Broccoli “Cheez” Bites

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Cheezy goodness.

Mmmmm, cheese. I definitely can commiserate with the emphatic cries of non-vegans who just can’t live without it. When I first became a vegan, I adhered to a vegan-at-home, vegetarian-out regimen, occasionally indulging in a slice of cheese pizza (meatless, of course) when I was out on the town. Eventually, I decided it was time to put on my big girl panties and start eating 100% vegan, 100% of the time.

That was when, in a cheese-induced desperation, I discovered Daiya. Delicious, affordable, and soy-free, I just can’t rave enough about this dairy-free cheese.

But this isn’t a PSA, so on to the recipe. Today, I was craving some hummus and Daiya after work, and rummaged through my kitchen pantry to create these little beauties. They were a hit – even my non-veg boyfriend loved them.

Broccoli “Cheez” Bites

1 cup chopped, thawed frozen broccoli
1 cup Daiya cheddar style cheese
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 cup hummus

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and form small patties with your hands.

Place the balls on a lightly oiled pan. I smushed mine once on the pan to help retain shape.

Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the patties and bake for another 15 minutes.

Garnish with freshly cracked pepper, and enjoy!