Whoever first had the idea to make bread or crust out of cauliflower deserves a medal. I often see different variations of recipes floating around, but to invent something completely and utterly new is truly impressive. Of course cauliflower crust is pretty well known by now, but I believe there are still ways to make it even better. Lately I’m loving everything and anything with hemp seeds, so throwing them into some cauliflower dough seemed like the logical next step. These low carb cauliflower breadsticks have a unique twist with garlic butter and hemp seeds.
There is really just one trick to this recipe. The key to making the low carb cauliflower breadsticks lightly crispy on the outside is squeezing as much moisture as possible out of the cooked riced cauliflower. I extracted nearly a cup of water! Don’t skip this critical step, because this prevents the breadsticks from getting soggy.
Otherwise, these cauliflower breadsticks are incredibly easy and foolproof. They taste amazing with marinara sauce, but the garlic butter makes them fantastic on their own, too. For those not strictly following paleo, sprinkling a little shredded cheese on top would be a delicious addition as well. Otherwise, this recipe is a nice change of pace from most cauliflower breadstick recipes that are not paleo.
By the way, the dough for this recipe is amazing. I’m obsessed. The medley of cauliflower and hemp seeds creates the perfect texture and nutty taste (without nuts!). The addition of hemp seeds makes these low carb breadsticks nice and crispy on the outside, while the inside stays soft and chewy.
Another bonus is that low carb cauliflower breadsticks are actually surprisingly low in both carbs and calories. Not that I’m counting calories these days, but having a light option is always nice. The hemp seeds make them lower in carbs even compared to traditional cauliflower breadsticks, nevermind the regular variety. I can’t wait to try using this ingredient combination for other paleo recipes!
*Update: By the way, these are totally the best with my 5-ingredient roasted tomato soup.
Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks with Garlic Butter & Hemp Seeds (Paleo, Gluten-free):
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