Low sugar chocolate dessert pizza recipe

by purelytwins

A healthy recipe for a gluten-free, low-sugar dessert pizza.


Last week we got you hooked on pizza for breakfast now it’s time for pizza for dessert!!  Why not?! 🙂 

And you probably realize that our dessert pizza is not your average recipe. We kept the recipe clean.

Clean?  Yes! Clean in the sense it is homemade and made from mostly real ingredients, except of course chocolate chips. Those are for fun. 

We knew we wanted to create a fun pizza recipe that was sweet but not too sweet for you to enjoy. You deserve a little something sweet after a long day of work, right?

We went back and forth a few times on what exactly we wanted to do with our idea of a dessert pizza. We kept changing our minds on flavors…toppings…etc. Finally, we came to a conclusion – a chocolate dessert granola pizza with a rich velvety cream! Yes, we put granola on our pizza. Why? Because we wanted that little crunch and texture.

We are calling this a dessert pizza, but honestly you can enjoy it for breakfast. A great reason to have chocolate in the morning.

 A real food low-sugar dessert pizza recipe. Made without gluten and grains.


Come enjoy pizza for dessert with us!

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End your day with this dessert pizza!


Pizza for every meal of the day!!!

“Pizza” all day. Yes please.

Our niece Joy would love this as she LOVES pizza.



Think we should start this as a trend!  What do you think?

Will you join us? Pizza all day long.

How to make gluten-free grain-free low-sugar pizza to have for dessert!


Move over chocolate brownies…

chocolate chip cookies…

and hello dessert pizza.


Haha!  Who are we kidding?  We still need our brownies and cookies. We are the Purely Twins aka dessert lovers.

But it is nice to have a different option 😉


This was our first time making our beloved plantain bread – chocolate. It has been something we’ve always wanted to do. Finally got around to doing it! Why did we wait so long?!?

The crust is soft with a rich, creamy cashew frosting that melts in your mouth followed by an explosion of different flavors and toppings.  We’re getting hungry just thinking about this treat!

If you aren’t a fan of granola on top of your pizza… shame on you…  Just kidding! Like most of our recipes you can top this chocolate pizza crust with any of your favorite toppings or sauces.

Make the crust out of our parsnip bread  and omit the chocolate chips and use raw cacao nibs and omit the sweetener in the cashew cream and up the vanilla. #winwin


Healthy dessert pizza recipe (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, low sugar)

A healthy and fun dessert recipe. Gluten-free grain-free dairy-free low sugar dessert pizza made with a plantain crust and topped with avocado cream and sugar-free pumpkin granola. Can be made 21 day sugar detox approved using parsnips and omitting sweetener in cashew cream.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes



Chocolate pizza crust

  • 1 large plantain (7oz or 200g after being peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa

Cashew cream

  • 2/3 cup cashews (soaked and rinsed)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 12 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (full fat)
  • few drops stevia or 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (sweeten to taste)



  1. First make the chocolate crust.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Peel plantain.
  4. Place plantain, eggs, coconut oil and sea salt in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  5. Lightly grease an 8-9″ pan with coconut oil. Pour chocolate crust batter into pan.
  6. Bake 12-14 minutes in oven. Remove and let cool before removing crust from pan.
  7. Next make cashew cream.
  8. Soak and rinse cashews.
  9. Place cashews, coconut oil, vanilla, coconut milk and sweetener of choice into a blender.
  10. Blend until smooth.
  11. Begin to build pizza. Gather toppings of choice.
  12. Spoon cashew cream over chocolate crust.
  13. Sprinkle with whatever toppings you desire.
  14. Slice and enjoy.


  • Serving Size: serves 2 - 3

Looking for stevia sweetened chocolate chips, check out Lilys Sweets.

Now sit back, put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of wine or spiked hot cocoa and enjoy a slice or two. You deserve it!


Are you a fan of dessert pizza?

What would you top your dessert pizza with?

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Stacey January 21, 2015 - 9:05 am

How is the crust chocolate? There is no cocoa or anything but plantains, coconut oil and eggs. Did I miss it? Love your “regular” plantain breads – this would be a nice twist!

purelytwins January 21, 2015 - 9:19 am

Thanks for catching that, just updated recipe. But we added 2 tbsp cocoa to the bread.

Jill @ Champagne for Everyday January 21, 2015 - 9:24 am

Oh man this had me drooling first thing in the morning! I love all of your solutions to pizza – who knew that ingredients like plantain could be used so readily?? I didn’t! Great to learn, thank you!


Cara's Healthy Cravings January 21, 2015 - 9:33 am

I have not tried dessert pizza, but I am sure I would be a fan.
I would probably make mine tropical inspired, with some coconut cream, pineapple, and lime.
Mmmm! Delicious as always ladies, thanks for the inspiration.

purelytwins January 21, 2015 - 11:01 am

mmm that sounds great!

Liz S. January 21, 2015 - 9:50 am

You read my mind with this recipe! I’ve been looking for a better dessert pizza recipe. THANK YOU!

purelytwins January 21, 2015 - 11:01 am

🙂 glad we could help xoxo

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 21, 2015 - 11:03 am

Pizzas are just one of those great things in life 😉

purelytwins January 21, 2015 - 2:16 pm

agree 🙂

GiGi Eats January 21, 2015 - 6:14 pm

A whole new spin to FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA NIGHT!!!! This looks FAR BETTER though – FARRRRRR!!! Suck it Papa John’s! LOL!

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero January 21, 2015 - 8:29 pm

Wow. I want one right now. Looks amazing.

Sara January 22, 2015 - 11:08 pm

Will canned sweet potatoe work for the plantain? Also, I am allergic to eggs:( any suggestions

purelytwins January 23, 2015 - 9:01 am

green unripe bananas would probably do better than sweet potato. and you can try flax gel as egg replacement

Jona January 24, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Wow! I just made this and it’s amazing! We can’t have egg so I used the flax gel egg substitute and it worked fine. Also- I used macadamia nuts because they are soft and don’t require soaking and it worked great! Do you think that is still okay regarding sny sugar content? I also baked the crust in a round 9″ cast iron skillet and it worked great. This is really a great recipe and I can’t thank you enough for what you do. You’ve made me- and my 8 year old- very happy with this recipe. 🙂

purelytwins January 25, 2015 - 11:20 pm

Jona so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 and that flax gel worked!! Enjoy!

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