Tuesday 17 June 2014

Pizza Muffins

Pizza Muffins ... have you tried these? When I shared with my big kids that I'll be making some pizza muffins for afternoon snacks ... using muffin pan to bake them ... they were like ... "huh?! ...so it's pizza or muffin?  how does it taste ?".
"I don't know ... you should tell me later when you eat these !" hee hee ... sounded fierce ?!? but actually that was in a "sweet but sharp tone" ... LOL

I saw this recipe two months ago in April baked by Happyhomebaking that she adapted from  Donna Hay . But I didn’t have time to try it out then.

Recently while viewing some recipes posted in the "Cook Like A Star" some past events, chance upon the name Donna Hay ... Reminded me of the pizza muffins.
A quick search in the kitchen ... with some ham, cheese, canned pineapple, pasta sauce readily available, made these savoury pizza muffins.

Made 2 in square ramekins
Pizza Muffins on cooling rack
Pizza Muffin (recipe adapted from Donna Hay with slight changes made in blue)
450g self-raising flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
180g grated cheddar
150g ham, chopped
150g chopped pineapple, drained
160ml vegetable oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste (I used pasta sauce)
2 eggs
250ml milk

1) Preheat oven to 180°C

2) Place the flour, baking powder, 1 cup (120g) cheese, ham and pineapple in a bowl and mix to combine.

3) Place the oil, tomato paste, egg and milk in a bowl and whisk to combine.

4) Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix until just combined. (I used a spatula)

5) Spoon into 12 x ½ cup-capacity (125ml) muffin tins and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

6) Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Makes 12.

I reduced the quantity slightly for 8 muffins as I was not really sure if my big kids would like it. Line 6 with muffin case and 2 square ramekins.

Freshly baked! ...the aroma of these muffins ... smells like nachos ... smells of pizza too... kinda cheesy texture with savoury taste.

My boy was surprised that it tasted like pizza. "Can make these pizza muffins again ? Nice ... good to add some pepperoni ...". Okay !

I gave a few pizza muffins to one of my good old "baking kakis" 老朋好友 whom stayed nearby. Happened to know that she was so busy on weekends ... too busy to even prepare food / cook for dinner. Busy on the road ... chauffeur her kids for some activities. ZOOM ...! Pick up the muffins and off she went to the next "pick up point". Glad that her kids had some quick bite and liked these savoury muffins too ^-^ Enjoy !


  1. Can't imagine how it tastes like. But this is special !
    No matter what we cook or what we bake, the most important issue is our kids love them. Agree ? :)

    1. Yes totally agree! These are not the sweet muffins we used to bake. Maybe you can substitute the ingredients to your preference and give it a try ^-^!

  2. Hi Karen! This savoury muffin sounds delicious! I have never done savoury muffins and one day I should. It can also be good for a light lunch. Which means only one or two muffins. But I doubt I could stick to those numbers hah..hah...

    1. Hi Phong Hong, for a change, i really like these non fuss savoury muffins as have been taking too much sweet muffins. And yes good ideal to have few for light lunch coupled with some salads ..Yummy!


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