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Oh my goodness, where has the time gone? It’s hard to believe that 2016 will be over in just a few days. If you’re still looking for an easy last-minute appetizer for your New Year’s Eve party, I hope you’ll try my new gluten-free, low carb mozzarella sticks.
These little low carb appetizers are super easy to throw together with just six ingredients. If you make gluten-free or low carb recipes even occasionally, chances are that you have most of what you need on hand.
Since they need to be frozen before baking anyway, these gluten-free mozzarella sticks are the perfect candidate to make ahead. You could prepare them the day before, or even a few days before. That way, you can relax or have time for other things on the day of your party. Just place them in the oven for eight minutes on the day of – that’s it.
We’re actually spending New Year’s Eve at home this year. There’s no other choice with a little one that will only fall asleep at home! That’s okay – I’m looking forward to some down time spent as a family, anyway. It doesn’t mean I can’t whip up a few special apps and treats just for us. I think I’ll make some zucchini fries and I know my daughter will be more than happy to help us eat these low carb mozzarella sticks.
On the other hand, New Year’s Day is going to be busy, busy, busy. Since New Year’s is a big deal for us Russians, we’re having all of our family over at our house on January first to celebrate. Lucky for you, that means I’m testing lots of new appetizer, dinner, and dessert recipes! I’m excited to share them with you in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, I think these gluten-free mozzarella sticks will keep you satisfied. I keep talking about New Year’s since it’s just around the corner, and of course, they are perfect for a party any time of year. I served them for friends a couple of weeks ago and they all enjoyed them. In fact, even their picky kids ate them, too!
Beyond parties, though, low carb mozzarella sticks also happen to fulfill a junk food craving – without actually eating junk food. They’re packed with protein, fiber, and calcium, so you’re actually getting nutrients when eating these. Furthermore, baking them achieves a wonderful breaded coating, minus the wheat, simple sugars, and deep frying.
Of course, the best part is that these healthy mozzarella sticks are so darn easy. Seriously, anyone could make these. My 21-month-old daughter even helped me out with the stirring and dipping!
Whether you’ll be making them with kids or not, I thought a low carb mozzarella sticks recipe was a perfect choice to leave you with before the new year. It’s super simple, it will fit right into your New Year’s Eve festivities, and even if you make it after the first, it’s healthy enough to keep up with any resolutions you’re making.
Gluten-free Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks Recipe:
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- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place coconut flour in a small bowl. Beat the egg in a second small bowl. Mix the almond flour and Italian seasoning in a third bowl.
- Dredge each piece of mozzarella in coconut flour. Dip it in the egg, shaking off the excess. Roll in the almond flour mixture until well coated, then place on the lined cookie sheet. Repeat with all the mozzarella (don't let the pieces touch on the cookie sheet).
- Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for at least one hour, or until ready to bake. (Don't skip this step! It's necessary to prevent the cheese from oozing out during baking.)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Take the cookie sheet out of the freezer and place in the oven (preferably onto the second rack from the lowest). Bake for 4-5 minutes, until the bottom side is golden. Flip and bake for 3-4 more minutes, until golden on the other side.
You'll have coconut flour left over. I subtracted this from the nutrition info, but either way it's not a significant difference.
Serving size: 4 low carb mozzarella sticks
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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