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Cheddar Cheese Straws and the Cabot FitTeam

Skip the puff pastry and make low carb cheese straws at home with almond flour. They make a great healthy, gluten-free appetizer or snack!
Servings 24 straws

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour I used Bob's Red Mill
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch I used Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp butter well chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 2-4 tbsp ice water
  • 4 oz finely shredded sharp cheddar

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, xanthan gum, garlic powder and salt. Pulse a few times to combine.
  2. Sprinkle butter over almond flour mixture and pulse until it resembles fine crumbs.
  3. With processor running on low, add water through feeding tube 1 tablespoon at a time until dough clumps together.
  4. Form into a flat disc and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 300F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Take about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll it between your palms into a cigar shape. Continue to roll gently on a piece of parchment or a silicon baking mat into a long thin stick, less than half an inch thick and 7 or 8 inches long (if it breaks at any point, you can easily press it back together).
  7. Sprinkle with a few teaspoons of grated cheddar, gently pressing the cheese into the stick to adhere. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  8. Repeat with remaining dough and cheese.
  9. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until firm and cheese is lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool completely (they won't be crisp until they are fully cooled).

Recipe Notes

Serves 12. Each serving has 3 g NET CARBS.

163 Calories; 14g Fat (74.6% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 23mg Cholesterol; 159mg Sodium.

Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Cheese Straws and the Cabot FitTeam
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.