3-Ingredient Tofu Burgers & Whole Wheat Burger Buns

What are your plans for the Super Bowl?  Any?  My guess is that Becky will be cooking up a storm to prepare for watching her Patriots play.  While my team didn’t make it this year, the Super Bowl is still an excellent excuse for good food.

Who am I kidding?  Anything is a good excuse for good food!

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

adapted from this recipe

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons gluten flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax-seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar or honey
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

Mix the sugar, 1/2 cup warm water, and the yeast in a mixing bowl and set aside for about 10 minutes until the mixture starts to froth.

Mix all dry ingredients together with the yeast mixture. Gradually add in the remaining 1 cup of water and add the oil. Knead for about 3 minutes.

Cover an oiled bowl with a warm, damp kitchen towel and set aside for 2 hours until the dough has risen.

Punch down the dough and form into about 6 burger buns.

Place the buns on an oiled kitchen sheet, at least a couple of inches apart, and let the buns rise for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the buns in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes.

Now it’s time to make the tofu burgers!

3-Ingredient Tofu Burgers

  • 1 package extra firm tofu (14 oz.)
  • 1 cup gluten flour
  • Bragg Liquid Aminos (you can use soy sauce or teriyaki sauce, but remember that those both contain a lot of sodium, so use sparingly)

Okay, so these three ingredients aren’t necessarily the easiest products to come by, except for maybe the tofu, but they are definitely worth having on your shelf.  You should definitely be able to find these items at your local health food store and, if you really like these ingredients, you can buy them in bulk from Amazon.

Preheat your oven to 375.

Using a fork, smash the tofu into crumbles.

Cover the tofu in liquid aminos until saturated.  You may want to taste test  the mixture to make sure it’s the right amount of salty.

Add in your cup of gluten flour and mix together.

Form the mixture into burgers and place on an oiled baking sheet.

Bake for about 5-10 minutes, then flip the burgers and bake for another 5-10 minutes.  Make sure the ingredients have bound together before flipping the burgers.

The burgers will be a pretty golden color when they are done.

Serve on your whole wheat buns with the condiments of your choice.

Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!  Go Chiefs!

Oh, wait…

~Elesha, a skinnyfat girl

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