Baked Broccoli Bites, a deliciously healthy snack or appetizer that even broccoli haters will love. These balls can be enjoyed by kids and grown-ups alike, and are super simple to make. Whether you make them for a picnic, kids' school lunch box, or simply a healthy snack in between meals, my fantastic cheesy broccoli bites are sure to please a crowd.
Break the broccoli head into florets, add them to a pan of boiling water, cover with a lid and leave to cook until soft, it takes about 10 minutes or less.
Chop the broccoli finely, you should get about 2 cups of chopped broccoli. Leave to cool.
Add the broccoli to a bowl, add the cheese, chopped spring onion, breadcrumbs, egg and black pepper, and mix everything well.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 Fahrenheit).
Grease a baking tray with vegetable oil, then shape small balls out of the broccoli mixture, I ended up with 18 balls, but depending on the size, you might get more or less.
Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown, turning them on the other side half the way through baking.
Serve warm or cold.