Pizza (Muffin) Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
These pizza cupcakes are really pizza muffins, flavored with mozzarella cheese, mini pepperoni, and Italian seasoning. However, Mr. K called them pizza cupcakes the first time he saw them and the name stuck.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large or extra large egg
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp fat free milk note, if you use whole milk these come out a little dry
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperonis
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Additional 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/3 cup of mini pepperonis for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a cupcake pan with 8 cupcake liners. 

  2. Sift together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add in vegetable oil, egg and milk into flour mixture and stir until batter is smooth. It will be quite sticky and thick. Stir in cheese, Italian seasoning and pepperoni. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.

  3. Bake for about 15-18 minutes until muffins turn out golden and a knife inserted comes out clean. Lower oven to 350°F. Cover tops of muffins with more cheese and about 6 slices of mini pepperoni and bake for 4-5 minutes at 350°F until cheese is melted. Sprinkle some additional Italian seasoning on top if desired. Serve while warm. You can serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

Notes:

I recommend PaperChef parchment cupcake liners for no sticking.

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Nutrition Facts
Pizza (Muffin) Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 505mg22%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Calcium 244mg24%
Iron 1.8mg10%
Net Carbs 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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