|Raw Vegan Pizza Balls|
Bite size pizza - raw, vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. This is a super tasty tweaked version of my Raw Vegan Pizza Rounds and Poppers. There's just a slight difference between the two recipes, but enough to notice so thought I would post this recipe as well.
I popped these yummy snack size bites into the dehydrator for just a couple hours and boy, I don't know how I stopped myself from eating them one by one! They are SO good right out of the dehydrator, but no worries if you do not have one as these tasty pizza balls can be eaten without dehydrating. Yep. Sure can.
|Bite Size Pizza - the Raw Vegan Way|
When you bite into these delicious balls of bliss, especially right out of the dehydrator, you'll think you're eating a slice of pizza. Pretty close to it at least. Plus they are chewy and... oh my... I think I need to make another batch.
Raw Vegan Pizza Balls Makes approximately 18-20 small bites
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 heaping cup sundried tomatoes (soaked in 1 cup of water - reserve water)
1/3 cup onion, roughly chopped
1/4 cup hemp heart seeds
1/2 heaping cup nutritional yeast (needed for "cheese" flavor)
1 tsp fennel seeds (needed for tasty pizza flavor)
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
*optional black olives (about 5-6 quartered)
In a food processor add sunflower seeds and process until small bits that resembles flour. Do not drain the soaked sundried tomatoes - simply scoop them out of the soak water, give a gentle squeeze and add them to the processor. Add in all remaining ingredients *except* water and process until mixture holds together when forming a ball. You may need to stop and scrap down the sides, etc. as mixture will be somewhat thick. It shouldn't, *but* if the mixture seems too dry add in some of the soak water a little at a time until achieved. Take a little taste test too - you know you want to.
Roll the mixture into small bite size balls. You'll probably want to do another taste test at this time. If there are any left and you don't want to dehydrate them, serve immediately or put them in the fridge to chill.
Or - put them on a lined dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 110°F for approximately 2 hours or longer if you wish. This will not turn them into crust or crackers, it will simply firm them up a bit more. You will definitely want to do another taste test right out of the dehydrator - mmmmm! In fact, at this point you may want to make a double batch.