For this past weekend’s Chill Zone, the kids prepared themselves mini toaster oven pizzas with leftover whole wheat pita bread rounds from our prior session, tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, oregano, red pepper flakes (for those who like a little spice), and chopped up veggies like green bell pepper and onion.
Using a toaster oven did pose some challenges. Because of its small size, our oven could only fit one pizza at a time, requiring much patience amongst the kids.
Beyond this, we had the minor issue of some pizzas sticking to the baking sheet. For those looking to make this snack at home, we suggest either 1) pre-baking a pita round, lightly brushed with olive oil (results in a crispier crust) or 2) using a non-stick spray on the pan. A little sprinkle of cornmeal on the pan can help prevent sticking, too, since it slightly “lifts” the crust off the pan.
A simple yet classic snack idea that seemed to go over quite well with the bunch!
Images by Rebekah Carter (2011).