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Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
A Savoury Treat for Dad (and his kids!)
A new school lunch idea to get your family through these last few weeks, or a Father’s Day breakfast-in-bed surprise … these mozza-cheesy pizza muffins are easy to make, so kids of all ages can lend a hand. And who doesn’t love pizza for breakfast?!
Gluten-free? Yes (but they don’t have to be – simply replace GF Flour below with regular All Purpose Wheat Flour)
Active Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 24-27 mins
Ready in: under 1 hour
Carb Content: ~26g carbs/muffin
2 cups (300g) All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour [250g carbs]
(I use Robin Hood Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend, which is widely available and produces good results as a one-for-one replacement for regular wheat flour)
½ teaspoon Salt [0g carbs]
⅛ cup (32g) Sugar [32g carbs]
1 teaspoon Baking Powder [0g carbs]
2 Eggs [2g carbs]
½ cup Melted Butter [0g carbs; 96g fat]
1 cup Milk [12g carbs; 2g fat]
1 cup (~100g) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese [8g carbs; 30g fat]
(I used No Name shredded Mozzarella Cheese)
1 cup (~140g) Mini Pepperoni, chopped [7g carbs; 39g fat]
(I used Freybe Original Pepperoni Smoked Sausage Sticks, GF)
6 tbsp Tomato Sauce [6g carbs]
(I used PC Sweet Basil pasta sauce)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place liners in a muffin tray and set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.
- Form a well, then add in the eggs, melted butter, and milk. Mix well.
- Fold in HALF of the mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup) and HALF of the pepperoni (1/2 cup).
- Portion out 1/3 cup of batter into each muffin liner.
- Top each muffin with 1/2 tablespoon of tomato sauce, plus a sprinkle of the remaining cheese and pepperoni.
- Bake for 24-27 minutes, or until golden on top.
- Let pizza muffins cool slightly. Serve warm.
Gluten-free baking does not have a long shelf life. Eat within 2 days, or freeze soon after baking.
*Nutritional information is given for general information only, and will vary depending on the amount, type and brand of ingredients you choose – Please verify your carb and fat content when you make this recipe.
Total Carbs: 317g for GF (estimated 250g for regular wheat flour)
Total Fat: 167g
Total yield: 12 Pizza Muffins
Nutrition Content for each muffin:
26g carbs each for GF muffins
21g carbs each (estimated) for regular flour muffins
14g fat each
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