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


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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  1. Pizza muffins on a Friday are always welcome!

  2. Pizza muffins? Never made it but sure sounds delicious!

  3. It sounds and LOOKS wonderful
    I have no doubt it's super tasty :)

  4. Pizza muffins! Looks wonderful! This would be lovely with some soups too!

  5. I have tweeted and pinned your post to our "Gluten Free Fridays" pinterest board I hope to see you back next week :)

  6. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Could you use Parmesan cheese instead of feta - we are not a feta family?


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