Last week, the first week in my “freezable lunches” series, I did pizza balls. Just in case you missed those. I’ve really enjoyed having them for lunch these last couple weeks….
But, several of you asked for a gluten-free version. And since my husband is still grain-free, I thought I would try it out. Then my almond flour showed up. Perfect!
These are basically like grain-free pizza balls. Except they are a little bit different, of course. I made these with sausage because I had some leftover that I needed to use, but you could use whatever you like.
When my husband came home and found these sitting on the counter, and that they were, in fact, grain-free, he was excited to try. Immediate comment: “Are these in a cookbook? Well, they need to be. These are cookbook-worthy.” Not everything I make, that he likes, is deemed ‘cookbook worthy’ but these were, so you know they’re good. He even got the idea that I ought to add veggies and other toppings and cook a big batch in a round cake pan, like a “real” pizza. Hmm…someday.
For now, try these little bites! They’re delicious, and just as freezable and portable as the original pizza bites.
*If you are on GAPS, sub cheddar or another GAPS-friendly cheese. You may also be able to use homemade cultured mozzarella once you are well into the diet and starting to re-introduce cultured dairy.
Cook your sausage. Mine was in casings, so I removed it before cooking.
Dump cooked sausage into a large bowl.
Add your eggs.
Beat this all together, and toss in the salt.
Then, add your cheese.
Add your almond flour, and mix this all together.
Scoop spoonfuls into a mini-muffin tray (for bite-sized balls). Grease the tray first unless you have cast-iron or something non-stick (but you’re not using chemical non-stick cookware, right?).
Bake them at 350 for about 15 min. Put them on a cooling rack until they’re cool, then store in a bag in the freezer.
Reheat on a baking sheet at 350 for about 10 minutes. Serve with tomato sauce if desired, although they’re yummy without anything.
**This post has been linked to Friday Food, GAPS friendly Friday, Monday Mania, Real Food Wednesday.**
What will you add to your sausage balls?
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