Recently, this recipe came around on my Facebook feed as one of those tasty, simple-to-make appetizers that work well for a party. The original recipe said to fry them in fryer– you can do that if you’d like, but I wanted mine to be a little lighter and without the extra oil flavor, so I decided to bake them.
To make this low carb required only one change, swapping out regular flour for low carb flour. In my case, I used Bakesquick, but you can use whichever one you prefer, such as almond flour or CarbQuick.
While I simply dropped my batter on a parchment paper, you can also put these in mini cupcake pans with papers so they retain a more compact shape. This is a versatile recipe and you can easily swap in cauliflower for the broccoli, add peppers, or other spices to it to personalize your bites.
Broccoli Bacon Bites
1/2 cup Bacon, chopped
3 cups Broccoli, chopped (or Cauliflower)
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Water
1 teaspoon Pepper
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Green Onions, chopped
1/2 cup Low Carb Flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F.) Prepare a baking pan with parchment and spray with oil.
Put broccoli in a microwaveable bowl, add salt and water. Microwave for 3 minutes until almost tender. Drain.
In a bowl, put all the ingredients and mix together well. Use a small scoop to form balls and place each on the parchment-covered baking pan.
Cook for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown.
Remove to serving plate and put out a bowl of Ranch Dressing for a dipper.
Makes 40 to 45 bites. (I got 42, but some were quite a bit larger than the rest.)