Back in the Saddle Again
After a long, but well needed hiatus from the blogosphere, Journey to Simplicity is gearing up for a new life. It’s back in the saddle again for me with a new perspective and direction. Over the first few months of my hiatus, I had so much supportive email from you that I knew then and there I needed to put a lot of thought into how to best serve you. I appreciate all of you who acted as my sounding board, beta panel, and who took surveys ad nauseaum (how do you spell that word anyway?) just to help me with my ministry. You gave your time, effort, suggestions, and honest opinions. I will never be able to express my gratitude amply.
You will see some changes over the next several months. Getting in the saddle involved a lot of work behind the scenes. Much of this work was following the inspiration of this blog; living a life of simplicity. What I have learned is that simplicity has different looks through the seasons, just like everything else in life. Some themes are constant regardless
of season. Of those themes are recipes. The requests for more simple and delicious recipes was abundant to say the least; and so I have been working on some new recipe themes to make life just as delicious as ever, but also offeringmom the ability to keep things simple. You are going to notice a few sub themes along the way. One of those themes are muffin portions. These are recipes that are portioned by the use of muffin tins. Some of these will actually be muffins, while others are going to really surprise you! One thing I can guarantee, these muffin style recipes while inspire you and provide much needed simplicity to your life.
Today I am offering you one of my most treasured recipes. It’s a pizza on the go, pizza in a flash, an easy peasy lunch, or simple pizza on a chaotic night recipe. Feel free to double or triple this recipe and freeze lots to keep on hand.
Pepperoni Pizza Muffin Recipe
- 2 c whole wheat pastry flour (all purpose works fine as well)
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 TBSP dried oregano or Italian seasoning
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ c fat free buttermilk
- 1-2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 c chopped pepperoni
- ½ c cubed mozzarella or provolone cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 12-18 muffin cups.
- Mix all dry ingredients together. Make a well. In another smaller bowl combine wet ingredients and mix well. Pour them into the dry well and mix it together. Add pepperoni and cheese.
- Using large ice cream scoop (or spoon) fill muffin tins. Bake 15-20 min, until a toothpick inserted int eh center of one of the muffins comes out clean.
Yield 12-18 muffins
Cook’s Tip: If the batter seems a bit dry add a little extra milk. This recipe lends itself very well to freezing.
Options: You can add sun-dried tomatoes in oil, olives, sausage, peppers, mushrooms, ham, or any pizza toppings you like for added variety. These are delicious, room temp, or cold. Try dipping them in marinara sauce for extra pizza goodness.
These are great for quick lunches, lunch box entrees, and for sustenance on the go. Being light weight try these when you are heading out for a field trip or family outing. Due to this pizza muffin recipe being filling, you can easily save money by not eating out with tummies filled with pizza goodness.