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Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks | Low Carb | Keto | Gluten Free

Updated: Jan 26

Who loves Cheesy Garlic Bread?!? I sure do. This recipe for low carb Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks will make you happy. It is made with keto/gluten free/low carb friendly Garlic Bread Base, then topped with Cheese and dried herbs. The garlic bread base is made with yeast which makes this scrumptious! These Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks make an excellent appetizer, snack, or side dish. You can serve as is, or with marinara sauce for dipping, or along side any meal or soup (such as this Meatball Vegetable Soup ).

In my town, we have a style of pizza that we call "sheet" pizza, where the crust is thick and is cut into individual slices. There are many options to a sheet pizza, traditional cheese, pepperoni, veggies, and one of my favorite "White Garlic". This totally reminds of a white garlic sheet pizza. Cheesy, garlicky, on a thick crust. Totally comforting to me.

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks | Low Carb | Keto | Gluten Free
Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks | Low Carb | Keto | Gluten Free

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks | Low Carb | Keto | Gluten Free

Servings: Makes 8 to 10 slices

Recipe adapted from: Cut The Wheat

Ingredients:

Garlic Bread Base:

1 1/4 cup almond flour , super fine ground

1 Tablespoooncoconut flour

3 egg whites

2 T avocado oil or olive oil

1/4 cup warm water

1 teaspoon rapid rise yeast

1 teaspoon raw honey

(or coconut sugar, honey or molasses)*

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

* The sugar will be eaten by yeast, so no extra carbs

Cheesy Topping:

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup American or colby jack cheese, optional (I like the add these cheeses for a bit of creaminess)

2 Tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine almond and coconut flour, salt, baking powder, garlic powder and xanthan gum. Whisk or still well so there are no lumps in your dry mix.

3. In a small cup or bowl, combine warm water and honey (or coconut sugar) and stir until dissolved, then add yeast. Set aside, after 5 or 10 minutes, the yeast should begin to form a creamy foam on the surface of the water.

4. In a medium bowl add egg whites. Beat until fluff with whisk or hand mixer

5. To the flour mixture, add avocado (or olive) oil and yeast-water mixture. Stir well with a rubber spatula. Fold in beaten eggs and continue to mix.

6. Add in the 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese and mix gently with your spatula until a nice dough is formed and cheese is mixed well throughout.

7. Place batter into a prepared 9×9 glass baking dish or cake pan. Spread dough evenly with a spatula. Note;: the dough will be soft.

8. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15-17 minutes or until the sides of the crust turn golden brown. Remove from oven. Set aside.

9. In a bowl, melt the butter, add garlic powder and salt. Mix well, then brush over the top of the garlic bread base. Be sure to get the butter over every inch!

10. Top the bread with shredded mozzarella and American/colby jack cheese. Sprinkle the top of the cheese with dried oregano and dried parsley (you can could use Italian seasoning as well).

11. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. For final 3 minutes, turn broiler on to brown the cheese. Remove from oven and let bread stand for 5-10 minutes before serving Note: You can make the garlic bread base ahead. When ready to bake, top with the melted garlic butter and cheeses.

Nutritional Information:

For 10 slices: Calories 199.6 Fat 17.1g Total Carbohydrate 4.1g Fiber 1.8 g Net Carbs 2.3g Protein 9.2g For 8 Slices: Calories 249.5 Fat 21. g Total Carbohydrate 5.1g Fiber 2.3g Net Carbs 2.8g Protein 11.5g

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