easy pepperoni pizza puffs

I have been pinning this recipe for months now.  (You know how you pin something and then a few days later you pin it again, forgetting that you pinned it already?  Oh, that's just me?!?)

I finally decided it was time, and I am so glad I did!

All the perfection of pepperoni pizza, in a cute fluffy little bite.  How could this not be great?!

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Recipe
adapted from Everyday with Rachel Ray

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup grated parmesan
3 cups chopped pepperoni
pizza sauce & ranch dressing for dipping

Preheat the oven to 375ºF.  Grease 2 24-cup mini-muffin pans.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and spices.  Whisk in the milk and eggs until combined.

Stir in the cheeses and pepperoni and let sit for 10 minutes.

Divide the batter equally into the muffin tins, filling each about 3/4 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until they are puffed and golden.

These puffs freeze and reheat wonderfully!  Freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet until frozen.   Transfer to a freezer-safe ziploc bag and store in the freezer.  To reheat:  Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350ºF oven for 8-10 minutes, until heated through.

Serve with warm pizza sauce and/or ranch dressing for dipping!

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