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Vegan Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Pizza

What you need: 

[u]Dough[/u]:
1 (1/4-ounce) packet dry active yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
1-1/3 cup warm water (not hot!)
3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons Italian herb blend, or to taste (I use "Lizzies Kitchen Herb Provence seasoning") [u]Pizza Toppings[/u]:
2 (20-ounce) cans unsweetened pineapple chunks
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
cayenne pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
12 small grape or cherry tomatoes, or to taste, sliced
1 (12-ounce) can tomato paste
3 tablespoons marinara sauce (optional)
1 tablespoon Italian herb blend, or to taste (I use "Lizzies Kitchen Herb Provence seasoning") olive oil, for baking pan
cornmeal, for baking pan

What you do: 

1. Dough: In a bowl, combine water and yeast; set aside for 5 minutes or until frothy. Add flour, olive oil, salt, and Italian herb blend; mix well with hands. Knead for about 7 to 10 minutes, then cover bowl and set aside for 1 hour, or until dough has roughly doubled in size.
2. Pizza Toppings: Empty out juice from the 2 cans of pineapple into a large bowl; microwave juice for 20 seconds. Mix in brown sugar, chili powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Mix in pineapple chunks, bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes; let marinate for 1 hour (while pizza dough is rising).
3. In another bowl, stir together the tomato paste and marinara sauce. Season with Italian herb blend.
4. When dough is ready, grease the pan with olive oil and sprinkle corn meal and spread dough out. Brush the top with a thin layer of olive oil. Bake in 475 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 7 to 10 minutes.
5. Drain the liquid out of the vegetable mixture. Take the pan out of the oven and spread on your sauce and add the vegetables and pineapple. Bake for another 7 to 10 minutes.
Source of recipe: This is my first recipe I've submitted so I'm sorry if it seems complicated! Enjoy! I used to make a famous pineapple chicken over white rice that my mom made when I was a kid. Once I became vegan, I wanted to try it on a pizza, minus the chicken.

Preparation Time: 
1 hour, Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
Servings: 
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

i thought this pizza was amaaaazing. this was my first time making my own pizza dough and i have to say it turned out great. i might even use the recipe again just to make breadsticks (my boyfriend doesn't like sweet stuff, so he wasn't a fan of this pizza...). i actually thought the toppings were great! i added way less cinnamon though and i'm glad i did because i could see it being overpowering. anyway, turned out great. thanks for the recipe!

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