Biscuit Pizza and Banana Pinwheels

This one was a big-time pleaser, made from scratch, and took probably about 30 minutes.  It was underbaked because of the convection oven I’m trying to use, so potentially needs a few tweaks.  Basically it is just a wet biscuit crust patted into a 9×13 pan, then topped like a pizza and baked.  I think next time I’ll bake the crust for about 10 minutes or so before I top it since it took a long time to bake through all the way.  It was definitely a comfort food and we ate all of it and wished for more.  The nice thing is it was ready so quickly, and it was made from scratch!

Biscuit Pizza
2 cups AP flour
1 Tbs Baking Powder
2 Tsp Sugar
1/2 Tsp Cream of Tartar
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 Tbs Garlic Powder
1 Cup Shredded Cheese
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Mix all the dry ingredients (including the shredded cheese) in a bowl until well blended.  Add the milk and oil and stir until moistened.  Batter will be lumpy and somewhat wet for a biscuit dough.  Glop it into a greased 9×13 pan and pat it out until it covers the bottom.  Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

While the crust is baking, prepare your pizza toppings.  It can be whatever you like.  I usually do pepperoni, sliced olives, artichokes, and jalapenos and/or habaneros on Mr. Hot Stuff’s side.  We like to use the preshredded cheese in the bags, generally a mexican or pizza blend.

Pull the crust out of the oven, top quickly, and return back to the oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly on top and browned in some places.  Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Banana Pinwheels
The girls loved these!  A little messy when I cut them into pinwheels, so if your kids are little like mine it might be a good idea to leave them uncut into a sort of wrap.

1 Flour Tortilla
Peanut Butter
1 Banana, sliced into thin slices

This is a simple easy lunch that is a little different than the usual but still uses familiar ingredients for kids. Just spread the tortilla with peanut butter, top with sliced banana and drizzle honey on it.  Roll it up into a log, and serve as-is or cut into pinwheels if desired.

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