Cauliflower and Oregano Bread

So as the two other “breads” I made for Imperfectly Pure went down so well, and I was also struggling for a creative way to include Oregano (!!), I though a bread would work well. I cook with Cauliflower a lot, sometimes even eating it raw. I’ve made Cauliflower Coconut Rice before too and it is so yummy! The cauliflower is amazing at taking on the flavours you use with it. Luckily this one did turn out well – I think my fave one yet!

Try the other two recipes here:

Onion, Kale and Avocado Bread

Broccoli and Artichoke Bread

Cauliflowers belong to the cruciferous family. The white flowering vegetable is known to have many health benefits. I personally love it! See below for more benefits:

  • helps in maintaining the heart and the cardiovascular system
  • a rich source of fibre, helps in lowering our cholesterol levels
  • contains antioxidants act as an anti inflammatory agent and they help build a health immune system
  • helps women during pregnancy as it is rich in folate and also vitamins like vitamin A and vitamin B, it helps in growth of cells
  • good source of Vitamin C which again is beneficial during pregnancy. Every pregnant woman should at least eat one cup of cauliflower every day!
  • Rich Calcium Source
  • Rich Mineral Source, including Zinc – helps in making new cells and also in healing wounds; Magnesium – helps the parathyroid gland which produces hormones needed for the bone to function normally; Phosphorus – helps in strengthening the bones; Selenium – helps in better functioning of  immune system; Sodium – helps balance the fluids in the body; Manganese –helps in making and activating the enzymes
  • contains vitamin C which is a key element to burn fat. And it also contains folates which again help in weight loss It is one of the non-starchy food items that can be eaten in unlimited quantity.
  • helps the body to activate enzymes in the liver that aids in detoxifying many organs
  • Boosts Vitamin K Content

What about Oregano?!

  • The herb is used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders.
  • Oregano contains: fibre, iron, manganese, Vitamin E, iron, calcium, omega fatty acids
  • Oregano is also a rich source of Vitamin K – an important vitamin which promotes bone growth, the maintenance of bone density, and the production of blood clotting proteins.

I have 3 large Oregano plants in my garden, bushes,if you will, that Kenny & Gloria love to play in.

Oregano, Rosemary, Lemon Balm and Sage
Oregano, Rosemary, Lemon Balm and Sage

They smell delicious and produce really pretty white flowers that often make it into my herby arrangements for inside the flat! It is such a lovely way to bring some green, freshness inside.
Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 200g walnuts
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • Bunch of oregano
  • Bunch of parsley
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 black garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons of Flax Oil
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • Mixed seeds


Directions

  • Chop the cauliflower and walnuts in a high speed blender until a fine “flour” like consistency
  • Add the eggs, tomatoes, baking powder, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and flax oil – mix
  • Chop and add the parsley and oregano
  • Pour your batter into a loaf tin and sprinkle the seeds on top
  • Cook at 200 for 45 minutes
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