Eggland’s Best Socca Crust Breakfast Pizza

by HEAB on February 22, 2011

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Eggs are one of my favorite foods, and I love them in flourless crepesLazy Girl Meatloaf, and kabocha squash custard to name a few.  So, I was beyond excited when Eggland’s Best sent me a coupon for a dozen free eggs as well as a Flip Camera to film an egg recipe.  According the their website, Eggland’s Best eggs contain 10 times more Vitamin E than regular eggs, twice as much vitamin D, and 115 mg of Omega-3′s. Omega 3′s are so important for our bodies, and most of get too many Omega 6′s, myself included with all the nuts and seeds I eat. So, I try really hard to get in my Omega 3′s when I can. Eggs are also a wonderful source of vitamins B12, A, and B2, and they’re a great way to get in a good dose of protein as well as fat. Yep, I love eggs, and below is my Eggland’s Best egg recipe. Enjoy!

Socca Crust Breakfast Pizza

Gluten Free Crust Ingredients:

1 cup chickpea flour

1 cup warm water

4 TBSP butter (2 melted)

1/2 to 1 tsp salt

black pepper

1/2 onion, thinly sliced

2 TBSP fresh basil, chopped

Topping Ingredients:

3 eggs

3 cooked turkey sausage links, chopped

1 TBSP nutritional yeast

1 TBSP tahini

Directions:

Prepare your crust by slowly whisking the warm water into your chickpea flour. Then add salt, pepper, and melted butter.  Cover with a cloth and set aside. Meanwhile place a 12 inch cast iron skillet or pizza pan in the oven and allow the oven to heat to 450°.

Once your oven reaches 450°, remove your pan, and coat with 2 remaining TBSP of butter. Add onions and basil to crust batter and pour into skillet, swirling evenly to coat. Place in oven and cook 12 to 15 minutes.

While the crust is baking, scramble the eggs about 75% of the way done and add turkey sausage.

When the crust is done, remove from oven and top with eggs + sausage and nutritional yeast. Return to the oven and broil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and drizzle with tahini.

There ya have it, a HEABified breakfast pizza which I thoroughly enjoyed for lunch…and then again for dinner. :)

{ 61 comments }

Kath (My Funny Little Life) February 22, 2011 at 8:41 am

This is such a great idea! I’ve been looking around for GF pizza crust recipes lately because I’d love to make a pizza some day again! Now I only need to pick up a container of eggs! :)

Sherry February 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

That looks super tasty. When i tried to watch the video, though, it said that it was private. Any way to fix that? Thanks!

HEAB February 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

Sherry,
Sorry about that. Should be fixed! Thanks for letting me know. :)

Little Bookworm February 22, 2011 at 9:04 am

Great video Heather! Love the socca pizza crust idea. :)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

I love socca and I love breakfast pizza! This looks perfect!

Michelle (@ Housewife in the Raw) February 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

I still haven’t tried socca, but this might be my maiden recipe. I have 4 dozen eggs from the co-op sitting in my fridge, waiting to be used. Thanks for the recipe! Do you think the socca is kid friendly? I’m wondering about the texture. I’ll have to let you know if my kids give it a thumbs up or down. :)

HEAB February 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

Michelle,
Good question – I probably wouldn’t have been a huge fan when I was younger, but only b/c I subsisted on mac & cheese and Papa John’s. Probably depends on how picky your kids are. If they’re used to healthy food, then yes, I think they would enjoy the socca. Let me know how it goes. :)

Michelle (@ Housewife in the Raw) February 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Hi – I just tried the recipe (w/o basil and onions) and my kids weren’t too thrilled. They ate a little bit of the edges of the crust, but didn’t like the texture of the middle. They ended up eating scrambled eggs in whole wheat tortillas and I happily at the rest of the socca pizza. Not to sound awful, but it was kinda nice not to share. :) I’ll have to scope out all the socca recipes out there and see if I can find a more kid friendly flavor combo.

VeggieGirl February 22, 2011 at 9:35 am

OOOh I want to try that!

Elizabeth@The Sweet Life February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

How fun! Who needs Jimmy Dean bkfst sandwiches when you can have this!!??

Kelly February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

I tried the Pure 2 Raw’s socca one night when they brought it to a party and I loved it. I gotta get my hands on some chickpea flour. Your recipe looks so yummy!

katie February 22, 2011 at 9:48 am

Looks so good!! I just bought Garbanzo bean flour!!!!

Love the video, you are too cute!!!

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate February 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

THAT LOOKS DELICIOUS.

I am for sure making this for dinner tonight!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

I love eggs, too. Such a versatile food. Btw-when I first read this title I thought it said “England’s Best” and I thought: hm, I wonder what this is all about?? lol Anyhoo, great recipe!!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day February 22, 2011 at 10:11 am

Love your video!

