Gluten Free Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

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Planning your game day menu? These Gluten Free Vegan Mozzarella Sticks are the ultimate crowd-pleasers! Baked with hearts of palm, oil-free, and deliciously crisp.

The big match is just around the corner, and while some are excited about the game, I’m all about the food! Game day snacks are a must, and what could be better than these mouthwatering GF Vegan Mozzarella Sticks?

These incredible Mozzarella Sticks are bursting with flavor, super crisp, and—here’s the best part—healthier than your typical appetizer. Forget the deep frying, as we’re baking them to perfection, and they’re completely dairy-free!

The secret to these delectable sticks lies in the hearts of palm. When baked, they become tender and amazingly mozzarella-like. Trust me; you won’t believe it until you taste it!

The recipe is simple and quick, taking just 15 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to bake. Perfect for game day excitement without the fuss. So, let’s dive into the ingredients and get started!

What you will need for these Gluten Free Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

  • hearts of palm
  • Marinara sauce
  • chickpea flour
  • chickpea flour
  • water
  • nutritional yeast
  • miso paste
  • salt
  • garlic powder
  • gluten free breadcrumbs
  • Italian seasoning

Even if game day isn’t right around the corner these Vegan Mozzarella Sticks are ideal for movie night, lunch in the backyard and everything in between. Ready quickly with the crunch of a lifetime!

Jackie Akerberg

Author of the Clean Vegan Cookbook, Food Blogger and Recipe Developer from Des Moines, Iowa. 

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Gluten Free Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

Planning your game day menu? These GF Vegan Mozzarella Sticks are the ultimate crowd-pleasers! Baked with hearts of palm, oil-free, and deliciously crisp.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven


  • 2 14 oz cans hearts of palm drained and patted dry
  • marinara sauce and/or vegan ranch for serving

Bowl #1

  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour

Bowl #2

  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • cup water
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

Bowl #3

  • 1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs I used cauliflower bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Slice hearts of palm lengthwise if needed. You want them to be about 3/4” thick.
  • One at a time in the order listed, roll the palm first in the flour, then in the batter, then place in the bowl of bread crumbs and shake the bowl to coat.
  • Place each stick on a parchment lined baking sheet. Optional: spray lightly with olive oil for extra crispiness. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve hot garnished with fresh parsley! Spicy marinara and vegan ranch are delicious for dipping
Keyword dairy free, game day snacks, gluten free, plant based, superbowl, vegan snacks
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