Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hawaiian Pizza Muffins

Pizza, Pizza! Audrey and I made Pizza Muffins. I know, it does sounds weird. We got the idea from the Sneaky Chef and her Grilled Cheese Muffins. To that we added Canadian bacon and pineapple to make Hawaiian Pizza Muffins. I really like them. Audrey thinks they are alright, Maurene would not even try them. Toddlers can be so finicky.

Remember, Audrey's first giveaway is going on now. She is giving away a Pizza Kit from Curious Chef which contains the knife we use and get asked about so much. Don't forget to enter before August 15th!

Hawaiian Pizza Muffins

  • 1 cup flour blend (equal parts whole and white flour and wheat germ)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated low-fat cheddar cheese (save 1/4 cup for tops)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup Orange Puree (sweet potato and carrot, or baby food)
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the Parmesan and 3/4 cup cheddar cheese and set aside. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until well combined, then whisk in the oil and the Orange Puree. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until flour is just moistened (don't over-mix or the muffins will be dense.) Scoop the batter into muffin tins, filling just over the top. Sprinkle the tops evenly with remaining cheese and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Measure and add ingredients
  2. Help stir
  3. Put batter in muffin tin
  4. Sprinkle cheese on top
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Help stir
  3. Place in the oven
I embellished this last part as I had to run and the babysitter helped Audrey bake these. They are a little on the healthy side; like eating a bran muffin. I believe next time we make them I am going to use less wheat germ. It is not healthy eating if they only consume half the muffin. Also, they are  much better fresh out of the oven than they are cold. I recommend butter or cream cheese to top with. 

And yes, she is baking naked. I have mentioned before but it bears repeating: it is hot this summer.

Filling the tins


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