Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cauliflower Pizza Bites


When I am trying to eat better (ie: more veggies less chocolate) then I find it really helpful to have healthy snacks available for when I get the munchies. When I want something to snack on, I want it NOW. 
Let me start off by saying, these tasted very good.
And...they were fairly simple to make.
And....they are a great, healthy alternative for a snack.
And... they freeze well so can be on hand for those cravings.
Now...that being said....I probably won't be making them again anytime soon.
Why?
 Well...let me show you a photo...


This is my mini muffin tin in the aftermath of these pizza bites.
I had to scrub out 24 tiny little circles and 12 tiny little squares.
I mean...S-C-R-U-B...
Not cool.
The cauliflower mixture really cooked right onto the pans.
Oddly enough, the pizza bites popped right out the pan (after I ran a butter knife around the edge of each one) and held their shape great. Still...I'm not big on having to scrub out 36 little muffin tins. If I can figure out how to make these WITHOUT having to clean the pans...then I will definitely make them again.
I don't know that paper liners would work.... I think the cauliflower mixture would stick to the paper.
Hmmm....any ideas?
(UPDATE: Sue and I did some experimenting with the ideas that our blog readers suggested to help with clean up. Click HERE!!! to see what worked!)



Cauliflower Pizza Bites
(From Healthy DAMY )

UPDATE -  I just wanted to let everyone know that Amy, from the Healthy Damy website has asked that we don't share the recipe from her site with our readers but, rather, we provide the link to her site so that you can visit her to see the recipe.
Click HERE to get the recipe.
 I just wanted to add that if you would like to make the recipe as we did you simply have to add 36 slices of turkey pepperoni to the list of ingredients.

 
(Just waiting for the pepperoni and then into the oven...)

Place a slice of the turkey pepperoni on top of the "dough" in the muffin tin.
Bake at 450 for 25 - 30 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let sit in the pan for about 5 - 10 minutes before removing. If you take them out while they are too hot they will fall apart.


Now, at this point I went off point from the original recipe. I found when I removed the bites they were still really pale on the bottom. I left them on the cooling racks, placed the cooling racks onto a cookie tray, and placed the cookie tray under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp/brown up the bottom of them.
These are great served with a pizza or pasta sauce for dipping.


See..they look really cute, and they tasted great, and they are healthy, and..well...there are lots of reasons to make these and eat them.
I (or someone...) just needs to come up with a solution to the clean up mess.
I just really do not like having to scrub out pans.
Nutritional info, according to Fitday, is 297 calories, 21 carbs, 45 protein - for the entire recipe. If you divide that by 36 servings - 8.2 calories, 0.5 carbs, 1.25 protein per bite.
If you would like to see the original recipe and some really great photos of this recipe then check out Healthy DAMY . My attempt looks pretty sad compared to hers but...the still tasted great!

Sue and I have made a different yet similar concept of this with our Cauliflower Crust Pizza. You can click the link to see that version for something a little different.
You can see what worked for us, after some experimenting, to avoid the dreaded clean up issues by clicking - HERE!

184 comments:

  1. I've had this as a full size pizza and have baked it on parchment paper. I think it would work well if you scooped these like cookies. Just flatten them. They should peel off easily.

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    1. I've made a similar version as a full size pizza too and never thought about doing them as "cookie". What a great idea! Thank you. :)

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    2. How about using the tin cup cake liners and take the paper liner out and just use the tin piece. just a thought.

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    3. Just read on pinterst about baking soda and peroxide to clean old cookie sheets...maybe that will work

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    4. If you soak your pans in hot water & add a fabric softener sheet to the water, it will loosen everything up in a few minutes - just use the sheet to wipe the softened remnants & voila! Awesome cleaning tip for pans, dishes with baked-on food :)

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    5. Just cover with hot water and a 1/2 cup of dishwasher powder and they will soften enough to clean easily

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    6. How about spraying the paper liners?

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    7. Put the muffin tin in the sink and cover with really HOT water. Sprinkle with dishwasher detergent.(I use cascade) Let soak for several hours then wash as usual. No scubbing needed! Works everytime.

