This recipe was created as an alternative to the sweetcorn and chickpea burger that we make regularly. I wanted something a bit hearty that would allow me to use up half a butternut squash.

You get a lot for your ingredients with this recipe. I used half the mixture for burgers and the other half I rolled into small balls and covered in breadcrumbs to create a falafel alternative to add to salads (the choice is yours).

Ingredients

Makes 6 Burgers

  • ½ butternut squash (med)
  • 1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 large apples
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Large handful coriander
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • Salt & pepper
  • Tsp cumin powder
  • Tomato, Avocado & Bread bun (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven the 220˚c and add a little coconut oil to a baking tray. Place in the oven for 5 minutes.

Cut up the squash and apple into bitesize chunks and add to the baking tray. Toss them in oil and place back in the oven for 20 minutes or until soft. Set to one side.

Place the oats in a food processer and blend until they turn into a fine flour. Add the minced garlic, coriander, salt, pepper and coriander and blend again.

Add the roasted squash and apple to the food processor with the floured ingredients and then add your chickpeas, pulse for a further 30 seconds. Your mixture should be well combined, allow for small chunks of vegetables to remain if you prefer.

Remove your mixture from the food processer and add to a large bowl. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Dust a board with gluten-free flour. Divide your mixture into 6 and shape into round patties on your floured board.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Transfer your patties onto the baking tray and add to the oven. Cook for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and serve warm, top with tomato, avocado and a soft brown roll (optional).

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