Love those cheesy, almost gooey, bread sticks but trying to eat healthier? Never fear! Give these clean eating and gluten-free ones a try.
- 1 large head of cauliflower or 4 cups of cauliflower florets, stems removed.
- 2 TBSP gluten-free ground flax seed
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp dried basil (additionally crushed between your fingers)
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano (additionally crushed between your fingers)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup organic, shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/4 cup, ground chia seeds
- 1 egg
- Wash and dry your cauliflower. Pat dry to remove any additional liquid. Cut the cauliflower into florets (the top part) and remove the majority of the stem.
- Pulse in a food processor for approximately 30 seconds until you create something resembling cauliflower snow. This will serve as your “flour” for the recipe. It should yield from 2-3 cups of “snow.”
- Place the cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 4 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Once your cauliflower has cooled (it will be a few minutes), place it in a tea towel and wring it out to remove excess water. Watch out – there will be a lot of water! You will want to do this over the sink!
- In a bowl, combine cauliflower, spices, and 1/8c of cheese. Add egg and combine using your hands. (You will not need a “dough ball” as in the pizza crust recipe – you will be making a large square or rectangle with this.)
- Place dough onto a piece of parchment paper sprayed with olive oil. Place dough and parchment paper into an 8″x8″ baking dish. Spread and form dough into a large, even square approximately 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick.
- Lightly sprinkle dough with remaining 1/8 cup of cheese.
- Bake in oven for approximately 12 minutes until cauliflower and cheese is a light golden brown.
- Let bread sit for approximately 3-4 minutes after removing from oven. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Enjoy with marinara sauce to dip or plain!
This was adapted from the Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe on The Lucky Penny Blog.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American