Baked Crispy Chickpea Seitan Patties: This is healthy and much cheaper alternative. These are
particularly tasty with the cornbread waffles, gravy and awesome in lemon sauce.
1 1/2 cups (246 g) cooked chickpeas or 1 can (15 ounces, or 425 g), rinsed and drained
1/4 cup (24 g) nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon (2.4 g) fresh
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground rosemary
1/2 cup (120 ml) unsweetened nondairy milk (*use soy-free)
1 cup (120 g) vital wheat gluten flour
2 to 3 cups (224 to 336 g) bread crumbs, for coating (I like to use whole wheat panko)
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Oil two cookie sheets **or
line with parchment paper.
Add everything except the wheat gluten flour and bread crumbs to a food
processor and purée. Add 2/3 cup (80 g) of the gluten flour and process until
combined. Then process a minute or two more, letting the food processor do the
kneading for you.
Put the mixture on a cutting board. Knead in the remaining 1/3 cup (40 g) wheat
Cut the dough into 10 pieces, roll into little balls, and press into patties between
your hands. You want to make the patties thinner than your desired end result
because they will puff up some during baking. Spread the bread crumbs on a
plate, press the patties into the crumbs, and then turn and press on the other side.
The dough should still be wet enough for the bread crumbs to stick.
Place the breaded patties on the sheet pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip them over
using a wide spatula and bake for 5 to 10 minutes more.
YIELD: 10 patties
PER PATTY: 151.8 calories; 1.1 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 14.4 g protein; 21.0 g carbohydrate; 3.8 g
dietary fiber; 0 mg cholesterol.
TOTAL PREP TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL COOKING TIME: 20 minutes
Serving Suggestions & Variations
Shape the dough into stars, strips, nuggets, or other shapes before coating.
These freeze well, so make a double batch and enjoy them for a few
effortless meals. They’re great reheated in the oven or in a sauté pan. Add
vegan cheese and marinara sauce, put them in sandwiches, or use them to
veganize some of your old favorite recipes.