Happy Friday! So I was recently informed that it’s National Pizza Week, as in recently I mean yesterday morning. I really should have known this, especially since it’s the year of pizza for my family. By that I mean it’s our theme for our monthly family foodie dates this year. Yes we do a family foodie date, you can read about this years more in last week’s Spinach Artichoke Neapolitan Pizza post. If you are a regular reader you will know that we are all about pizza, unconventional pizza usually but pizza, especially homemade! This hasn’t always been the case but I’d say my youngest daughter and I were the last to get bitten by the pizza bug and that happened last year or the year before. All the pizza recipes posted last year are proof. So how did I not know this until yesterday when a pizza recipe of mine was posted?
Of course I had to fix that! I should have scheduled out family foodie pizza date this week but I think I’ll hold off since we’re still waiting on A’s and my shirts (yep cute donut ones from last year)! Instead since my girls have been requesting pizza bites and bagel bites because one had them at a friends house and one heard about them. So I whipped up my own little Fresh and Quick Pizza Bites (vegan, gluten free friendly) for them with only a few simple ingredients. They are even dairy free and vegan, and can easily be gluten free using a different bread. We used a sprouted bread and my husband’s homemade sourdough. Seriously someone stop him from making bread it’s been almost a month of fresh sourdough and while my tummy is surprisingly handling well I can’t remember the last time I’ve eaten this much bread and it’s a little scary.
The verdict… “these are the best ever mom!” I think that they were exaggerating a little but they were happy and smiling and that made me happy. Well until I made another pan to photograph and couldn’t even leave them for two seconds without them disappearing so I didn’t even get a plated picture. Really girls? To which they thought I could just make more. I was out of bread, I thought we had more sprouted bread in the freezer but with all the sourdough I haven’t checked in awhile. I’m sure we’ll have bread, fresh bread, again soon in the house. I’m sure we’ll be making them again really soon since they’re so quick and easy and the girls love them. Next time with salad since that’s what they wanted but we’re out of spinach and lettuce, go figure it was the day before grocery shopping day.
If you’re a regular reader of the blog I’m not one to whip something up and post it the next day. Well unless you go back a few years to me making a smoothie in the morning and thinking it’s so good I have to post it that same day. Those were also the crazy beginning days when I was told to build up my recipe box and I posted almost every day except a couple that year. CRAZY! These were just so quick and easy though, even tested 2 batches, 2 cheeses, 2 breads so I had to post for National Pizza Week!
Is football still on? Oh yes it is because I haven’t seen the half time Super Bowl show. These would even make an easy game day snack!
Did you celebrate National Pizza Week? Don’t worry if you still want to you have 2 days left in the week!
Fresh and Quick Pizza Bites (vegan, gluten free friendly)
Makes 12 bites, 2 servings, easily double for more
3-4 slices of bread (used Silver Hills Big 16 Sprouted bread and got 4 per slice for most slices except ends, for our small homemade sourdough we get 3 per slice)
3-4 Campari tomatoes
2oz Miyoko’s Fresh VeganMozz, or 2-3oz mozzarella of choice
12 small fresh basil leaves, or you can used fresh torn basil pieces
pizza seasoning or granulated garliccoconut oil or extra virgin olive oil spray
Preheat oven to 425F. Using a 2″ biscuit, or round cookie cutter, cut circles out of bread. If you don’t have a cutter you can cut the crust from your bread and cut bread into 4 squares. Place cut bread pieces on a baking sheet. Spray bread lightly with coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil spray and sprinkle with pizza seasoning or granulated garlic. Slice tomatoes into slices, depending on the size of your tomatoes getting 3-4 nice slices. Place tomato slices on top of the bread. Top with crumbled or shredded cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cheese is golden brown, Vegan Mozz will not get very brown. You can place under the broiler, watching carefully, for a couple minutes if desired. Top with fresh basil. Enjoy!
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Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
wow that cheese looks so real! I am certainly a pizza lover 🙂
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It’s so good that I don’t miss the real stuff and certainly not the tummy ache.
Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit
Such a cute concept! Now I want pizza…
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Thank you! Haha, I always want pizza lately!
I swear you come up with the most fun ideas! I need to try some of these dairy free cheese, I did in the past and they were only so so.
amanda -runtothefinish recently posted…Confessions of a Healthy Living Blogger
Thank you, my kids are a great source of inspiration! There are a couple I LOVE, the Miyoko’s Fresh VeganMozz is great melted but I don’t like it cold, Kite Hill Ricotta is another favorite lately and I like that hot or cold. Let me know what you think if you try them.
These look perfect for kids! Im sure adults would love them as well as who doesnt love a good pizza??
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The girls love them! Exactly, who doesn’t?
These look so fun, and great for kids to help with. I’m going to put them in rotation next week! We have a family pizza night each week so I’m always looking for ways to mix it up.
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Yes the girls helped me make them. Let me know what your kids think!
Mmm these look like such a great weekend appetizer!! Perfect for a dinner party or sunday game day too!
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Yes, and so easy!
What a great appetizer! I love that you cut the base into bite-sized pieces the size of the tomato slices. I’m totally making these at my next get together.
Thank you! Yes those tomatoes are perfect for a 2″ cutter, it was meant to be!
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
These look so yummy are perfect for watching a football game! Your photos look gorgeous!
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Yes, quick and easy snack or great for kids! Thank you, it was a quick impromptu to and I’m happy the pictures turned out good despite not being able to use natural light.
I am all for pizza bites and these look so tasty and simple to make! :D! I have sourdough starter at home and have been meaning to try making my own sourdough bread but…haven’t gotten around to it yet. Hopefully soon!? It’d be so perfect with this!
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They are so simple! Careful once you start making sourdough you don’t stop! LOL My husband is actually up making some right now to bake in the morning!
Meg @ With Salt and Wit
What a great appetizer! You can always count on pizza being a hit! These look delicious!
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Thank you! You’re right, can’t really go wrong with pizza!
These look SO good! I miss eating mini pizza bites and I feel like I need to make this ASAP! So easy to eat a zillion 😉
Carmy recently posted…Lazy No Bake Lasagna With A Skillet
Thank you Carmy! I can’t even remember the last time I had them. These are actually pretty filling so I don’t think you’d eat a zillion. 😉
These look delicious and so easy to make! I went vegan over a year ago and am always trying to find healthy pizza recipes.
Thank you! Not all healthy but I have a lot of pizza recipes posted on here that are vegan, once I found a good cheese it was a game changer!
I didn’t know it was pizza week, but I can definitely get on board with that! These little pizza bites look awesome!
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I wish I would have known sooner too but maybe that was a good thing. Luckily we had these and had amazing pizza yesterday for a family birthday lunch we attended.
Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run
Okay, these are way too cute!
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Thank you Kayla!
These are adorable and look tasty! Great use of the bread!
I am still rooting for you to make a pizza cook-book!
Thank you! Haha, that’d be a fun cookbook idea I’ll keep it in mind. 😉
Every time I saw a pic of your recipe I’ve been wondering what your crust you’re using. Simply bread? So smart. This would be a great appetizer.
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Yes it’s any bread you want! We used homemade sourdough and a sprouted bread. It’s so easy and great as you can easily use what works for you and what you have!
Christine – Jar Of Lemons
Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I’m basically obsessed with pizza, so this is right up my alley!
Thank you! We love our pizza too, heck we better since it’s our family food theme of the year!
I love little bites like this and these look SO flavorful! Such a wonderfully easy app idea. I really do need to try that cheese alternative, too.
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