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Baked Honey-Cornbread Mozzarella Sticks (with spicy marinara)

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Author J Trogstad

Ingredients

  • 12 in pack mozzarella string cheese cut half
  • 2 cups gluten-free cornbread crumbs
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour* I use white rice or GF all-purpose flour here
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 TBSP fresh honey
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 TBSP parsley finely chopped
  • cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the halved cheese sticks in the freezer for 30 minutes to completely freeze. Preheat the oven to 400*F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, garlic and onion powders, parsley and black pepper together. In another bowl, combine the egg and honey and mix well. Place the cornbread crumbs in a third bowl.
  3. Once frozen. cover each cheese stick in the flour, then the egg mix, then the cornbread crumbs. place each one on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 3-6 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browning around the edges. You may want to flip your sticks halfway through the baking process. Allow ample time to cool down before inhaling them all. Enjoy them messy with some spicy marinara sauce!