Vegan Meatballs

purely inspired vegan meatballs

This Italian classic gets a plant-based makeover.


  • 3 tbsp ground flax
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • A pinch of salt
  • Parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. In a small bowl stir together ground flax and water. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl mash chickpeas with a potato masher. Add flax/water mixture and add breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning and salt. Using your hands combine mixture.
  4. Scoop into heaping tablespoon amounts, roll into balls and place on parchment covered baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, turning halfway.
  6. Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy with your favorite sauce.