The Magic of Nutritional Yeast Flakes

Nutritional yeast is a cheese substitute that’s used by both vegans and lactose-intolerant folks. However, you don’t have to be in either of these camps to cook this delicious ingredient. Anyone can use these flakes to improve their Friday night dinners, a lazy Sunday meal, or a holiday adventure. Don’t believe me? Well then, here are just a few ways you can use this ingredient to reshape the way that you cook:

Use these flakes to crumb your burger patties.

There’s nothing more scrumptious than a classic burger. But on the other hand, wouldn’t your life be perfect if your patties were smothered in a cheesy crumb? Unfortunately, most cheeses don’t have a breadcrumb consistency. And this is where nutritional yeast comes in handy. If you cover the outside of any patty with this bad boy, it’ll not only hold: it’ll blow your tastebuds away. 

The next time you make noodles, drop this yeast in.

I’ll sometimes, in my weaker moments of life, smash some instant noodles. I won’t leave them as is though; there’s a bunch of different ways you can improve their flavour. My favourite ingredients to add this dish are mushrooms and chives. However, I never add cheese to this despite it being delicious. This is because the cheese’s oil doesn’t mix with soup and it all becomes a real mess.

Nutritional yeast doesn’t become oily and can therefore be added to every noodle cup that you crave. It additionally adds a salty umami tang to your broth. This ingredient is quickly becoming a staple of my Maggi and Netflix nights in.

These flakes will transform your next camping trip.

Do you want to know what tastes amazing on campsite sausages? Cheese. And do you want to know why nobody brings cheese whilst they’re camping? Because the esky is filled with beer and sangas. But luckily, nutritional yeast doesn’t need to be refrigerated, so take some on your outdoor adventures.

There are are so many different ways you can use nutritional yeast. It can be a crumb, a topping, and a camping trip saviour. It probably also has 500 brilliant uses that nobody has come with yet. I recommend that the next time you’re in the kitchen, and you’re cooking up a masterpiece, just do a cheeky experiment. Sprinkle some on your meal; cover your dinner in flakes! Who knows, it may result in a world-famous dish. 

Nutritional yeast flakes are available at most supermarkets and health food stores.

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