Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

Do you have a happy food? Mine is, hands-down, eggs. I love everything about them – how they taste, how versatile they are, how quickly they go from ingredient to finished meal… plus, they just look happy to me. Which is why it’s rather shocking it took me so long to realize you can put an egg on a pizza. Egg. On a Pizza! I got the idea from my lovely friend’s Yasmin’s food blog, Le Sauce. Check it. I’ve been making these regularly for the past few months and it’s more of an idea than a recipe as you can really mix it up with whatever you’ve in your fridge.

Unfortunately, my childrens’ happy food? Sugar, sugar and a little more sugar. It’s a subject that you can’t get away from these days but it’s something that’s been on my mind for a long time. The health issues that stem for our culture’s addiction to sugar are so serious and wide-ranging – it just doesn’t make sense not to take some action. I’m dying to see Fed Up, the Katie Curic-narrated documentary that looks at our over-dependence on sugar, the spoonful of sugar that food marketers are trying to feed our kids and how changing things at home is the most important step we can make. Well, you know that Laura and I will be singing in that choir! Check out the trailer here: Fed Up Trailer

One of my favourite guys on Twitter, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff (@YoniFreedhoff) is also a big supporter of this balanced message. As the medical director of The Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa – Dr. Freedhoff is committed to non-surgical weight management since 2004. You can check out what he thinks of the food industry, healthy living and weight on his blog Weighty Matters. Or you can tell us how you’re cutting back on sugar in your family for a chance to win one of five copies of Dr. Freedhoff’s excellent book: The Diet Fix; Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work. Just leave a comment below and let us know some ways you’re cutting back on sugar – we love hearing from you.

Okay, back to egg-y pizza goodness. Like I said it’s more of an idea than a recipe – it’s really about what you like, what you’ve got in your kitchen. Here’s how I made these…

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Put an Egg on it Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 pitas
  • 1 cup passata (or tomato or pizza sauce)
  • 1 1/2 - to 2 cups mozzarella, grated
  • 1/4 cup crisply fried bacon, crumbled
  • few leaves of basil
  • 2 eggs

Method

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Grab a cookie sheet and place two pitas on it.

Pour your tomato sauce right on top and use the back of a spoon to spread it around.

Just leave a little edge clear of sauce all the way around.

Sprinkle your cheese on each pita and push it slightly out the edges so you make a nest for your egg. The middle part might not have any cheese at all so you can make a good barrier to the egg slipping away

Sprinkle basil and the bacon all around the edge of your cheese nest.

Now gently crack an egg in the middle.

Slide the cookie sheet carefully into the oven.

Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes, depending on how done you like your eggs.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Colleen
    May 16, 07:50 Reply

    If I put an egg on our pizza, my kids would flip.
    One of the ways that I’ve been cutting back on sugar in our house is by making our own bread. I’ve altered a quick recipe so that there is more whole wheat flour than white, and only a tablespoon of honey. I also make our whole wheat pizza crust from scratch, no sugar in the crust or sauce.

  2. Kathleen
    May 22, 19:00 Reply

    We get bread from a baker who doesn’t use sugar and we don’t buy flavoured yogurts. Dessert in our house usually means fruit unless there is a special occasion.

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