After you’ve been vegan awhile, you may find that you have cravings for foods you used to eat. I found that I wasn’t actually craving meat or cheese, but just really wanted some nostalgia veganized that hit a similar flavor spot. You see it again and again in vegan recipes for bbq, “ribs”, vegan cheese, and vegan crab cakes.
Today’s recipe is a veganized Chez-it by Robin Robertson. A book that is chock full of make from scratch recipes that will quench and cravings you might have. You can make your own vegan butter, vegan meatballs, veggie burgers, bacon substitutes, condiments, sweets, and so much more. Be sure to look in the book on Amazon to be able to take a look at the table of contents it’s impressive!
You can find this recipe and more in Robin Robertson’s new book, Veganize It!
Vegan Cheesy Crackers from Veganize It!
It’s easy to find crackers without animal ingredients, unless of course, your favorite crackers happen to be the cheesy ones. Now you can make them at home, complete with the delicious crunch and cheesy color and flavor you love but without the animal ingredients and additives.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water, or more as needed
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and turmeric. Mix well. Add the olive oil, butter, and lemon juice, mixing with a fork until the dough is fine and crumbly. Add the water a tablespoon at a time until the dough becomes cohesive.
- Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment paper large enough to fit a large rimmed baking pan. (You can use a Silpat instead, if you have one.) Top the dough with another sheet of parchment paper and roll out the dough until thin, measuring about 11 x 13 inches. Transfer the parchment paper and rolled-out dough to a large rimmed baking sheet. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and cut the rolled dough into 2-inch squares. If desired, remove any uneven pieces of dough from around the edges and press together into a small disk and roll it out to get more crackers that are a uniform size. (Otherwise, you’ll have a few partial crackers from around the end to nibble on!)
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the crackers are baked but not browned. The color should be golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet. These crackers keep well for a week in a sealed container at room temperature.