Bread Protein Balls Recipe

I love a good bread. It's absolutely one of my favorite things. Bread can deliver amazing flavor when done correctly. It can also provide exciting texture and plenty of protein.

The more you knead bread, the more gluten you create. Those already familiar with seitan know that wheat gluten is total protein.

When you add nutritional yeast, flax or other nuts/seeds,  now you have a bread that is also a complete protein.

In the interest of doing things a little differently, I decided to do little bread balls because I figured they would offer a unique textural experience to other forms of bread. I also figured they'd make a nice little snack size bite. They're easier to shape than a flat bread, can bake in the oven, and take much less time to cook than rolls or loaves. They're great for dipping into hummus too.

As you can see, they're very cute as well.

Bread Balls Dough Recipe
2 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
3 tbls nutritional yeast
2 tbls ground flax seed

About

I've been a vegetarian since 2010. Actually started as a vegan. Did that for a year. I still have this tendency to want to be vegan. It's definitely the right thing to do. The cheese and the ice cream always get me eventually. I am weak.

It's this lifestyle change that originally got me into cooking, which I now love. Probably too much. It's a bit of an obsession.

It opened up this whole world of previously unexplored foods and cuisines. It took time, but I learned how to manipulate spices, herbs and vegetables to really extract the maximum amount of flavor from each humble ingredient. So I want to share what I've learned with fellow meatless eaters as well as those who are curious about trying it.

The culinary world uses animals for flavor. It's a cruel and lazy approach. There are bucket loads of flavor to be mined from vegetables, fruit and spices. It just takes a more finesse.  A little booze always helps.