Thursday, June 5, 2014

Low Carb Cheesy Broccoli Bites


 These yummy cheesy broccoli bites are low carb and also gluten free. Using almond meal keeps the carbs low and still tastes great.  Perfect for a snack or an appetizer.  I made these using frozen broccoli but I have also made these with fresh steamed broccoli in the past. Super good! Also a great way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Broccoli is such a super healthy veggie that is rich in fiber and loaded with vitamins.  Here is great site to visit called Well-beingsecrets.com  that lists all the health benefits of broccoli. 






Whisk the eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. 



Mix together with the cheddar cheese and almond meal. 




Place frozen broccoli in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes or until thawed. Stirring halfway thru.

Combine broccoli with other ingredients.  Shape into 24 small patties using your hands.  Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Space them out so they are not touching.  Bake a 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, turning them over after 15 minutes.  Cool and serve.
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Ingredients
  • 1 (16oz) package frozen chopped broccoli
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup almond meal
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a microwave safe plate and microwave 5 minutes, stirring midway, to thaw. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper and cayenne. Add the cheddar cheese and the almond meal, then add the thawed and drained broccoli. Use a large spoon to mix everything together well.
  4. Use your hands to form into 24 small patties. Arrange the patties on the prepared baking sheets.  Bake 15 minutes on each side, until browned. Allow to cool a couple of minutes, then serve.                                                                                                                                     Serving size: 3 fritters; Calories: 180; Total Fat: 13.7g; Carbohydrates: 6.4g; Sugars: 1g; Sodium: 269mg; Fiber: 3.2g; Protein: 10.6g

21 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! How many servings does this recipe make? Thank you! :)

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    1. 24 patties, 3 per serving equals 8 servings.

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  2. just made a batch, they were great!

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  3. what can i substitute if i dont have almond meal

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  4. what can i substitute if i dont have almond meal

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    1. Hi, almond flour is almost the same as almond meal. It's just a little bit finer. Either one would work in this recipe. It is usually found in the healthy section of most grocery stores.

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  5. Can I freeze these in batches? Look great!

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  6. Can I freeze these in batches? Look great!

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  7. Yes, you sure can freeze these. Hope you enjoy! :)

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  8. can i change it up add use frozen spinach and artichoke instead?

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  9. Hi Susanne, that sounds like a great idea! I bet it would taste delicious!

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  10. I would also like to know either how many patties you made, or how many servings are in this batch???

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  11. Same as last comment.. how many patties do you get out of a batch? Seeing as you list the nutrient count for 3 patties, we've nothing to go on as far as how big or little those patties are. Recipe looks great tho!

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  12. Has anyone figured out the portion size? Does one batch make only 3 patties?

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  13. These make about 24 small patties. I have updated the recipe. :)

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  14. made these today, made a big boo boo, had added gram flour instead of almond, real sticky mess, but in the end turned out really nice

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  15. I really want to make these but is there anyhing other than almond powder or meal i can use

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  16. I really want to make these but is there anyhing other than almond powder or meal i can use

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  17. Im allergic to almonds, whats a good substitute?

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