Gormandize_ vegan swedish meatballs

I apologise – this is not the best photo that I have ever posted! The main reason behind this is because I cooked these for a dinner party which meant that a) it was evening when I finished them – so the light was bad, and b) we just wanted to eat it and not wait around while I took glam shots. Banana bread recipe without baking powder It’s just meatballs with ‘creamy’ gravy anyway, so not the most glamorous subject to photograph!

When Sweden was requested as a country I was specifically asked to create a vegan meatball recipe, and here is my best shot! There are a couple of recipes on the net for vegan meatballs, I looked around a bit as I started. Wells banana bread beer where to buy But none of them really looked good to me. Banana bread recipe without brown sugar Most of them were basically meatball recipes which used some sort of vegan “mince” product – i.e. Banana bread with cake mix heavily processed soy or TVP which generally costs more than actually buying meat. Banana bread recipe alton brown I prefer something a bit more original and a little less processed. Better homes and gardens banana bread I did find one recipe that used black beans, which I’m sure would have been delicious but I don’t think would have been quite the right texture.

What I ended up was a completely original concoction which made surprisingly delicious meatballs! I’m not going to lie to you – they don’t have exactly the same texture of meat meatballs.


Betty crocker banana nut bread I’m not sure anything would have the same texture as meat meatballs. Banana bread recipe bread machine What I can say is that they were delicious! They also held together perfectly when I rolled them and fried them even with absolutely no “egg substitute”, which just shows that you don’t need one! Swedish meatballs are traditionally served with a creamy gravy, which I have managed to adapt here using almonds to create the creaminess

I used nutmeat as one of the main elements of my meatballs. Banana bread with walnuts recipe I’m not sure how familiar people out there are with nutmeat – I remember my father (not a vegetarian!) used to make a delicious vegetarian nutmeat bolognaise which I love so much that I preferred it to meaty bolognaise even as a child. Recipe for banana bread with walnuts It has a great flavour, and is very adaptable into any recipe in which you might use mince meat.

I love nutmeat. Frosting for banana bread In fact, while I was living overseas in China, nutmeat was pretty much the only thing that I couldn’t get my hands on. Banana bread for diabetics So, when my wonderful friend Paul came to visit me in the Middle Kingdom I asked him to bring me some nutneat so that we would make bolognaise. Bananas and breastfeeding He carried the tin of nutmeat through Thailand, Vietnam and Laos before it arrive in China with me, a well travelled tin of nutmeat! If you’d like to see the photo journal of this then check it out here!

1. Banana bread bread pudding Mix burghul and stock powder. Banana bread recipe with walnuts Add boiling water and leave for 15 minutes.

2. Cream cheese frosting for banana bread Pulse bread in a food processor to form fine soft breadcrumbs. Glaze for banana bread Put in a mixing bowl.

3. Saute onions and mushrooms in 1-2 tsp water until the onions are soft and transparent. Banana bread recipe with nuts Process in the food processor briefly and then add to the mixing bowl.

4. Banana bread topping ideas Process the nutmeat until it is a mince like texture. Banana bread topping Put in mixing bowl.

5. Banana bread recipe bread maker Process the soaked burghul for 1-2 minutes and then add that to the bowl as well. Banana foster bread Add the spices and parsley and mix well with your hands.

6. Topping for banana bread Form into meatballs with your hands. Banana bread without baking powder It should make about 35ish walnut sized meatballs.

7. How to make vegan banana bread Fry in batches until browned and then transfer to a baking/casserole dish.

9. Banana bread using cake mix Puree the almonds with the lemon juice until it forms a smooth paste.

10. Banana bread using applesauce Heat the oil in a small saucepan. Banana bread using oil When hot, add the flour and stir well. Bananas foster bread pudding Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.

11. Banana bread with yogurt recipe Add the stock powder and they soy sauce to the boiling water. Banana bread with yogurt and applesauce Add this a little at a time to the flour in the saucepan, stirring vigorously the whole time to prevent lumps forming. Banana bread with yogurt and oil Continue until you’ve added all the water. Banana nut bread beer Add the pureed almonds and stir well. Banana nut bread calories At your own discretion you can add more water if you want to make it thinner.

12. Banana nut bread with chocolate chips Pour the gravy all over the meatballs and serve immediately.

Yummy, especially the gravy. Banana nut bread healthy Also this is the first time that I’ve prepared meatballs…and they stayed as meatballs- not fallen apart on me. Banana nut bread cake First time I used nutmeat as well, I want to try your bolognase sauce now.

I’m going to wait until I get a new deep fryer to attempt the meatballs again as shallow frying is way too time-consuming (and probably not the best meal to cook on a 40+ degree day, lol). Banana nut bread pioneer woman My deep fryer died and I haven’t had the chance to replace it yet- I want to purchase an air-fryer instead 😉

I’m going to make that gravy regularly though 🙂 Reply Delete

I’ve had quite a lot of American readers ask me about nutmeat, I did a bit of research but I don’t think you can get nutmeat in the USA. Banana nut bread with buttermilk Unless you can buy it on an Australian website which ships there? It’s a big shame, because I think nutmeat is so delicious and it makes the best spaghetti bolognese. Easy banana bread no eggs Delete

Hi Anonymous, I haven’t tried to make these gluten free myself so I can only speculate. How to make banana bread pudding You could perhaps substitute the burghul with brown rice (I recommend not rinsing after cooking to maintain the starchiness)? And use gluten free bread to make your own breadcrumbs? Please let me know how you end up making them and I’ll share it with any other gluten free readers. How to make banana bread without eggs Good luck! 🙂 Delete

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