Sunday, March 04, 2012

Mommy's Pizza Muffins

I love pizza. It's one of the few foods that I don't need to be hungry to demolish (you know, besides chocolate & the like...). So imagine my sheer delight when I was going through my mom's recipe book and found her recipe for pizza muffins?! Pizza. Muffins. My love of pizza and baked goods coming together as one!

This is a great option for a kids lunch or even as a side for dinner (imagine replacing dinner rolls or garlic bread with a pizza muffin!). They are also completely adaptable to your liking. I personally don't like green pepper or onion so I omit that in my batch and add a green olive into the center of the muffin batter as well as extra cheese and mushrooms. You can divide the batter into different bowls and everyone can add their own toppings. Use different colored cupcake liners to differentiate between everyone's custom pizza muffins. It's a simple, quick and fun family dinner option and the flexibility caters to everyone. I have only made these dairy, however if you'd like to use a meat topping and are keeping kosher then you can replace the cheese with a non-dairy soy based cheese and add all the meat toppings you'd like (think fried salami, pepperoni etc!). The ingredients posted below are simply based on my preference and what I have made, tested and worked with! The possibilities are endless! Enjoy!

Pizza Muffins (makes one dozen)

1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 1/4 cup of grated mozzarella
1/4 cup of shredded "pizza" blend cheese
1/2 cup of pizza sauce
2 tsp garlic powder
5 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 1/4 cup of flour
1 tablespoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In a large bowl combine mushrooms, cheese, pizza sauce and garlic powder
In a separate bowl beat eggs
Blend in oil
Add flour and baking powder
Beat until smooth
Stir cheese mixture into flour mixture until well blended
Spoon mixture into greased muffin liners (the muffins will stick to the liners otherwise and prove difficult to remove)
Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned
Can be served either warm or cold
Store in refrigerator


3 comments:

  1. These are such a creative idea, I know my kids would love them.

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  2. This recipe sounds delicious and so practical (and unique) for a picnic and/or bake sale! However I wanted to ask you how you grease your muffin liners? I appreciate the reason why but are you using a Pam-like spray or what? Please advise. Look forward to more wonderful recipes on your site!

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  3. Thank you so much for your comment, I really appreciate it! As far as greasing the liner goes, I use a pastry brush with a little bit of margarine on it and sprinkle a little flour afterwards. If you have access to a silicone cupcake mold those are also ideal and they pop out perfectly, if you use a bit of pam beforehand, or a spray with flour (just remember whose is whose!) Enjoy! :)

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