Vegan Copy Cat Nacho Cheese Doritos
I friggin’ love Doritos, they are something I still crave, nacho cheese, cool ranch, all the 90’s goodness. They were my jam in the 90’s! Pop open a bottle of soda and a bag o’ Doritos, oh man! So, I was pondering this craving the other day, and wondering how many other vegans(or just people who try not to eat crap) have this craving? My dad is a pretty healthy guy, eats mostly whole foods, and cooks a lot! He is also super active, and is on an outdoor adventure most days. However, when I was a kid, I don’t think he knew a lot about nutrition. He came from an era where there were no processed foods, so when everything became processed, I think he just accepted it and didn’t look into all the processed junk in foods. So, when I was little he would get us some junk foods, chips, mac n’ cheese, pop tarts, all kinds of stuff. So, as I have said before, part of my mission is to update all my childhood favorite non vegan processed foods, as well as things people don’t think can be veganized. I will be trying my hand at a cool ranch flavor as well, but for now these are the sh#%@t!
Chris and I have been talking a lot about nostalgic foods, what they mean to us, and how to update them. We talk about are dream food truck(that may happen one day) and how we would love to give people adult versions of kid foods. So, as I got to thinkin’, what if we bagged up delicious, baked not fried, whole food Doritos? Thus this recipe was born, I hope you enjoy as much as I did. To all the kids and kids at heart, you can now savor these guilt free chips!
6-8 6 in. Tortillas ( I used Trader Joes Habanero Lime, they were already orange, however you can use plain, the seasoning will turn them orange)
4 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
3 Tbsp. Vegan Parmesan
2 tsp. Chili powder
2 tsp. Smoked paprika
1 tsp. Salt
- Preheat oven to 350. Brush all the tortillas on both sides with veggie oil.
- Cut each tortilla into 8 equal triangles using a pizza cutter.
- Pour all the seasoning into a large plastic ziploc bag and shake to combine.
- Place all of the tortilla triangles into the bag and shake to coat fully with seasoning.
- Place tortillas in a single layer on to a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. They will get super crispy and amazing!