Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Bites

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Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Bites --- savorylotus

I have been on a cauliflower kick lately.  I’ve discovered that I really love this versatile, nutrient-dense veggie.  So when I got 2 huge heads of cauliflower in my CSA box this week, I decided to experiment a bit.  This is what I came up with: Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Bites.

Cauliflower has been on the menu quite often around here lately.  My kids love it when I make Cauliflower Crust Pizza.  Another favorite is Grain Free Pesto Flatbread.  Did you happen to see my post last week on 32 Delicious Cauliflower Recipes?   I have made several of them, and they are AMAZING!  My favorite was the Sneaky Cheesy Garlic Bread from Beauty and the Foodie.  Her recipes make me drool!  That recipe actually inspired the one I am about to share with you all.

 

Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Bites

 

These little cauliflower mini bites are the perfect snack idea.  Who doesn’t love bacon, eggs, and cheese?  Make them for your kids, and they will love them.  Having a little gathering?  These little morsels make excellent finger food for a party.  Or just do what I did and make a batch and eat half of them before anyone else has a chance to come into the kitchen.  (true story!)

I make these cauliflower bites in my mini muffin pans.  Be sure to liberally coat them with oil so they don’t stick.  Allowing them to cool will make removing them easier.  ENJOY!

 

Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Bites

makes 24 mini bites

Ingredients:

butter, ghee, or coconut oil for coating muffin pans

2 cups cauliflower “rice”  (raw cauliflower florets ground in food processor into a rice consistency)

pinch of celtic sea salt (like this)

2 TBS water

3 eggs, whisked,  preferably pastured

1 cup cheese (I used cheddar but parmesan or mozzarella would be delicious too)

1 TBS coconut flour (I use THIS brand)

1/2 tsp celtic sea salt

1 clove fresh garlic, crushed

4 strips of cooked bacon, chopped into small pieces

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400′F.  Liberally coat mini muffin pans with butter, ghee, or coconut oil.
  2. Place 2 cups of cauliflower “rice” into medium pot. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and 2 TBS water. Cover and steam on medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until soft. Stir occasionally. Uncover, remove from heat, and allow to cool a bit.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, coconut flour, salt, and garlic.  Add the cooked cauliflower and mix to combine.
  4. Fold in bacon pieces.
  5. Fill your mini muffin pans 3/4 full of the mixture.  Press down with the back of a spoon to get it in there good.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, until your mini cauliflower bites come out golden and delicious.

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Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Bites
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Serves: 24 mini bites
 
Ingredients
  • butter, ghee, or coconut oil for coating muffin pans
  • 2 cups cauliflower “rice” (raw cauliflower florets ground in food processor into a rice consistency)
  • pinch of celtic sea salt
  • 2 TBS water
  • 3 eggs, whisked, preferably pastured
  • 1 cup cheese (I used cheddar but parmesan or mozzarella would be delicious too)
  • 1 TBS coconut flour
  • ½ tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, crushed
  • 4 strips of cooked bacon, chopped into small pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400′F. Liberally coated mini muffin pans with butter, ghee, or coconut oil.
  2. Place 2 cups of cauliflower “rice” into medium pot. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and 2 TBS water. Cover and steam on medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until soft. Stir occasionally. Uncover, remove from heat, and allow to cool a bit.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, coconut flour, salt, and garlic. Add the cooked cauliflower and mix to combine.
  4. Fold in bacon pieces.
  5. Fill your mini muffin pans ¾ full of the mixture. Press down with the back of a spoon to get it in there good.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, until your mini cauliflower bites come out golden and delicious.
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Comments

  1. says

    Oooh these look wonderful! I’ll have to try these soon. I’m totally on a cauliflower kick too. I finally tried making a cauliflower pizza crust and loved it. I bet these would be similar-ish and delicious!

  2. Cathy O says

    THese are awesome. We had them as a side for our dinner, but would also make a great appetizer. Thanks for the recipe

    • says

      You can use any flour that you like. You will just have to play with the ratio. Coconut flour absorbs ALOT of liquid so you would have to use more if using regular flour or almond flour. Let me know if you try it. I love to hear about substitutions. :)

  3. Tara says

    Just made these and they taste great – whole family loves them!!!
    The only downfall is the clean-up, even though I greased the mini muffin tin they still stuck. I’ve had this problem in the past with other egg muffins and now use silicon muffin liners – any suggestions as to time and temperature changes I could use to make them regular muffin size?

    • says

      I’m so glad you all liked them. Yes, cleaning muffin tins can be a drag. If you decide to make these in regular muffin tins, I might suggest that you not make them too big. I think if you fill the muffin cups just half way, they will cook better. As far as time goes, you will just have to watch them. My guess is that they will take a little longer. Report back if you try it, pretty please. I would love to know. :)

  4. Patrick says

    good day Katja im glad i stumbled across this site as i am on the Paleo diet and have very little knowledge of what they mean about real food. Is there any advice you could give me about the Pale diet foods as it is difficult being from South Africa and there is very little known about this ?

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