Saturday, 10 February 2018

Cauliflower Cheese Bites

Freeze ahead cauliflower cheese bites gluten free paleo friendly snack recipe http://www.archieandtherug.com/2018/02/cauliflower-cheese-bites.html
Snack and convenience food is one of the main ways we fall into the trap of buying from food giants, something that I am avoiding, if you want to read why I wrote about it here.

These bites are gluten free, paleo friendly, great for baby led weaning and taste great. Did I mention you can make heaps and freeze them, no, well you can so they are pretty much amazeballs in many ways unless you are my husband who has a loathing of cauliflower.

So a little story about Joe and the cauliflower, for no other reason than I love cauliflower cheese I started to top shepherds pie with it instead of mashed potato. Back in the day when Joe was studying we ate a lot of veggie shepherds pie as it was filling and cheap. Fast forward 3 years and in a casual group chat Joe mentioned he hated cauliflower he went as far as calling it poison - harsh. I then asked why he did not tell me considering the whole cauliflower cheese overload, his response, "I didn't like to mention it" That man makes no sense to me sometimes.
Freeze ahead cauliflower cheese bites gluten free paleo friendly snack recipe http://www.archieandtherug.com/2018/02/cauliflower-cheese-bites.html
Freeze ahead cauliflower cheese bites gluten free paleo friendly snack recipe http://www.archieandtherug.com/2018/02/cauliflower-cheese-bites.html
Well for those of you who do love cauliflower cheese, so the rest of the world then I will share the recipe.

you will need;

1 large cauliflower or 2 small ones
2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
1tbsp olive oil
2 eggs, beaten
2tsp oregano
Freeze ahead cauliflower cheese bites gluten free paleo friendly snack recipe http://www.archieandtherug.com/2018/02/cauliflower-cheese-bites.html

method;
  1.  Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Chop the cauliflower into chunks and place it into a food processor to make cauliflower 'rice'
  3. In a bowl mix the cauliflower 'rice' with beaten eggs, cheese, oregano and chives.
  4. Use the olive oil to grease a muffin pan (the smaller ones not a big deep fill one).
  5. Fill each hole almost to the top with mixture and bake in the centre of the oven until golden brown
  6. If freezing allow them to cool fully and freeze flat. Once frozen they can be placed in a bag or a tub and reheated in the oven from frozen so why not double up the recipe.
  7.  Try variations on the flavours, I particularly like to add chili powder to everything.

19 comments:

  1. Mm these look divine! I love cauliflower cheese so great idea to have it made into bite size pieces :)

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  2. These look lovely, I love cauliflower cheese so these are perfect for me

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  3. You got me at cauliflower and cheese. I do love me some cauliflower and I will certainly be trying this!

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  4. Oh now this sounds right up my street, I perhaps have an unhealthy love for cauliflower cheese and the idea of having them in bites. Yes please.

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  5. Oh these look delicious!! I love cauliflower cheese but this looks so tasty and crispy too! Delicious!

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  6. Yum!!! I love cauliflower cheese and so this is something I'd love to try!

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  7. I've never tried cauliflower cheese, but it's the cauliflower which puts me off. I think I need to bite the bullet and give it a try x

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  8. I can't usually cope with the texture of cauliflower cheese so these sound just right for me to get the same taste. I love that cauliflower has had a recent resurgence in popularity.

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  9. Wow oh my god I have to try these they look so yummy!

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  10. We love cauliflower in our house, all except the small one. So these sound a great idea, and very moreish.

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  11. I have to be honest, I'm not a fan of anyone's cauliflower cheese except my mums! So I'd be reluctant to try this unless she made it haha, I will have to forward the recipe over to her ;) x

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  12. I have to admit I'm in the same camp as your husband and don't like cauliflower. These do look really tasty though and I would be tempted to try one.

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  13. Ooh I am definitely trying these, I love cauliflower cheese x

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  14. These look delicious! I have to try this at home.

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  15. Cauliflower seems to be one of those vegetables that people either love or hate! Personally, I love the stuff - but I'm still trying to perfect my cauliflower cheese since going vegan! xx

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  16. Cauliflower cheese is one of my favourite roast dinner accompaniments but I've never thought of it as a snack - these look fantastic!
    C x

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  17. Cauliflower cheese is something i have been having alot of recently but I would never have thought to make these! Great recipe :)

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  18. we're mainly plant based but I'd love to see if there was a way I could do this without the cheese x

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    1. Perhaps yeast flakes i am wondering if Chia seed or chickpea water would bind instead of the egg

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