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
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
pinch of Salt
1/2 Cup Butter or Coconut Oil melted (I used the oil)
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
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.