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If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why is it so hard to make a healthy breakfast during the hustle and bustle of the morning?
Maybe I’m just lazy, but I don’t want to spend the morning over the stove, and if you’re trying to get the kids out the door for school, how in the world do you have time?
I’m willing to bet you don’t!
That’s where these freezable mini pizzas come in. Instead of making a big deal out of breakfast every morning, you can pick a time when you’re not so hurried to whip up a batch of gluten-free pizza crust, and make a big batch for the freezer. Then on busy mornings, you simply pop your pizzas into the oven or microwave, come back when they’re warm, and enjoy!
The main, star ingredient of breakfast pizza is, of course, eggs!
Since our own ducks and chickens aren’t laying very much right now, thanks to the wintertime lull, I was recently introduced to the happy egg co. I like to support humane growers whenever I can, so after much research, I was happy to find that The Happy Egg stands by their claims – free range hens isn’t just a sticker on the carton for them!
The deep golden color of the egg yolks attest to the fact that the hens at “happy egg” farms really do forage on pastures.
You don’t get this kind of flavor from confinement operations.
the happy egg co. is the first commercial free-range egg producer to be certified by the American Humane Association, and I love their guarantee of never useing hormones.
And yes! These eggs are available nation wide in many different grocery stores such as Safeway, Albertson’s, Kroger, Sam’s and Walmart. To find your local retailer, use The Happy Egg co. store locator.
My son has had an obsession with ham and eggs for breakfast for the last few weeks, so we decided that would be perfect filling for these little pizzas, but sausage, or any other breakfast meat works just as well, you could even bring a Mexican vibe to the party by using taco meat – yum!
Normally, I would suggest putting bell peppers and onions in your breakfast pizzas – because YUM! – but one of my kids won’t eat bell peppers, and the other won’t eat onions. They’ll both eat spinach though, so we’re going with that instead. Feel free to change it to your liking though, that’s the beauty of this recipe! as long as you have the crust, the topping variations are completely up to you!Print
Gluten-Free Mini Breakfast Pizzas
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour mix
- 1 Tablespoon yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon white sugar
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 egg
- Warm water (110º)
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 1 cup diced ham or crumbled sausage
- 1/2 cup chopped spinach
- 4-5 eggs
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese (I used a cheddar/jack blend)
- Combine flour, yeast, and salt together
- Beat egg and olive oil together in a measuring cup
- Add enough warm water to the measuring cup to equal 1 cup of total liquid
- mix into flour, until well combined
- Your dough should be quite stiff – it shouldn’t stick to your fingers when you touch it, but it also shouldn’t be stiff enough to roll out.
- Liberally great a dozen and a half muffin cups
- Spoon up a walnut sized ball of dough, flatten a bit with your hands, and press it into a muffin cup, pressing up the sides a bit.
- Repeat with the rest of the muffin cups and dough
- Set aside to rise a bit while you prepare your toppings.
- Preheat the oven to 350º
- Chop your ham, beat your eggs, and get all your topping ingredients together.
- Spoon 1/2-1 teaspoon of salsa onto each crust
- layer in ham, spinach, egg, and finally, cheese.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until eggs are set, and cheese has begun to brown and bubble.
- Remove from oven, and let rest for 2-3 minutes
- Slide a butterknife around the edge of each pizza to loosen the eggs and cheese, then remove from the pan to finish cooling.
- Wrap individually, or in family breakfast-sized groups, in tin foil.
- Place packets in a zip top freezer bag, and seal, pressing out as much air as possible.
- Pizzas should keep well for several weeks in the freezer.
- To reheat, simple remove the plastic freezer bag, and place the foil packet on a baking sheet in a 300º oven, until warm through (about 15 minutes).
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