Vegan Parmesan Flakes
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Note that the prep time does not include the soaking time.
Serves: 8 servings
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds, soaked for at least 6 hours
  • ½ cup blanched almonds, soaked for at least 6 hours
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or wheat-free tamari (for gluten-free)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 250ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Once your seeds and nuts are soaked, thoroughly rinse and drain them in a fine wire mess sieve or colander. After removing as much excess water as possible, toss them into your food processor. Add the lemon juice, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, and salt. Pulse until the mixture is fairly smooth, but still relatively chunky, sort of the consistency of a rough pate.
  3. Spread the mixture as thinly as possible on your prepared baking sheet, taking care to ensure the paste is evenly distributed on top.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until dry and firm but not browned. Let cool completely on the sheet before breaking up in large flakes.
  5. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a month. If your flakes become soft, just toss them in the oven again for a few minutes and they’ll crisp right back up.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at