pizza pops!

bear complains that he doesn’t have enough time to eat at school. he is an excruciatingly slow eater at home and i’m sure at school he is even slower, as he gets distracted so easily. i’ve tried to figure out how to fill him with lots of good calories, fats and energy, without loading him up on sugar. 

here’s my first try at pizza pops/ rings. i found the recipe from here, at “cooking with my kids”. her recipe is super small and simple, but i thought it was good place for the bones of the recipe. since i only have one tiny muffin tin, i also pulled out my donut pan to see if i can make pizza rings. the donut pan purchase was inspired by tiffanie at corner blog who has a 101 donut pan ideas.


1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1.5 cups milk
2 egg, lightly beaten (i just used my egg substitute)
1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 small handful of pitted black olives

1 sprinkling of dried oregano
1 sprinkling of sea salt & fresh ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 375F degrees and grease muffin and/ or donut pans.
2. Chop up olives, shred cheese and zucchini and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder; whisk in the milk and egg.
4. Stir in the mozzarella, veggies and olives and let stand for approx. 10 mins.
5. Stir the batter and divide among the pans. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
6. let cool on a cookie rack before serving!

* i think using tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, other cheeses and whatever else you may find in your fridge, would create great  flavours for the pizza pops. 

* i did try a couple of pizza pops, with pasta sauce mixed into the dough, but they turned out really soft. a bowl of sauce for dipping might be the way to go, as suggested from the original recipe.

[ lion shed a few tears as he waited for the pizza pops to cool down. ]

a big hit with the boys and a perfect after school snack for my hungry cubs!


xo, mama lola
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  1. says

    What a great idea! I love how you got veggies in there, too, and they probably don’t even notice.
    Pinning this great idea.

  2. says

    What a great snack! Fun shape,and even has veggies in it! That picture of Lion is precious. Captured the suspended tear and all. Bet he was happy they cooled off to eat!

  3. says

    Thanks for this post, I’m beginning to put together ideas for my son’s packed lunches for school when he starts in a fortnight. This type of thing is inviting and engaging for him; it’s so hard to actually find something that I know he’ll eat when I’m not there nagging him!