Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs

by Oct 16th, 2011 // Dinner, Meatless Mondays, Snacks

Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs

Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs

How did I NOT know about pizza puffs?  They might be the most perfect food ever invented.  Seriously.  My vegetarian husband is IN LOVE, my kids can’t get enough and I’m just psyched to serve them at my next dinner party. I think maybe I’ve had one too many pizza puffs?!

Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs

I believe the “inventor” of the pizza puff is Rachel Ray.  Her pizza puffs look delicious, but also incredibly devilish.  Lots of pepperoni, white flour, cheese, etc.

Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs

Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs

We did a little experimenting with different fillings and found a combination that the whole family loves.  After we’ve had our fill, I let the leftovers cool down completely and then throw them in a freezer bag.

Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs

They taste just as great warmed up in a 350 degree oven whenever you need a little something to eat.  (Or have company pop over!)

Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 25 mins

Ingredients
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup lowfat or nonfat milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup broccoli
1/2 cup black olives (pitted)
1/2 cup marinara sauce

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan.
2. Blanche the broccoli and chop small, set aside.
3. Chop olives and set aside.
4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder; whisk in the milk and egg.
5. Stir in the mozzarella, broccoli and olives and let stand for 10 mins.
6. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
7. Meanwhile, microwave the marinara sauce until warmed through, then serve with the pizza puffs.

Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs

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6 Comments on “Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Pizza Puffs”

  1. 1.) Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board
    October 17th, 2011

    I just recently discovered pizza puffs too and loved them! I made the basic pepperoni kind, but I’m so happy to find a healthier version – I can’t wait to try these!

  2. 2.) Becky
    October 17th, 2011

    Made these tonight and they were a hit! Made pineapple ones for the kids (their favorite pizza topping) and making bell pepper and mushroom ones for the grown up (in the oven still and smell yum!). What a fun idea. Kids had fun helping me make them. :D

  3. 3.) Jill
    October 18th, 2011

    These looked so yummy and easy that I felt inspired! I made a version with turkey sausage and spinach and shared the result on my blog (with credit to you of course). Thanks for the idea! Next I’m going to try a breakfast version.

  4. 4.) Kelsey
    April 2nd, 2012

    Will this recipe work with white flour?

  5. 5.) Tanja
    September 20th, 2012

    They are delisicous!!

  6. 6.) Jaime
    December 6th, 2012

    Anyone try a vegan version?

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