Garlic and Herb Pizza Puffs

This muffin like pizza puffs is a recipe from Alidas Kitchen. One unique muffin that has all the pizza flavors and easy to eat for recess or lunch. Take a leap and try this recipe to experience how pizzas can be as delicious as muffins. 

Ingredients:
3/4 cup flour (all-purpose or whole wheat pastry)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Garlic (paste or chunky)
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs
1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
1 cup pizza or pasta sauce, for dipping
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Basil, for pizza sauce
Cooking spray

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray 18 cups in mini-muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside. (I have 2 12-cup mini muffin tins, so just fill the 6 empty cups with water before baking).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour and baking powder. Add milk and egg, whisking until combined.
  3. Fold in mozzarella cheese, garlic, herbs and spinach, gently mixing until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile combine sauce and basil to make the dipping sauce. Adjust amounts as desired.
  5. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin tin(s). Sprinkle tops with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve with sauce for dipping.

Posted by Diane Araga, on December 10, 2013 at 8:00 AM