Mexican Cauliflower Mini Muffins

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 25 min 28
Mexican Cauliflower Mini Muffins
Health Highlights


1 medium head Cauliflower (cut into florets)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, reduced fat (18%) (finely shredded)
1 chile Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (seeds removed)
1 1/2 tsp Adobo sauce
2 tsp Lime peel (zest)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Coconut flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder, gluten-free
2 large Egg
2 large egg Egg white
1 avocado(s) Avocado (mashed, for topping)
1/2 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh) (for topping)
1 pinch Salt and pepper (for topping)
12 tomato Cherry Tomatoes (cut into quarters, for topping)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped, for topping)


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease two mini muffin tins.

Put the cauliflower florets into a food processor and pulse until they reach a “rice” like consistency.

Transfer to a pan with 2 tbsp of water over medium high heat. Cover with a lid and steam until very soft, about 4 minutes. Remove the lid and allow the steam to escape and the cauliflower to start to lightly brown, about 2-3 minutes.

Bit by bit, put the steamed cauliflower in a cheesecloth over a bowl or the sink and squeeze out any residual liquid. Transfer the squeezed out cauliflower back to the food processor and repeat with any remaining cauliflower.

To the food processor, add in the chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, lime zest, cheese, salt, coconut flour and baking soda. Process until smooth and thick. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.

Once cool, add in the eggs and egg whites.

Fill the prepared mini muffin tins with the egg mixture and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown on all sides. Allow the mini muffins to sit in their shell for 5 minutes before carefully removing.

Meanwhile, mash together the avocado and lime juice with salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, top each mini cauliflower muffin with a dollop of avocado, a piece of tomato and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 44
Calories from fat 24.4
Calories from saturated fat 9.4
Total Fat 2.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 18.7 mg
Sodium 103 mg
Potassium 158 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.0 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 1.4 g
Protein 2.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Vegetables 0.6

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