They taste quite a bit like focaccia bread, but they are crunchy. We like a little less rosemary than some, so I added in Italian herb blend instead. The waffle stick maker creates these wonderful little sticks which are very much like garlic bread sticks. Even better if I dare say. One problem I have with many low carb breads is the texture. I like a little crispness. I wanted this little machine, because I was hoping the extra surface area allowed by the waffle shape would be the answer to that. I was brilliant. Indeed, the sticks are crunchy outside and tender in. They are delish and so easy to put together and to bake. If you don't have a waffle stick maker, try a regular one and cut the waffle into sticks by hand, or spread the batter out in lines on the iron. That would actually be like waffle art.
Garlic Waffle Sticks
1 cup blanched almond flour
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian herbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup cottage cheese
2 tsp olive oil
In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, Parmesan cheese, herbs and spices and soda. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs. Stir in the cottage cheese and olive oil. Add this to the dry mixture and stir to combine. Spoon the thick batter into a preheated and sprayed waffle maker. Bake until crispy brown and steaming has stopped.
Serves 8: 130 calories 3 net g carb
We had a few leftover, which will reheat nicely in the toaster oven. I am thinking they would make an excellent inside out wrap with some salami and an olive slice in each well of the waffle. A dunk in marinara or Italian dressing would be phenomenal. I need to run to the grocery for the salami. I will try to get a photo when I put this all together, so watch for the update.
These are so going into my prep day rotation. Making a double or triple batch would be great for stocking the freezer with some quick to heat up breadsticks to go with dinners and lunches!
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