These mini keto pizza muffins are chock full of pepperoni and mozzarella, for a fun back-to-school snack. Dip them in sugar-free marinara sauce for real pizza flavor!
Kids love pizza. It’s just a fact of life that we have to accept, I’m afraid. It seems to be the food of choice for school cafeterias and children’s birthday parties everywhere.
What we don’t have to accept is that pizza is, by necessity, full of junky carbs. I think that the ingenuity of keto dieters has proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.
There are a million creative low carb ways to enjoy this American favorite, such as Crustless Pizza, Fathead Pizza, and Pizza Chicken. Really, the possibilities are endless!
Keto Pizza Bites
I created these little keto pizza muffins long ago, as a healthy snack for my kids. They’re really fun and easy to make, and have all the great flavors of a classic pizza: cheese, pepperoni, and pizza seasoning.
And if you serve them warm dipped in a little sugar free marinara sauce, it really is like a little bite of pizza. Without all the carbs!
They’re a great after-school snack, but they can also be a party appetizer or even a delicious keto side dish.
How to make keto pizza muffins
Ready to make these little savory muffins? Let’s get started!
- Grease the pan well. This is critical for getting the mini muffins out in one piece. If you don’t have a good nonstick mini muffin pan, I recommend silicone or parchment liners.
- Whisk the dry ingredients. This is an almond flour recipe so be sure to break up any clumps in your flour as you whisk.
- Don’t skip the protein powder. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for the importance of this ingredient!
- Add the cheese and pepperoni. I recommend chopping up good uncured pepperoni like Applegate or Organic Valley. The mini pepperoni bits are cute, but they’re also pretty junky and add nothing to the recipe but visual appeal!
- Stir in the wet ingredients. Mix it all by hand with a rubber spatula to combine well.
- Fill the mini muffin cups. These little muffins will rise a bit so don’t fill more than ¾ full.
- Bake until lightly browned. They should be golden brown around the edges and just firm to the touch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can make these keto pizza muffins with coconut flour. Use my Keto Banana Muffins recipe as the base, leaving out the sweetener, extracts, and chocolate chips, and adding the herbs, mozzarella, and pepperoni.
Gluten is a protein and in its absence, another dry protein powder helps baked goods rise and hold their shape. Whey protein and egg white protein work best, but I do not recommend collagen protein. If you choose to skip it, your muffins may not rise as well and will be more fragile.
Not really, but I like this grassfed whey protein powder. For egg white protein, I like this brand.
Absolutely! You will get 12 to 15 standard muffins out of this recipe and you will need to bake them for 25 minutes or so.
More delicious keto pizza recipes
- Keto Breakfast Pizza
- Jalapeno Popper Pizza
- Chicken Alfredo Pizza
- Keto Cookie Pizza
- Pizza Waffles
- Chicken Crust Pizza
Keto Pizza Muffins Recipe
- 2 cups almond flour
- 3 tablespoon unflavoured whey protein powder (or egg white protein powder)
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup diced pepperoni
- 2 large eggs
- 5 tablespoon butter melted
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Preheat the oven to 325F and grease a mini muffin pan very well or line with paper or parchment liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, protein powder, Italian seasoning, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. Stir in the cheese and pepperoni.
- Whisk in the eggs, butter and almond milk until well combined. Fill the muffin cups about ¾ full. (This makes about 30 mini muffins so you may need to do a second batch or make two or three larger muffins).
- Bake 17 to 20 minutes, until the muffins are golden brown and just firm to the touch. Let cool in pan about 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, if necessary.
These make a great savory snack!
I would love to try these! But don’t currently have any unflavoured protein powders. Would you happen to have any other alternatives? 😊
You can skip it but they may not rise quite as nicely.
Dawn Alford says
Do you think these would freeze well and be rewarmed either microwave or air fryer?
I made these for a Christmas party and they were a huge hit! They really do taste like pizza when you dip them in marinara sauce. Plus they’re easy to make and can be made ahead. It’s nice to have something I can eat at a party other than cheese and vegetables with dip.
Another amazing recipe! My husband says, “tell Carolyn thank you!” Super easy and delicious. I did make 12 regular muffins.
I am looking for the recipe for strawberry panna cotta
Instead of pepperoni would it be possible to use cooked ground sausage or seasoned cooked ground beef?
These pizza muffins look fab but I only have pea protein powder on hand. Any idea how that would work in this recipe?
As long as it’s not green, it should work fine!
Laura Reese says
These were really easy to make and delicious. Thanks for such a great keto friendly recipe!
My kids loved it!! We will be making it again this weekend!
These turned out really good, we ate them all u! They were easy to make too. Thanks for the recipe!