Baked Whole Grain Mozzarella Sticks
Crunchy baked Mozzarella sticks are made with whole grain bread crumbs and oven-baked for an ooey-gooey, high-protein treat.
- 5 slice bread, sprouted, whole grain
- 2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup flour, whole wheat
- 8 stick string cheese
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Place the frozen bread in a blender or food processor and pulse until uniform medium crumbs form.
Stir in cheese, olive oil, and Italian seasonings.
Place the breadcrumb mixture in a small but wide dish. In another dish, add the egg, fork-whisked with a tablespoon of water. In a third dish, place the flour.
Unwrap the cheese sticks, and roll each one first in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Make sure each stick is well coated, then place it on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake 6-8 minutes, checking frequently, until cheese is just melted but not too runny.
Serve hot with marinara sauce for dipping.
Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 608mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g