A breakfast pizza recipe you can make for any meal! Homemade Socca pizza crust made from just 3 ingredients; sliced pineapple, uncured bacon, egg, onion, and creamy meltable artisan cheese! A breakfast pizza that’s quick to make, grain free, and deliciously nutritious. You’ll be hooked!
This Grain-Free Socca Breakfast Pizza recipe is sponsored by Emmi Artisan Cheese from Switzerland. I am excited to share about their new Kaltbach Le Crémeux cheese and Swiss cheese heritage. Now, get ready to BREAK the FAST in the most delicious way!
Oh hello there cheesy (yet still healthy) delicious socca breakfast pizza! It’s nice to see you on this feisty Monday Morning!
I’m slightly bias to breakfast food. I have the privilege of working from home and enjoying a slower breakfast. Don’t hate me. And trust me, it may be a slower breakfast but it’s still a working breakfast. I mean, how do you think I came up with this breakfast pizza? I was “working.”
Okay that’s not the point here, the point is that I truly believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Now, here’s where I’m going to confuse you a wee bit. When I say breakfast, I’m literally referring to literal Break the Fast meal! A meal to which you will help replenish your bodies nutritional needs. A meal that refuels you from a period of fasting, whether it be the waking morning fast, or after a longer stint of time without a real food. Such as traveling, the working on the go, school, etc.
Breakfast can be anytime, anywhere, and but it needs to be jammed packed with key micronutrients, protein, healthy fats, fiber, and quality carbohydrates! A meal that is going to sustain you and your family for hours on end. Capeesh? I’m preaching to the choir here.
That being said, now you know why I’m about to go gaga over this loaded socca breakfast pizza! It’s all the things you need to break that fast. Heck, it’s all the things the body will CRAVE if you’re lacking in calories and nutrients. And you know what? It’s meal you can meal prep ahead or bake right up in minutes for a satisfying dinner… I mean brinner.
Let’s discuss the elements of a perfectly balanced breakfast pizza. Homemade yet simple and healthy! Ahh the best of both worlds.
First, the crust. Socca! Socca pizza has been our go gluten free/grain free pizza crust lately. It’s made with just 3 plant based ingredients and is super cheap! All you need is chickpea flour, herbs/olive oil, and water.
This crust is rich in fiber, plant based protein, and iron. The best part? You can make multiple socca pizza crusts at once then freeze them for later. Works like a charm! And they literally take 15 minutes to make!
Now about those Breakfast pizza toppings! The ingredients that make you jump out of bed for breakfast.
- Pineapple – As you can tell, I’m on a pineapple kick. It’s such a useful and delicious fruit/ Loaded with Vitamin C and bromelain. Nature’s digestive enzyme that helps you absorb more nutrients. YEA!
- Spinach – Because who doesn’t want to have those guns like popeye (muscles that is).
- Tomato sauce – Rich in Vitamin C and Lycopene
- Uncured Bacon or Ham – Uncured bacon or ham really can be healthy. The natural salts contain magnesium. Plus there are no artificial preservatives or nitrates. A little slice adds tons of flavor and goes a long way. If you are not a meat eater, that’s totally fine, you can omit it. There’s plenty of protein in this breakfast pizza anyway!
- Onion – Ahh yes, a prebiotic vegetable. Good for feeding that gut flora.
- Egg – The ultimate breakfast food. Eggs are rich in Vitamin D, Choline (for energy and brain health), complete protein, and healthy fats.
- Cilantro – A zesty herb that helps fight inflammation!
And then I saved the best for last!
- Creamy meltable artisan cheese. Emmi Kaltbach Le Crémeux!! – Ya’ll this cheese is so talented! It’s aged yet still creamy! Remember my tidbit on aged cheese in my last cheesy cauliflower grits recipes? Yes, aged cheese is naturally lower in lactose. That’s great for those on LOW FODMAP diet. It’s also rich in calcium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and high-quality protein.
What you should know about Kaltbach Le Crémeux!:
Aged for a minimum of 120 days, Emmi Kaltbach Le Crémeux develops a unique, complex flavor in the Kaltbach caves. Sweet and unassuming at first, this semi-firm cheese keeps you coming back for another bite as the flavor and texture develops and becomes reminiscent of a soft cooked egg yolk in a bowl of ramen.
