Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

Isn’t this little muffin cute?  I say this is an appetizer or little breakfast bite.  Plus, you can go crazy with the method and mix and match it a million different ways (change up the cheeses and meats).  Now, I will say this…this little guy did get me into a sticky situation.  The batter was so sticky that the muffin itself didn’t pop out of the liner after it cooked.  (I found this recipe online and the version I read, didn’t say to spray the muffin liners but I definitely will next time!).  Sticky or not, the flavor is perfect.
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3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flake (optional)
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
1 cup chopped pepperoni (I used the packaged mini pepperonis)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line cupcake tin with liners and spray with Pam :).
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper flake.  Whisk in milk and egg.  Stir in cheese and pepperoni.  Let batter stand for 10 minutes.
Scoop batter into lined muffin tin.  Bake until puffed and golden, about 35 minutes.
Makes about a dozen large muffins.

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  • Anonymous January 17, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Shay, I love your blog and use it all the time for recipes! I'm looking for a recipe for an afternoon casual bridal shower that I can make ahead of time and freeze, as I'm not going to have time to cook closer to the event. Do you think this would be a good one? Any other suggestions?

  • Mix and Match Mama January 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Hi! I've never frozen these in particular but I know that frozen muffins almost always turn out perfect! Meatballs freeze well too. You can also do a breakfast casserole in advance as well. Good luck with your shower!

  • Aubs February 12, 2013 at 3:24 am

    made these for lunch today, posted a pic and i've literally had close to 10 girlfriends ask for the recipe!! sending them your way! you rock!! =) (and now i'm finally going to sit down and watch you in all your fabulousness on The Bachelor!!)