Admit it. When the restaurant brings out a basket of breadsticks before your meal, you really want to eat them all. Well, with these cauliflower breadsticks, you can have your wish!
Want to eat healthy and still enjoy bread? Try these breadsticks for a fun and veggie-packed way to transition into a gluten-free or overall healthier lifestyle devoid of heavily refined foods.
This bread uses replaces white flour with cauliflower and almond flour, eliminating the empty calories by replacing them with good-for-you ingredients.
Here are some of the health benefits of Cauliflower Breadsticks:
Cauliflower contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, and as a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, it aids the body’s natural detoxification process and provides cancer-protective benefits.
Almond flour is a protein-packed gluten-free alternative to regular flour. It also adds fiber to this bread, which makes it more filling.
Time: 55 min
1 head cauliflower, stalk removed, chopped
1/2 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 organic eggs, lightly beaten
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Break the cauliflower into florets and pulse in a high speed blender on low, or a food processor until fine. Steam in a steamer basket (about 7-10 min) and then remove and let cool. Once cooled, drain well by using paper towels to squeeze out excess moisture over the sink, or put on a towel.
- In a bowl, combine the cauliflower with the almond flour, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and eggs. Transfer to the center of the baking sheet and spread into a large rectangle. Try to keep it to no more than 1/2 inch thick. The thinner, the crispier, the thicker, the fluffier. Bake for 30 minutes, or longer for a crispier bread.
- Take it out of the oven, and slice into desired size and shape. Let cool completely before transferring to serving plate.
Get the printable recipe here.
And if you like these cauliflower breadsticks, then you should definitely try Golden Garlic Bread with Cashew Basil Pesto. Yum!
About the Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has helped thousands of people improve their health by optimizing their diet. She has created meal plans and programs to help you lose weight, clear up acne, and spend less time in the kitchen yet still eat healthy.
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