After watching several YT videos, I decided to try making my own chickpea burgers. Well, my first batch was a flop. I did not add oatmeal or ground flax, and they stuck terribly to the frying pan. (I didn't think that those two ingredients would make a difference. Boy, was I ever so wrong? They looked so pitiful that I didn't bother to take a picture of them.) Anyway, my second batch was almost PERFECT!
To make these, I chopped a half cup of celery and 1 clove of garlic. Then, I rinsed and drained a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). I blended the celery, garlic and chickpeas with a tablespoonful of Bragg's Amino and 1 teaspoonful of olive oil. (If you decide to give this recipe a try, season to taste. The Bragg's along with the celery and garlic were enough seasoning for me.)
I poured this mixture into a bowl and mixed in about a tablespoonful of ground flaxseed and a half cup of oatmeal. Then, I preheated some olive oil in a frying pan.
While the olive oil was heating, I formed the mixture into patties. Then, I placed them into the frying pan and allowed them to cook until brown on one side before flipping them over to brown on the other side.
I enjoyed my burger between two slices of whole wheat bread with several slices of tomato, ketchup and mustard. Delicious!
Some of the health benefits of consuming chickpeas are as follows:
digestive tract support
unique supply of antioxidants
decreased cardiovascular risks
better regulation of blood sugar
increased chances for satiety and reduced caloric intake
To see a detailed explanation of the above health benefits, go to The World's Healthiest Foods.