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    8. Just throw a fabric softener sheet in the sink with your trays. Give it five minutes to soak and everything slides right off! NO SCRUBBING!!

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    9. Wow! You guys have awesome suggestions! I'm not only going to make these, but now I know how to make them without the mess! Thanks! ;)

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    10. how about silicone pans works like a charm when we make homemade caramels

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  2. What about making them on a parchment lined Cooke sheet then cutting into squares after
    Baked?

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    1. This is a fabulous idea. Parchment paper or cupcake holders if all you have is a cupcake pan.

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  3. Another great idea! Thank you so much for the suggestion :)

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  4. The silicon style pan or cup cake holder might work well. Looks good.

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    1. I don't actually have any of the silicon pans...but I know some people who might let me borrow theirs to try it out :) Thanks for another great suggestion!

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    2. I've found that with my silicone muffin tins, and the round cake pans, the pans themselves are easier to clean in the middle of them, but the baked on, crusty, crusties (it's a kitchen technical term or as I really like to call it "I don't know what else to call it") are just as hard to get off. There's one of the round cake pans that the crusty crusties "stain" will not come off. That's not to say that they won't work, just that's my experience with the silicone.

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    3. Love my silicone baking trays. Much easier to clean up. Soaking them in vinegar when needed works great.

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    4. Cleaning a square-holed silicone brownie pan is probably harder than cleaning a metal pan. I gave it away.

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    5. Silicone baking trays aggravate me, so I use my regular muffin trays (or mini muffin trays) and silicone liners from world market. Easier to wash, especially with mini-quiches.

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    6. I was thinking silicone cupcakes molds would work, since you can flip them inside out to get the 'crusties' off.

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    7. I would think it would be MUCH harder scraping the chocolate off my hips...I'll do the extra cleaning...

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  5. Silicon cupcake molds are amazing for no-mess baking greatness.

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  6. I don't know if you have a Container Store near you, but the one near me sells paper baking dishes. They are pretty cheap and disposable, and would help you not have to deal with clean up. Hope that helps!

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    1. I might try that....I am a little concerned that it might stick to the paper....I guess I will have to give it a try and see :)

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    2. I use my silicone mini muffin pans all the time. They're great for things that stick. I spray them good and then if something sticks, I push it up from the bottom and they pop right out.

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  7. To make the clean up easier put you pan into hot water and add a dryer sheet and let soak. Now clean up is easy!

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    1. A dryer sheet? Really..I've never heard of that. Definitely worth a try. Thanks for the tip!

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    2. tese work very well for me too.

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    3. Dryer sheets are full of chemicals and are bad enough when you use them the way they are meant to be used. I can't imagine that soaking one with your cooking supplies would be safe.

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    4. Try spreading the batter onto a pizza or cookie tray and cutting into squares later

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    5. I've used a dryer sheet before and it works great! You do wash it after you've "cleaned" it with the sheet to be sure it's food safe.

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    6. dryer sheets often have formaldyhyde in them

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    7. apples have formaldyhyde in them too..

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    8. Dryer sheets work, but you should NOT use them on non-stick cookware.

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  8. Just roll the dough out and use something of the desired shape to punch them out, just like cookies!

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    1. Unfortunately it's not really a dough you can roll. It's more of a really thick batter than a dough.

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  9. Non-stick aluminum foil is your friend! :)

    It's slightly time consuming but you can re-use it for the second batch with little effort! Allows you to peel off the bites easily. And if it still sticks, simply spray with olive oil!

    Hope this helps. Yummy looking bites!!!

    SusieT

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  10. They make foil cupcake liners. You don't even need to use a muffin tin. You can just line them up on a cookie sheet because they hold their shape.

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  11. I find that the "If You Care" Unbleached baking cups release baked goods better than ordinary paper baking cups. You might try these to see if they work.

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    1. paper is always better than aluminum which can leach into your food.

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  13. Thanks for so many great ideas everyone! I am going to give a few of them a try. @KeLynn - I don't think cupcake liners would work, I think the batter would stick to the paper. I will look for the non-stick foil and/or foil liners for future use (We don't have them in our small town - I will have to wait until I can get to the city!) Thanks again!

