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Oven-Baked Zucchini “Fries”

Alisa Fleming ~ Plain old tortilla chips simply weren’t enough when I made that Vegan Tomato Queso Dip recipe this week. It needed something special as an accompaniment. With two local and fresh zucchinis nestled in my vegetable-keeper, I knew exactly what that something special would be. Crispy, crunchy, flavorful, oven-baked vegan zucchini fries! (That just happen to be gluten-free and allergy-friendly, too!)

Crispy Oven Baked Gluten-Free & Vegan Zucchini Fries or Sticks

Last week I tested the new Erewhon Supergrains cereal to make some delicious Baked Curry Chicken Nuggets (Yes, you can use tofu for tempeh for vegan! It’s all about the curry dip and crunchy coating, I promise), and I knew it would make a perfect coating for vegetables, too.

These delicious baked vegan zucchini fries are crunchy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside. If you like your zucchini a little crisp, you can bake them for just 15 minutes. As long as you are working with a nice, crunchy cereal, the result should be awesome. The Supergrains cereal that I used is incredibly crunchy and flavorful, but other whole grain cereals or even corn flakes should work well, too.

Oven-Baked Vegan Zucchini Fries Recipe - Gluten-Free

Oven-Baked Zucchini “Fries”
 
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Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 lbs zucchini (about 4 zucchini)
  • 2-1/2 cups crunchy, whole grain cereal (I used Erehwon Supergrains – It’s a gluten-free buckwheat & hemp cereal that is SUPER crunchy)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons onion powder
  • ¼ cup dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water

Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425ºF and place a couple of racks on a baking sheet (I use cooling racks) or grease a large baking sheet.
  2. Cut the ends off of the zucchini, and slice each into sticks that are about ¼-inch thick and 3 inches long. Set aside.
  3. Place the cereal, salt, garlic, and onion powders in a spice grinder or food processor, and pulse several times, until fairly well-ground, but still like coarse crumbs. Place the crumb mixture in a shallow dish.
  4. Whisk together the mustard, oil, and water in a large bowl, and add the zucchini sticks, tossing to coat.
  5. One by one, remove the zucchini sticks from the dijon mixture, letting any excess drip off, and roll them in the crumb mixture to coat.
  6. Place the zucchini sticks on the racks or baking sheet, and pop them in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until they are crisped up to your liking and tender on the inside. The zucchini will soften a bit more on the inside as they cool.

About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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8 Comments

  1. Sara SawochkaSeptember 15, 2012 at 2:31 amReply

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! I cannot wait to try it.

  2. Alyssa | Queen of QuinoaSeptember 15, 2012 at 5:13 amReply

    Love this recipe! I just got a box of the cereal in the mail and will definitely be making these :)

  3. Heather @ Stuffed Pepper ™September 15, 2012 at 8:12 amReply

    Cool! I just got a whole box of that cereal as a sample from the GF Expo this past weekend. This will be a great use of it. I can’t wait to try the recipe. :)

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    Just got zucchini in my co-op bag – sliced it up and made chips instead of sticks, had it with my vegan ranch dressing and was super good! Thanks for the recipe!

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