The real foundation for WSBH has always been desserts and sweets but over the years I have personally been craving a lot more savory food. Lately, I am into real hearty food, like cheese sauce and meatballs level. Hearty is often defined by dairy and meat products and I can say I had my fair share of vegan meat and dairy products. But I always loved the ones which had a unique taste and never tasted like the real thing. And these Vegan Mushroom Meatballs definitely fall into that category.
There is one ingredient which might sound rather special to you for a meatball recipe: it’s coconut flour. The advantage of using coconut flour is that it binds liquids very which is great for our meatballs because we want them to stick together even when baked or drenched in tomato sauce. I also love coconut flour as an ingredient for the nutty but subtle flavor. Meaning I can use it for sweet AND savory dishes.
It takes a bit of time to make the Vegan Mushroom Meatballs because you prepare everything in a pan and bake the meatballs afterwards again. But trust me it is well worth it. Make sure to prepare a double batch of these and store them in the freezer for next time you feel like something hearty with your pasta.
Vegan Mushroom Meatballs
- 150 g leek
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 100 g mushrooms
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 pinch freshly ground pepper
- 5 stems fresh basil
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- Chop the leek and mushrooms and put aside.
- Heat up a pan with the coconut oil. Add the leek, the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and fry until the leek is soft.
- Add the mushrooms and fry for another 5 minutes.
- Add the dried oregano and freshly ground pepper.
- Take the pan off the heat and let the leek and mushroom cool for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to your blender. Add the fresh basil stems and blend until smooth.
- Add the coconut flour and blend until all ingredients are combined well.
- Remove from the blender and form little meatballs with help of a teasoon.
- Bake at 170 degrees celsius for 50 minutes flipping them in between so they brown nicely from all sides.
In love with these Vegan Mushroom Meatballs and want more hearty recipes? Make sure to check out my Vegan Grilled Cheese Avocado Sandwich, Vegan Smoked Salmon, Loaded BBQ Fries, and my Vegan Feta Cheese.