Monday, April 21, 2014

Gluten Free Breadsticks


bread sticks

Cauliflower is a perfect base for these gluten free bread sticks. In the past,  I've made a pizza crust with a cauliflower base that was outrageous and loved by all. When I saw this idea for bread sticks on Pinterest,  I just knew I wanted to try it. I wasn't disappointed. It's a tasty low carb treat which is perfect for anyone who is gluten free. You can make it for parties, a healthy snack, or a side with soup.

For a party, you could top with sauteed mushrooms, red pepper, or any topping of your choice. They are wide and flat , so they will hold toppings.

Pictures and step by step instructions follow



Ingredients: 
1/2 medium head of cauliflower , riced ( directions will explain how)
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups of shredded cheese ( any kind)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons oregano ( or any Italian seasoning- rosemary, thyme, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated pepper
1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cut and wash half of a medium cauliflower into large flowerettes..
 Place the cut up cauliflower into a food processor with the blade.
Pulse for a few seconds, and then for another few seconds until the cauliflower looks like rice.
 Pour riced cauliflower into a large mixing bowl and add the eggs, shredded cheese, Parmesan cheese, oregano, sesame seeds, pepper  or any seasoning of your choice. ( I don't add salt as the Parmesan cheese is salty)

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and half of the mixture into a rectangle. ( you should have enough mixture to make two). Bake for 20 minutes and then remove from oven.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then cut leastwise into five strips and then cut each strip in half and move apart slightly.

Raise temperature of the oven to 425 degrees. Return baking sheet to the oven and allow to crisp up for ten more minutes. Remove from oven sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desire and enjoy with your favorite marinara sauce.

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cauliflower
place cauliflower in food processor with metal blade

riced cauliflower
Process quickly on and off until cauliflower looks like rice ( a few seconds) 
spread onto a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet  ( recipe makes 2)
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes

Remove from oven. Will look golden before cutting into strips Return strips
to 425 degree oven for 10 additional minutes to crisp

bread sticks on a plate
serve with a sauce  of your  choice of sauce ( I used marinara) 
may be shared on a few of the following blog carnivals




17 comments:

  1. What a fantastic, healthy idea! Your cauliflower breadsticks look delicious, Judee. I've pinned them to my Gluten Free Recipes board on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul hop!

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning this recipe on your board. If you like my gluten free recipes, why not follow me on Pinterest.. I link so many that are not on my blog. I'm so glad you host Hearth and Soup Hop. It's one of my favorites.

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  2. I am going to try this and I just sent it over to my daughter...looks excellent! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. Please let me know if you make it and enjoy it.. We just love them

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  3. Hello! I am visiting from the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop. I am going to try this, it looks good! I am going to subscribe to your blog. I am trying to go grain-free as I have been experiencing problems with grains and your site looks like it has a wealth of knowledge.

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    1. Darlene,
      Welcome and so glad to have you as a follower. Please write grain free in the search on the top upper right of my blog to find lots of grain free recipes. In addition , if you follow me on twitter or Pinterest I post many recipes that I never blog about.

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  4. These look so delicious! I will need to try them, even if we don't eat GF. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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    1. Cindy,
      Even though my recipes are all gluten free, they are just good healthy tasty food using real ingredients that everyone loves. I hope you make these and enjoy them..

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  5. Hi Judee,
    I am just about ready for a snack and sure wish it was your awesome bread sticks! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Glad to share on your awesome weekly blog carnival. I love so many of your own recipes too. Your blog is always inspiring. Have a great week too.

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    1. Jo-Lynne,
      They taste great and I'm sure even your kids will like them. Don't forget to sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese!

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  7. These look tasty! And grain-free = a bonus. Pinned this for later, as I'm always on the lookout for good grain-free recipes.

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    1. Betsy,
      I'm so glad you left a comment. I visited your site and found the Hapiiness is Homemade weekly linky and all your great photographY.. so nice to meet you

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  8. Such an interesting thing to do with cauliflower... healthier than regular bread sticks too. Thanks for sharing on foodie friday.

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  9. Yum! What a great idea :) Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I've pinned it.

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  10. Great recipe! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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