Jalapeno Poppers - My Vegan Cookbook

Jalapeno Poppers

  • COOK
    15 Mins
  • PREP
    15 Mins
    30 Mins

A delicious and different jalapeno popper recipe.

This vegan jalapeno popper recipe is different in a few ways. For one thing the jalapenos are blanched before baking them. This helps to make them more pliable before stuffing them and easier to bite into. Also the filling is created from almonds instead of using a fake vegan cream cheese, which I personally don't care for.

Original Release Date: May 12, 2010

Nutritional Facts
Servings 5Serving Size 2 Jalapenos




    To prepare Jalapenos

  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 10 Medium Jalapenos
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt

  • For Bread Coating

  • 3/4 to 1 Cup Panko Vegan Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • For Batter

  • 3 Tablespoons Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer
  • 6 Tabelspoons Water

  • For Filling

  • 3/4 Cup Blanched Slivered Almonds
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Firm Tofu, Well Drained
  • 1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Canned Pimentos


Wearing plastic gloves, split peppers half way through length wise and with a small spoon carefully scoop out seeds. While doing this take care not to break the jalapeno. In a deep sauce pan bring water, vinegar and salt to boil and add peppers, cover and boil for 7 minutes. Careful not to stick your face around the top of the sauce pan when raising up the lid. :D While those are cooking prepare bread crumbs and filling.

First place bread crumbs into food processor with olive oil and nutritional yeast and pulse 5 times. Pour into large mixing bowl and set aside. Prepare batter by mixing water and egg replacer together in a small mixing bowl and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

For filling, place almonds, salt and sugar into a food processor and blend for about 2 minutes or until clumps start to form. Place tofu, olive oil, onion powder, salt, red wine vinegar in processor and mix another 2 minutes. With a spoon stir in pimentos into filling mixture by hand.

Grease cookie sheet or use wax paper.

Drain peppers after cooked. Fill with filling using a small spoon. Dip into batter and then quickly place into bread crumbs mixture and roll the filled jalapeno around until completely coated. Place onto cookie sheet. Place in oven and bake 12 to 15 minutes.

mixing bowls
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