I think we have all seen those incredibly delicious looking cooking videos on our social media feeds. You know the ones I’m talking about, right?!?! They are short, seemingly easy breezy to execute recipes that have your mouth salivating and tummy grumbling by the end. You say to yourself, “I’m SO going to make that”, then you totally don’t for one reason or another. Plus, I always wonder, do those recipes really work and are they that easy? Well as you may know I am all about the #NoFuss Mama way of life and I was incredibly curious if these types of recipes delivered. I also thought this could be a fun series of posts. I can be the mythbusters of easy recipes. Ha!
I do my best to get my kids to eat healthily but I’m also not the Mom that has the gumption to spend hours and hours whipping up a culinary feast nightly. It is just not realistic with all the busy happenings of raising two girls under five. Plus, I would rather spend more quality time with my family than being holed up in the kitchen. Maybe I have a case of family FOMO (fear of missing out). Basically put, I want my family to eat well with wholesome foods that don’t take a million hours to make. Is that so much to ask? Soooo I was scrolling through my Facebook feed a few weeks ago and came across this delectable looking recipe for cauliflower muffins. Pretty healthy looking recipe, seemingly easy to make and in the comments section I saw someone say that their toddler loves them… SOLD!
Let me be completely honest with you in saying I had to watch the video a bunch of times while making the recipe, so my first suggestion is that you have your computer easily accessible. So while you make your recipe, you can refer back to the video as many times as you need. I also recommend watching the video first all the way through taking notes on all of the ingredients and measurements.
Now the video seems really straightforward and simple for a home cook like myself, but there are a few little moments where you need to fill in the blanks so I hope I can be of service to you if you decide to give this particular recipe a whirl.
Not to give too much away, but in the end these turned out amazing...
Before we get started I would like to thank Cooking Light for making this super fab video! Not to give too much away, but in the end these turned out amazing. Absolutely worth trying out. Below are my novice cook notes on how to make these bad boys.
cups of water
cup of shredded cheese
cup Greek yoghurt
teaspoon of salt
teaspoon of black pepper
The first direction is to break apart a head of cauliflower, place it in a microwave-safe bowl, add water, cover it with plastic wrap and put in the microwave (I’m not microwave fan but…) and steam for 10-12 minutes. Uhhhhhh how much water is needed for steaming?!?!? Am I really that lame that I’m going to fall apart on the first direction? No, I say! For the record and this may help you out, too; I added about 1 ½ cups of water to the bowl.
Second step is to add 3 minced garlic cloves along with your steamed cauliflower to a food processor pulsing until smooth. My question here was do I also add the remaining water from the bowl to the food processor? I did not initially add the water, but I did up adding a bit to help make the mixture smooth in the food processor. Perhaps my cauliflower wasn’t steamed enough? Adding a bit of water made everything alright. Then you add 2 eggs, ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese and a ⅓ cup Greek yogurt (I used full-fat. Recipe doesn’t specify). Then add 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of black pepper. Mix until everything is combined evenly. In a separate bowl take two egg whites and beat until stiff. Fold gently into your mixture. Then you take a mini muffin pan and spray generously with cooking spray. I say generously because when I made them the first time, I was not that generous with my cooking spray, and my little biscuits did not want to exit the pan easily. The next step is to spoon your mixture into cups and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on baking rack and then remove from muffins from the muffin tin. That’s it!
I would say these are pretty easy to make even though I was a little nervous about beating egg whites until stiff. Taste wise these are very yummy, but I think the word biscuit is not quite the right descriptive term. They are more like mini quiches. One of the Facebook comments on the video said they were more like a tater tot than a biscuit. Clearly, I’m not the first one who feels similarly. I will also admit that at first I was a little disappointed that they were so mini, but in hindsight these are perfect for little kid hands. So to that I give a double thumbs up. Another great thing about these biscuits is that they are completely gluten free which is great for playdates if you are unsure of allergies. Another suggestion in the comments was to have these as an appetizer for a party which I thought was a great idea as well.
Overall this first video recipe trial was a delicious success! Please let me know if you make this recipe yourself as I would love to know how it goes. Or if you have seen a good culinary video that you want me to try, Please let me know down below in the comments.
For my next foodie experiment, I think I’m going to try making my own version of healthy cup o’ noodles.
Here’s to healthy eating (made easily) !