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    1. I make them on parchment paper cut to fit the cookie sheet with no problems!

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  14. Oh my goodness that looks so yummy! I'm grateful for the commenters who offered other suggestions for how to cook this, because I think, like Jo & Sue, I'd be disinclined to make it knowing what I'd have to clean up. Have some parchment paper & a spatula, so I can do this!

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  15. Always looking for different low carb snacks. The possibilities with these are endless. Thanks!

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  16. What about the tin cup cake pans from the dollar store? The ones you can throw away after use???

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  17. Easiest and cheap - put some baking soda in your dishwater, let them soak for a few minutes and Voila! All that will come right off no problem!

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  18. What if cooked on a griddle? Pancake griddle? Think it would work & take less time....

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    1. That is a great idea! I have made this into a big pizza sized "crust" and had trouble getting the middle done without burning the edges. Little ones on a griddle would be perfect!

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  19. my son is allergic to cottage cheese. What else do you think you could use in place of it. Could I skip that ingredient?

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    1. Hmmm...I'm not sure what you could use... You can't really skip it as the cottage cheese acts as the binding agent in these. Maybe you could sub Ricotta cheese instead? I'm not really sure though - sorry!

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    2. tea, I was just going to ask the same thing. I wonder if you could use silken tofu as a non-dairy option.

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    3. Tea, here is the recipe I have been using. There is no cottage cheese in it. :)
      http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html

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    4. I used ricotta in this last batch, and it was amazing

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    5. silicone cupcake cups for no stick & greek yogurt & parm for binder

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  20. I found this recipe is on Pinterest, but today when I went back to actually make it, there is no way it will link back to your blog. It says something about "sorry-- this link is spam.-- I googled it and found it here, but wanted to let you know there might be something funky about your link on pinterest.
    In other news, I can't WAIT to try these; they look amazing!
    (I am also wondering what might be a good substitute for cottage cheese.... so tea, let me know if you think of something:)

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    1. Thank you....I have reported this to Pinterest. It won't let us pin anything from our blog to Pinterest right now. So frustrating!

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    2. I just found you by googling when the link wouldn't work for me either. So glad I did find you. I can't wait to try these.

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  21. I'm thinking that scooping them out on parchment is the way to go. Maybe add some bread crumbs or panko to stiffen up the dough?

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  22. I have a similar recipe that uses 2 whole eggs and a cup of parmesan cheese instead of cottage chhese. Mine is for a full size "pizza" than never quite gets crispy enough, so I am going to try mini "pizzas" baked on oiled foil (yes it sticks like crazy to my baking pans) or maybe on corning ware cause everything soaks off that. Thanks for the tip about baking on the racks to crisp the bottom. Other than that it my reciple was perfectly delicious, just not crispy so I told my family it was lasanga and my husband and 2 year old love it. I lost about 4 pounds eating this for lunch and dinner every day for a week (along with other healthy breakfasts and snacks.

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    1. Can you please post your full recipe? Or is it exactly same except use the whole eggs and add the parm cheese?

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  23. Regarding it sticking to the pan: have you ever tried Demarle at Home pans? They are made form glass but have a light food-grade silicone finish- super green. You don't ever have to grease. They are amazing and have several shapes.
    They also make the Silpat- which is an awesome nonstick sheet.
    Clean up is MUCH easier!

    Check them out:
    www.DemarleAtHome.com

    I can answer questions about them too.

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  24. Can I place the pepperoni on the cauliflower mixture before I place it in the oven? Or do I have to do this after they are done cooking?
    Thanks!
    Can't wait to make this tomorrow!

    Colleen

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    1. I placed it on top before I put it in the oven. :)

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  25. FWIW, when I use paper cupcake liners, I spray the bottom of THOSE with non-stick cooking spray, just a quick spritz right in the middle. It may sound redundant, but it helps the baked goods release from the paper. No more having half of each muffin stuck to the paper liner! Should work for these, too!!

