Discover a New Way to Enjoy the Taste of Goldfish Without Compromising Your Vegan Diet!
As a vegan, finding snacks that fit your lifestyle can be difficult. It’s even harder to find those snacks that still give you the same great taste as the ones you used to eat before going vegan. But the good news is that there is a way for vegans to enjoy the taste of Goldfish without compromising their vegan diet – and it’s easier to make than you think!
What Are Vegan Goldfish?
Vegan Goldfish are a vegan version of the classic snack. They’re made using vegan ingredients, so they’re suitable for vegans and vegetarians alike. The crunchy, cheesy flavor of these vegan Goldfish makes them a popular snack for both adults and kids. Not only are they tasty, but they’re also a much healthier option than the traditional Goldfish.
How to Make Vegan Goldfish
Making your own vegan Goldfish is a simple and cost-effective way to enjoy this classic snack. All you need is a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:
• 2 cups of vegan cheese (such as Daiya Vegan Cheddar Style Shreds)
• 2 cups of vegan cheddar-flavored crackers (such as Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Crackers)
• 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
• 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
• 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
• 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
• Olive oil, for brushing
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, combine the vegan cheese and crackers until they are evenly mixed.
In a separate bowl, combine the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and sea salt. Add the dry ingredients to the cheese and cracker mixture, stirring until everything is evenly combined.
Next, brush a nonstick baking sheet with olive oil. Using a spoon or your hands, shape the cheese and cracker mixture into Goldfish shapes. Place the Goldfish shapes on the baking sheet, spacing them about an inch apart.
Finally, bake the vegan Goldfish for 15 minutes, until they are golden brown and crispy. Enjoy your vegan Goldfish warm or cold.
Health Benefits of Vegan Goldfish
In addition to being a delicious snack, vegan Goldfish also offer several health benefits. Because they are made with vegan ingredients, they are cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat. They also contain important vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin B12 and Iron.
Similarly, vegan Goldfish are a great source of protein. They contain all the essential amino acids, making them a great snack for vegans and vegetarians who may be looking to increase their protein intake.
Tailoring the Recipe to Your Taste
One of the best things about making your own vegan Goldfish is that you can customize the recipe to your own tastes. If you’re not a fan of cheddar-flavored crackers, try a different flavor, such as garlic or onion. You can also add your favorite spices to the dry ingredients, like chili powder or cumin. If you prefer a spicier Goldfish, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
You can also experiment with the vegan cheese. For example, if you’re a fan of goat cheese, try using a vegan goat cheese in your Goldfish. If you love dill, try adding it to the dry ingredients. There are so many possibilities, so have fun with it!
Enjoying Vegan Goldfish
Once your vegan Goldfish are finished baking, it’s time to enjoy them! They make a great snack on their own, or you can add them to salads, soups, and stews. You can also enjoy them as part of a vegan cheese plate with crackers, olives, and other vegan snacks.
No matter how you choose to enjoy them, vegan Goldfish are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional Goldfish. So the next time you’re looking for a tasty vegan snack, why not whip up a batch of vegan Goldfish? You’ll be sure to satisfy your cravings – and your vegan diet – with this classic snack.
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