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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Recipe: Paleo Pizza Muffins

I finally came up with a recipe for Pizza Muffins or mini pizzas. I don't use almond flour, since I have a nut allergy and use coconut flour instead. With some a green vegetables on the side, these make a great lunch or dinner. They were surprisingly filling, even just one or two muffins.

Basically I just took my Coconut Pumpkin Muffins recipe and removed all the sweet stuff and added some savory.

Paleo Pizza Muffins
Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
pinch of Salt
1/2 Cup Butter or Coconut Oil melted (I used the oil)
4 Eggs
3/4 Cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 Cup (or more) Chopped Pepperoni Slices (or other meat pizza topping like sausage)
1/2 Cup (or more) Shredded Mozzarella

How To:
Mix together the oil, eggs and milk. Sift together the Coconut Flour, salt and baking powder into the wet ingredients. Fold in the pepperoni and cheese. Pour into greased muffin tins (no need for liner). They will rise a little, but not much, so fill accordingly. You could take a teaspoon or so of low sugar red sauce and at this point tuck it into the top of the muffin. Or leave the sauce for dipping later. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

These turned out really nice and savory, everything I wanted them to be! It made 9 muffins that lasted for several meals. It is filling on its own, but you really need your veggies with the meal too, so don't forget that. These are perfect for the Belly Fat Cure, Fast Track and any grain-free diet. When eating grain-free, which I have been for four months now, I feel much more creative in my cooking. I really do not miss the grains. Especially with meals like this.

The sauce is the highest sugar item on the menu, and I experimented with this two ways. First I just left it out and dipped my muffins in the sauce as I ate them. I also tried adding a heaping teaspoon to the muffin right before I put it in the oven. I ended up liking the second option best! I use Trader Joe's Three Cheese Marinara which is very low in sugar.

25 comments:

  1. YUMMMM! I SHALL TRY THESE! CAN I SUBSTITUTE WIT ALMND FLOUR?

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  2. They look great. You're tempting me to go grain free! Sending hugs!

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  3. These look so good! I am training for the more magazine 1/2 marathon in NY , I am trying to stay grain free but afraid how it effect my training & race. Have you been grain free for some of your races? Do you think it makes a difference?

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  4. WoW! And here I was planning a coconut flour break! These look so good!

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  5. These look great! How do we count them (sugar/carbs)?

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  6. Those look Yummy! I love Pizza!

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  7. These look so awesome. I really want to try these!

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  8. This looks very yummy. I don't have any coconut flour here at home. Wonder how it would be with soy flour? Do you use much soy flour when you cook? I need to check my local Wholefoods for the coconut flour as I am sure they have some. Can't wait to make these! We don't have a Trader Joe's in my area but I have a copycat recipe for pizza hut marinara sauce that is BFC friendly so I will use that instead. :) Have a great Sunday!

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  9. These look awesome! Does the almond milk not bother you? I've recently realized I'm having a reaction to almond milk and flour. My lips get all dry and flaky. I want to give up dairy so I guess I'll have to use rice or hemp milk in recipes and coconut or some other flour in baking. Not making it easy for sure. I've realized that between WW and low-carb/Paleo, I'm just confusing myself to the point where I can't stick to anything. Time to simplify to get rid of the last 20 (again). You're my hero.

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  10. Yum, think I'll try these. Pizza anything sounds good to me!

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  11. Sound amazing, I think my boyfriend and I will make some up sometime this week :)

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  12. I am so thrilled you all are enjoying all the recipes! These last three are what I am having a lot lately. I will have to do a post on how to use Pinterest too, since lots of ppl seem curious about it.

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  13. THese are in the oven right now....so excited to try them!!

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  14. What's the S/C ratio of these and the serving size?

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  15. these recipes look great. I'm a newbie here so perhaps this has already been covered, but I don't see where you list the carb/sugar value in your recipes. Just wondering.

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  16. yeah how do we know the carbs and sugar

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  17. Amber all your food ideas and recipes look so yummy. Today I found a sign
    on PINTEREST that says "At first, they'll ask WHY your doing it. Later they'll ask HOW you did it". I star the BFC tomorrow and I plan on making them all ask HOW I did it.

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  18. I tried this recipe and the muffins were completely butter soaked and soggy. Wondering if the proportions of liquids to solids is off?

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  19. I tried this recipe and they were yummy. I loaded them with .35 lbs of pepperoni. I ended up with 8 muffins. (serving size 2 muffins)

    Nutrition Facts:

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 552 Calories from Fat 457
    Total Fat 50.8g
    Saturated Fat 32.5g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 199mg
    Sodium 817mg
    Total Carbohydrates 10.7g
    Dietary Fiber 5.2g
    Sugars 1.3g
    Protein 14.8g

    Use the recipe analyzer from calorie count [http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php]

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  20. What kind of cheese are you using? I'm new to this, but isn't dairy non-paleo? Not being critical, just curious :)

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  21. Wow!! Can't even wait to try these!! Thanks!!

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  22. I made these two days ago and they were AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for a great recipe! I iced the tops with sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan. :-)

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  23. I was so happy to find this recipe!!! I added some Oregano, Garlic Powder, and Black Pepper to the mixture and greased my pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and my oh my they turned out wonderful! Even my picky 10 year old ate two of them! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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