Cauliflower Pizza

I love Sundays. A day dedicated to some much needed R&R and endless time to cook until my heart is content. Yesterday I cooked one of my favorite recipes, Cauliflower Pizza, and tried a new recipe for gluten free Banana Bread. Both turned out delicious so I would love to share the recipes with you!

My Mom’s Cauliflower Pizza Recipe:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower -shredded (use a cheese grater)
  • 2 wholes eggs and 2 egg whites (I used 3 whole eggs and 1 egg white because there was a lot of cauliflower)
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tsp. oregano or Italian seasoning
  • Shredded Parmesan to taste (about 2 1/2 T)

 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Squeeze out all excess water from the cauliflower. (This helps the cauliflower to stick together)
  3. Mix all of these contents in a bowl. Cover a large pan with parchment or foil. Spread the mix on the pan and flatten it out like a crust. Make sure there are no holes or gaps in the crust.
  4. Bake the crust for 25 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Add pizza sauce, mozzarella, and other toppings to the pizza and return to the oven for 8-10 minutes. We cooked our toppings on the stove top before we placed them on the pizza, so it was only in the oven for about 5 minutes (until the cheese was melted.) The toppings we chose were mushrooms, onions, hot Italian sausage and roasted red peppers.

I love this recipe because it satisfies my craving for pizza without the guilt. Bonus: the recipe is naturally gluten free!

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The Gluten Free Banana Bread recipe that I used was from Pinterest. I altered it a little bit, and I was very satisfied with the turn out!

Gluten Free 5 Ingredient Banana Bread:

  • 3 cups of mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup of honey-roasted peanut butter (from Giant Eagle Market District)
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Mix
  • A handful of Special Dark Chocolate chips

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then transfer mixture into 9 x 13 pan or lined muffin tins.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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I had been craving sweets lately, and I thought banana bread would be the perfect treat! I like the idea of incorporating naturally sweet fruit into a dessert, because you’re getting the health benefits of the fruit and you don’t have to add as much sugar to the recipe. Adding dark chocolate chips was a must because chocolate is good for the soul.

I hope everyone enjoyed the warm weekend and is continuing to build their healthy lifestyle – one step at a time!

This week’s challenge:

  • Cut out all sugary drinks
  • Find a workout buddy or try a new workout
  • Dedicate some time to reflect on those resolutions – we don’t want to forget about them!

“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”

With love,

Hailey


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