Cauliflower Hashbrown Recipe

Recipe for Cauliflower Hashbrown

– Taking the guilt out of my favorite breakfast side dish by uping the nutritional value!

I’ve been really bad at eating breakfast lately. My morning routine allows for a big cup of coffee, but I don’t usually eat anything until after I’ve been at the studio for 2 to 3 hours. So here is one solution, I plan to make egg sandwiches using these Cauliflower Hasbrown’s as the bread!

There are a few changes I would make to the recipe below. Next time I would leave out the onion and reduce the garlic to one clove. I also made them pretty thin, so I would also beef them up a bit. Lastly I think I will try grating zucchini and chopped spinach just to up the nutritional benefits. Also, the original recipe had chives instead of the onions below and dried basil.

Let me know if you try the recipe and any changes you might make!


1 large head cauliflower
2 eggs
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
⅓ cup onion, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
2. Using a coarse grater, grate the cauliflower until the entire head has crumbled down into small bit.
3. Transfer the cauliflower bits to a bowl and sprinkle over a ½ teaspoon of the salt. Mix the cauliflower to incorporate the salt and let sit for 20 minutes to draw out moisture.
4. Transfer the soaking cauliflower to another bowl lined with a large towel. Wrap the towel closed and squeeze so that all of the excess liquid is strained.
5. Transfer the cauliflower back into the first bowl used and mix with the cheese, chives, garlic, olive oil, basil, black pepper, and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt.
6. Turnover a large roasting tray and line with parchment paper – this helps prevent burning on the bottom of the hash browns. Divide the cauliflower mixture into 6 even portions, place on the tray, and shape into hash browns.
7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.
8. Let the hash browns cool for about 15 minutes until they have set