By the Gracious Vegan
Tweaked and perfected over the years, this recipe is great as is, but you can customize the vegetables and the seasonings.
Makes: 10 servings
Heat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9”x13” baking dish with oil or cooking spray. Make a vegan "egg" by putting the following ingredients into a two-cup measure. Blend with a stick (immersion) blender until the mixture is thick, about a minute. Set aside.
1/3 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
1/4 cup water
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
Tear or cut bread into 3/4-inch pieces until you have 8-10 cups. Put in a large bowl.
14-16 ounces whole grain country, Italian, French, or other loaf (not sandwich bread). It should be dry, going stale. If it isn’t, bake the cubes for a few minutes in a 200º oven until they are dry.
Microwave the following vegetables in a microwave-safe container until tender, 4-7 minutes, depending on your microwave. Add to the bowl with the bread.
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped green peppers
Add the following ingredients to the bowl and toss everything well.
1 cup toasted nuts (all one type or mixed: walnuts, pine nuts, cashews, etc.)
1/4 cup chopped fresh, flat-leaf parsley
1.5 Tablespoons dried sage
2 teaspoons dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Pour the broth over the stuffing and stir gently. The bread should be moist but not soggy. Add up to another 1/2 cup of broth if necessary.
1.5 cups vegetable broth, more as needed
Stir in the “egg.” Spread the stuffing into the greased casserole, cover tightly with foil, and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the top is lightly browned and crisp, another 20-30 minutes. Serve with Gracious Vegan Easy Gravy.
Timing: Hands-on time 45 minutes; total time 1 hour, 40 minutes
Nutrition: Whole-food unprocessed (WFPBNO)
Nutritional information per serving (without gravy): 193 calories, 8g fat, 1g sat. fat, 25g carbs, 441 mg sodium, 4mg fiber, 7g protein
Gluten-free if gluten-free bread is used