One bite of a hearty, saucy Buffalo-style gluten-free chickpea burger may be all it takes for meat lovers to unleash their inner herbivores. Completely gluten-free, these plant-based burgers blend staples from the pantry and fridge in the food processor and kick things up with a splash of hot sauce. Intensify the bold flavour with a simple five-ingredient, finger-lickin’-good sauce. Serve with your favourite toppings on our Millet & Chia Buns—perfection.
Preheat oven to 350℉.
To make patties, add chickpeas, rice, carrots and celery in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Then add the chickpea flour, ground flax, hot sauce and salt and pepper and pulse until just combined.
Adjust the seasonings to taste and then form them into 4 patties.
Transfer to a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Flip the patties and cook for an additional 7 minutes until firm and lightly browned.
To make the sauce: dissolve the starch in water in a saucepan and add the hot sauce, water, apple cider vinegar and buttery spread. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened.
Dip the patties into the sauce or brush them sauce onto them. Put the patties on the buns and add your choice of toppings and mayo.
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tips & substitutions
- Make this recipe ahead of time! Blend the chickpea burger ingredients in the food processor. Once combined, cover and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to two days. When ready to serve, prepare your Buffalo sauce, form your patties—slather, bake, and serve!
- Cool it down for the kiddos by substituting water for hot sauce in the chickpea burger recipe. Or, leave the Buffalo sauce off of the kids’ patties and spread some more sauce on the adults’ burgers instead.
- Check the hot sauce you’re using to keep your meal completely gluten-free. While many hot sauces are naturally gluten-free, not all are certified gluten-free.
Keep that heat level high! Try our gluten-free, vegan buffalo chickn pizza for a similar, satisfying taste. Love this? Tell us on our Instagram or Facebook pages so we can make more recipes like this!