It seems that every yummy recipe calls for bread crumbs. So I had the idea to make some out of almond flour while simultaneously using up a bag of spinach before it passed it prime. The result was quite glorious….
What you will need for the “Bread Crumbs” —
2/3 cup almond flour
2 tbsp melted butter (I used Kerry Gold)
*mix both together until crumb like texture; bake at 350 for 20 mins – stir; bake for additional 10 mins. Set aside to cool and “dry” out.
What you will need for the Spinach Balls —
6 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I’m sure any would be delicious; I chose to use a white Italian blend)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp seasoning of choice (I used McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning)
1/2 tsp salt
& the bread crumb mixture
*I heated a pan with half a cup of water and wilted down all of the spinach; drained on a paper towel. **make sure to squeeze any remaining water from the spinach before adding it to the other ingredients. I made the rook mistake with half of it before I realized my mistake**
Combine all ingredients together until mixed completely; use a spoon or cookie scoop to form balls. Bake at 180 for 20 mins; then raise heat to 350 and bake an additional 15 mins. **baking at the low temp first will help dry them out without burning them**