Vegan Eggplant Parmesan -- This eggplant parmesan recipe is as easy as they get! Only 5 ingredients are required to make this egg and dairy-free baked eggplant. This healthy recipe is perfect for an easy dinner! #healthy #cleaneating #vegandinner #vegetarian #italianfood - mindfulavocado
Vegan eggplant parmesan is so easy to make and only requires 5 ingredients! Healthy baked eggplant slices paired with pasta and sauce is the BEST no fuss dinner! #healthy #eggplantparmesan #eggplantparm #vegandinner #vegetarian #italianfood - mindfulavocado

This vegan eggplant parmesan only requires 5 ingredients and does not include dairy or eggs! Pair with warm pasta and pile on the marinara, this easy and healthy eggplant parmesan recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners and special occasions!

vegan eggplant parmesan on white plate with gold fork

Even before becoming a vegetarian, eggplant parm has always been one of my favorite dishes. Like most breaded recipes, eggplant parmesan requires eggs as the binding agent. I discovered that when using a plant-based milk, like almond milk, you don’t miss the eggs at all! Turns out the bread crumbs stick wonderfully when you dip the eggplant in flour, almond milk, and bread crumbs (in that order).

eggplant, parsley, italian seasoning, bread crumbs, almond milk, marinara sauce, and spaghetti

How to make vegan eggplant parm:

Eggplant parmesan is one of those recipes that can turn unhealthy real quick. Some recipes are fried and most include white breadcrumbs and flour. This is “arguably” one of the healthiest eggplant parmesan recipes around. I used whole wheat bread crumbs and whole wheat flour. It’s baked instead of fried and does not require a layer of cheese before baking (although if that’s your thing, by all means, add the cheese).

If you are a strict vegan and miss the cheese, I mean this is eggplant parmesan vegan parmesan afterall, when eggplant is done baking, sprinkle some on top! It’s seriously so good.

hand sprinkling salt onto slices of eggplant

literally cannot think of anything worse than soggy eggplant. In order to get your eggplant soggy free, you have to use salt and let the eggplant rest. This will extract all the water from the eggplant which is the culprit of a soggy eggplant. After 10 minutes, use a paper towel to blot up any excess water and now you’re ready to bread!

4 step process: hand blotting eggplant slices. hand dipping eggplant slice in flour. hand dipping eggplant in almond milk. hand coating eggplant with breadcrumbs.

Making eggplant parm is one of the easiest recipes you can make. Set up an assembly line: flour, milk, breadcrumbs. With each eggplant slice, work your way down the assembly line and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet when done.

Tip: When adding breadcrumbs, it’s easy to sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and gently pat down. They stay on for this method and bake to perfection!

vegan baked eggplant on white and white platter

Serve this baked eggplant with pasta and all the marinara sauce. If you are on a low carb diet, serve with zucchini noodles or another spiralized veggie! This dinner makes a great weeknight dinner because the leftovers reheat well and it is a healthy, filling meal!

vegan eggplant parmesan on white plate with gold fork on blue striped napkin

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vegan eggplant parmesan on white plate with gold fork

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

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This eggplant parmesan recipe is as easy as they get! Only 5 ingredients are required to make this egg and dairy-free baked eggplant. Pair with some pasta and try this recipe for a healthy weeknight meal!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Healthy, Italian, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword vegan eggplant parmesan, vegetarian dinner recipe, vegetarian pasta dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 136kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour

Serving suggestions

  • whole wheat pasta
  • marinara sauce
  • parmesan cheese (if not vegan)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cut eggplant into 1/4 inch slices and place on paper towels
  • Sprinkle salt on eggplant and let sit for 10 minutes
  • Using a paper towel, blot excess salt, and water off eggplant
  • On one plate, add flour. On another plate, mix together breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning. Pour almond milk into a bowl.
  • Take an eggplant slice and dip in flour on both sides, then dunk in almond milk, then coat with breadcrumbs. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Do this to all the eggplant slices.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with pasta, marinara, and cheese (if not vegan)
  • To reheat, bake in oven set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes 

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.4g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 2.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 7.4g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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Vegan Eggplant Parmesan -- This eggplant parmesan recipe is as easy as they get! Only 5 ingredients are required to make this egg and dairy-free baked eggplant. Pair with some pasta and try this recipe for a healthy weeknight meal! #healthy #cleaneating #vegandinner #vegetarian #italianfood - mindfulavocado
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