Nutritional yeast, also known as "nooch", is a staple for every vegan pantry. It’s loaded with the cheesy flavor you yearn for plus it’s packed with vitamin B-12. If you think you've tried it all with nutritional yeast, then be prepared to be amazed by these new ways to use it.
3 Unique Ways To Use Nutritional Yeast
1. Garlic Bread
Nutritional yeast plus vegan butter plus garlic equals the most amazing garlic bread you will ever eat. The nutritional yeast adds the cheesiest flavor that makes the bread so much more satisfying. Plus, it makes the melted butter a bit thicker and in turn, prevents the garlic bread from being soggy.
To make: Melt three tablespoons vegan butter. Mix in one and a half tablespoons nutritional yeast and two minced garlic cloves. Spread over bread and toast until crispy around the edges.
2. Homemade Seasoning
Make a savory homemade seasoning that’ll improve all of your favorite foods. Once mixed with other spices and sea salt, nutritional yeast serves as the perfect topping to just about every side dish and snack. Try it on popcorn, roasted vegetables, chips, and fries.
To make: Add three tablespoons nutritional yeast, one teaspoon garlic powder, one teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon sea salt, and ½ teaspoon paprika to a small bowl. Whisk together. Store in an airtight jar until ready to use.
Nutritional yeast makes a great substitute for flour or breadcrumbs in breaded recipes. Toss it together with a thickener such as arrowroot or cornstarch and you have yourself the perfect breaded cheesy alternative. Plus, it’s gluten-free!
To make: Whisk together ¼ cup nutritional yeast and two tablespoons arrowroot powder. Dip vegetables or tofu in the nutritional yeast mixture. If you have trouble getting it to stick, dip the vegetable in almond milk first. Bake or fry until lightly browned on the outside!