Pizza Cupcakes

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I think I killed my sodium intake for the day making these, but I was craving pizza. Pizza isn’t the best to eat while watching that kind of thing because pepperoni has a ton of sodium in it.  However, I am still counting my calories and making sure I don’t go over 1,500. If I can lose 10 pounds and help my blood pressure I’ll be happy.

I wouldn’t necessarily call these cupcakes, they were more like a muffin. I believe the website where I got these from said that too, so call them what you likes. Or maybe another good term for these would be savory cupcake?!  These were really good with some pizza sauce. Also added some seasoning to the batter

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Recipe from Kirbie’s Cravings

Pizza Cucpcakes
Points Plus: 5
Yield: 12


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup mini pepperonis
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Additional 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of mini pepperonis for topping

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12 cupcake pan with liners.

2. Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add in vegetable oil, egg and milk into flour mixture and stir until batter is smooth. It will be sticky. Fold in cheese and pepperoni. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.

3. Bake for about 18 minutes until muffins turn out golden and knife inserted comes out clean. Right before eating, top muffins with more cheese and about five slices of mini pepperoni and bake for 4-5 minutes at 350F until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

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  1. Mary says

    These were so good! I made half of them pepperoni and black olives, and the other half sausage and black olives. I liked the sausage ones better, the flavor came through better. I tweaked it just a bit and put a layer of pizza sauce on the top of all of them, and I don’t think I would have liked them very much without it. They would have been a bit dry. But they were super easy to make! I’ll definitely be making them again. I ate mine with some ranch. :)

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