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    1. I was about to post this suggestion. As this is what I do with muffins, I thought it might work for these. They popped right out! No mess!! I sprayed the liners, and did not fill them as full as shown in the pic.

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  26. Thanks for the "heads up" on the muffin tins. Will try one of the alternative suggestions. Just FYI. The Dawn Power Clean ("overnight soaking power in 5 minutes) works wonders. I only pull it out to use for this specific reason. I hate scrubbing muffin tins. I have been known to just throw them away out of frustration! Try this product on the baked on, impossible to clean, pans if it happens again.

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  28. You can clean ANY baked on sticky mess by adding water to it, and "cooking it" either over the burner or in the oven, the hot water loosens all the debris just like de glazing a pan with wine or broth.....I just put anything over the cook top and let it boil it off, just use a spoon to de glaze and lift it off. But really, the non stick muffin tins or the new BABYCAKES non stick cuppie maker make these things in 5 min without even turning the oven on! NO stick. But thanks for the recipe, I am always trying to find "party foods" for events that are healthy!

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  29. Has anyone tried these cold in thinking of making them as beach snacks for this weekend

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  30. what about silicone baking 'pans'?

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  31. Are those mini pepperonis or the regular size?

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    1. The bag didn't specify "mini" but they weren't all that big. I'd guess about an inch across.

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  32. I am new to your blog and this is the first entry I've ever read. I LOVE that you just flat out say no! never making them again because of clean up. It's awesome. When I feed my kids spaghetti at home I strip them down for the same reason. It's just to hard to get out of their clothes.

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    1. Thank you :) Honesty is the best policy, right?

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  33. what about spraying bakers joy? That's what I use for all cupcakes, muffins etc and nothing stiks to my pans.

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  34. I made mini pizza's and put them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and they turned out great. The first time I made a cauliflower crust pizza, I did it on the cookie sheet only, and it was good, but the second version worked out much better. I also add a little olive oil on it before I bake it, bake it for about 15 min and then take it out add my toppings and then back in the oven for about 5-6 more and then let it cool for a bit.

    Love all this sharing everyone!! Here to help each other out!!

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  35. Just wanted to let you know this was dashing dish's original recipe.... You can see it here:http://dashingdish.com/recipe/mini-cauliflower-pizza-bites/

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  36. I agree with Missus Smith.

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  37. You need the Pampered Chef non-stick muffin pans! I used to have the same problem as you and dreaded making anything in muffin pans because even with liners, inevitably something would stick and I'd be stuck scrubbing. Now everything slides right off in the sink!

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  38. Two words: Parchment Paper

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    1. Yes. The parchment paper worked really well! I was a little worried they bites would spread out too much as they baked but, nope, they didn't! :)

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  39. Could you use foil or paper cupcake liners?

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  40. Made these for dinner last night. I took the suggestion of someone above me and used the griddle. They were good flavor wise but they were still hard to flip and some fell apart. They also got really brown, not burnt but dark enough my son thought they were and wouldn't try them.

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    1. My friend and I literally just made these and they look almost burnt. I think the oven could probably be a lower temperature or something.. They were impossible to get out of the muffin tin intact.. The flavor was still good though but the edges were pretty much not edible..

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    2. If you check at the bottom of the blog post there is a link there to our update on how we solved the sticking issues. Check it out for some tips on how to have them pop right off the pan. :)

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  41. I'am going to try dropping on parchment paper...I'll let you know how they came out. The recipe looks yummy...

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  42. Williams Sonoma sells gold mini muffin pans. Nothing sticks to those!

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  43. I use Pam spray and that does the trick for no stick - have you tried that?

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    1. Yes. We sprayed our non-stick pans with Pam. They still stuck, unfortunately!

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  44. I made this today and it is delish! I have a few hints that worked for me. I used parchment paper on two cookie sheets and there was no clean up at all. Also, when you are done grating the cauliflower, stick it in microwave for 8 min. Don't add anything to it. It comes out perfectly cooked. Everything else was the same. Next time I will bake it longer because the crispier ones are definately better. Thanks for sharing :)

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  45. These were delicious! Thank you so much. I am only 19 and I am pretty sure these are going to become a staple in my house. I found that using throw away pans worked perfect. I did not choose to use the Mini ones however which came close to doubling the size of the pizzas, but they actually did not stick to the pans! This would not be economical for someone that makes these quite a bit, but it worked out great for me!
    Thanks!

