Vegan Spinach Bites


Spinach bites that are allergen-friendly for my little guys. Flour keeps them from sticking and gives them a great crust on the outside. Baking dries up the spinach filling and prevents it from being too gooey.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
41 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 41 mins
1 dozen


  • 1 pound Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks

  • 2 bunches fresh spinach, divided

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided, or more as needed

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

  2. Run 1/2 cup spinach through a juicer according to manufacturer's instructions; add to cooled potatoes and mash until smooth.

  3. Pulse remaining spinach in a food processor until finely chopped. Add to mashed potatoes.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Stir into mashed potatoes.

  5. Mix water and flaxseed meal together in a small bowl; let sit until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add to mashed potatoes with baking powder and salt; mix to combine. Form into patties. Dust both sides of patties generously with flour.

  6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  7. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in batches until a pale crust forms, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and patties. Transfer pan-fried patties to baking sheet.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 25mg 125%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 514mg 11%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.