Vegan Breakfast Empanadas

Vegan Breakfast Empanadas pinit

Vegan Breakfast Empanadas are crispy, flavorful finger food, snack, appetizer, or light meal. They have a crispy pastry shell and a delicious vegan cheesy tofu filling. Plus they can be made gluten-free, baked, oil fry, or in the air fryer.

Vegan Breakfast Empanadas

Prep Time 35 min Cook Time 16 min Total Time 51 mins Servings: 10 Calories: 110 kcal

Description

Vegan Breakfast Empanadas are crispy, flavorful finger food, snack, appetizer, or light meal. They have a crispy pastry shell and a delicious vegan cheesy tofu filling. Plus they can be made gluten-free, baked, oil fry, or in the air fryer.

Ingredients

Empanada Dough

Vegan Pepperoni Filling

Instructions

For the dough:

  1. Add flour and salt to a large bowl and mix well, add chilled and cubed vegan butter and cut it into the flour with a pastry cutter or a fork until the texture is crumbly.

  2. Add water, starting with 1/2 cup and adding one tablespoon at a time to form it into a ball of dough.

  3. Let it rest in the fridge for about 1 hour.

  4. Lay your dough down on a floured flat surface. Cut the dough in half and using a rolling pin roll out until it's thin but still sturdy.

  5. Cut roughly 4-inch circles and place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.

For the filling:

  1. Crumble the tofu using your hands or a fork.

  2. In a medium saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat.

  3. Add veggies and sauté until fragrant.

  4. Add tofu and seasonings, cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Fold tofu into salsa.

  6. To fill your empanadas, put a spoonful of tofu and vegan cheese in the center of your empanada circle. Do not over fill.

  7. Carefully fold and using a fork, press firmly around the edges to seal. **See video for reference.

  8. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Air Fryer Method:

  1. For air frying, set up your fryer to 350 degrees. Place 4 to 5 empanadas inside the air fryer basket. Cook for 16 minutes flipping them in between. Make sure to read your air fryer instructions.

  2. Rest in a paper towel to drain excess oil. Serve warm.

Oil Frying Method:

  1. In a medium pot or large pan, heat oil over medium heat. Fry the empanadas on both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes each side.

  2. Rest in a paper towel to drain excess oil. Serve warm.

Oven-Baked:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line up a tray with parchment paper.

  2. Place empanadas on the try. Bake them for about 18 to 20 minutes. Turning them in between.

  3. Rest in a paper towel to drain excess oil. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 110kcal

Keywords: empanadas, empanadillas, Puerto Rican Food, Puerto Rican Vegan Food, vegan empanadas

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