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  46. This recipe looks great! My daughter loves cauliflower and we are always looking for low carb snacks as she has Type 1 Diabetes. My muffin tins were a mess from making "egg muffins." I started using the silicon muffin liners and clean up was super easy. Love the idea of using a scoop to bake these like cookies. Keep sharing ideas Jo and Sue.

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  47. These look yummy! I have a suggestion to the scrubbing problem and that is letting the pan soak in warm water with a little "Washing Soda" sprinkled over the pan. This is not baking soda, but is made by Arm and Hammer. Really loosens up cooked on food very well and is easy on our environment. Has a lot of other uses too. Be sure to wear gloves to wash.

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  48. Thanks again to all of you who offered suggestions! Sue and I really appreciate it. We did a blog update as we did an experiment with 5 of the above ideas to see what worked best. You can see our results here - http://joandsue.blogspot.ca/2012/05/cauliflower-pizza-bite-update.html# . Thanks again everyone!!

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  49. I made these on cookie sheets with parchment paper yesterday, and they were ah-may-zing! Even The Pickiest Kid In The Universe liked them! DCORE!

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  50. I just use silicon muffin trays. They come out perfectly, pop out fine, and just soak tray in warm water.... no fuss!

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  51. ONE NOT LISTED BURNT POTS DON’T WANT TO SCRUB PUT SODA WITH ENOUGH WATER TO COVER BOTTOM OF POT+ AN INCH BRING TO A BOIL FOR A WHILE AND IT HAS CLEANED IT’S SELF

    I found this on a 75 uses for Baking Soda site...
    http://lifehackery.com/2008/07/22/home-4/

    I saw your request for needing a way to clean metal baking muffin pans.

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  52. If anyone comes up with a sub for the cheese please share. I try to keep my son dairy free.

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  53. I have found that Dawn Power Dissolver works wonders on bakeware. And Dawn Power Clean is like an overnight soak in 5 minutes. And, no... I'm not a spokesperson for Dawn.

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  54. I would leave off the peps and substitute basil and a tsp of tomato sauce and maybe a smidgen of FF cheese or soy cheese. I cant wait to try these.

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    1. I really like to dip them in spaghetti sauce! I think adding the sauce to the top before baking would be a great idea too. (Of course, that woud change the nutritional values) :)

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  55. I'm going to have to agree with everyone about the silicone cupcake liners..they have been miracle workers for me! I'm going to try these out!!

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  56. I've made this recipe several times now (thanks!) and I've varied it in a couple of ways that I really like:
    1) I used a cookie doser (like a 2ish tablespoon ice cream scoop) and just put the batter on a silicon baking mat on a cookie sheet (parchment paper would work too)
    2) I add a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste to the cauliflower while it's in the frying pan - I think it makes it a little more pizza-y
    3) I've used ricotta instead of cottage cheese and it comes out much the same - just whatever I have in the fridge
    4) I added half a box of frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed of excess water) to the cheese mix in the food processor - anything I can do to pack more veggies into my food is good for me. It makes them bake up a little darker in color, so, they may look a tiny bit burned, but they're not, I promise!

    Thanks again for this recipe, they work GREAT make ahead lunches, my boyfriend can't stop eating them.

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    1. I'm glad you have had so much success with them :) They really are quite tasty! I like the idea of adding some tomato paste to the cauliflower. You could do that instead of dipping them in spaghetti sauce. Thanks for the ideas :)

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  57. Do these store well? I'm planning on making these later today, but there are only 2 of us and I'm not sure we will eat them all at once (although they look good enough to!). Thanks :)

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    1. They freeze really well! I just take out a few at a time and pop them in the toaster oven to heat up :)

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  58. I used tin foil muffin pans and they turned out great. Popped out easily, and then I just flipped them over and broiled them so they're nice and brown on the bottom. :)

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  59. Those little pizza bites look delicious, and now I really want to try making them.

