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5 from 12 votes

Easy Vegan Eggplant Meatballs

Savory meatballs made with roasted eggplant and mushroom nuzzled in a homemade marina over gluten-free noodles. This easy vegan eggplant meatballs dish is the ultimate healthy, nourishing, and delicious comfort food.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: easy vegan eggplant meatballs, eggplant, eggplant meatballs, gluten free vegan meatballs, gluten-free, goodfoodbaddie, how to make vegan meatballs, meatballs, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 5
Calories: 133kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large Eggplant
  • 1 cup Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Oat Flour
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 can White Beans (like Great Northern Beans)
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Oregano
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Garlic Cloves

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Slice the eggplant, mushroom, and onion. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, until eggplant is slightly golden.
  • After the vegetables are roasted, add them to the food processor along with the remaining ingredients. Blend the ingredients for 30 seconds at a time, making sure to scrape the sides so all the ingredients are evenly combined. Blend until you achieve a thick, uniform texture with no large chunks.
  • Scoop out a tablespoon or so of the mixture and using your hand, roll into a bite sized meatball. This recipe makes about 16-20 meatballs depending on the size.
  • Place the meatballs on the same baking pan, and roast for 30 minutes, gently flipping halfway through. They should develop a golden-brown crust on the outside

Notes

  • You can easily make oat flour by blending a cup of oats in a high-powered blender until a fine grain is achieved. 
  • If you do not have oat flour,  you can use almond flour, rice flour, or gluten-free all-purpose flour. 
  • Serve these meatballs over a bed of marinara pasta. 
  • Store any leftover meatballs in an airtight container for up to three days. These meatballs freeze well and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, simply let them thaw and then warm on the stove.