Baked Breaded Zucchini Sticks

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These zucchini sticks or fries are a great side to a meal and especially good if you are craving something like french fries. No oil or cooking spray is needed! And the wheat germ is jam-packed with all sorts of vitamins and minerals.

Most of the nutrition of a zucchini is found in the skin, so I left them on. However, they will be easier to coat with the bread-crumb mixture if you peel them. Also, the darker the zucchini skin, the most nutrients they have in them.

Note: If you are not a big fan of Wheat Germ, you can sub half of the amount with Whole Grain Breadcrumbs. The first time I made these, I only used breadcrumbs and no wheat germ, and found that they stuck better and naturally had a more recognizable taste to typical breaded recipes. However, using toasted Wheat germ is going to have more health-value. Regardless to what you choose, it’s an awesome snack to whip up.

I’m glad Marley made an appearance in the video. I didn’t get around to filming until 9pm, so the lighting is quite stark. Here’s the beauty in the light of day:

Ingredients

2  Zucchinis, chopped into sticks or “fries”
3/4 cup toasted wheat germ and/or whole grain bread crumbs
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
Cayenne Pepper, Ground Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
1/3 cup Skim or non-dairy Milk

*If using Wheat Germ: Preheat oven to 350F.

  1. Spread out the wheat germ onto a baking sheet. Once oven is preheated, bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven. Transfer Wheat germ into a bowl or dish, along with the nutritional yeast and seasonings. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. Pour milk into a bowl. Dip the zucchini sticks into the milk and then coat each one in the wheat germ mixture.
  4. Place zucchini sticks on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
  5. Place in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until they are a toasted brown colour.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. A spicy vegan mayo is quite nice with it, as well as some fresh lemon. :)

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4 Responses to “Baked Breaded Zucchini Sticks”

  1. Jamar Vink says:

    Thanks, thats very useful to know! I must admit to being a bit of a failure in the kitchen, but I’m trying my best to learn. Admitting is the first step to recovery right!!? I promised to cook something for my wife this weekend for the first time – very exciting! I found some simple recipe at this site, seems to be designed exactly for me, which is fantastic! Anyway, thanks, I’ll be sure to subscribe to this site to read more.

  2. I crave zucchini of all kinds – flowers or vegetable, cooked or raw…doesn’t really matter. The best summer time vegetable!

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    Totally – they are great! Lovely website you have – Just taking a gander at it now. :) Peace –Clare

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