January 11, 2019

Semolina Pizza Muffins ! Winter Warmers | Kids Delight

Continuing with Winter Warmers Theme this week, we have a delectable savoury bake (almost like a grab n go breakfast) with these Semolina Pizza Muffins. It has the warmth from the cheese and I have added more vegetables like Bell Peppers to give it a twist to the usual savoury Muffins. 

You can add any veggie of your choice, but make sure all the vegetables are pat dry and don't have any moisture that might tip off the balance of the batter. I liked it mainly coz there is no fermentation time, no yeast required yet gives the flavour of the muffins without any all purpose flour. Adapted loosely from here, do check out below as to what is used to give this volume without any maida / all purpose flour used.

I was looking for options using the star ingredient after making the Baked Upma and this savoury muffin was an unusual bake for me and the kids :)

Similar differently tasty muffins / cupcakes on this blog- 

Prep time - 15 mins, Bake time - 18 ~22 mins, Makes - 6 muffins


Dry Ingredients:
FINE variety Roasted Semolina / Rava / Sooji - 150 grams
Salt - 1/2 tsp (or to taste)
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Pizza / Italian Seasoning - 1 tsp
Red Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp (opt.)

Wet Ingredients:
Grated Cheese (I used Mozzarella) - 1/2 cup
Grated Peppers - 1/4 tsp
Finely minced chillies - 1/2 tsp (opt.)
Deseeded and minced tomatoes - 1/4 cup
Minced carrots - 2 TBSP
Slightly sour yoghurt - 1/2 cup (whisked well)
Oil (any neutral oil) - 2 TBSP

Preheat the oven and line the muffin moulds or use paper muffin cups (I used the latter)
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients well except the soda and salt. In another bowl., whisk the oil, yoghurt well. Add the veggies (dabbing them in tissue paper to remove any excessive moisture) and chillies if using. Now add the salt and mix well. 
Add the roasted semolina in batches till you get a thickish batter. Let it rest for 10 mins. Just before spooning into the muffin moulds, add half the cheese and all of the baking soda. 
Whisk thoroughly and pour immediately into the moulds filling them 2/3, top with rest of the cheese and place immediately in the oven.
Bake for 18~22 mins or till the cheese melts. Serve immediately as these don't keep well for storage.  

Sending this to BM#96 under "Winter Warmers" theme for Kids Delight, hosted by PJ, event by Valli. 


  1. I have heard about semolina in baking but never tried it before. You have given it a wonderful makeover. Portion pots especially for pizza is always a good idea.

  2. Pizza in a muffin pan is a good idea. One, they look cute and second, easy to control the portion size.

  3. Fantastic ! Pizza muffins with semolina sounds super , definitely a must try . Kalyani only you can think on these lines , loved the recipe , will try it for the grand kids .

  4. Wow! this one sounds very interesting Kalyani. Shall bookmark and try it for the kids.

  5. Omg that is an incredible idea of using semolina and making the pizzas in muffin cases. I am sure your kids would have liked these pizza muffins for sure.

  6. Wow, making pizza muffins using semolina is a great idea. Would love to have them as a snack.

  7. Wow, this is absolutely incredible, pizza muffins looks absolutely terrific, kids will go crazy definitely.

  8. This is a good idea of using semolina and making pizza muffins. A sure treat for children.

  9. Wow pizza muffins sounds interesting. Such a good and healthy treat for kids

  10. What an unusual muffin. Love it to the core Kalyani. With all the ingredients which reminds us of pizza, these muffins are fantastic.

  11. Loving this pizza flavored muffins and that too without apf. I bet kids enjoy it.

  12. My kids and myself would eat this form of upma without any fuss. I absolutely dislike rava upma and this sounds so delicious for me right now. Lovely recipe and so innovative.

  13. I do bake pizza muffins with whole wheat flour, never baked with semolina. Love the recipe with semolina..will try this soon!!


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