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Vegan toad in the hole with red onion & balsamic gravy

Vegan toad-in-the-hole with red onion & balsamic gravy

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Looking for vegan comfort food on a cold winter’s evening? This plant-based toad-in-the-hole is just the ticket, complete with a brilliant balsamic gravy

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
low inkcal449
high infibre7g


  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 350ml soya milk
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 125ml aquafaba (liquid from one can of chickpeas)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 8 plant-based sausages

For the gravy

  • 25g vegan butter block
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 75ml balsamic vinegar
  • 300ml vegetable stock, made with 1 vegan stock cube


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Mix the self-raising flour, chickpea flour and baking powder together in a bowl. Add the mustard, soya milk, turmeric and 1 tsp fine salt, then whisk to combine. Lightly whisk the aquafaba in a jug until fluffy, then gently stir into the batter. Leave to rest for 10 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Pour the oil into a large roasting tin and put in the oven to heat up. Tip the sausages into the hot oil and bake for 10-12 mins, shuffling regularly. Add the batter (it should sizzle when it hits the tin) and return to the oven for 25-30 mins, until puffed slightly and golden.

  • STEP 3

    To make the gravy, melt the vegan butter block in a pan and add the red onions and garlic with a large pinch of salt. Cook over a medium heat for 10-12 mins, until soft and lightly caramelised. Add the balsamic vinegar and reduce until it has evaporated. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 8-10 mins until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

  • STEP 4

    Cut the toad-in-the-hole into four portions and serve with the gravy on the side.

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