Cinnamon streusel dessert pizza, in my opinion, may be one of the best desserts of all time. This version is made with healthier ingredients, has gluten-free and paleo options, and really tastes like the real deal. Serve this at your next get-together, girls night, or wine night and it’ll be a hit!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Almond flour: There are no subs that’ll work as a 1:1 swap for almond flour, unless you use store-bought cashew flour.
Oil or butter: Coconut oil, ghee, or vegan butter will all work. Ghee or vegan butter will give this the most authentic dessert pizza flavor.
Oats: You can use quick oats or rolled oats. I prefer quick oats. You can opt for gluten free oats or swap them for extra nuts for a paleo option.
Chopped nuts: I like using a mix of pecans, walnuts, and almonds, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
Coconut sugar: You can also use monk fruit, however coconut sugar gives the recipe that “caramelized” flavor. You can also use regular sugar if you’re not worried about this recipe being refined sugar free!
Cashews: This is what is used to make the base of the frosting. You can also use raw sunflower seeds as a 1:1 replacement!
How to make cinnamon streusel dessert pizza
- Mix together the dough ingredients until a dough forms. Shape into a circle on a piece of parchment paper, building up the edges a bit (almost like a deep dish/stuffed crust look). This will hold the fillings inside the middle.
- Mix together the filling ingredients until combined. Pour into the center of the pizza and spread it out.
- Bake! While it’s baking, make the frosting by blending everything together until smooth. Add to a piping bag or something similar.
- Once the dessert pizza has cooled, you can frost it. OR you can wait until you’re about to serve it, warm the pizza slices, and then add the topping.
Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge. Reheat before eating.
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Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 6 tbsp coconut sugar
- 6 tbsp melted coconut oil or ghee
- 1 egg room temp
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract & pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup organic quick or old-fashioned rolled oats *See notes
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 5 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup cashews *soaked in hot water for 1 hour prior
- 3-4 tbsp canned coconut milk or cream *use the solid part from the top of the can
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix together the dough ingredients until dough forms. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper and form it into a circle pizza crust. Build up the edges/crust around the pizza (almost like a stuffed crust/deep dish look). This will help keep the filling inside the pizza.
- Mix together the filling ingredients together until smooth. Add to the middle of the pizza crust, spreading it out evenly.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes until the edges are golden. Remove from the oven.
- To make the frosting, blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. You want it to be thick like cream cheese frosting. Place it in the fridge to firm up while you wait for the pizza to cool a bit.
- You can either drizzle the pizza after it cools or you can warm up the slices when ready to eat and add the frosting then.