I found this recipe a few weeks ago on Pinterest and the photos sold me right away. I actually made these for the first time last week but I was bummed because they were way overcooked. I made them again this week with a reduced oven temperature and cook time and they came out perfect! These little puffs are chock full of pepperoni and cheese. If you love pizza flavors, these will be right up your alley! The puffs come together really quickly and they’re perfect as a snack or an appetizer for anything from book club to the big game. Let me know where you choose to serve them!
Pepperoni Pizza Mini PuffsSource: adapted from Lick the Bowl Good
¾ c white whole wheat flour
¾ t baking powder
1 T Italian seasoning
1/8 t salt
1/8 t crushed red pepper flakes
¾ c skim milk
1 large egg
1 c reduced fat 2% shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ c grated Parmesan cheese
4 ½ oz sliced turkey pepperoni, quartered
½ c pizza sauce (for dipping)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Lightly mist a 24 count mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper. Add the milk and egg and whisk together to thoroughly combine. Add the mozzarella, Parmesan and pepperoni and stir until combined.
3. Divide the batter evenly amongst the prepared mini muffin tin cups. Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes until golden. Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.
Yields 6 (4 puff) servings. Weight Watchers Points Plus: 6 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per serving from myfitnesspal.com: 208 calories, 16 g carbs, 9 g fat, 18 g protein, 2 g fiber