3 Ingredient Baked Cheddar Cauliflower Bites

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins

3 ingredient Baked Cheddar Cauliflower Bites

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups cauliflower florets (frozen or fresh) (we just used a whole head of cauliflower) You CAN buy “riced” cauliflower but I always go with fresh.
  2. 1 cup cheddar cheese (we used Daiya faux cheese)
  3. 1 egg (we used egg replacer)
  4. ¼ tsp oregano (optional)
  5. ¼ tsp garlic powder (optional)
  6. salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 375F. Grease a 24 cup mini muffin tin with oil and set aside (you can also use a 12 cup standard muffin tin). 

Place cauliflower florets in a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. microwave for 7-8 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. This step can also be achieved on the stove top by blanching cauliflower in hot water for 5 minutes. Be sure to drain well. (This was too long….we did 3 minutes)

Place steamed cauliflower in a food processor and plus for just a few seconds or until the cauliflower resembles rice. Remove from food processor, place in a clean dishcloth and squeeze to drain as much water as you can out of the cauliflower. (really important step)

Place cauliflower in a large bowl, add faux egg, faux cheddar cheese, herbs, and salt & pepper. Mix with a spoon until fully combined. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin tin using a cook scoop or by hand.  (we experimented with crushed red peppers and faux bacon bits on some: yum!)

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden and the middle is no longer soft. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before removing firm pan. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes:
If you have muffin pan liners go ahead and use them because they will ensure the cauliflower bites don’t stick to the pan.

This recipe is a great way to get cauliflower into your family’s diet. Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables

Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich and may boost both your heart and brain health

Eating cauliflower will provide your body with impressive amounts of vitamin C, vitamin k, beta-carotene, and much more while supporting healthy digestion and detoxification

Pretty impressive for a snack, yes?

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