It all started with an interview at Down in the Valley Gluten-Free Bakehouse in Burnsville, MN. I figured knowing what their products taste like would be a good idea, so down the road to Valley Natural Foods Co-op I went.
There were GF pies, cookies, brownies, a few other items - all pleasant options, but I really wanted something I hadn't made at home yet: hamburger buns!
What goes better with hamburger buns than a super-simple vegan burger. Seriously, four ingredients (beans, flax meal, nutritional yeast, and water) mashed or processed together, shaped, and fried in a skillet. (These were made with Adzuki beans.)
Honestly, the bun was pretty standard, and perhaps a bit on the dry side, but paired with a few slices of juicy tomato and crisp lettuce, and nobody will notice ;)
*I don't think the buns are vegan, but hey, you can't win 'em all at once. If you have a GF vegan bun recipe, I'd love to try it sometime!