Hearts of Palm “Mozz” Sticks

Hearts of Palm "Mozz" Sticks

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 45 min
Serves 16 sticks



  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (30g)
  • 1/3 cup rice flour (45g)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (e.g., panko, 120g)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried parsley (optional)

Dipping sauce:

  • 1 package of Pomì’s Crushed Tomatoes with Basil (390g)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste


These delectable “Mozz” Sticks are not filled with cheese, they’re filled with Reese Hearts of Palm! Our Hearts of Palm bring a tender, mild quality to each bite, making them an irresistible snack option. Coated in a crispy outer shell, they provide a unique twist to this classic favorite! 

1. Preheat the oven to 375º F.
2. Add the breading ingredients (flour, rice flour, breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper) to a shallow plate or bowl.
3. Drain your hearts of palm from the cans and rinse thoroughly.
4. Then roll each one through the breading with one hand and transfer the other (dry) hand to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
5. Spray all breaded sticks with cooking oil on all sides. Put them in the oven for about 45 minutes until the breading is darkened. Flip halfway through and spray with more cooking oil if necessary (after around 22 minutes). You won’t get the same kind of dark golden color that you would by frying, but you can put them right under the broiler for 45-90 seconds to get a little more crispiness if needed. Alternatively, you can fry them in oil in a pot or skillet.
6. While the sticks are baking, prepare the sauce. Pour crushed tomatoes with basil into a bowl, mix with Italian seasoning, and add salt and pepper to taste. Put some of the sauce into a serving bowl to dip your sticks in later, and store any leftovers in an airtight container or jar in your fridge for around 5 to 7 days.
7. Serve and enjoy vegan mozzarella sticks warm with dipping sauce. They keep quite well and can easily be reheated in the microwave or oven the next day.

Recipe by Jaqueline @thesimplesprinkle