Herbed Breakfast Pizza

 Breakfast Pizza 1

Pizza.  Next to hot dogs, it’s the quintessential American food.  And who doesn’t have good memories tied up in pizza? In fact, one time I ate a large pizza all by myself for one single meal.  I was in a kids’ club called Pathfinders kind of like boy scouts or girl scouts.  My friends wanted to see how much I could shove down.  I showed them I could shove one whole large pizza down.  I know, so impressive, right?

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One morning this summer I was home visiting my family and wanted to make them an extra-special breakfast.  I didn’t want it to be anything ordinary.  That’s when the idea came to me to make an herbed breakfast pizza.  Wow, pizza for breakfast, with herbs, does it get any better.

Breakfast Pizza

The toppings on this pizza are reminiscent of breakfast burritos, which happen to be my all-time favorite breakfast food.  Try switching this pizza up a bit by adding hashbrowns or pineapple.

So, how much pizza can you eat at once?  Have you ever been in a food-eating contest?

As a side note, Ryan made the gorgeous pizza peel featured here.  What a talented guy!

Herbed Breakfast Pizza
Serves 5
An American classic for breakfast
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
3 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
3 hr
For the dough
  1. 1 1/4 C. lukewarm water
  2. 1 Tbsp. oil
  3. 2 Tbsp. agave or honey
  4. 2 1/4 C. whole wheat flour
  5. 1/4 C. white flour
  6. 1/4 C. gluten flour
  7. 2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  8. 1 1/2 tsp. yeast
  9. 1 tsp. salt
  10. 1 Tbsp. dried basil
  11. 1 tsp. dried oregano
  12. 2 tsp. garlic powder
  13. 1 tsp. onion powder
  14. 1/4 C. tomato sauce or pizza sauce
  15. 1 C. vegan cheese
  16. Toppings of choice such as mushrooms, green onions, vegan baco bits, and tofu.
Scrambled tofu topping (optional)
  1. 10 oz. firm tofu
  2. 1 T. soy sauce
  3. 1 tsp. olive oil
  4. 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  5. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  6. 1/8 tsp. turmeric
  7. 1 tsp. McKay's vegan chicken seasoning or salt to taste
  8. dash of cumin
For the dough
  1. Knead the water, oil, sweetener, flour, yeast, flax seed, salt, and seasonings in a bread maker, in a stand mixer, or by hand. Knead approximately 15 minutes or run on the "dough" cycle in your bread maker.
  2. Drop dough out onto counter.
  3. Place on a baking sheet (see notes) and roll into desired shape about 1/4 inch thick. (It will raise a lot!)
  4. Form raised crust edges with fingers.
  5. Place in a warm place to raise for 1-2 hours, depending on your patience levels.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. After dough has raised, spread sauce evenly on pizza.
  8. Spread vegan cheese carefully on top of sauce.
  9. Sprinkle toppings onto pizza.
  10. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden-brown.
  11. Serve hot.
Tofu topping (optional)
  1. Mash approx. 10 oz. of tofu.
  2. On medium heat, fry tofu in a non-stick frying pan.
  3. Add the soy sauce, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and turmeric to the tofu, stirring frequently.
  4. Continue to fry for 5-10 minutes or until slightly browned and crispy.
Notes
  1. I use a stone for baking pizza since it bakes very evenly on the bottom. Cookie sheets do work as well but you must watch it so that it doesn't burn on the bottom.
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Comments

  1. This looks really tasty! I would never think of making pizza for breakfast, but since it looks so good, I might have to try it :-)

    • Thanks, I think it’s a great breakfast, one of my favorites! Next week I will post my very favorite, breakfast burritos :-)

  2. Tofu scramble on a pizza?! you crazy wonderful thing!

  3. I absolutely adore your liberal use of bacobits.

  4. That is such a great idea – breakfast pizza. I love scrambled tofu so why not have it on a pizza crust for breakfast!

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