I started off by mashing all the drained/rinsed beans together and added cumin, garlic powder, chile powder and pepper.
Then I separated the mixture into my burgers and MJ's. I added panko and wheat gluten to hold my burger together, but since MJ hasn't been introduced to wheat I used brown rice flour for his (I also added salsa to mine--yum!).
I decided that perhaps a whole burger might be a tad overwhelming for him, so I made what I called "cakes" in my mini cupcake pan.
|Going into the oven|
|Finished product:if I didn't know better I'd think they were chocolate chip cookies (minus the chunks of chickpeas!)|
Did he like them?
I don't particularly love rice flour the texture is weird to me, so when I tasted the cake they were a bit grainy. He loved them though. Next time I will probably use oat flour instead. They were also pretty messy (why i envisioned him eating them bite by bite I don't know....).
|All those crumbs---UGH!|