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    1. Give them a try!! You won't regret it :)

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  60. Well, I just failed miserably at this recipe, lol!!! I guess I didn't catch onto the whole "makes 36" until too late, I put 18 between two separate parchment lined cookie sheets and they spread out into one big blob. On the good note, they sure are tasty! I only got 15 minutes into it though when they started to burn.... not really sure what happened there?

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  61. I saw that you hate cleaning the pan...Demarle Flexipans are the only silicone bakeware that are truly nonstick. It's a home party item though. I threw out my "tin" muffin tins and exclusively use Demarle for baking. They are expensive (around $50 for a pan) but if you think about time you spend cleaning the old ones, the food you lose to sticking AND paying for muffin papers everytime, it quickly pays itself off. I shall try making these in my pan and report back!

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    1. Did they stick? I had one of these before I need to see if I still have it tucked away somewhere.

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  62. In the candy making section of my favorite craft store, I found packages of pre-cut foil squares. They are supposed to be for wrapping individual candies. I use them as mini muffin/cup cake liners. I center one over the hole, and use my tart tamper to push it in and form the shape before I pour in my muffin or cup cake mix. They are cheap and pretty, as they come in all sorts of colors. I bet this would work for these. I am thinking you could spray them PAM or something similar to help with the non stick part. I use them all the time when I make mini pies, muffins, cupcakes.

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  63. Thank you so much for this! We have a daughter that is both gluten and grain free (along with wheat, she can't have rice or oats either). THIS is the perfect replacement for pizza.

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  64. If you make it the same way as you originally did again, and have the same problem with cleaning the pan, fill each muffin spot with water and stick it on (or in if you prefer) the stove to boil. The heated water should loosen up everything that's crusted on. I do this with any cooking dish I have that has dried-on food. Generally takes about 5 minutes to heat up the dish enough then the food comes right off.

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  65. If you make it the same way as you originally did again, and have the same problem with cleaning the pan, fill each muffin spot with water and stick it on (or in if you prefer) the stove to boil. The heated water should loosen up everything that's crusted on. I do this with any cooking dish I have that has dried-on food. Generally takes about 5 minutes to heat up the dish enough then the food comes right off.

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  66. I can't wait to try them. My cousin uses liners for his crock pot to avoid clean up and they take a lot of heat. I am going to use one to lay over my muffin tin before filling. That should do the trick. I will let you know how it goes.
    Lisa from Deer Park, TX

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  67. I have been using my panini maker to make hash browns, browns both sides quickly. Maybe I'll try the pizza bites in the panini maker.

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    1. Good thinking! Let us know how it works for you :)

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  68. Just made these....OMG good! I did mine on parchment on a baking sheet and sliced them. Easy clean up! I also did half broccoli (I didn't have enough cauliflower on hand and couldn't wait) not fooling the kids but mine don't care if it's green pizza. Low carb, gluten free and not to high in fat! Great job!

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    1. The half broccoli sounds delicious. I will have to give that a try! Thanks for the great idea :)

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  69. These look wonderful, can't wait to try them. ~~ Cleaning stuck on pans..... I have a large sink and I put the pan in the sink with a used dryer sheet. Cover with hot water.... voilĂ .... comes right out after a good soaking.

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  70. I added about 1/4 c. parmesean cheese to the cottage cheese mixture and left out the hot sauce (this would be good as a dip.). Used the parchment paper and 1Tbs. of mixture and put 1/4 tsp of pizza sauce on each one before the pepperoni. They were done in less than 23 min because some even got burned around the edges at 23 min. Would fix again.

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  71. Ummm, I have one question. How does one "grate" cauliflower? LOL, might be silly question but ive never seen this instruction.

