This is my favorite vegan stuffing recipe. It uses Ezekiel sprouted bread (found in the freezer section of groceries). You could probably substitute with another whole wheat dense bread if you don't have access to it:
EZEKIEL BREAD ROSEMARY STUFFING
1 hour 10 mins
This stuffing gets great flavor from the celery & onions, but feel free to substitute any vegetables of your choice. It would also be excellent with the addition of nuts or cranberries. Fresh herbs are really important to this recipe. I am usually a big fan of dried herbs as they are easier to work with, but here I recommend that you spring for the fresh ones. (It is Thanksgiving, after all!)
Serves: 8 side dish servings
14 slices Ezekiel Bread (or 1lb or other whole wheat bread)
2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed Meal
5 Tbsp warm water
2 Large yellow onions, chopped
5 stalks celery, chopped
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, minced
1½ cups vegetable broth
1 tsp salt
½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large casserole dish.
Tear bread into 1 inch pieces. Put in rimmed baking sheet and dry out in the oven. Stir occasionally and check to see if the pieces are dried out. Set aside in a large bowl.
Make two flax eggs- mix 2 Tbsp flax seed meal & 5 Tbsp warm water in a small bowl and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
Chop up onions and celery. Heat up a skillet with the olive oil and cook the onion and celery for 10 minutes or until soft and translucent.
Combine cooked onion & celery with the minced fresh herbs, salt & pepper, flax eggs, dried bread pieces from earlier, and vegetable broth. Mix well and put into greased casserole dish.
Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.
Serve as a side dish. This recipe can be made ahead as the recipe is written, cooled, chilled, and reheated (covered) in the oven at 350.
I use WAY less oil than the recipe calls for (like one or two tablespoons tops. I also add dried cranberries to the stuffing after everything is done for an extra kick. Sometimes I add peas or white beans to the mix to make it more of a meal.