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Pizza Puffs

After School Snack
I made the perfect after school snack for my boys first day back. To make them a little healthier I used turkey pepperoni, low fat mozzarella and skim milk. I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs. She is a neighbor living in Texas which is kinda funny since Texas is HUGE! So she probably doesn’t live anywhere close to here but that's ok :o)
I also discovered The Cake Slice Bakers from her site (More on that later though). So, back to the Pizza Puffs. My kids loved these!! They are simple to throw together and freeze wonderfully.

Ingredients:
3/4 c flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1Tbsp Italian seasoning
pinch of salt
3/4 c milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c mozzarella cheese
1/4 c parmesan cheese
1 c mini pepperoni

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray mini muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Whisk together flour, baking powder, seasoning and salt. Add remaining ingredients, mix well and let stand for 10 minutes. Fill pan and bake 20-25 minutes. Serve with pizza sauce.
**Note: I've also made these replacing the pepperoni with Italian Sausage, yum!!

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