Do your kids love pizza?  Mine do.  They would eat it for every meal if I would let them….breakfast, lunch, supper.  Come to think of it, there probably has been a morning or two when leftover pizza has made it to the breakfast table. Every now and then I think it’s okay to give in on that kind of thing.

pizza puffs

Knowing my children’s love for pizza, I had a feeling this recipe for Pizza Puffs would quickly become a favorite. I made a few changes to fit with our vegetarian ways and the boys loved it.  There is a cups worth of toppings in the ingredient list that you can customize with your favorite pizza toppings.

pizza puffs

pizza puffs

Vegetarian Pizza Puffs

adapted from Monica H’s recipe at Lick the Bowl Good

3/4 whole wheat pastry flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

pinch of salt

pinch of red pepper flakes

3/4 cup milk (I used plain soy for this recipe)

1 egg (or equivalent with egg replacement)

1 cup mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup pizza toppings–for this recipe I used 1/3 cup each of green pepper, red onion and mushrooms. You can mix it up, but toppings must equal 1 cup.

Pizza sauce for dipping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare 24 cup mini muffin pan with nonstick spray and set aside.  In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes.  Whisk in egg equivalent and milk.  Stir in mozzarella, Parmesan and your choice of pizza toppings;  let stand for 10 minutes.

Stir the batter one more time and divide evenly among the mini muffin cups.

pizza puffs

Bake until puffed and golden, 20-25 minutes.

While puffs are baking heat pizza sauce until it is warmed through.  Serve on the side for dipping.

pizza puffs

 

A simple, mixed green and herb salad on the side with vinaigrette and supper is on the table!

Alison

 

 

10 Responses to Vegetarian Pizza Puffs

  1. Sarah says:

    How creative! I bet the boys in my life would love these. Bookmarked!

  2. Monica H says:

    Your pictures are wonderful and while I like pepperoni in mine, these look fantastic! I’m so glad you were able to adapt them to your own needs.

    Oh, and I love pizza for breakfast too :-)

    ~Monica

  3. Oh boy, do these look yummy! And I’m sure they’re much healthier than frozen pizza poppers. Love the photography, too.

    • Alison says:

      Thanks Sarah! Yea, probably a bit healthier than the frozen variety. Easy to make too.

  4. i like pizza! these look delectable, i found myself reaching into the monitor, no joke

  5. G says:

    These look sooooo good!!! Can I use All purpose flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour? Thanks

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