What is Marmite?
Marmite is a savory spread that was invented in 1902 by a German scientist named Justus von Liebig. It’s made by concentrating the leftover yeast that’s used for making beer. Marmite’s main ingredients are salt, vegetable extract, spice extracts, acid-rich yeast extract, and celery extract.
10 years after being invented, it was proven that marmite is an excellent source of Vitamin B, and it was used by British soldiers during WWI to keep their health.
Marmite has divided British people into two; lovers and haters. Even the slogan of this product is “love it or hate it.” It has a very distinctive taste that either makes you fall for it or despise it for the rest of your life. Marmite has a yeasty, soy saucy, salty taste, and its consistency is like engine oil or a soy sauce paste.
There are many ways of eating Marmite. You can spread it on a piece of bread, bagel, toast, or crackers. It can also be used in the making of stews, pasta sauces, or anything that you’d like to add Marmite in. It’s a free world! Read on for 6 Marmite recipes you can easily make at home!
Marmite is known to be very healthy thanks to its rich components. It’s rich in vitamin B, including thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, calcium, selenium, iron, which are all essential for a healthy body. It’s also rich in folic acid, which makes it very beneficial for pregnant women.
Marmite is known to be low in calories; 8g of Marmite contains only 22 calories. But because it’s made from the yeast, it is not gluten-free.
Marmite is also considered to be vegan, except for the 70g product, which is only considered to be vegetarian. But it’s in the process of getting a vegan approval. So watch this space and be one of the first to try it.
The halal food authorities also approve Marmite.
6 Marmite Recipes
If you are willing to give Marmite a shot, here are some easy recipes that you can try!
Marmite & Vegan Cheese Muffin
- 125g vegan cheese
- 125g flour
- 250ml vegan milk
- 60ml oil
- Plant-based egg alternative
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp vegan butter
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
- Mix flour, baking powder, oil, vegan cheese, and vegan milk. Then add the egg substitute and mix.
- Add the mixture into a muffin tray and bake for 20 minutes.
- Once they’re cooked drizzle with ‘buttery’ Marmite mix.
Popovers for Breakfast
- 1 tbsp flour
Plant-based egg alternative
- 1 tbsp vegan cottage cheese
- Tomatoes & mushrooms (or veg of choice)
- Mix flour, plant-based egg alternative, vegan cheese, and Marmite in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Add tomatoes and mushrooms and mix them evenly.
- Heat a little oil in the frying pan and then add a spoonful of your mix.
- Let it cook until it’s golden and crispy on both sides.
- Then serve with more marmite drizzled over it.
Mini Marmite Pizza
- 3 sliced onion
- 3 slices tomato
- 2 slices of vegan cheese
- 1 English muffin
- Slice your English muffin in half and spread vegan butter and Marmite on both.
- Place a slice of tomato on each half. Then add a slice of vegan cheese and sliced onion on both halves.
- Grill until the vegan cheese melts and drizzle with more Marmite!
Marmite Smoothie Bowl
- 2 tbsp Marmite mixed with 30gr vegan peanut butter
- 2 scoops of vegan vanilla ice cream
- 1 ripe banana
- Mix the Marmite & vegan peanut butter with the banana until smooth.
- Mix it with the rest of the ingredients in a blender.
- Add your favorite toppings and serve immediately.
- 2 portions of vegan egg yolk
- 2 tsp Marmite
- 30g grated vegan cheese
- 175g spaghetti
- 1 clove of garlic (squashed)
- Olive oil
- A handful of chopped parsley
- Boil a pan of salted water and cook the pasta until it’s tender.
- And mash your ‘egg yolks’, Marmite, and grated vegan cheese together.
- Put the garlic and 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic until crispy.
- Take your cooked pasta into the frying pan and add your Marmite mixture.
- Mix until even and add more parsley and vegan cheese before serving.
- 2 crumpets
- Plant-based ‘bacon’
- Grated vegan cheese
- Spread Marmite over your crumpets and add grated vegan cheese.
- Grill until the cheese is melted.
- Fry slices of plant-based bacon over a medium heat with Marmite.
- Serve them all together.
If you haven’t tried Marmite yet and want to give it a go, check your local grocery store! If it’s not available at your local grocery store, you can easily find it online! It could be your next favorite soon-to-be vegan staple! We’ve provided you with 6 easy recipes, but you can find more on the internet!
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