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Get your next party started with vegan jalapeño poppers. These crowd-pleasing stuffed jalapeños make a great finger-food appetizer, as the stems act as built-in handles. Note: Since much of a jalapeño’s heat is in the seeds and membranes, be sure to scrape them out before filling with the sweet potato mixture if you don’t want them to be super spicy.

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vegan jalapeño poppers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • ¼ cup unsweetened plant milk, such as almond, soy, cashew, or rice
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 7 fresh jalapeño chiles, halved lengthwise and seeded (keep stems attached)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place sweet potato pieces in a steamer basket in a large saucepan. Add water to just below steamer basket. Bring to boiling. Steam, covered, about 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are very tender. Transfer sweet potatoes to a bowl. Let cool and mash.
  3. In a small saucepan whisk together milk, yeast, vinegar, and turmeric. Bring to boiling. Cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens.
  4. Transfer milk mixture and mashed sweet potatoes to a blender. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Spoon sweet potato mixture into jalapeño halves. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.

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Kimberly Lowell3 months ago
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I love these poppers. I had a magazine with the recipe, but I lost it. So, I decided to look on your website and I was so pleased to see it was here.

Jenni3 months ago
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These were so delicious! I did leave the Tumeric out on accident, but it worked out fine. I did add ground flaxseed and since I LOVE spice when I deseeded the jalapeno, I added the seeds to the sweet potato mixture when I blended that. Super win right there! YUM!

Daniella3 months ago
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Has anyone tried this with other sweet potatoes such as Hannah’s or white? Just curious to know how they came out.

Carla5 months ago
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I love so many of your recipes but neither my husband nor I liked this recipe. We ate a few but most were wasted. I can usually alter spices or amounts of spice for our likings however we disliked this so much it will not be an option this time.

Alicia M6 months ago
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Thrilled to see this recipe again!
This is a must make that everyone will love. A little trick to make them look fancy, depending on the company, is to use a star shaped or ridged piping bag tip to fill the potato into the jalapeño. So pretty and delicious!

Sam coschignano8 months ago
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Although I enjoyed them I think the next time I will leave the tumeric out. I squeezed a little fresh lime juice on them as I ate them.

Cindy8 months ago
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Fantastic! Made them as is and they were perfect. Might add some smoked salt or paprika next time to enhance, but otherwise excellent!

Laura11 months ago
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Can these be frozen? How would you reheat them?

Steven, FOK Support5 months ago
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Hi Laura, we would recommend sticking to refrigerating these (though please do try freezing a batch to see how they turn out!). Reheating in the oven is a best bet, and you can use a microwave also if more convenient.

stephen byrne12 months ago
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I just purchased your magazine and discovered your website. I’m going to try these on a client, they look phenomenal. Also, I’d like to congratulate you on a wonderful food website. I would go as far as say the best design on the net. No pop-ups, no pop-up videos, no 1 hour scrolling down through nonsense to find the recipe, this website, is how all other recipe websites should be doing it. Fantastic.

Steven, FOK Support5 months ago
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Thank you, Stephen! We’re so excited to know you’re loving the website.

Todd Springer12 months ago
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Made these once and about to do it again! They are soooo good. Better than the cream cheese kind any day. Best part is, after eating 6 or 10 you don’t feel stuffed and can still eat other things

TJF12 months ago
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