Friday, April 24, 2015

Personal Hawaiian Pizzas with Bacon Fat Caramelized Pineapples

Oh em gee this was good.

Yup, pineapple and bacon. Oh and the pineapple is caramelized in bacon fat. And the best part is that this is a very easy meal for a weeknight. This pizza plus a side salad of spinach and blood orange with a blood orange vinaigrette clocked in at just under 600 calories. Indulgent but not that bad! Sweet, salty, and cheesy. What more could you want out of life? Recipe at the end of the post.

Additionally, I had 3 um, aged, bananas lying around. It's weird because I usually buy about 4-5 bananas each week and they are always gone. Apparently I didn't eat many bananas and had some leftover. This called for banana bread.

Coffee Cake Banana Bread more specifically. I had this recipe put aside in Dropbox within my recipes and it looked to be the best one that I had saved. Also, it is gluten-free and Paleo (I guess accidentally). But I got to share it with my dear, gluten-free coworker Kristen which is always a plus. 

It was so moist! I would maybe add a bit more coconut flour to cut down on the moistness slightly (only because each piece didn't hold together super well) but the cinnamon and butter topping was amazing with the moist, banana base. Mysteriously, much of it is almost gone. And I've only had 2 pieces and given 1 away. Hmmm....

Personal Hawaiian Pizzas with Bacon Fat Caramelized Pineapples
Serves: 2

2 large pita pockets, naan(s?), or flatbreads
3 oz cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup diced pineapple
4 slices bacon
1/2 cup canned plain tomato sauce
1 tbsp sweet chili sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook the bacon over medium heat in a pan until nearly crispy. Set bacon aside but keep the fat in the pan. While still hot, turn up the heat to medium-high and add in the diced pineapple. Cook until pineapple is caramelized. Drain the pineapple and put aside.
  3. Mix together the tomato sauce and sweet chili sauce. Spread evenly over each pita. Then spread the grated cheese over the sauce.
  4. Chop up the bacon into smaller pieces and put onto pizza. Add the pineapple on top.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. I put the pitas right onto the oven rack but feel free to use a sheet pan or pizza stone.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 1 minute to let the cheese set.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. And seriously, make this your own. Add more cheese. Use less sauce. Use BBQ sauce instead of sweet chili sauce. Cook up more bacon. Eat both pitas yourself.

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