Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mini Pizza Muffins

These were a nice change of pace from our homemade pizza.  I loved how quick they were to throw together and you can do any flavor combination you'd like.  I plan on making these again and in a regular sized muffin tin as well as doubling the batch because they go quick!  I think these would freeze well too.

Pizza Muffins (adapted from Lick The Bowl)
Makes 24 mini muffins

3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
pinch of salt (optional)
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I used cheddar b/c it's all I had)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese  (the real stuff or just omit and use whatever cheese you want)
1 cup cubed pepperoni
1/2 cup pizza sauce

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Generously grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, seasonings, and salt (if using) ; whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the cheeses and pepperoni; let stand for 10 minutes.
2. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through. Serve the muffins with the pizza sauce for dipping.

** I left out half the pepperoni in ours because the kids don't like it.  I only used about 6-8 slices.

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