Simple Superfood Vegan Falafel Sliders

February 13, 2018
I've made sliders in the past, but they've always taken so long to prepare, cook, and clean-up. Being a "get-it-done" in under half-an-hour type of cook, I was eager to create a recipe where this wasn't the case. A couple minutes spent rifling through my cupboards procured a can of garbanzo beans. The wheels starting turning, and these sliders were born. Start to finish, this recipe will take no more than 20 minutes, and you need only one bowl! Not only is this recipe simple and fast, it's also brimming with superfoods. -Garbanzo beans for fiber, zinc, protein, iron, and healthy fats -Maca for antioxidants and amino acids -Tumeric for manganese, vitamin B6, and potassium It's delicious served with sweet & sour sauce and ketchup!
Simple Superfood Vegan Falafel Sliders

Simple Superfood Vegan Falafel Sliders

Recipe Type: Appetizers Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 12 Sliders
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  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
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1. Drain garbanzo beans.
2. In a large bowl, combine garbanzo beans, maca powder, turmeric, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
3. Using a fork or potato masher, combine all ingredients. The garbanzo beans should be smashed but still have texture.
4. Add coconut flour to the bowl and combine with a fork.
5. Heat 1/2 -1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat.
6. Using hands, make a small ball then smush it down so it's roughly the size of your palm. (This recipe will make about 12 sliders.)
7. Place 4 or 5 sliders in the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes each size. Replenish coconut oil each time you add new sliders to the pan.

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Bella is a writer and actor based in LA. She was raised vegetarian and, after two failed attempts at being vegan, the conversion finally stuck in 2015 when she realized not all chocolate contained dairy. After this discovery, Bella fell deep down the endless rabbit hole of vegan cooking, she may or may not have been seen since. Follow Bella on Instagram @thegreatbgadsby.


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