Lunch box pizza muffin recipe

A must-try for pizza lovers, this lunchtime treat has all the taste of a Hawaiian pizza in the form of a lunch box-friendly savoury muffin. I give you the pizza muffin. Oh, yes I do.

An awesome shake up to the sandwich scene, muffins are a great lunch box option. This pizza muffin recipe is a basic building block – top it up with extras like diced capsicum and pepperoni and you could almost convince yourself your muffin is actually pizza. Yum!

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Ingredients

3 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1½ cups grated cheese
150g diced ham
1 cup pineapple pieces, drained
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp pizza sauce or tomato paste
2 eggs
1 cup of milk

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C and prepare a large Texas muffin pan by either lining with baking paper or using an oil spray to prevent sticking.

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  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of the pineapple, all the ham and 1 cup of the cheese. Mix to combine.

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  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, pizza sauce, eggs and milk.

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  • Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix until just combined and there are no pockets of flour.

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  • Spoon into the muffin pan. Top each muffin with the reserved cheese and pineapple. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

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  • Remove from the muffin tin and let cool on a wire rack. We love them warm from the oven, but the kids will also eat them cold!

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This recipe yields 10 large muffins.

Make sure to browse our recipe archives for more great meal ideas and treats to try.

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