Broccoli Bites

Whether you love broccoli or hate it, this recipe is for you. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy in the middle, these broccoli bites will make a veggie lover out of anyone.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 2 medium broccoli florets

  • 2 cloves garlic - chopped

  • 1/2 medium white onion - diced

  • 1 tbsp hot pepper (fresno, serano, or jalepeno) - finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal

  • 3 tbsp water

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp coconut or other neutral oil


  • Preheat oven to 380 F

  • Lightly steam and finely chop broccoli florets (see below for steaming instructions)

  • Finely chop onion, garlic, and pepper

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 tbsp flaxmeal with 3 tbsp water and mix

  • Add broccoli, onion, garlic, pepper, 4 tbsp flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, and mix thoroughly to combine

  • Lightly oil a muffin pan and fill each tin to the top with broccoli mix

  • Bake for 30-35 minutes

  • Remove from oven and let cool

  • Turn tin out on to a large cutting board to remove broccoli bites

  • Garnish with lemon zest

How to steam broccoli without over cooking

  • Rinse broccoli and place in a large stock pot

  • Add enough water so that the bottom is just covered

  • Cover and place on high heat

  • As soon as the water comes to a boil, remove from heat and let sit covered for 6 minutes

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