What is Cauliflower Bread?
We know by now that cauliflower can become many things – pizza crust, tots, a substitute for rice and mashed potatoes and the list seems to go on. Did you know it also makes a great bread?
Yes, you can do something similar to the cauliflower pizza crust and form it into a toast shape, but I mean like a real baked bread. It’s true you can and this is now my favorite grain-free SCD™ bread. It’s light nd has a very bread-like texture. It also has a real crust!
It’s great for toast and sandwiches. If you’re wondering about a cauliflower taste – it’s not there. I can’t detect a cauliflower taste at all.
How Do You Make Cauliflower Bread?
It’s very easy to make. You will need a few things:
- Blanched Almond Flour
- Cauliflower – one 16 ounce bag of crumbles was perfect for this
- Baking soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Olive Oil
Cauliflower Bread Baking Tips
Even if you start with pre-riced cauliflower or crumbles, you’ll want to use the food processor to make them even finer. You want to turn the raw cauliflower into crumbs.
You’ll definitely want to use parchment paper to line your pan. See the photo in the recipe to see how I used one piece to overlap the long sides and the bottom of the pan. This makes removing the bread from the pan easy.
How Do You Store the Cauliflower Bread?
Since anything made with almond flour tends to sweat a little bit, I like to wrap in a paper towel. Luckily this bread didn’t do that as much as others, maybe becuase it’s lighter than regular almond flour bread.
Store the bread in an air-tight bag for container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Store in freezer for up to three months. If storing in freezer, I like to slice bread and put parchment paper between each slice then wrap the whole thing in parchment paper and put in a freezer bag. This makes it easy to get only a couple slices out at a time when you want it instead of having the thaw the entire loaf.
How To Serve Cauliflower Bread
I like to toast a bit before serving. I think it tastes best toasted, especially after it’s been in the fridge a couple of days. This bread makes great sandwiches. I’ve used it for turkey, tuna, and even grilled cheese. Its also just fine for toast with butter or for peanut butter and jam.
Give this recipe a try. I know you’ll love it!
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Grain-free Cauliflower Bread
- 3 cups riced cauliflower
- 6 large eggs – separated
- 1 ¼ cup blanched almond flour
- 1 ½ tbsp butter – melted
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
Heat oven to 350°F
Line bread pan with parchment paper – use one sheet to cover the long sides and bottom, fold against the short sides of the pan
Rice cauliflower in food processor – even if you buy pre-riced you'll want to make it as fine as possible
Steam cauliflower in mircrowave until it is soft – you can also gently steam in a pot or pan on the stove, just make sure it doesn't start to brown
Allow cauliflower to cool a bit
While cauliflower is cooling, separate eggs
Place the whites into a mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl and set the yolds aside
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form
Set beaten egg whites aside
When cauliflower is cool enough, place in a clean dish towel or mesh bag and squeeze out as much water as you can – there should be a fairly dry ball of the cooked cauliflower and it will be reduced in size by about half – 1 ½ cups or so left. Set strained cauliflower aside,
Add the egg yolks, almond flour, melted butter, olive oil, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and salt to large mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl
Beat for a beat at medium speed until everything is combined
Add the cauliflower
Beat at medium speed until the cauliflower is thoroughly mixed in
Carefully fold in a third of the whipped egg whites using a spatula. You want the batter to remain airy. Contiue adding the rest of the egg white, gently folding in until they are mixed with the batter. Don't stir them in, just incorporate so they are mixed with the batter, but still airy
Pour batter into parchment-paper-lined bread pan
Bake for 50 – 55 minutes until bread is firm on top in the middle of the loaf
Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 – 20 minutes
Lift loaf out the pan using the parchement paper and place the loaf on the wire rack
Cool completely before slicing
To store: Wrap loaf in paper towel and place in an air-tight bag or container. Store in refrigetor for up to a week. Freeze bread for up to three months – freezing tip – slice bread and place pieces of parchment paper between each slice before freezing.