Quite the statement to say this burger is meatiest and meatless. Many would say this is impossible, and I can agree at times! I’ve had so many meatless burgers as I was exploring vegan food and I always struggled to find anywhere that can deliver a burger full of flavour & substance. Whether you eat meat or not, we want our burgers to be meaty and flavoursome, so making a vegan burger should be no different!
I became pretty good at making my own that ticked all the boxes!
Full of flavour
I made these burgers when my husband Mogli left me his carrot pulp from his morning juice, knowing I would make use of it! He knows me well – I like to make use of my ingredients and make cost effective meals. I looked at what else I could use up from the cupboard and fridge as we were running low on fresh ingredients.
Lentils are a great source of protein if you don’t eat as much meat as you used to. This seems to be the way for a lot of people, which is great to see people being more conscious of how much meat they eat AND where it is sourced from.
Coconut & Choc Chip Cookies | Vegan & Gluten Free
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 3/4 cup dessicated coconut unsweetened
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bi-carb of soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs / dark choc chips
- 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes optional
- 1. Preheat oven to 180'c & line a tray with baking paper.2. Melt the coconut oil on a low heat until fully melted & allow it to cool before adding the other ingredients. 3. Sift the dry ingredients - the flour, dessicated coconut, salt, baking powder & bi-carb of soda in a large bowl. Sifting will give you an even distribution of the ingredients before they go in the oven.4. Make sure you have the right amount of coconut oil as some can be lost when you melt it. Then add the honey & vanilla extract to the oil, stir it well. It won't fully mix together but that's ok. 5. Add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon. Add in the chocolate chips & the toasted coconut flakes if using. 6. Wet your hands slightly and make balls of the mixture making sure the chocolate chips are mixed well into the mixture. 7. Place balls onto the baking sheet and flatten them slightly to make round cookies.8. Bake for about 12 minutes until they slightly brown. Don't leave them in too long or they''ll overcook and be chewy. 9. Move to a wire rack to cool and then enjoy!