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Healthy Broccoli Cheese Bombs

Broccoli Cheese Bombs

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 12

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast instant works too
  • 1/4 cup water warm
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk, lukewarm
  • 2 3/4 cups 100% whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Filling

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Toppings

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

Dough

  • Add warm water, warm milk, 1/4 c. softened butter, honey, and eggs to a bowl of a stand mixer*. Add 2 1/2 c. flour and salt. Add yeast to the center.
  • Affix mixer with dough hook. Mix on speed 1 for 5-7 minutes or until dough ball forms and cleans the sides of the bowl. Note: add more flour, 1-2 Tbsp. at a time, if the dough is too sticky and doesn’t form a ball. 
 Do not remove dough from bowl.
  • Cover the dough with a clean dish towel and allow to rise 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Bake buns 20-25 minutes at 350 or until golden. Brush buns with remaining 2 Tbsp. melted butter.

Fillings

  • While bread is rising, grease oven proof skillet or cake pan. Add broccoli to a steamer basket. Fit steamer basket into a saucepan. Add 2 cups water. Cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and steam about 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Remove from heat. Toss broccoli with salt and pepper.
  • When dough has doubled in bulk, turn mixer to speed 1 again just to punch the dough down (about 10 seconds). Turn dough out onto a cutting surface. Divide dough evenly into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a disc about 5-6 inches in diameter. Place a few pieces of broccoli and two pieces of cheese in the center of one disc. Bring sides up into a pouch and pinch seams to seal. Place seam side down in prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  • Melt 1 Tbsp butter and brush over tops of bombs. Sprinkle with parmesan and italian seasoning. Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Healthy Broccoli Cheese Bombs
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