CHICKPEA BUNS

Thesee turned out delicious, they are perfect paired with the Black Bean Burger (previous post) or topped with absolutely anything you fancy! They are nice and fluffy in the middle and slight crisp to the outside! You could totally turn this mixture sweet and make chickpea pancakes too!

Ingredients

300g gram (chickpea) flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

300ml water

Pinch salt and pepper

1 tbsp parsley

Sprinkle of nutri yeast

Sprinkle Bouillon vegan stock

1 clove garlic minced or use garlic powder

Dash of other spices of choice

Olive oil for frying

Method

  1. Using a large mixing bowl, add in absolutely everything and mix until well incorporated. The mixture will be slightly thick. Allow to sit for 5 mins before you start frying.
  2. Once this has sat, heat your pan on a medium heat with the oil. Using a ladle or tablespoon, plop the mixture in (I made 1 at a time to avoid them joining). You want to keep it at this heat to avoid burning. They need just a minute or 2 each side.
  3. Ensure to scrape away any burnt bit or residue in the pan between each one you fry, this will avoid the outside tasting funny or going more darker in colour!
  4. As each one is done let them rest on a plate and you can serve immediately or store for meal prep! Enjoy:)

BLACK BEAN BURGER

These patties are perfectly seasoned and not dry or overly mushy! I had a big plate for lunch with a mixture of things so this is the best photo I got…therefore you must try them yourself πŸ˜‰ All you need is your food processor and a frying pan, plenty of olive oil and your ready for some easy vegan burgers!

Makes 4-5

Ingredients

1 can black beans drained, rinsed and blotted with paper towel so soak up moisture

1 red pepper

Clove of garlic

1 large spring onion

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp rosemary

1tsp thyme

Few tablespoons of GF plain flour or gram flour (this is just to help make them more pliable)

Salt and pepper

Dash of paprika

1 flax egg

Olive oil for frying

Method

  1. First you want to roughly chop your veg and ensure all black beans are pretty dried out to prevent extra moisture. Also prepare your flax egg and let it gel together.
  2. Next place everything into your food processor and blitz until it starts to come together, not to much though as you still want a chunky texture!
  3. Now heat up some oil in your pan, use a tablespoon to scoop some mixture in the pan and only press slightly to form burger shapes and fry for a couple minutes each side. The tip is not to keep pushing it down when its frying as this actually causes the mixture to separate or your burger to burn!
  4. Finally when all are cooked you can plate up or store them in your fridge/freezer! Perfect meal prep idea.