Portable Pizza Muffins

Portable Pizza Muffins
Staff Writer

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
252
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
58µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
248mg
25%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
47µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
207mg
30%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
416mg
28%
Water
28g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.