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    1. You can grate it just like you would cheese - with a hand grater - or you can use the grating blade on your food processor and run it through there. (I posted a photo of our hand grating cauliflower here - http://joandsue.blogspot.ca/2012/02/cauliflower-prawn-fried-rice.html if you want a peek)

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  72. Could you use something other than cottage cheese or ricotta for these? Could you just use califlower? I hate cottage cheese, but I was really excited about this recipe because I am all about being healthier, and I LOVE pizza. Any suggestions.. please let me know. Thanks!

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    1. The cheese is the binding agent so I don't think they would work without it. I think you should give it a try....you won't notice the cottage cheese once you make them and have a little pizza sauce on them!

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  73. Line the muffin tins with a slice of Provolone cheese. This also works when making quiche-instead of a pie crust in a regular size pie plate, line jumbo muffin tin with slices of cheese, follow your favorite quiche recipe and pour into the muffins. They puff u nicely and make a darling presentation!

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  74. How did you get that calorie amount? I used fat free cottage cheese and mine came out to 493... And I only made a batch of 18...

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    1. I entered all of the ingredients into the Fitday website and that is what the total was....

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  75. Great idea for trying to sneak more veggies & protein onto my bread loving family. ;-). Thanks for sharing!

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  76. so mine was too runny to just put on a cookie sheet? so I just did the muffin tin and greased it and yes it stuck and burnt but they are still delish. I am going to get a silicone muffin tin and use that but not everyone has that. Does it stick as bad when you do it as a whole pizza in a glass dish?

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    1. You may want to re-check your measurements when you make the recipe. It shouldn't be that runny.....I'm not sure what would make it like that. Maybe add a bit more grated cauliflower to try and thicken it up....

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  77. Is there anything, ANYTHING to substitute the cheese? I am severely lactose intolerant, no cheese or milk at ALL. Can you guys think of anything that could be a good substitute? :(

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  78. A friend of mine who was the same used tofu. You could slice from a block of medium firmness tofu. Doesn't taste the same obviously, but similiar texture and actually quite good!

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  79. Try a baking soda & water mixture and fill the pan. Let it sit for a while, then rinse! It works wonders in removing sticky foods, not sure about baked cauliflour but I'd give it a try! Cheap and easy!

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  80. I recently became a rep. For Demarle at Home for he sticking reason. I was trying to make egg muffins to be healthy and I was so frustrated with scrubbing my tins I threw them out. Let me know if you're interested in the product. You will never have to spray, soak, or scrub a muffin tin again!
    careneb3@hotmail.com

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  81. After adding all the ingredients my mixture came out super runny. I had a bunch of leftover grated cauliflower and I added a little bit to the mixture and it was much better. Cooked on parchment paper and turned out yummy. Hubby liked them (truly shocked!) and kids gobbled them up!! Winner! Thinking of making more and freezing ;)

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  82. In case anyone is interested, according to the points+ calculator on the Weight Watchers website, these are only 1 pts+ for three bites.

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    1. I was scrolling through the comments hoping someone would tell me the WW points :). Thank u so much!!

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    2. Thanks! I was hoping someone did the math. :)

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  83. Glad you are enjoying our original recipe! We would really appreciate a clear link to the original post on our site. Thank you

    http://www.damyhealth.com/2012/03/cauliflower-pizza-bites/

    Amy Layne

    @damyhealth

    www.damyhealth.com

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    1. Thank you for sharing it! It is very tasty :) (There is a clear link directly under the recipe title) :)

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    2. Yours looks better than Amy Layne's. :)

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  84. Those sound delicious!
    http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/

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  85. such a delicious recipe!
    I tried it with parchment paper and Pam and they stuck horribly, so i tried a second batch with tin foil and Pam and it was a huge success. No sticking at all.

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  86. could you replace the cottage cheese with plain yogurt?

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    1. I'm going to say, probably not. I think it would be too runny. I am not 100% positive though. If someone has tried it with yogurt - please let us know how it turned out :)

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  87. Hey Jo and Sue,

    This is Amy from DAMY Health. Please send me your email address so I can contact you privately. We need to speak asap!

    Thank you

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    1. Chill out honey ... How do you know it's YOUR recipe???

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    2. Seriously, and besides, it looks like Jo & Sue posted a response back to Amy Layne days before this comment was posted. Also there is a link to it right in the post! Amy Layne, RELAX.

