Hello and Happy Monday to all of you! I hope you all had a refreshing weekend and at some point got out to enjoy this heat wave that is making January feel like spring. I have been out running again, and while I’m sooo out of shape, it feels good to be at it again!
So get ready, because I have a taste treat for you! And I have to tell you all that when I was making these hamburger buns I haven’t been so excited about a particular recipe for quite some time. As many of you know hamburgers are one of my all time favorite foods and I hadn’t realized how much I missed having an ultra deluxe cheeseburger with a gourmet bun until I indulged myself in one! These buns are made from cashews but actually have a really good flavor and did not crumble until the very end stage of my hamburger, which is quite impressive for a gluten-free bread product.
The recipe is from the cookbook Against All Grain, but like everything cooked in my kitchen I had to make a few modifications. I do not have coconut oil or almond milk…so I always substitute with dairy products and I reduced the salt. Also I halved the recipe but feel free to double based on how many mouths you have to feed. Keep in mind I do love to eat these with just peanut butter and jelly if I have some left over! Yumm
Golden Cashew Hamburger Buns
Serves 2 – Slightly modified from Against All Grain
- 3/4 cup raw cashews
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 cup melted butter
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 cup milk
- 1/3 cup coconut and almond flour (half and half)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
For the Golden Brown Egg topping
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp milk
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a cookie pan with parchment paper.
- Process the raw cashews until they resemble a course flour, with some healthy cashew chunkage.
- Next add in the eggs, vinegar, milk, and melted butter. Blend until smooth.
- Then add the dry ingredients, the flours salt and baking soda and blend again. The dough should be thickening up at this point.
- Drop the dough onto the parchment paper and form it with your hands into cute buns.
- Whip together the egg yolk and milk. Then brush it on top of the shaped buns and sprinkle with sesame seed.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
Question of the Day: What is your favorite hamburger topping? Well besides the obvious cheese, mine would have to BBQ sauce, or really any type of sauce. I can not eat a dry cheeseburger.
Have a great week filled with lots of quinoa.