You see what I’m saying here? The Kaltbach Le Crémeux cheese is similar to egg yolk in texture, mild, creamy, lower in lactose, all natural, and basically the perfect addition for breakfast pizza. I thought it tasted similar to that of provolone, gouda, and swiss cheese combined. Basically cheese PERFECTION. Smooth and creamy! I know, I am bias. But hey, you know how picky I am about cheese.
Let’s get cookin!Print
Socca breakfast style pizza that’s quick to make, grain free, and deliciously nutritious.
For the Socca Crust:
- 1 1/4 cup chickpea flour/garbanzo bean flour (they are the same)
- 1 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/4 tsp sea salt and pepper each (to taste)
- 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil (1 tbsp for heating pan)
- 1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
- 1 tsp of herbed seasoning of choice (optional). You can also use garlic or onion powder here.
- 10 to 12 inch Pan to heat in oven (cast iron works great. See notes for size)
Toppings for the Breakfast Pizza:
- 1/3 cup tomato sauce (or tomato paste if you want a thicker sauce)
- 1/4 tsp minced garlic
- handful of spinach leafs
- 4 thin slices of pineapple
- 1/4 cup sliced or chopped shallot or red onion
- Optional uncured Canadian bacon or ham (1 ounce thin sliced)
- 1 ounces of sliced artisan cheese (We used Emmi Kaltbach Le Crémeux cheese)
- 0.5 ounces of shaved or grated cheese
- sliced bell pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh Cilantro to garnish
- Crushed red pepper flakes to top
- optional hot sauce or Sriracha to top each slice
- First prepare your socca crust. Mix your chickpea flour, 2 tbsp olive oil, water, and herbs/seasoning together. Whisk until smooth. It’s best to let it sit for 15-20 minutes at room temperature.
- While the batter is sitting, preheat oven to broil. Place your oven safe pan in the oven to heat for 10 minutes. I used a 10 in cast iron skillet.
- While the pan is preheating, chop/slice your onion, pineapple, and bell pepper. Set aside.
- Remove pan with gloves after 10 minutes. Add 1 tbsp of oil to the pan and swirl it around to coat pan. Gently pour in your chickpea/socca batter. Tilt pan so the batter fills and is even. (see notes on pan size)
- Turn oven down to 425F and place pan back in oven for 5- 8 minutes or so. Just until the batter is set. If you are using a bigger pan, the pizza will be thinner and will probably make faster. So check at 5 minutes. Remove from oven.
- Spread the tomato sauce and garlic on top. Then add your spinach, pineapple, onion, and optional bacon. Add just a few slices of bell pepper but keep a handful aside. You will need the extra to keep the egg in place.
- Place 1 ounce of your cheese (Emmi Kaltbach Le Crémeux) slices around the top of the other ingredients. Leave a small space in the center of the pizza for the egg.
- Now place the rest of your bell pepper slices around that center whole. You can see my picture for an example.
- Carefully crack an egg and place it in the “nest” of the bell pepper and cheese. Right in the center of the pizza. There may be some egg white that escapes, but that’s okay. Add 1/2 ounce of shredded cheese on top. Gently Place the pizza back in oven for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and the egg is set. Check at 10 minutes just to be safe.
- Remove from the oven. You should be able to slide the pizza crust onto a stone or heat safe surface.
- Add fresh cilantro and red pepper flakes. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle a little hot sauce or Sriracha on top! Slice and serve.
- Depending on the size of your pan, you can make 2 small pizzas or 1 larger thinner crust pizza. Serves about 2-3.
- I used a 10 in cast iron skillet skillet which made the crust thicker. Bob’s Red Mill has a great chickpea flour for Socca
Estimated Nutrition per serving shown for 2 slices of large pizza, using turkey bacon
- Category: breakfast
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: socca pizza, breakfast pizza, gluten free, grain free
The Socca Breakfast Pizza has all the nutrient dense foods you need to refuel anytime of day! Real food, real good, real fast! That should be my new blog motto. Haha right?
Y’all. I do not lie, this breakfast pizza is my new jam! Plus everyone needs a good savory breakfast dish in their life, right? For busy week days or weekends and all!
What you’re go to breakfast pizza toppings?