Friday, August 17, 2012
Pizza Muffins - Monday Muffins on Friday
When a recipe like this catches my eye, I almost automatically make it. Anything that can be turned into a muffin, intrigues me. Over the years, I have experimented with all kinds of muffins.
A muffin with pizza flavoring sounds like a sure winner which is why I made these gems. We are the kind of family who likes to reach out and pick up something to eat from the hand. I resort to muffins also, because of this.
We used to think of muffins as basically blueberry and maybe a corn muffin. We did not think exotic or unusual. Left to my own devices, I have made up and copied many muffin edible, over the years. I have turned meat loaves into muffins. I have copied the ingredients in omelets and made muffins. I think, anything can be made into a muffin.
Pizza Muffins (adapted from Food.com)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup finely chopped onion
2/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2/3 cup brown rice flour mixture (you can use all-purpose)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup low-fat milk
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1egg well beaten
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F . Spray with cooking oil a 6 cup muffin tin.
Whisk all-purpose flour, baking powder, oregano, sugar, garlic powder and salt in a medium bowl.
Stir milk, feta, egg, tomato sauce into the onion mixture. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Fill the prepared muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake the muffins until lightly browned, 13 to 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
This had a distinct mild taste but I could not quite figure out what was dominant. I think the feta cheese blended with the other ingredients pulled it together. This is a "must make again."
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