Want to eat healthy and still enjoy bread? Try these Cauliflower 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:

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.

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Cauliflower Breadsticks

Serves 5

Time: 55 min

Instructions

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who helps people lose weight or clear up their acne by switching to a real food diet. She posts healthy recipes and meal plans at mariamarlowe.com.  She has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NBC, Well + Good, and more.

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