Since I eliminated grains from my diet, I try to find ways to adapt recipes that aren’t primarily grain based. These paleo sausage balls are an example. While they use a fair amount of flour, sausage is the main ingredient.
Sausage balls are great for breakfast, snacking, appetizers, or served as part of dinner, and I like having a variety of ways to serve protein. (Sausage balls are more fun than sausage patties!)
I chose to use coconut flour in these because I thought I would like the texture better than using almond flour. They turned out good, and we really enjoyed them, but the coconut flavor does come through a little.
I think it would work to substitute almond flour, but I’m new to grain-free baking and haven’t tried the recipe that way, so you’re on your own if you try that.
- 1 pound sausage (I used homemade)
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine all ingredients. A stand mixer with the paddle attachment works well.
- Form into balls 1¼ inches in diameter.
- Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
- Makes about 35 balls.