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  88. What brand of turkey pepperoni did you use?

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    1. I believe it was Hormel pre-sliced turkey pepperoni....but I'm not 100% positive. I usuall buy whatever is on sale :)

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  89. I have been making veggie bites and decided it was worth buying a silicone mini muffin pan. They come out so clean and practically no clean up! Seriously! Bought it on eBay.

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  90. i don't have the patience to look through all the comments so i apologize if it's a duplicate but, how about getting a cheap pan at the dollar store and then just throwing out afterwards? or clean it as best as possible and let dry...then use only that pan for this recipe in the future :)

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  91. Thanks for the recipe. I need something to take to TOPS
    (take off pounds sensibly) and these sound like just the ticket. Did you use the hot sauce or should I delete it from the recipe?

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    1. It really depends on your personal preference. Sue loves the hot sauce, I'm not that big a fan. :)

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  92. silicone muffin liners might work to avoid the clean up

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  93. Do you think this would work if you used rice cheese instead of regular? The kind I buy melts pretty well and stretches compared to most. Can't have dairy :(

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    1. I'm sorry, I'm not at all familiar with rice cheese. If it is similar to regular cheese I don't see why it wouldn't work. Please let us know if you give it a try!

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  94. if you can find foil muffin liners that would work I'm sure, or if not you could simply cut a sheet of aluminum foil into squares and line each circle/square hole with that!

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  95. Any idea if there is something to sub out the cottage cheese? im trying to make these paleo!

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  96. I'm doing weight watchers.does anyone know how much fat grams are in piece?

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  97. Try using a Demarle Muffin Tray...you'll never have to scrap or scrub again!! I use mine for muffins, meatloaf, egg muffins, etc. Check out www.demarleathome.com

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  98. Silicon pan would really work great!

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  99. To the anonymous that commented on the calories - I'm sorry, your question was accidently deleted. I did want to try and answer though. I figured out the calories with the slight alterations we had made to the recipe. After I removed the recipe (DAMY asked us to) I forgot to mention this. We did not add the coconut oil. When I plugged everything else back into the Fitday site today it totalled 300 calories (I'm not sure where the extra 3 calories came from). I hope this helps.

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  100. If you use silicone molds in the muffin tin it won't as of a pain to clean.

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  101. For easy clean up and I mean EASY use Dawn Power Clean it is fantastic. Like soaking over night but takes 5 minutes or so and its a breeze.
    Ele

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  102. woe Cauliflower Pizza Bites is my favorite food.it is very testy.

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  103. I don't have time to read through all the comments to see if anyone suggested this but I would have turned the pan upside down, Cover it with foil, pressing it over the center cups first, then flip back over and all the cups would now be lined in foil... spray with pam spray and easily clean up with the added bonus of being able to lift the foil, lifting all the pizzas out of the pan at once... I've done it for other things so I know it works.

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  104. In the UK you can buy silicon muffin trays which are very easy to use, don't stick, wash well and should make them easy to remove.

    Do you have those in Canada?

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  105. I use oven spray to clean muffin tins...........works wonders with little work.

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  106. I'm just finding this and they look yummy! I think yours look a lot more appitizing then the 'original' recipes picture. I like that you added the pepperoni. I'm going to try and it and then freeze them. Going to make mine with ricotta tho. I'm not a fan of cottage cheese.

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  107. I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but they make parchment paper cupcake liners. Nothing sticks to them. Best thing ever!!

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  108. Hi. I just tried to follow the link to the original website of the recipe and it seems that site is gone??? How can I get the recipe?

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    1. Maybe try my link to it again.... I just checked it this morning and it worked fine....

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  109. My pointer which worked great for me and makes thinner "bites". Use a muffin "top" pan and a drop of EVOO. They are also called whoopie pie pans. I used wax paper to flatten out my cf "dough" and flipped them after 15 minutes. They were beautiful. :-)

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  110. Can't wait to try these and I will use the foil muffin liners in my muffin pan like I use when I make the veggie quiche...no mess :)

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