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Spice up your morning: a delicious breakfast pizza recipe

Eggs on toast? A staple, sure, but it gets boring after a while.

An energy bar? A little bland.

Cereal? Downright lame; and even worse, some brands have more sugar than a donut. (At that point, we’d rather just eat a donut.)

If you’re looking for a way to inject some much-needed culinary excitement back into the most important meal of the day, then we have your backs! A far cry from the cultural institution of cold pepperoni pizza slices in the morning, this breakfast pizza combines classic morning flavors with a little wood-fired flair to create an unforgettable dish. If you need to one-up your neighbor at the brunch game, this is the pizza for you!

Delicious and nutritious

It’s an unfortunate fact that many Americans struggle with breakfast. Some of us don’t eat it all, and others rely on meals that don’t provide their body with the macro and micronutrients that are helpful for feeling energized and satisfied in the morning. The Mayo Clinic breaks down some essential breakfast components, including lean proteins, whole grains, vitamins and minerals, and low sugar content. Some breakfast superstars make the list of recommended items, like eggs, cheese, and meat in the right quantities.

It might seem counterintuitive to think of pizza as a healthier choice, but with the right combination of ingredients, it can make a stellar start to your day. Using breakfast staples like eggs, cheese, bacon, and pepper, this pizza can be made with a whole-grain crust and enjoyed with a serving of fruit or juice in the morning to get you up and running. Plus, pizza is definitely more interesting and exciting than a bowl of cereal, including to discerning diners like your kids or guests.

Baking your own breakfast pizza

Adding this delicious dish to your list of wood-fired recipes is a breeze. We recommend making your own dough for this one since it allows you to make decisions about grain content, gluten, and other important considerations. In general, this is just like any other pizza, built on a base of mozzarella, tomato sauce, and red peppers, but given the morning twist of red peppers, eggs, cheese, and crispy bacon.

If you’re intrigued, then watch this video from Chicago Brick Oven to see how it’s done! Once you finish cooking your pizza, let us know how it turned out in the comments!

Ingredients

  • 8-12 oz pizza dough – follow our recipe here.
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 roasted red pepper - sliced
  • 8 slices cooked bacon - crispy
  • 6 eggs

Preparation

1.  Heat outdoor pizza oven to 750 Fahrenheit.

2.  Use a rolling pin to flatten dough to a ¼ inch thickness.

3.  Place dough on pizza screen and bake in pizza oven for 1-2 minutes.

4.  Remove pizza from oven and baking pan.

5.  Brush the pizza shell with olive oil. Evenly spread mozzarella over pizza, then dig six shallow holes in the cheese.

6.  In each hole, crack one egg.

7.  Spread the roasted red pepper on top.

8.  Bake for 2-3 minutes.

9.  Remove from oven.

10.  Poke each egg to spread the yolk.

11.  Crumble bacon over pizza.

 Enjoy your breakfast pizza!

Have you seen our 7 Days of Wood-Fired Oven Recipes ebook?  Click here for a week's worth of wood-fired recipes for your pizza oven!  As a member of the Patio & Pizza family, use the code EBOOK5 to take $5 off the Wood-Fired Recipe eBook.

Still looking for your pizza oven? Check out our Maximus Portable Pizza Oven and start baking your breakfast pizzas!


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