One more weekend of March Madness. So many of the games this year have been nail-biters but that doesn’t mean you don’t need some low carb snacks to get you through. These sausage balls with almond flour are my favorite for breakfast but are also great for game day.
Since they’re made with almond flour, they’re low carb, gluten free and keto friendly, but I personally think they’re better than the traditional ones made with Bisquick. The almond flour adds texture and they’re not so doughy. No fork is required which makes them a great appetizer for game day.
How do you make sausage balls with almond flour:
They are just as easy to make as regular cheesy sausage balls . Anytime you make sausage balls you want to try to use the best sausage you can find since that’s the main ingredient. The better the quality, the less grease there’s going to be. My favorite is Neese’s hot sausage but if you’re not from this area, I really like the breakfast sausage from Whole Foods.
For the Almond Flour, I use Bob’s Red Mill. You want to use almond flour and not almond meal. (I might receive income from links that you click on. Please know that I only provide links to things that I use on a regular basis and think you might find helpful.)
Step 1: Dump all the ingredients into a bowl and mix with your hands until it’s well combined. If you have a food processor, it will mix it even better than your hands, but I’ve made this for years before I thought of trying the food processor. So it’s not necessary, just less messy.
Step 2: Use a small ice cream scoop to help keep them the same size with will give you evenly cooked sausage balls. Roll them with your hands to form uniform balls.
Step 3: Bake them on a rack or directly on parchment paper. Baking on a rack makes them less greasy.
You can eliminate some of the grease by baking them on a rack in a rimmed baking sheet. They’re best eaten while still warm, but I’ll make a batch and freeze them. Then in the morning, I just take out a couple and heat them up.
Should you microwave sausage balls without flour:
The answer is NO!! No mater what recipe you use, if you microwave them, they’ll get rubbery. Of course, I still microwave them if I’m in a hurry, but they’ll be best if you put them in the toaster oven for a couple of minutes.
At the time of this post my team is still in it. Hopefully they can make it to the Final Four. If not, I’ll drown my sorrows with March Madness appetizers. We still have one more weekend of college basketball and I’ve got more appetizers to share.
If you like to dip your sausage balls, I like a blue cheese or ranch dip.
Need some more ideas for game day appetizers, give these a try
- Corn and Peach Salsa, for a healthier dip
- Mini Potato bites, they’re mini, so they hardly count
- Pizza Bites, made with tortillas
- Spicy Stuffed Dates with bacon for sweet, salty and spicy
- Baked Parmesan Chicken Wings, nothing says game day better than chicken wings
More Breakfast ideas to serve with sausage balls
- Dufour puff pastry pockets
- Cinnamon rolls with pineapple
- Baked peach pancake
- Peach coffee cake
- Banana bread with vanilla butter
- Fluffy waffles
Sausage Balls with Almond Flour
- 1 lb Sausage
- 1 egg
- 1 cup almond flour
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350º. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment and place a wire rack inside.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix well.
- If using a food processor, grate the cheese first and add almond flour and baking powder and process until combined. Add half of the sausage and process, then add the rest of the sausage and process until well combined.
- Using a small ice-cream scoop, form into balls about 11/2 to 2 tablespoons in size.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes until slightly browned. Remove to wire rack to cool slightly.
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