Jalapeno and Cheddar Cauliflower Muffins (Low carb and gluten free)
They are cheesy and hearty and taste amazing! They don’t really have a bready texture like a muffin, but I wasn’t sure what else to call them.
They are firm and chewy if you eat them cold, but if you heat them up slightly in the microwave they get soft and cheesy/gooey in the center. SO GOOD! These go perfectly with some some eggs for breakfast or as a veggie side dish to any protein for dinner.
Very kid friendly, they are fun to eat and have virtually no cauliflower flavor. I just bought another head of cauliflower so that I can make these low carb cauliflower muffins again this weekend – I already can’t wait! Hope you guys like them too, as always let me know how they come out!
Makes 12 muffins
2 cups finely riced, raw cauliflower **
2 Tbl minced jalapeno
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbl melted butter
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 Tbl dried onion flakes
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup coconut flour
Combine the cauliflower, jalapeno, eggs, add melted butter in a medium bowl. Add the grated cheeses and mix well. Stir in the onion flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, baking powder and coconut flour until thoroughly combined.
Divide the batter evenly between 12 greased muffin cups. Bake in preheated 375 degree (F) oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Turn off the oven and leave the muffins inside for one hour to firm up. Remove and serve warm or cold.
** Check out this video from Big Red Kitchen for a fast and easy way to rice cauliflower – if you eat a lot of cauliflower like I do this is life changing!