PIZZA POP UPS
This recipe is a fun and easy way to make personal sized pizza’s, well more like 3 bite pizzas. Kids love them and you can cater to individual tastes easily. I make these some times for lunch, or as apart of a meal for when entertaining a group of little eaters.
This recipe will give you 12 regular sized muffin pizza pop ups. I haven’t tried doubling the amount of the recipe for a real large crowd, but I imagine if you double the dough amounts, and just add extra pizza toppings accordingly, it should work fine.
The first time I made these my son was real excited for the pizza muffins, that’s what he calls it because you bake them in a muffin tray, so that name naturally makes sense to him. My husband on the other hand looked at me a little funny and said, “I hope I am not getting just one of those.” He is like a bottomless pit when it comes to eating, or so it seems. I responded with, ” Have I ever given you just one of anything?” His face returned to a smile.
One of my favourite parts about this recipe is you can have fun with the dipping sauces. I make my own pizza sauce, which is obviously traditional with pizza. You can also buy a pizza sauce if you are not inclined for the extra work, which can be a real blessing sometimes when time is an issue. You can make a garlic sauce, cheese sauce or a ranch dipping sauce, so many choices, so much fun.
Pizza Pop ups
Recipe type: Pizza
- ½ cup organic whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup organic white flour
- ½ cup quick oats, processed in a food processor till fine like flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp, garlic and herb seasoning no salt by McCormicks
- ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
- ¾ cups skim milk
- ⅓ cup of light ricotta cheese, be sure to let it drain in a cheese cloth and squeeze out extra liquid
- ½ cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese grated
- ½ cup old white cheddar cheese grated ( if you don’t like this cheese you can choose a different cheese of choice or just grate 1 cup of mozzarella.)
- Pizza ingredients that you like. If you use bacon make sure to brown it on the stove top first drain and crumble.
- ½ cup of dipping sauce.
- Pre-heat oven to 375F, grease a regular sized 12 tin muffin tray with a low fat baking spray, set aside
- Place quick oats into a small food processor and pulse till it is fine like the texture of flour, place it in a bowl, along with both flours, baking powder, cayenne pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic and herb seasoning.
- In another bowl whisk egg, milk and drained ricotta cheese.
- Combine the flour mixture and the milk mixture together till a sticky batter forms.
- If you have to make a few different types of pizza flavours, separate the batter into separate bowls using a number 8 ice cream scoop. Count the amount of different pizza you need in different flavours. For example if you need 6 with just pepperoni, and 6 with green peppers and mushrooms, place 6 scoops of batter into one bowl and 6 scoops into another.
- Now add your pizza ingredients and blend everything well together, fill each muffin tin, place into the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until puffed up a little and bubbling.
- Remove from oven and serve hot with the dipping sauce
To accomodate an IC diet, use pizza toppings that do not cause flare ups for you, and be sure to use seasonings that are organic and natural that do not contain sulfites and nitrites.