Muffins – this mouth-watering dish never fails to bring back childhood memories. Add pizza flavour twist to it, and it becomes everyone’s favourite savory. Kids just love Mini Pizza Muffins, and adults can polish the dish within minutes. Since its Valentine’s Day, why not make the celebration memorable by baking these bite-sized treats in their healthier version for your loved ones?
Mini Pizza Muffins Preparation:
Preparation Time – 50 mins.
- ⅓ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour (Maida)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp dried basil
- 2 tablespoons Mesmara Extra Virgin Olive oil
- ¼ cup low-fat milk
- ⅓ cup crumbled ricotta cheese
- 2 finely chopped medium sized onions
- 2 finely chopped red bell pepper
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp chopped olives
Method for Preparation:
Step 1: Clean all the vegetables properly and chop them as suggested in the list of ingredients.
Step 2: Begin with the heating the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Stir fry onions and bell-peppers in the pan, till onions turn golden brown and bell-peppers are softened.
Step 3: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400oF and take a mini-muffin pan and coat it evenly with cooking oil spray. You can use extra virgin olive oil as a healthy option..
Step 4: Take a medium size glass bowl and quickly whisk into it all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl beat the egg and stir in milk, crumbled ricotta cheese, tomato paste, and olives.
Step 5: Now it is time to mix the wet and dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the center of the wet ingredients and mix them until they are all combined together.
Step 6: Pour the mixture into mini muffins tray. Fill the muffin cups to two-thirds of their capacity and place the tray in the preheated oven.
Step 7: Check the status after 13 to 15 minutes. If you find them in light brownish color, it is the sign of a perfectly baked batch. Bring them out of the oven and place them on a wire rack for cooling.
Your Mini Pizza Muffins are ready. Serve them with the evening tea and watch them being devoured and see the love returned to you.
Mesmara believes in holistic approach to living. Its newly launched Cold-Pressed oils are prepared using age old techniques of pressing the oil seeds in the Vagai wood press. The oils retain the natural health benefits of the seeds, unlike refined oils which lose their potent benefits with the high amounts of heat they are subjected to. Refined oils also contain preservatives to improve shelf life.
Mesmara’s Extra virgin olive oil helps in improving the good cholesterol or the HDL in the body and also helps in cleaning up the bad cholesterol or the LDL from the body. The benefits of regular usage of Cold-pressed oils are many. Incorporating Cold-pressed oils into your regular diet can bring about lot of healthy changes in you and your family.
This Valentine’s Day, protect the heart that loves you.