Healthy Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Ingredients
  • 1 package of 12 mozzarella sticks I used fresh ones from Trader Joe's, sliced in half to make 24 pieces
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup ground flax or flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet. Spray with organic cooking spray and place cheese sticks on top. Place tray in freezer until sticks harden (this is crucial for preventing the gooey mess)
  3. Place beaten egg in a medium bowl.
  4. In another medium bowl, mix together remaining ingredients.
  5. Remove cheese sticks from freezer when they are frozen solid.
  6. Place each stick in egg mixture, then in the flax mixture making sure each stick is well coated. Lay onto parchment paper lined baking sheet sprayed with organic cooking spray
  7. Place cheese sticks back in freezer again until they are frozen solid.
  8. Remove from freezer, place frozen, breaded sticks into prepared oven and cook for about 3 minutes, until crispy. You must continue to check on them and take them out before they turn into the gooey mess. After 3 minutes, you can turn over and cook on there side for a minute or two.
  9. Serve immediately with marinara sauce or favorite dipping sauce.