Mini Pizza Muffins with Broccoli

Pizza Muffins just sound like they would be perfect for any casual get together.  An improvement would be to make them mini so that they could be handled more easily.  An even bigger improvement would be to mix a vegetable inside. Broccoli seemed like the right choice because it’s flavor would blend perfectly with the stronger tastes of the pizza sauce.  This recipe makes 24 minis but I would recommend doubling the batch.  They will go fast.

Mini Pizza Muffins with Broccoli
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Serves: 24 mini muffins
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup Pizza Sauce for dunking
  • ¼ cup Pizza Sauce for inside the mixture
  • 1 Tablespoon Egg Replacer prepared according to your package directions or 1 Tablespoon Organic Flaxseed Meal and 3 Tablespoons water (1 egg if you are not vegan)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • ½ cup vegan mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°
  2. Lightly oil Mini Muffin Tin - enough for 24 muffins.
  3. Steam the broccoli for 15 minutes.
  4. Mix the eggreplacer with the water and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, and the spices. Mix well.
  6. Add the almond milk, egg replacer mixture and ¼ cup pizza sauce and stir well.
  7. Fold in the cheese and cooked broccoli.
  8. Fill the 24 muffin tins. They will be pretty full.
  9. Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Heat the ½ cup pizza sauce in the microwave and serve with the muffins.
  11. IF FREEZING:
  12. Let cool to room temperature.
  13. Package in manner of your choice as defined in my article http://veganinthefreezer.com/preparing-food-for-the-freezer
  14. TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:
  15. Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator the day before serving.
  16. When serving - zap in the microwave just to take the chill off and serve with warmed pizza sauce for dunking.

Comments

Mini Pizza Muffins with Broccoli — 8 Comments

  1. Hey! These look great! I tried making them for a New Years Party but for some reason they never seemed to properly bake or rise. They were mushy, didnt stick together, and looked very different from yours. I had some mix left over so I tried adding more baking powder and egg replacer and cooked them for twice as long and nothing changed. Im very confused! I have no idea what I did wrong. I had to throw them all away. The golden brown crust in the photo looks amazing! So frustrating, mystery problems.

    • I am so sorry! You must be frustrated. I have a few things that might be the problem. Did you bake them in the very small mini muffin tins? These are almost 1 bite muffins or two bites. Was the broccoli fresh not frozen where the liquid from frozen could get in the mix? If anything – I would cut down on the pizza sauce on the inside. I will make them again and see if I have any problem.

  2. OMG I love your ingenuous ways to freeze everything!. That is also what I am doing too, storage in bulk is a great way to spend one day in the kitchen and have the next day all for you! Will be making this muffins today they look soooo yummm. Much love!

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