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Vegan Schnitzel

Blog and recipe from the lovely Katrina Stones, Chef extraordinaire from UNE Life, Functions & Catering

Looking for a healthy alternative to a standard Schnitty?

There are a few things you should know about this recipe….

  1. It’s seriously simple
  2. It’s super delicious
  3. We’ve made a few traditional substitutions for a strange counterpart….
What is Aquafaba you ask… Well, it’s the juice from a can of chickpeas… yep that slimy stuff you normally throw down the sink… It works just the same as eggwhites… and roumor has it, it’s pretty trendy these days! #vegantreat



  • 4 large flat mushrooms
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Aquafaba (the liquid from the chickpeas, remember)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh thyme

Okay, so you’ve got it, you need chickpeas, bread crumbs and some mushrooms… But don’t chuck the chickpeas, next week I will show you how to make the best hummus EVER 👌


  1. Preheat your oven to 180c
  2. Take the stalk out of the Mushrooms but no need to peel it
  3. Gently whip your aquafaba up in a small bowl using an electric beater or a whisk
  4. Mix a pinch of salt, pepper, and fresh thyme into your breadcrumbs
  5. Coat your mushrooms in the aquafaba and then with the breadcrumbs, make sure the crumbs cover the mushrooms nice and evenly
  6. Place onto a lined baking tray, drizzel with a little oil and bake for 20min until golden and just soft
Serve on a burger (with delicious things like cheese…maybe blue, rocket, balsamic mmm) in place of your normal schnitty or as a main with a yummy salad and condiments (we love garlic aioli and pickles).


We want to see what you put in your poke’ bowl tag us @lifefunctionscatering and we will share them in our stories!

PS: If you’re in Armidale, don’t forget to drop into The Shop, we’ve just launched a little range of pickles, relishes, and jams which all go perfectly with a meal like this.