For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
Look at that picture! Is your mouth watering yet?! Mine certainly is! This Half Syn Vegan Meatball Marinara is packed full of speed foods.
Carrots, celery, onion, courgette, aubergine and peppers all make an appearance. Thanks to the aubergine, the sauce thickens and gives such a nice flavour. This has to be one of the nicest sauces we’ve made!
What is Granose?
Granose is a fantastic cost effective source of protein for vegetarians, vegans or for those of you looking for an alternative to meat. The Granose mixes have a high protein to carb ratio and are much more cost effective than buying meat. It’s also low in fat, high in fibre, and just 1 Syn/4 Weight Watchers Points for the whole packet
It comes in a packet of dry mix, you just simply add boiling water, flour your hands, make your burgers/meatballs and cook. Hey Presto! As you can see in the video, making them is SO easy.
Personally, I wouldn’t Syn the flour, as the amount you use is so little. But if you want to – just remember to weigh the amount that you use and Syn accordingly. It’s entirely up to you.
The Granose Burger Mix comes in at just 1 syn for the whole packet. You can get 8 small/6 large meatballs out of it or a couple of burgers.
As meat-eaters we found it rather tasty, and Michael (our resident Veggie here at Pinch Of Nom) adores Granose!
To make the aubergine puree all you do is spray an aubergine with Frylight, season and wrap in foil. Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes then scoop out the insides and chop.
Personally, I’m not usually keen on aubergine on it’s own, but it really does complete this Half Syn Vegan Meatball Marinara. We tried it with and without, and the difference is amazing!
Want to try Granose Burger Mix?
You can get it from most supermarkets & you’ll usually find it near the packets of Ainsley Harriot Cous Cous. Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Amazon & Holland & Barrett all stock it. There are also other Granose products in the range, but none as low in syns as the Burger Mix!
When ever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Half Syn Vegan Meatball Marinara recipe.
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