Broccoli Parmesan Poppers

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Broccoli Parmesan Poppers

32oz. bag frozen brocolli
2 eggs
1/2 cup Natural & Kosher grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup flaxseed meal
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Marinara sauce or Greek yogurt ranch dip (recipe follows), for dipping


Add broccoli to a pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Drain well, pushing down on the broccoli to remove moisture. Pulse the broccoli in the food processor until finely chopped, but not ground. Place the chopped broccoli in a mixing bowl and add eggs, Parmesan, almond meal, garlic powder, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, mix the flaxseed meal and spices. Roll 2 tablespoons of broccoli batter into balls and dip into the flaxseed mixture. Place on a greased baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and crispy.

Yield: 27 poppers

VARIATION: For more cheesy goodness, use Natural & Kosher cheese shredded cheddar instead of the parmesan.

NON GLUTEN FREE OPTION: roll the broccoli balls in flavored panko bread crumbs.

NUT FREE OPTION: use bread crumbs instead of almond meal.