Mini Pizza Bites {grain-free, dairy-free option} by Our Paleo Life
Mini Pizza Bites {grain-free, dairy-free option} by Our Paleo Life

Recipe: Mini Pizza Bites {grain-free, dairy-free option}

By Kendra Benson  , , ,   ,

February 19, 2016

Sometimes, kids (and adults!) just need some good old comfort food. These mini pizza bites taste just like a pizza, rolled up in one tiny bite-size morsel. The dairy-free version tastes just as cheesy, thanks to the nutritional yeast.

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  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 24 Mini Bites

Ingredients

3/4 cup (90g) Otto's Cassava Flour (if you don't have a kitchen scale, sift the flour, spoon and level to get a more accurate measurement)

3/4 tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Italian seasoning

1/8 tsp Sea Salt

1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (it's not too spicy, just right for kids)

3/4 cup Almond or Cashew milk (or other dairy-free milk)

1 Egg

1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast

4 oz (about 1 cup) Pepperoni*, diced

1/2 cup Grass-Fed Mozzarella, shredded or diced (exclude for dairy-free)

1/2 cup Tomato Sauce (we love Thrive Market Tomato Basil Sauce)

Directions

1Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cassava flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt, red pepper flakes, and nutritional yeast.

3Stir in the egg and milk until fully combined. Mix in the pepperoni and mozzarella (if using). Let the batter rest while you grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan. My preferred method is using a pastry brush to coat the cups with melted coconut oil.

4Divide the batter evenly between all 24 mini muffin cups. They should be slightly over 3/4 full.

5Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and they have puffed up.

6Remove from oven and gently remove them from the muffin pan. Serve hot with the warmed tomato sauce.

7Extra pizza bites can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Make-Ahead and Reheating Directions

1To Reheat from Frozen: warm in preheated oven/toaster 350°F for about 15 minutes, or until heated through.

2To Reheat from Refrigerated: warm in preheated oven/toaster 350°F for about 5 minutes, or until heated through.

*Make sure to carefully read labels when looking for pepperoni. There are some nasty hidden ingredients in some.

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3 Reviews

Kendra Benson

January 6, 2017

@Esperanza, yes, the link to the Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast is correct. It is not like the type of yeast you use in breads, but is light and flaky, kind of like fish food. It has a cheesy flavor and completely replaces the cheese which is why the quantity is higher than you’d expect for a typical seasoning. You can cut back on it the first time if you’re not too sure about it though.

Esperanza

January 6, 2017

Hi, i’d like to try these. is the link for the yeast correct? is it actual yeast or just seasoning? 1/2 cup of seasoning sounds like a lot. Please let me know, thank you.

karen

February 28, 2016

I’m not sure if it was the nutritional yeast that made them taste bad or I was hoping for it to taste more like actual pizza but the whole family wasn’t happy with them. I was excited to try them to try my cassava flour for the first time. I will be trying the mud pie cake with it tbough.

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