Alex @ Spoonful of Sugar Free February 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

I love the video, Heather!!! So fun! I really loved hearing Summer in the background ;)

I love socca pizzas….This past week I’ve made 2 pesto veggie and chicken sausage pizzas….SO Yummy! It photographed really well, too! I will have to try a breakfast pizza now because I just adore breakfast pizzas!

Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

I love breakfast pizza/breakfast casseroles made of eggs and sausage. This is totally up my alley!

Ashley February 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

Yummm…great breakfast idea!! :) You’re too cute..I think that’s the first time I’ve heard you talk!

Katie February 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

I used to make breakfast pizza by topping Trader joe’s Pizza crust with an egg/veggie mix, but I had to give it up with the gluten. Thanks for the reminder.

Pizza is great anytime!

Marisa @ Loser for Life February 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

Heather, that looks absolutely delicious!

kate@ahealthypassion.com February 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

ooh this looks soo good, I made socca a few days ago and am OBSESSED its so easy and filling.

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

Socca and pizza for dinner?! I dieeee. I have a pizza obsession, I will take any excuse to make it!

Felicia (a taste of health with balance) February 22, 2011 at 11:41 am

Yum! i love eggs :)

Baking 'n' Books February 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

I love eggs, especially the yolk. What’s the consequences of too many omega-6′s?

I guess the flour of the ‘peas would be easy to digest? Can it serve as a REAL pizza crust though?!

Have a good day Heather :)

Namaste Gurl February 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Wonderful video, HEAB– love when I can see you live and in action! :)

Mel February 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Loved the video, and especially Summer’s input:). It’s funny how people never sound the way you think they would…you’re much more “Red” than “Mokey” (to use Fraggles as a point of reference;)). I may have to actually brave chickpea flour for this…

HEAB February 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Mel,
Haha – Fraggle Rock. Totally forgot about that show. :)

lindsay February 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

don’t you just love the Flip camera!?! Its awesome. Great recipe as usualy HEAB!
Summer is so cute with her litte noises at the beginning too.
;)

HEAB February 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Lindsay,
Yes, love my flip, and was so disappointed that TJ’s does not carry the cinnamon raisin Udi’s, only the plain. So, guess that means a trip to Whole Foods. Must make bread pudding! :)

Smriti Kirubanandan February 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Great stuff!!-as usual:)

I was wondering,if I could replace the Chick pea flour with a nut flour?Would that work?

Smriti

HEAB February 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Smitri,
Not sure. The only other flour I’ve ever tried using in this recipe was millet, and it was kind of a disaster. Tasty, but totally fell apart. You can make your own chickpea flour: http://blog.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/how-to-make-chickpea-flour-at-home/

Erin @ Big Girl Feats February 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

This looks delicious! I’ve was told that ghee is really good in various recipes and want to try cooking with it. Thanks for the inspiration! And I love Summer chiming in in the background :)

Samantha February 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I love that you’re one of the few bloggers that still eats eggs!

How do you decide what recipes you are going to try? Is there an organization to it or do you just peruse a list/bookmarks/notes, etc and say “this is on tap today/this week/this month…”

I love to look through my cookbooks and bookmarks but if something doesn’t get made the week I planned it, especially if it’s in my wealth of bookmarks, I often forget it until I go back through looking for something.

HEAB February 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Samantha,
Love me some eggs! How do I decide what recipes to try? I don’t know – I have a ton bookmarked and some weeks I’ll try a lot of new ones, and other weeks, I’ll eat the same thing everyday. Just depends on how much time I have to play around in the kitchen. One of my favorite hobbies. :) I usually never really plan ahead and just go with whatever sounds good, making recipes with I have on hand.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Oh I love the video. Not just for the cooking info but so I can see what you’re up to in motion, not just in pics.

I am now officially the only blogger who hasn’t made socca. And I dont even own garbanzo bean flower. I have coconut, almond, peanut, oat, but not garbanzo and i have seen some epic socca fails when people use non-garbanzo bean flour, so I need to pick some up and get on the socca wagon :)

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats February 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

You are not the only one Averie – I have not made socca either yet. I was eating way way too much chickpeas last year so became midly intolerant to them, so had to take a break from them about the time the socca craze kicked in amongst the food blogs. I am going to try reintroducing chickpeas next month and will definitely make socca then.

:)

Laurie Sayeed February 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Great video Heather! I see the potential for a great cooking show hostess–you may have to start your own cooking show! I have some excellent Indian/Pakistani recipes that I would love to share with you. Hope all is well on your end.

HEAB February 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Laurie,
Oooh, please send recipes my way. Love Middle Eastern food. Thank you! :)

Christin@purplebirdblog February 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

That looks ridiculously amazing! I keep procrastinating buying chickpea flour, and I’ve gotta stop! Eggs make me the happiest :)

Runeatrepeat February 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I always have thought that I’ll make breakfast pizza for my kids (when I have them), but now I want some for me!

