Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Pepperoni Pizza Bites are like those frozen mini bagel pizzas, only made from scratch in a muffin tin using my Greek yogurt bagel dough.
PREP TIME:10minutes 
COOK TIME:30minutes 
TOTAL TIME:40minutes 
YIELD: 4 servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Lunch, School Lunch, Snack
CUISINE: American

Ingredients

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (whole wheat or gluten-free mix, (5 oz in weight))
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (make sure it’s not expired, or it won’t rise)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (diamond crystal, use less if using table salt or Mortons)
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (not regular yogurt, it will be too sticky (I recommend Stonyfield))
  • 2/3 cup marinara or pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ounce turkey pepperoni (chopped)
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (for serving (optional))

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F and spray two 12-cup stand size muffin tins with oil.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well.
  • Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.
  • Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 15 turns (it should not leave dough on your hand when you pull away).
  • Divide the dough into 16 equal-size small balls (about 25 grams each).
  • Press each ball into the bottom of the muffin cups, allowing it to go up the side slightly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and carefully press balls down in the middle to create a small well.
  • Top each ball with 2 teaspoons sauce, 1 tablespoon cheese and a sprinkle of pepperoni.
  • Return to the oven and bake 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool 2 minutes.  With a paring knife or metal offset spatula, carefully remove the bites, cutting around the top to remove any cheese that may have stuck to the pan.
  • Spray the pan again and repeat with remaining dough and toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 4bitesCalories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 18gFat: 9.5gSaturated Fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 974mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 4g
– WW Points: 7

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