Vegan Eggplant Fries with Aquafaba Ranch

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These vegan + gluten free eggplant fries are a great addition to your bowl!

Or try them as a plant based snack or eat them as a healthy side dish. Your choice – so many options!


They are certainly a treat for Fry-Day or any day. Paired with a light aquafaba ranch you will feel great about eating these fries that are baked with a crisp panko ‘breading’. And there is a panko gluten free variety these days – yeah!

This is great dish for summer to enjoy along side a grilled veggie burger or more grilled veggies.

If you just can’t get enough eggplant try our Vegan Eggplant Skillet Parmesan.

If you try these we would love to know. Tag @badtothebowl on social media. 


Vegan Eggplant Fries with Aquafaba Ranch

Recipe by Sarah HayesCourse: Sides

Vegan, gluten free fries made from eggplant! Served with an aquafaba ranch dipping sauce, these will take your fryday to a whole other level.


  • Eggplant Fries
  • 1 medium sized eggplant

  • 1 Flax Egg

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour

  • 1 tsp italian seasoning

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 3/4 cup gluten free panko breadcrumbs

  • Aquafaba Ranch
  • 6 Tbsp aquafaba (liquid from drained chickpeas)

  • 4 Tbsp EVOO 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp parsley

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard powder

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

  • 1/4 tsp dill


  • Eggplant Fries
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. !

  • You will need one bowl and 2 shallow pans (pie pans works great). Line a large rimmed baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Make our flax egg: In a small bowl, mix up your flax egg.
  • In one shallow pan add the nutritional yeast, chickpea flour, italian seasoning and salt. In the last pan, pour your breadcrumbs. This will be your eggplant fry assembly line.
  • Peel your eggplant and slice in thin strips. Dip each strip in flax egg bowl, then flour pan and last in panko. Place on parchment lined pan. Repeat for each eggplant strip. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes. (check on them after 15 minutes).
  • While they are baking making your aquafaba ranch
  • Aquafaba Ranch
  • Mix all ingredients in blender until combined. Serve drizzled over eggplant fries!

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