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.
From my experience, the best substitute for whole wheat or spelt flour is Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten-free flour.
You can try a tablespoon of water, but the applesauce adds a bit of sweetness and helps to hold the pizookie together in the absence of eggs.
Yes, that will work.
Tips and tricks
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
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!