Bread Sticks are the most appealing appetizer when settling for Italian cuisine. I love to munch on bread sticks endlessly and then it struck me I should opt for some healthy version of bread sticks so that I can avoid the unwanted calories and fat in my diet.
While trying to create this Quinoa Almond Herbed Bread Sticks my main concern was that I wanted this recipe to be friendly for all especially for those who do not eat eggs or follow a vegan diet. I tried both and the results were amazing. Can’t ask for more healthier and versatile bread sticks. 🙂
I used cooked quinoa which I ground as fine as possible. (Turn off the food processor the moment it starts to form lumps). I added almond flour for nutty flavor, and seasoned it with garlic, Italian seasoning and mixed herbs. (Any herbs of your choice can be used, I used all the herbs that were handy in my kitchen pantry), and instead of eggs I used soaked flax seed meal along with some baking powder. Well it was my first time to cook with soaked flax seed meal instead of eggs and I was nervous about the outcome. 🙂
Roughly spread the batter on the cookie sheet with hands and baked in a preheated oven. When it was done I had no patience for cooling it down but please, please, please let it cool down before cutting into desired pieces. 🙂 . I know once these Quinoa Almond Herbed Bread Sticks are out of the oven it would be difficult for you to resist but at least let it cool down a little so that there are no crumbs. You can toast these bread sticks later in the toaster oven. 🙂 Isn’t that good news!!
My husband calls it pita bread because according to him it tastes like pita bread but I loved it as bread sticks. Dip it in marinara sauce or cheese sauce or ranch, it tastes out of this world and so healthy. I am happy I was able to create these to satisfy my cravings for bread sticks. 🙂