Chocolate, Hazelnut & Banana Dessert Pizza

By Chef Crystal Baldwin

Banana hazel chocolate

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 2 hrs.
Cook Time: 20 min.

Directions for Chef Crystal's Pizza Dough:

  1. In a bowl, stir to combine warm water, yeast and honey.
  2. In a larger bowl, combine flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture, cold water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix until a ball is formed.
  3. Scrape dough out onto a lightly floured counter and knead for several minutes until dough is smooth. Allow dough to rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Place dough in bowl that has been brushed with the remaining olive oil. Allow dough to rise at room temperature for about 1 hour.
  5. Punch dough down, divide into 2 balls, let rise another 30 minutes. (Or, if you want to use the dough tomorrow, place in the refrigerator overnight, cover and bring to room temperature before using. NOTE: Dough can also be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, frozen, thawed and used for up to 3 months.)
  6. Preheat oven to 500°F with a pizza stone on the middle rack.
  7. Form a 12-inch pizza crust and place on a pizza peel or parchment paper sprinkled with cornmeal. Top crust with your favorite sauce and toppings and place pizza in oven on stone.
  8. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.

Directions for Pizza:

  1. Preheat oven to 500ºF with a pizza stone on the middle rack.
  2. Spread hazelnut spread evenly on crust leaving a ½-inch border. Place pizza on stone and cook until underside is evenly browned and the topping is warmed through, approximately 8 minutes.
  3. Transfer to cutting board; arrange banana slices on top of the pizza. Top with chocolate and hazelnuts; cut into slices.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

Calories 960, Fat 32g, Sat. Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 320mg, Total Carbohydrate 144g, Fiber 7g, Sugars 37g, Protein 21g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 8%, Iron 40%

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.