Portable Pizza Muffins

Staff Writer
Portable Pizza Muffins

Jerry Errico

Pizza Muffins

These are great for the lunch box, especially for kids who are tired and bored with sandwiches. They get three top-notch veggies, three whole grains, calcium, and protein all in a portable package of a muffin. Kids love anything called "pizza." They are also a great after-school snack. 

8
Servings
200
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
8 muffins

Notes

Missy Chase Lapine is the author of The Sneaky Chef series of cookbooks. Connect with her at TheSneakyChef.com or Facebook or Twitter.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup whole-grain flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Cup plus three tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup Sneaky Chef Orange Purée*, or baby food carrot purée
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 12-muffin pan or line with paper muffin cups.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oregano. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, canola or vegetable oil, ¼ cup of the tomato paste, Orange Purée, and grated Parmesan cheese until well combined. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until the flour is just moistened. Don’t overmix.

Divide the batter evenly among the 8 muffin cups. Top each muffin with a teaspoon of tomato paste and about one tablespoon of grated mozzarella.

Bake 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn the muffins out of the tins to cool or serve warm.
 

Pizza Shopping Tip

Pressed for time on a busy weeknight, but don't want to settle for frozen pizza? Start with ready-made pizza crusts. You'll still be able to add your own sauce and fresh ingredients for a homemade taste.

Pizza Cooking Tip

If you're attempting to make your own dough, make sure to keep your work surface lightly dusted with flour, or the dough may stick.

Pizza Wine Pairing

Grenache, gamay, nero d'avola, pinotage, rosé; pinot gris/grigio with seafood pizza; albariño with white pizza.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
16%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
58mg
19%
Protein
8g
16%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
123µg
14%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4.1%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
229mg
23%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
35µg
9%
Folic acid
12µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
17mg
4%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
248mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
220mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.9%
Sodium
453mg
19%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
5%