Before you start asking questions, let’s take a second to appreciate one of the greatest glow ups of all time…..
Can you think of anything that has had a more impressive glow up? I’ll wait…..
Real talk on this magnificent veggie….its versatility is CRAZZZZYYYYYYY! It has gone from a hated veggie to something that can be made into pretty much anything. You can do so much with it, and I’m going to share one of my fave top secret Cauli recipes in just a second with you guys….prepare for a mind blown moment.
I have always supported this cauliflower movement. As someone who has gluten intolerance issues, I try to pick my battles with gluten, so having the option to use cauliflower as a substitute is really helpful to me. I use it to make my own cauli pizza crust….I use it as cauli rice…..I put it in my daily smoothie for extra veggies and creaminess….I love it. I haven’t met a cauli recipe I didn’t like!
And then there is this recipe….the one I am about to share with you. Hello, game changer!
May I present to you….
Cauliflower French Toast Bites!
(Pause for your heartrate to come down and for you to gather your thoughts)
One item that has been a staple in my house for about a year has been Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocci. Again, this replaces regular gnocci and is such a great dinner option. I buy as many bags as I can when I hit my local TJs….but they typically have a limit so I can’t get more than seven bags at a time. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I cook my gnocchi in my beloved air fryer every time, and they are PERFECTION. Check out the “Food is Cool” Highlight for my basic recipe….it is a winner.
I decided to experiment with this recipe after seeing a similar idea awhile back, and I was excited to see the air fryer was making its appearance for this recipe, too. Full disclosure: I was 100% prepared for my first cauliflower letdown. I mean….cauliflower taking on the form of french toast? No way, Jose. Not going to happen.
Then I made the recipe and put my own little Katie spin on it, and a strong love affair was born. Here’s my recipe:
Katie’s Cauli French Toast Bites
-1 bag of thawed frozen cauliflower gnocchi (found at Trader Joe’s)
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 tablespoon coconut sugar
-1 tablespoon coconut oil
-1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
-1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
-1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat air fryer 400 degree. Toss gnocchi with cinnamon, coconut sugar, and coconut oil. Place gnocchi in preheated air fryer basket that you have sprayed with coconut cooking spray, cooking for about ten minutes. Shake gnocci in basket, then cook for five to seven additional moments. As the gnocchi cook, mix together ingredients for the glaze. Once gnocchi are done cooking, place in a bowl, then toss with the glaze. Garnish with cinnamon or powdered sugar if needed.
Prepare to fall in love.
PS. Don’t tell your kids that their French toast is made with cauliflower. It probably won’t go over too well.