Mushrooms are great! Where some people love ‘em, others hate ‘em. Sure, they’re a fungi and have a pretty weird texture. But toss them in a hot pan with some oil, garlic, (vegan) butter and fresh herbs and you’re onto a winner. That’s partly what I’ve done here to create these delicious creamy vegan mushroom toasts.
Are mushrooms good for you?
Another reason why I love mushrooms is because of their nutritional benefits. They’re known to boast medicinal properties because they’re a strong source of nutrients, protein, B-vitamins, fiber and immune-enhancing sugars. For this reason, they’re also argued to be a superfood.
Let me talk you through this recipe
Traditional creamy recipes often use dairy milk, creams and yogurts. Instead, I’ve subbed them out for dairy-free ingredients and methods. Making this vegan, less fattening, but no less comforting.
Like many savoury recipes, the secret lies in layering the flavour at various stages of cooking. I start by frying off some of my most favourite aromatics – onion and garlic. Don’t you just love the smell of these two cooking in the pan? Along with fresh rosemary, these are a trio from heaven.
Whilst you can experiment with flavours deriving from more wild mushrooms, I’ve kept to the everyday chestnut to keep these mushroom toasts simple and affordable. I also find chestnut mushrooms more ‘meaty’ in texture than the standard white variety of mushroom.
The next layer of flavour creates a roux-like mixture and comes from a mix of flour, (vegan) butter and dairy-free mylk. If you are gluten-free, you can use gluten-free all-purpose flour. The star ingredient here is the infamous skimmed mylk by Rebel Kitchen which is incredibly like normal dairy milk in taste and colour, just without the dairy! Mate, it’s great. But if you don’t have any, you can use organic soya milk instead.
Whether you’re gluten-free or not, the choice of bread could be the make or break of this meal. For the best results, choose a humble crusty bread with a soft, fluffy centre that’s deliciously crunchy when toasted – mmmm, now we’re talkin’!
I hope you give this lovely Creamy Vegan Mushroom Toast recipe a try. I’m sure it will give you a newfound love for mushrooms. If you do, please leave a comment with your feedback.
Allergens: Soy, Gluten, Wheat To make this gluten-free, simply choose an alternative bread and use gluten-free flour. If you're allergic to soy, then you can choose different dairy-free milk of your choice - cashew milk would be a good option. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Creamy Mushroom Topping:
Allergens: Soy, Gluten, Wheat
To make this gluten-free, simply choose an alternative bread and use gluten-free flour. If you're allergic to soy, then you can choose different dairy-free milk of your choice - cashew milk would be a good option.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.