‘Creamy’ Garlic Mushrooms with Almond Milk and Nutritional Yeast

A friend asked me the other day how she could make creamy mushrooms that were healthy and weren’t made with dairy. I thought about the ingredients that I happened to have at home at the time – almond milk and nutritional yeast? So I bought some mushrooms, and went straight home to give it a go. And it worked! They were delicious. I did add a slosh of white wine to enhance the flavour, but they were creamy, nutty, garlicky, and actually good for you! So I had to share the recipe.

 

I made them again for breakfast the next day and my boyfriend was very happy. If you follow a vegan diet, or simply cannot have dairy, I would recommend giving these a go! They make a perfect accompaniment to any meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. In fact, even if you can have dairy, the almond milk and nutritional yeast are a healthy substitute to cream 🙂

 

Ingredients: (serves 2 – double for more people)

Half a punnet of mushrooms – I used button, but any type would work well

Half an onion, diced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

4 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tbsp dried mixed herbs

1 large slosh of white wine (optional – but it does make it taste better)

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

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Method:

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1. In a non stick pan, heat about 1 tbsp of olive oil.

2. When hot, add the onions, and saute for 3-4 mins on a low heat until softened.

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3. Add the garlic, salt, pepper, and the mushrooms then cook for a further 3-4 mins until the mushrooms begin to brown.

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4. Next, add the white wine and let it simmer until the wine has reduced. This cooks the alcohol off and will stop the almond milk from curdling.

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5. Once the wine has reduced, add the almond milk, mixed herbs and the nutritional yeast, and stir to combine.

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6. You want to reduce the liquid down to your desired sauce amount, so allow it to simmer, stirring occasionally until you have reached the consistency you would like.

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7. Serve immediately, on toast, or part of a delicious breakfast like the one I made below.

Enjoy 🙂 xx

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