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Saturday, March 5, 2016

BACON AND ONION CHEESE PUFFS

These Cheese Puffs have half sharp Cheddar and half Mozzarella in them 



Just Mozzarella cheese in these Cheese Puffs.



BACON AND ONION CHEESE PUFFS 

This delightful recipe is modeled after a rather popular high-carb recipe that has been around for a long time.  This tastes like there is white flour in it when you make them solely with Mozzarella cheese.  They are super-addictive for me, so your mileage may vary.  I think maybe if I make them often enough, I’ll have better control.  They are just too good!  I also made these with half Mozzarella cheese and half sharp Cheddar cheese.  You can cut the mustard down to 1 tsp if you do this.  It is more of a savory option and it looks prettier, but my favorite is still the first version.  Love them with my Healthy Butter (spreadable combo of butter and light olive oil).

2 cups grated Mozzarella, OR (500 mL)
  Monterey Jack, OR Cheddar cheese
11/4 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2 (click for recipe) (300 mL)
1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)
3 slices bacon
1 small onion, chopped
1/cup almond milk (125 mL)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp Dijon mustard (10 mL) - half if using Cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In large bowl, combine Mozzarella cheese, OR Monterey Jack, OR Cheddar cheese, Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2 and baking powder.

In nonstick frying pan, cook bacon until it is basically semi-cooked (i.e. not crisp).  Pour off some of the fat and keep it if you normally do that.  I keep mine in a jar in the refrigerator.  In the bacon fat, cook onion until turning brown.  Break the bacon into tiny pieces and add to dry ingredients along with the onion.

In small bowl, beat almond milk with the egg and mustard.  Add to the cheese mixture.  Stir to combine well.  Place heaping 11/teaspoonfuls on the prepared cookie sheet.  Bake 20 minutes, or until slightly golden on top and crispy underneath.

Yield:  34 Cheese Puffs
1 Cheese Puff
50.1 calories
3.0 g protein
3.4 g fat
0.1 g fiber
1.7 g net carbs 

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