• 3 cups cauliflower florets (roughly 1 head of cauliflower)
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (and/or brown rice, see notes)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (a “dry ingredient” like, almond meal, breadcrumbs, etc.)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon spices (chili powder, paprika, and/or cumin will work)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • olive oil (enough, to cover the bottom of a frying pan with a thin coating)
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NutritionView more



Calories30Calories from Fat10
Total Fat1g2%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat10
Total Carbohydrate4g1%
Dietary Fiber<1g2%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Adriana Kaul 11 days ago
pretty good. i baked them and added a lot more spices / garlic / salt / pepper but i used plain quinoa. Also, after making each ball, I covered them in some more panko bread crumbs which made them crispy crunchy on the outside after baking.
This was a great dish. I will be making this dish again!
Lauren 10 Jul
I loved this!! Definitely good with sauce although I did need add quite a bit more oat flour than the recipe called for as is was pretty runny
They was really good. i baked them for an hour instead of frying them. they are crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. they are perfect.
I cooked this recipe twice now and it turned iut really well. But few important things: 1. This recipe definitely takes more than 30 mins, i would say an hour. 2. Instead of frying I baked those meatballs in oven , I sprayed some oil before keeping in oven. 3. Cooked Quinoa with some oil and turneruc for better flavor.
Simms 8 May
Instant hit! Super easy, versatile and yummy. Even my kids love making these. Definitely a classic.
Delville 24 Apr
Needs more seasoning!..
Good recipe, but not with in 30 min. Thanks for sharing. Regards
Definitely not thirty minutes. Tastes like a rug
Kim 4 Mar
delicious smells good but way too complicated for my taste and fell apart in the end.
Karynda 21 Jan
Perfect! Would make again!
A lot of work and only okay it’s as good as whichever sauce you drench it in
Chrissy 12 Jan
Good. Needs a sauce.
Irene D. 24 Dec 2017
The meatballs ended up being flatter because they were to runny to make into balls. However, it all tasted great.
lorraine 23 Dec 2017
I fried chopped onions and 4 cloves of garlic in olive oil and added poultry seasoning and a touch of cloves as I wanted to make meatless meatballs with turkey gravy for my daughter in law as she stopped eating meat. I added this mixture to the ingredients with seasoned breadcrumbs and some oatmeal until I had the right texture (kept tasting the mixture before adding eggs and found it quite tasty and not needing much salt) and then baked in my convection oven in a 9 x 13 pan that I had added cooking spray as well as drizzled olive oil and then broiled to increase texture. It took a couple of hours as I was baking in small batches but it was worth it as the taste was fabulous and I could not stop eating them. Made about 65 meatballs.
Armando Salgado 8 Dec 2017
Good delicious real food
Teri R. 18 Nov 2017
This is incredible! I would suggest if you are doing the full meal with the masala sauce that you budget yourself sufficient time to prep all the components. The outcome for this meal is sooooo dreamy!!
Dan Gushue 13 Oct 2017
Taste was good but these were difficult to keep from falling apart while cooking. It took me over an hour to make this and I consider myself an advanced cook.
Freeman 8 Oct 2017
Very good, although I had to add more oatmeal flower then I thought and I was heavy with my seasoning. Stayed together nicely while browning. My son eat them right up. Highly recommend a sauce. I made them with the Lentil bolognese sauce
Kate P. 18 Sep 2017
It was okay. Next time I need to add more breadcrumbs and garlic. I experimented sautéing like directed and baking with marinara. If I make these again I will add way more marinara sauce and bake for 20-ish minutes.
Courtney Shulick 13 Aug 2017
Delicious! I didn't have pepper jack cheese so I used a little extra gouda, a little extra quinoa, and a can of diced green chiles.
Anastasiya K. 6 Aug 2017
It was horrible nothing helped to make good consistency for the balls I made in a form of burgers tasted so so took all my afternoon on Sunday to figure out what to do with so many products wasted. recipe needs to be improved But very delicious I need to admit.... my family loved it
Pat M. 8 Jul 2017
Took WAY more than an hour. I had to add more oat flour to the recipe to get a consistency where I could roll it into balls. I made them with the recommended sauce - which I loved - but the veggie balls, themselves, were bland. MEH! I won't make these again!
Cindy F. 28 Aug 2016
This recipe definitely took more than an hour. I was unable to get the consistency to make it into a ball. I dropped it into the skillet with a large spoon and formed it into a patty that fell apart whenever I flipped it over. I cooked it in coconut oil until it was crispy. It was so yummy, I ended up eating it with a spoon.
Kerry S. 26 Aug 2016
I didn't get the right consistency to make balls so I put the "batter" in a pastry bag and made strips. I used chili powder for my spice and topped it with some yellow curry sauce I got at Trader Joe's. Tasted very good. I will say this though, it took more like an hour than 30 mins
Marika Bell 31 May 2016
I didn't use the spices recommended but instead used Swedish meatball spices and sauce. A MAZ ING. The consistency was perfect, used the nitribullet to pulse ( not easy but it worked) . made this for a second time. consistency gets a bit mushy when you add ssuce so i would recommend using sauce sparingly if st all.
Lynds A. 9 Apr 2016
I had 24 for dinner , a mix of veggies and meat eaters and it was the hit of the night. I served them with a mango curry sauce over spicy rice.