Thursday, 28 April 2011

Chickpea Patties / Burgers

Dairy, soya, wheat, gluten, corn and egg free.

I halved this recipe using one can of chickpeas and made 6 small patties for my 5 year olds. They are really tasty and robust (don't fall apart) and you can substitute the onion for sun dried tomatoes if preferred.

Full Recipe makes 12 small patties (8cm across, 2cm deep)

2 x 400g cans (weight is undrained weight) chickpeas, drained
4 garlic cloves, crushed, or garlic paste
1tsp ground cumin
1 small red onion, chopped
20g fresh coriander
2 tbsp plain flour - if using gluten free Dove's Farm works best and add 1 tsp Xanthan gum

extra flour to dust, olive oil for frying


Pat the chickpeas dry and put them in a food processor with the garlic, cumin, onion and coriander.
Blend until smooth, then stir in the flour

With floured hands, shape the mixture into 12 small round patties and chill in the fridge for 20 mins.

Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry 2 mins each side or until golden and heated through.

Can be frozen.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Bran and Raisin Muffins

Makes 20 cup cake size mini muffins or approx 12 larger ones.

Free from Wheat (gluten free if using rice bran), Dairy, Soya and can be egg free if you use egg replacer or try omitting the egg which does work although not as well.


  • 120 mls pineapple juice / orange juice / juice and smoothie mix (I did the latter)
  • 60mls Molasses or treacle, or I used Golden Syrup and it worked just as well
  • 150g Oat bran (or rice bran for gluten free)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 75g raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 120mls Oatly cream (or for gluten free use rice cream or soya cream if allowed)
  • 60mls vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 115g rice flour/blended plain gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 shredded carrot or shredded apple (optional) or drained stewed apple (again, optional)


  • If you have an electric mixer you can mix all the ingredients at once in this recipe. Otherwise mix all the wet ingredients plus bran, cream/yoghurt, and raisins and leave for 10 mins 
  • Combine with all the all the dry ingredients. 
  • Combine and mix in the carrot last.
  • Line a muffin/fairy cake tin and spoon out the mixture. 
  • Bake at 200C for about 10 mins or until firm.
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