Nooch Baked Parsnips & Sweet Potatoes
These baked parsnips and sweet potatoes are a proven favourite with all of the VEGAN RASCALS in my life. They are coated in nutritional yeast and baked in the oven until golden brown. The nooch imparts B-12 without the cholesterol making it a wise choice. This recipe is kid friendly and gets their stamp of approval every time.
Servings Prep Time
2-4people 10minutes
Cook Time
25-30minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4people 10minutes
Cook Time
25-30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare the chickpea flour and the nutritional yeast in a bowl by stirring them together. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Parboil the parsnips and the sweet potatoes by placing them in lots of boiling water. You will need to put the lid on and bring them back up to a boil. At this point wait 3 minutes and then drain them.
  3. After they have drained place them in the nooch mixture right away and shake the pan around until the parsnips and sweet potatoes are evenly coated.
  4. You can now hold them in the fridge to use them in the next few days or put them in the freezer.
  5. If you are preparing them right away, then put your oil of choice on a baking tray. You want to cover the tray with enough oil to coat the vegetables (adjust amount to your baking pan size) and add some nubs of butter for flavour.
  6. Place the tray in the oven which has pre-heated to 400 and let the oil heat up for a few minutes.
  7. Take the baking tray out of the oven and use tongs to put the parsnips and sweet potatoes on the tray in a single layer (you should hear a sizzle). Move them around to coat them and add more butter if needed.
  8. Put the veggies into the oven and check them in 20 minutes. Turn them around as best you can and put them back into the oven for approximately 10 more minutes. Use your best judgment.
  9. Serve as is, with my vegan gravy, ketchup or with my vegan mayo.
Recipe Notes

The key is to move quickly and coat the drained parsnips and sweet potatoes while still hot.  It is then essential to add them to hot oil before putting them into the oven.  This will help them to absorb less oil and to become crisp and golden.