Vegan Butternut Squash Nuggets
If you are looking for an easy way to use butternut squash, then these healthy vegan butternut squash nuggets are what you need! Just 6 ingredients needed.
Servings 4 people
Preheat oven to 400°F (alternatively can do batches in air fryer at the same temperature). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Combine the flax seeds and water. Stir together and let sit for at least 10 minutes. (This makes a flax egg)
Halve the squash and remove seeds. Peel the skin off. Shred the squash with a grater.
In a large bowl, add shredded squash, flax egg mixture, panko breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Mix together well.
Scoop out 2 heaping tablespoons of mixture and squeeze together tightly. Shape into a nugget shape. *Note: Pack this tightly. Any loose strands will burn in the oven.
Place onto baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture. Makes approximately 20 nuggets.
Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for another 10 minutes. Both sides should be crispy. *If using an air fryer, check after 15-20 minutes. Some fryers cook faster.
Serve with your favorite sauce
Serving: 5nuggets | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18081IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 3mg