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These Vegan French Onion Brats feature your favorite plant-based brats served inside a gluten-free, vegan, allergy friendly bun topped with caramelized French onions and vegan mozzarella cheese.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Little Northern Bakehouse. The opinions and text are all mine. The gluten-free, vegan buns used in this recipe was sent to me as a gift, thank you so much!
Today I’m taking a SOUPerstar, ditching the spoon, and serving it in a handy allergy-friendly bun! These Vegan French Onion Brats combine all your favorite flavors of French Onion Soup with fun summertime grilling for a fresh new take on brats! We’re talking some gourmet brats here people 😉
We’ll start with my favorite gluten-free hot dog buns from Little Northern Bakehouse that are hearty but smooth and are ready for anything you’ve got cooking. And they’re also vegan, allergy-friendly, and Non-GMO Project Verified. These hot dog buns are made with nutrient-rich millet and chia seeds to keep them soft and not crumbly, yet also offer just a subtle crunch.
If you aren’t familiar, millet is an ancient cereal crop that even today feeds about one third of the world. It’s rich in iron, B vitamins and calcium, millet has a mild corn flavor and is naturally gluten-free. The chia seeds offer some omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein making them a great choice for plant-based diets. They tasted absolutely perfect in this brat recipe.
Next, you’ll caramelize the onions. This recipe is super simple, but it pays to be patient with the caramelization process. Trust me, it’ll be worth the wait. To enhance the French onion flavor, we’re going to throw in a little vegan Worcestershire sauce, some vegetable broth, garlic powder and onion powder.
Just before the onions are ready, grill up your favorite plant-based brats, or even veggie dogs. Place them in the Little Northern Bakehouse gluten-free hot dog buns on a foil-lined baking sheet, then top each brat with a generous helping of caramelized onions. Next, you’ll sprinkle on some vegan cheese- I used a combination of mozzarella style and parmesan.
Turn your oven broiler on and broil them to melt the cheese and give the buns a little added crunch. Be careful to watch them closely so they don’t burn. Garnish the Vegan French Onion Brats with fresh thyme if desired and enjoy! I’m so grateful for Little Northern Bakehouse putting delicious hot dog buns back on the menu! They have reinvented this household staple so that everyone can enjoy it, without sacrificing anything in the way of taste. These buns are most definitely the best I’ve had.
Be sure to head to their website to locate a store that carries Little Northern Bakehouse and check out their other delicious products! I would love to hear how you like these Vegan French Onion Brats- I’m pretty confident you’ll love them too! Be sure to leave a comment below, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Facebook!
*This recipe was developed for Little Northern Bakehouse