Pepperoni Pizza Muffins, Gluten & Dairy Free
My kids really enjoy muffins, and they love pizza, so I thought I should put them together. I make these in double batches (or triple, or more!) so I can freeze the extra for their lunch boxes. I will be posting some other versions I make that have some of our other favorite pizza flavors. What do you like one your pizza?
You can use cheese substitute, or not. We like them both ways. Enjoy!
The Recipe: Gluten & Dairy Free Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
- 3/4 cup sorghum flour
- 3/4 cup potato starch or corn starch
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch/flour
- 1 tablespoon gluten free baking powder, add 1/2 teaspoon more if making egg free
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan or guar gum
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 large eggs, or 2 T ground golden flax + 6 T HOT water stirred together until thickened
- 1/2 cup gluten free pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup mild flavored olive oil
- 1/2 cup unflavored, unsweetened gluten & dairy free milk substitute
- 1 cup mini or chopped gluten free pepperoni
- 3/4 cup shredded gluten & dairy free cheese substitute, optional, divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Oil muffin tin and set aside.
- Whisk together sorghum flour, potato or corn starch, tapioca starch, baking powder, Italian seasoning, xanthan or guar gum, salt, and black pepper in mixing bowl.
- Mix together eggs, pizza sauce, olive oil and milk substitute and add to dry ingredients. Mix together until well blended.
- Fold in pepperoni and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese substitute into batter. Divide batter in a 12-muffin muffin tin.
- Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes or until they test done with a toothpick. Turn off oven. Dividing between muffins, top muffins with remaining shredded cheese, if using. Put back in warm oven for 2 minutes until cheese substitute is melted. Remove from oven and place muffins onto cooling rack after taking out of baking tin.
- To freeze: Allow to completely cool, then place muffins in a freezer safe container or freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible, seal, label, and freeze.
- To serve: Thaw. Eat at room temperature or warm through.