Sometimes – just sometimes – you need to eat unhealthy food. You need to eat ice cream covered with chocolate sauce.You need to eat a hamburger veggie burger covered with all sorts of catsup (ketchup?) and unhealthy things. You need to eat that candy bar you’ve been lusting after.
And you need to eat jalapeno poppers.
I’m sad to say these aren’t baked. I’m sad to say I didn’t use whole-wheat flour instead of white. I’m sad to say I ate way more than I should. But that’s not all.
I’m proud too. I’m proud to say these are vegan! I’m proud to say they taste like cheese. I’m proud to say I made them and they’re amazing.
So give in to your cravings. And be proud that you made some of the most unhealthy food just that much healthier.
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3 medium jalapenos
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
3 Tbsp water
1 cup soy milk
1-2 cups AP flour
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2-3 Tbsp canola oil
Slice your jalapenos into 1/4″ slices. Combine flax and water and let sit for 3 minutes.
In separate bowls, place the soy milk, flour, and nutritional yeast. Add the cayenne pepper to the nutritional yeast and mix well.
Heat the oil over medium heat. If it starts popping, it is too hot! It will burn you if it gets on you.
Place some slices of jalapeno in the soy milk. Drain the milk into another bowl and dump jalapenos into the flour. Toss to coat. I like to let them sit there for a couple minutes to let the flour really stick.
Next, place the slices in the flax mixture and coat them as well as you can. Transfer the slices to the nutritional yeast and coat them in that, too. Again, I like to let them sit there a bit.
Place the slices in the oil and let them fry for 1.5 – 2 minutes. Flip them over and let them fry again. Let cool on a paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Enjoy!
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