cauliflower fritters
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Wondering what to make for your next Sunday morning brunch? These cauliflower fritters are the perfect low carb alternative to the usual breakfast hashbrowns and with this recipe, you can make up to 12 fritters, perfect for a large group or to save for yourself to have throughout the week.

You can make these cauliflower fritters as simple or complex as you want. But the basic foundation of these low carb fritters include cauliflower, almond flour, eggs and cheese.

For individuals on a low carb or keto diet, almond flour is one of the best low carb friendly flour substitutes out there.

As you could probably guess, almond flour packs many of the same benefits as almonds.

So what do these benefits include?

  1. Improves energy levels
  2. Improves blood sugar
  3. Improves heart health

#1: Improves Energy Levels

Almond flour is abundant in healthy fats, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B2, manganese and copper. Vitamin B2 plays a key role in energy production, the production of red blood cells and optimal functioning of cells.

#2: Improves Blood Sugar

Studies have shown that consuming almonds (or almond flour for that matter) actually decrease insulin in the blood. Almond flour has a low glycemic index (GI), making it perfect not only for individuals trying to maintain ketosis, but for those struggling with diabetes as well.

#3: Heart Health

Almonds are one of the top foods to consume to ensure a healthy heart. Almond flour is packed with monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) — which have been shown to maintain a strong heart.

Besides the main ingredients, this recipe includes avocado oil, sour cream and some chopped green onions for some added flavor and decorative garnish.

All of this together yields 12 fritters. Each fritter supplies you with a total of only 78 calories, including five grams of protein, five grams of fat and only two grams of net carbs. Get to cookin’ and start enjoying these Cauliflower Fritters during your next big breakfast. Not a fritter fan? Check out some other low carb friendly breakfast options to try.

 

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Easy Low Carb Cauliflower Fritters

cauliflower fritters

These easy low carb cauliflower fritters have just 2 grams of net carbs and over 5g of fat and 5g of protein per fritter. Plus, they’re delicious.

  • Author: Sara Blackburn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 fritters
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Southern

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • Dollop sour cream (optional garnish)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (optional garnish)

Instructions

  • Pulse cauliflower in food processor until riced.
  • Transfer pulsed cauliflower to a bowl and add salt. Mix and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • To bowl of cauliflower, add almond flour, cheddar, parmesan, and eggs. Mix until well-combined.
  • To a medium pan over medium low heat, add avocado oil.
  • Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop cauliflower mixture from bowl and form into a ball. Place cauliflower ball onto spatula and gently press down to form a patty. Carefully slide the cauliflower patty from the spatula to the hot pan.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, being careful to not flip too early.
  • Set cauliflower fritters on paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Enjoy warm with a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onions.
  • Store in refrigerator and to reheat, bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 fritter
  • Calories: 78
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.2g (Net Carbs: 2g)
  • Protein: 5g

Keywords: cauliflower fritters

Sara is the face behind Real Balanced, a blog dedicated to sharing low-carb recipes. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband and their Boston terrier.

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Responses (6)

  1. I have riced cauliflower in my freezer, how many ounces, cups would I need instead of a medium cauliflower

  2. I’ve been trying to find a cauliflower recipe that I like since i’m not a big fan. This is delicious, breakfast, lunch or dinner. I add a bit more cheese. 3 cups of rice cauliflower works best. Very good. Thanks!

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