Hannah February 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Heather! I finally bought the coconut flour and now you keep tempting me with chickpea flour recipes instead?! Oh, cruel world! :P

Courtney February 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Yum, that looks delish! :)

Amanda February 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

What a great post! I love eggs too! And this looks and sounds delicious! I will have to try this for sure :)

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner February 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Eggs are amazing! :D I love breakfast pizzas, and I love how you used chickpea flour in the Socca! :D So smart! :D

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Oh man, that breakfast pizza looks SO GOOD!

I always buy Eggland’s Best! Love their omega-3 content. :) And the cute little red butt mark they have, lol.

Emily February 23, 2011 at 12:33 am

you have such a nice voice, heather :) ,and ’twas fun listening to summer in the background!

Rachel @ Healthy Teacher February 23, 2011 at 1:02 am

I love hearing other southern accents in blog world. Fun post.

glidingcalm February 23, 2011 at 1:32 am

omgggggggggggggoodness!! Baby noises in the background!! You look amazing Heather, and I love this recipe, and I love your videos!!!!!!! yay yay yay

Allie February 23, 2011 at 5:07 am

Aw, you so cute.

Have a great day!

Heather @ kissmybroccoli February 23, 2011 at 11:03 am

Ya-um! I’ve never made breakfast pizza before, but I an tell you right now that this will be the recipe I use when I make my first one!

robyn jones clark February 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

i got my flour to make my socca crust! so excited to try it! I also got my nutritional yeast this past week,too! :)

you are so cute…. i would sound like a country bumpkin if i did a video!

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods February 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Aw, I love the video! So cool to hear your sweet, southern voice. You sound just like me and all my TN friends- yeah!

Pure2raw twins February 24, 2011 at 7:32 am

Love the video! Love socca! Love you!
Eggs are something we are considering adding back to our diet :)

Sophie February 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

MMMMMMMM,…What a great video! Loved it!

What a splendid breakfast! Ooh yes!

Laurie Sayeed February 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Hi Heather,

Hope you are having a great week! Here is a recipe I made this week: Egg Curry with Potatoes from Neeta Saluja’s cook book (her husband happens to work with my husband). I love her book “Six Spices” here is a link to her website: http://sixspices.com/

INGREDIENTS
1 large onion chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 large potatoes–about a pound
4 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large tomato chopped
1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of water
6 eggs hard-boiled and shelled
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped

METHOD
1. Puree onions, ginger, garlic in a blender. Add chili, turmeric and coriander powders. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes.
2. Peel and cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
3. Heat oil in a heavy medium-size saucepan. When oil is hot, add onion mixture. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently until onion mixture is golden brown.
4. Add tomatoes. Cook until the oil separates from the mixture, stirring occasionally to avoid burning and sticking.
5. Add potatoes and salt. Stir mixture so that all the potato pieces are coated with masala. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid buring or scorching. Adjust heat if necessary.
6. Add the water while stirring; bring curry to a boil. Add whole hard-boiled eggs. Simmer on low heat until potatoes are cooked and gravy has thickened to desired consistency.
7. Transfer curry to a serving dish, sprinkley with garam masala and garnish with cilantro.
8. Serve hot with fresh chapati.

Have a great weekend.

Laurie

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com February 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

Heather, this is such a creative and delicious idea! I think I’m going to give it a try this weekend! Thanks :)

Natalia - a side of simple February 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I absolutely love hearing Summer :) There’s nothing like the talk/sound of babies.

cindy March 2, 2011 at 7:52 am

Heather – great video – you are adorable :)
I read in one of the earlier comments where you tried this recipe with Millet Flour and it did not turn out well. Mu questin is – How do you use your Millet Flour – I have an unopened bag and have no idea what to do with it!! Do you have any suggetions/ recipes? Also, thanks for the link on how to make your own chickpea flour….great idea.
Have a great day and love your blog
Cindy

HEAB March 2, 2011 at 8:46 am

Cindy,
I made my own millet flour by grinding millet, and the only recipe I’ve used it for was this bread, which I love: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/2009/10/09/the-carb-huggin-continues/. In the post, I used oat groats, but the original recipe calls for millet.

Glad you enjoyed the video. :)

cindy March 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

Heather – great video – you are adorable :)
I read in one of the earlier comments where you tried this recipe with Millet Flour and it did not turn out well. My question is – How do you use your Millet Flour – I have an unopened bag and have no idea what to do with it!! Do you have any suggetions/ recipes? Also, thanks for the link on how to make your own chickpea flour….great idea.
Have a great day and love your blog
Cindy

cindy March 2, 2011 at 7:55 am

Sorry – didn’t mean to post my comments twice :(

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