I’m the kind of person where every time I eat a different kind of nut, it’s my new favorite. Ok, anytime I eat anything it’s my new favorite food. But for all intensive purposes, for today, the hazelnut is my favorite.
It’s best combined with chocolate, but it makes a pretty tasty burger as well! If you really wanted to, you could drizzle some chocolate sauce over it, but I don’t think I’d recommend it. This burger is best served with some vegenaise, lettuce, onion and tomato. It’s really dense and chewy (are burgers chewy?) like a regular burger. And they are filling. So so so filing. Trust me. Normally, I start to get peckish at around 9, but after eating this I was even debating if I was hungry enough for breakfast the next morning. And they’re super simple to make too!
Makes- 2 very filling burgesr
2/3 cup hazelnut meal/flour
5 1/3 T vital wheat gluten
3 T bread crumbs
3 T vegetable broth
1 T soy sauce
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 t paprika
salt and pepper to taste.
1 egg replacer egg
1 T almond milk
1/4 cup hazelnut flour
Mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients to the bowl. Mix together, and knead for about 2 minutes. Shape into 2 patties.
Mix together the replacer egg and almond milk. Dip each burger into the egg mixture, then coat with the extra hazelnut flour. Let sit five minutes.
Cook on medium heat for about 6 minutes on each side, until brown. (well, they’re already brown. So brown-er.)
Then, dig in! We ate them on pretzel buns, and it was amazing, but kind of bun would do. Not feeling the carbs? eat it over a salad or just by itself!
And speaking of pretzel buns- what is up with them? I made them a couple times a few years back in school (Ok, I’ll admit it’s because I didn’t feel like shaping actual pretzels) but now it seems like they’re everywhere! Which I’m totally ok with, BTW.
Do you eat vegetarian/vegan burgers a lot? What’s your favorite kind of burger?