Just a few ingredients is all it takes to make these Pepperoni Pizza Bites. They are perfect as a game day appetizer, a snack or even for lunch! - MealPlanningMagic.com
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Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Imagine a pepperoni pizza made into a bite-sized muffin and you’ve got Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizza Bites. They’re perfect for lunch, snack or appetizer and can be made ahead too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizza Bites
Servings: 24 bites
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Brenda Thompson

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning I buy mine from Penzey’s. If you do not have that you can substitute equal parts oregano, basil and garlic salt
  • 1 ½ cup skim milk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces turkey pepperoni chopped into small pieces (about 1 ½ cups)
  • Prepared pizza sauce optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees .
  • Grease a 24-cup and one 12-cup mini-muffin pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and seasoning. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs. Add this to the flour mixture.
  • Stir in the mozzarella and pepperoni.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Re-stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups.
  • Bake until puffed and golden, 22 to 25 minutes.
  • Serve the puffs and red pepper slices with the pizza sauce for dipping.

Notes

WHOLE WHEAT PEPPERONI PIZZA BITES MAKE AHEAD TIPS

Can you prepare these ahead of time?
Yes! They are super easy to make ahead and perfect for that because then you can always shave some on hand for whenever you want to enjoy them.
Can you freeze them?
If we are not going to enjoy them right away, I will store them in labeled freezer safe container. You can use a ziptop bag. If you are using another container, use wax paper in between layers so they don’t stick together.
How do you reheat them?
My family likes to enjoy these pepperoni pizza bites for lunch or snacks. We just pull out the amount we want and warm up in the microwave for a couple of minutes. If you have more than four or five per serving, increase the time accordingly. I usually put it on 80% power setting so they don’t get tough when reheating.

HOW SHOULD I SERVE THESE?

We like to serve these pepperoni pizza bites with a simple pizza or marinara sauce or sometimes ranch dressing too. Maybe that’s a Texas thing! If you want to make up a batch of homemade ranch dressing, check out this post for Homemade Ranch Dressing.
The sauce for dipping is optional as I think they are good just on their own, too.
We sometimes like to dip them in ranch dressing too (I think that’s a Texas thing—I learned it in college to dip pizza in ranch dressing!) Just a few ingredients and so much better for you than the store-bought stuff!
My kids also like packing these pizza bites in their lunches. We would just heat it up in the morning and send it in a pre-heated Thermos food jar and it will stay warm until lunchtime at school.

Nutrition

Serving: 4bites | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg