VG Vegetarian

Baked Vegetarian Meat Balls

Really hearty and delicious Baked Vegetarian “Meat” Balls made form nuts and seeds! They’re so filling and perfectly satisfying on top of your zoodles 🙂

Prep: 3 minsCook: 8 minsTotal: 11 mins
Servings: 12 1x


  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup whole flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1520 oz. roasted garlic pasta sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In your food processor, process the whole almonds, flax seeds, hemp hearts, pepitas, and garlic cloves until chunky, about 20 seconds.
  3. Add the sea salt, cumin, onion powder, chili powder, and oregano, and process for another 5 seconds.
  4. Add the egg and coconut oil and process again until everything in combined, about 10 seconds.
  5. Roll the batter into 12 balls, and pace on a lined baking pan.
  6. Bake for 4 minutes, roll the balls to flip them a bit and bake for another 4 minutes.
  7. Remove the “meat” balls from the oven and place in warmed sauce.
  8. Keep the balls in the sauce until ready to serve.


Serving (1 ball): Calories 219; Fat 17.7g (Sat 4.4g); Protein 9.4g; Carb 8.3g (net carb 3.1g); Fiber 5.2g; Sodium 167mg

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