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Laura's Spinach Balls (GF)
2-10 oz. pkgs. chopped frozen spinach
2 c. Chef Jeff Gluten Free Seasoned Panko flakes (from Whole Foods)
1 onion, finely chopped
6 beaten eggs
3/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. garlic powder or salt (adjust to taste)
1/2 tsp. thyme
2 tsp. pepper
Thaw spinach, squeeze dry (with paper towels). Mix all ingredients together. Form balls and freeze on cookie sheet. Place in plastic bag when frozen. Bake frozen about 20 minutes (flip halfway through) at 350 degrees. Makes 80 to 90 one inchballs.
If you aren't concerned about gluten, you can use any kind of bread crumbs. Enjoy and try not to eat them all at once!
These cookies top my list for breakfast during the week. They pack a punch - I can get to lunchtime without a snack. Plus, they can be made in advance. What's not to love?! And if I ever get bored of the current recipe, they are easy to modify.
Here's my go to recipe:
adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction
2 & 1/3 cups gluten free quick oats
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
2 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1/3 cup chocolate chips (Mix it up and try raisins or dried cranberries).
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined. [Note: I throw everything but the chocolate chips into my mixer first. Once it's combined, I add the chips and mix for a little bit longer.] The dough will be very thick. Form the sticky dough into a cookie shape. They don't spread in the oven so make them to the size you want.
Bake for 15 minutes until edges are very slightly brown. Don't bake any longer or the cookies will taste dry. Cool completely before putting 2 cookies into a freezer bag. These breakfast cookies can stay frozen for up to three months, or fresh at room temperature for a week.
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