Guest Blogger: Lisa, Brittany and Riley Make Pizza Muffins - Sweet Potato Chronicles

Guest Blogger: Lisa, Brittany and Riley Make Pizza Muffins

One of the best things about Scarlett's expand­ing social cir­cle, now that she is at an age where she has "friends," is the friends she brings into my life. Take Lisa. She is calm, always a great lis­tener and is com­pletely amused by my sar­cas­tic humor (not every­one is). We can chat for hours about noth­ing and every­thing, and, on my most fraz­zled days, she's always there to remind me that sweat­ing the small stuff just ruins your blow out. Scar­lett love her girls: Brit­tany, 5, and Riley, 2. She adores that big girl Brit­tany con­sid­ers her impor­tant enough to hang out with and loves to care for the always sweet Riley. As friend­ships go, Scar­lett and I hit the jackpot.

A nice com­mon denom­i­na­tor between Lisa and I is the fact we both love cre­ative projects. Lisa is a small busi­ness owner who crafts beau­ti­ful, hand­made sta­tion­ary (check out her work at and, well, you know the stuff I do, so it was easy to twist her arm into mak­ing a spe­cial lunch. I thought her pizza muffins (a recipe she found in Cana­dian Liv­ing) were a great alter­na­tive to the tra­di­tional sand­wich. "The muffins them­selves are so healthy and hearty. If you pair them with some fruit and veg­gies, they're an easy noon-time meal,"says Lisa. If you ask me, that kind of help only comes from a good friend.

Pizza Muffins

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup gran­u­lated sugar
1 table­spoons bak­ing pow­der
1 tea­spoons each salt
1 tea­spoon dried basil
1/2 tea­spoon bak­ing soda
1 cup tiny cubes of old orange ched­dar
1 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs
1/4 cup but­ter, melted
1/2 cup finely chopped red or green sweet pep­per (optional)
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup shred­ded mozzarella

Pre­heat oven to 400ºF and place paper lin­ers in muf­fin tins.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, bak­ing pow­der, salt, basil and bak­ing soda until com­bined. Stir in ched­dar cubes.
In a medium bowl, whisk yogurt, eggs and but­ter until smooth. Stir in flour mix until well com­bined; add in sweet pep­per (bat­ter will be very thick).
Spoon bat­ter into muf­fin cups, divid­ing evenly. Spoon 1 tsp pizza sauce over top of each muf­fin; and then sprin­kle with shred­ded moz­zarella.
Bake about 20 min­utes, until golden and a tooth­pick inserted in cen­tre of a muf­fin comes out clean. Let muffins cool in pan for 5 min­utes before remov­ing, then cool on a wire rack.

This was, accord­ing to Lisa, the girls favorite part: mix­ing. Can you blame them? Get­ting messy is so much fun.

A fan of SPC, Lisa reads religously. She's also the first to remind me that real moms need meals they can whip up in a pinch. So it was no won­der these muffins made the cut with her: "I love that this recipe uses items you would have in your pantry. It's easy for the kids to get involved and has no bake time. Even a "no-baker" can pull this off."



  1. Pinky Creations says:

    These are fan­tas­tic pizza muffins! The girls love them!
    Thanks for let­ting me share this recipe with everyone.

  2. Ceri says:

    Thanks for the post, Lisa, it's so great! I'm glad you and the girls had fun doing it. Come back any time!

  3. Yui says:

    Thanks for the recipe. When look at how this food called I was think­ing that this food really need a pizza dough lol! But it's great any­way. I have made this kind of savory cake and I really love it. I add car­rots, broc­coli, and sausage or beef into it and it is the best snack ever. How­ever I didn't have moz­zarella cheese on top. So next time I will have two projects; try­ing your recipe, and mine with moz­zarella cheese on top. Thanks for the recipe.
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