Monday, March 11, 2013

Meatless Monday: Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

When I saw this recipe shared by Amanda over at Run to the Finish, I knew I had to try it. Zucchini has  lots of health benefits, but it's not always appealing to eat. Some of the benefits from eating zucchini can include lower blood pressure, it's anti-inflammatory, prevents cancer, heart attacks and strokes, lowers cholesterol, aids prostate health, and that it's high in manganese.

Oven Baked Zucchini Fries


¼ cup dry whole wheat breadcrumbs
¼ cup nutritional yeast
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
zucchini sliced into 1/4 strips
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl stirring with a whisk.
Place almond milk in a shallow bowl.
Drag zucchini slices through almond milk and coat in breadcrumb mixture.
Place coated slices on a sprayed baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and crisped - flip once during baking

i used baby zucchini, so the slicing was easy as pie. Turns out we didn't have plain, unsweetened almond milk, so I substituted plain, unsweetened coconut milk. Results? The whole family save one liked them -- I especially thought they were great. Not even like zucchini really, no moist, soft texture -- if I could get better at dredging, these would be even better, but I just haven't gotten the hang of getting more breading onto things.

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1 comment:

  1. These sound great and I missed the recipe on Amanda's blog, so glad I saw it here!