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Try not to thank yourself after you bake this incredible french fry substitute. Really, should we even call it a substitute? How about new, fantastic, love of your life? These fries mimic your traditional fast-food favorites, but they are also healthy, crunchy, and packed with the nutritional benefits of olive oil. Heart-stopping—in a good way.

Baked Zucchini Fries [Vegan]

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  • 1⁄2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon peeled, minced garlic
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 medium zucchinis, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Mix flour, garlic, paprika, onion, powder, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Brush zucchini strips with a very light coating of olive oil.
  4. Toss fries into the bowl with flour seasoning mix. After they are coated, place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Lightly brush coated fries with olive oil once more, and bake for 15 minutes. Serve with marinara or vegan “Alfredo” sauce!

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 386 | Carbs: 29 g | Fat: 29 g | Protein: 7 g | Sodium: 166 mg | Sugar: 5 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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  1. The outside “crisp” part was soggy and left a lot to be wanting. I was very excited about these but not impressed with the result at all. Neither was my family, and now I’m stuck eating a pan of less than mediocre zucchini fries to myself. Damn.