Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Cheesy" Baked Eggplant (Dairy, Gluten and Sugar Free)

I have been buying more eggplant as we have had a few beautiful BBQ days.  Eggplant is a great source of fibre as well as vitamin k, which protects against cancer and fights osteoporosis and Alzheimer's.  Since the weather has now reverted back to the colder, rainier days of spring, so I thought I would try baking them in the oven.  They turned out really well, the nutritional yeast adds a nice nutty, cheesy flavour to the eggplant.

Ingredients (Serves 6-8)
  • 1 smaller size eggplant
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or non dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  3. In a shallow bowl combine the milk and one egg.
  4. In another shallow bowl combine onion powder, nutritional yeast, potato starch, sea salt and cayenne pepper.
  5. Dip eggplant slices in egg bowl first then dip into nutritional yeast bowl.
  6. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, flipping once in between. To crisp them up just a little more, I also placed them under the broiler for 3 minutes at the end.


  1. My sister and I tried these last night and they are amazing! The crunch of them after broiling them for the last few minutes is the perfect touch. Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Oh great to hear, I really liked them as well and just bought another eggplant to make them again. Thanks for the feedback.