Appetizers

Saturday morning procrastination

Ever have those Saturday mornings when you have a big to-do list to tackle but barely feel like getting out of bed? That’s certainly the type of day I’m having! On the agenda for today is completing a 12-miler, cleaning my kitchen, doing some wash, and church later tonight.

Since I don’t want to run, clean, or do wash yet, I’m coming your way with an early morning post! I made this recipe when we had friends over last weekend, and it was a hit. It’s super easy and a great appetizer or part of dinner.

 

Pepperoni Pizza Balls
Makes 24 balls
Adapted from

  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning (I used Tastefully Simple’s Italian Garlic Bread seasoning)
  • 3/4 c. skim or 1% milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 c. part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c. parmesan cheese
  • 1 c. cubed pepperoni
  • 1/2 c. marinara sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 375, and grease a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix your flours, baking powder, and Italian season. Next, add milk and egg, and mix well.
  3. Stir in your pepperoni and cheeses, mix, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Spoon evenly into mini muffin tins. Put in oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until pizza bites are browned and cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, warm up marinara sauce and serve bites with sauce. Enjoy!

How to “level up” this recipe:

  • Use turkey pepperoni instead of regular.
  • For an extra punch of flavor, add in 1/2 c. chopped red pepper.

How to “level down” this recipe:

  • Use all all-purpose flour instead of wheat. 

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