Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthy Chocolate Chip Pizookie
- 5 Tablespoons spelt flour
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons soft coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 Tablespoon nut or seed butter we enjoy peanut or almond butter
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoons chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Oil a small cast iron skillet (6-9 inches in diameter). You can also use a small pie plate. See Tips and Tricks above regarding the size.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut oil and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
- Whisk in the nut/seed butter, applesauce, and vanilla.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate small bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients into the oil/sugar mix and stir until combined.
- Scrape the batter into the oiled skillet and spread out to the edges. It may seem to you that there is not enough batter, but there is!
- Top with chocolate chips.
- Bake 13-16 minutes for a 9-inch skillet or 15-20 minutes for a 6-inch skillet (or until the edges are golden).
- Let cool for at least 10 minutes (this allows the pizookie to set).
- Cut and enjoy!
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!
Shared with: Full Plate Thursday, Morning Cup of Joe
Yay, I'm happy you enjoyed it Kathleen! 🙂
Also what is your recipe for cocoanut whipped cream or ice cream? I've had food allergies since I was 26(now 67). I love having so many blogging chefs!
What if you use half almond and half rice or all almond?
You could try it! Again, be sure to let it set for 10-20 minutes to help it stay together. I don't have a coconut whipped cream recipe, but I have a couple of ice creams. If you just enter 'ice cream' in my search bar in the upper right corner, they should come up. I can send you links if you'd prefer once I'm in front of my computer. Just let me know!
Will this come out of the pan before serving as a whole piece and can you use rice flour?
If you let it cool/set for a bit (10-20 minutes?), it will come out smoothly. Subbing rice flour will make it much more crumbly, but I bet it would still taste good!
Looks yummy 😉
Thanks girl! Andy and Liam would love this. 😀
I am drooling!!!!!!! You are AMAZING girl! 😉
Lol, go on.... 🙂
Lauren, I might just love you forever, now. I LOVE pizookies, and I know exactly where you got the idea, because that's our favorite restaurant when we're at home. For my snacks I couldn't have the ice-cream component, but I am excited to have a recipe for the cookie part. 😀 Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
Yay Susan! Thank YOU, and I hope you enjoy it! 😀
yum, yum and yum!!!
Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life
I'm so glad this is bean less (just because it didn't go over as well last time). Also love that's its made in the skillet - easy healthy comfort food!
OH!!!! that looks yummy! can i replace buckwheat flour w/ regular or whole wheat? what about coconut flour? thanks!