Cheesy Straws
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For simple cheesy straws, without the spice, you can use the Original Parma! or omit the spices from the recipe below.
  • ¼ cup dairy-free buttery spread
  • ½ cup Parma! Vegan Parmesan (Original or Chipotle Cayenne) or recipe below
  • ½ cup chickpea / garbanzo bean flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch paprika
  • 3 tablespoons plain or unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage (your choice of type)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Place the buttery spread in a mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until softened. Add the vegan Parmesan and cream thoroughly, until completely smooth. Sift in the garbanzo flour, salt, and paprika, and briefly mix again to combine. Drizzle in the milk beverage 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition, until it comes together into a very soft dough, almost like cookie dough.
  3. Transfer the dough into a piping bag with a star tip, and pipe out 3-inch long lines onto your prepared baking sheets. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can also use two spoons to make mounds, much like you would for drop cookies.
  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Let the straws cool completely on wire racks, and store in an airtight container.
Quick Homemade Parma: In a spice grinder, blend ½ cup raw or toasted nuts (such as pine nuts, blanched almonds or cashews), 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes, and a scant ¼ teaspoon salt until broken down into a fine meal. For a Chipotle Cayenne variation, season with a pinch of cayenne and about an ⅛ teaspoon each of chipotle chili powder and onion powder, or to taste. This should make ½ cup for the recipe above.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at