Sunday, February 5, 2017

Paleo Spinach Balls

Paleo Spinach Balls

2 (10 oz. each) frozen spinach, drained and thawed
1 small yellow onion, minced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
3/4 cup coconut flour
¼ cup fine almond flour
½ cup coconut oil, melted
black pepper
1 – 2 teaspoons of Sea Salt
4 eggs

I found that thawing the spinach so that it still has some ice crystals in it is helpful in keeping the balls rolled together.  You don’t need to cool in the fridge that way and they hold their shape nicely when baked.  Don't drain the spinach too much either because the coconut flour will absorb the liquid.  Also note that the melted coconut oil may harden if you have not thawed the spinach fully. 
Mix all ingredients and roll little balls. 

Pre-heat the oven to 350F (180 C) and bake on a cookie (baking) sheet for about 30 mins.   Baking in a glass pan also helps to give them a nice browned bottom if you want to use that instead and bake for 20 mins first then check them.  If they still need some browning adjust accordingly.  Ten more minutes should be ok.

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