Healthy baked veggie balls with carrots, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and onion are amazingly fun, easy to assemble, oil-free, and bake up in the oven.
- 3 cups (in total) finely grated carrots, Brussels sprouts and cabbage
- ½ cup onion diced small
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 Tbsp. corn starch
- ½ tsp. salt
- Start by grating the veggies. Use a hand grater or food processor on a fine blade.
- Line a plate or tray with a few sheets of paper towel and spread the veggies out. Then using another paper towel to press the moisture out. Alternatively, you can press the vegetables in a small mesh colander.
- Preheat the oven to 4250 F (2200 C) and set the rack in the middle of the oven.
- Prepare your baking tray by lining it with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix the flour, corn starch, and salt.
- Add the veggies to the flour combination and using your hands, mix everything together. The mixture should be moist, but you should be able to form balls with it. If not, add a bit more flour.
- Form balls from the dough. Make them about the size of a walnut and place them on the baking sheet and then into the oven.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until the balls are a bit brown on the top. One indication that they are done is if they do not stick to the bottom. Resist the urge to flip them as this will cause them to flatten.
- Nutritional information is per veggie ball (we know you'll eat somewhere between 1 and the entire tray).
- The dough will start to accumulate moisture quickly, so be sure you preheat the oven and get the balls baking as soon as you get them on the baking tray.
- Don’t skip the step about pressing the veggies. You want to be able to form a ball that won’t collapse when you place it on the baking tray. The best way to determine 'ball fitness' is to mix the dough with your hand. Continue testing and adding flour (about ½ a tablespoon at-a-time) until you can form balls that will stay together.
- Make balls that are walnut to ping-pong ball size. If you get them too large, it will be challenging to get them done in the middle without burning them on the outside. To ensure even baking, keep the balls relatively the same size.
- Category: On the side
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Plant-based
Keywords: Baked veggie balls