Tofu and oat veg burger

Today in my fridge was this leftover of tofu that I needed to finish. And instead of my usual stuff, I wanted to try something new. So here is the (very experimental) recipe of the veg burgers/pancakes (call that as you wish!) that I made.

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Level: Easy
Cost: cheap

Equipment: bowl, pan

Ingredients:
– 40 g soft tofu
– 2 tbsp oat
– 1/2 carrot, peeled and grated
– a tbsp flour + an other to roll the burgers in before frying
– grated parmesan
– a teaspoon balsamic vinegar
– mixed herbs, parsley
– salt, pepper
– oil for the pan

Put the oat flakes in a bowl. Boil water and pour on the oat to soften it. Let the oat absorb the water (better to do this step 20 minutes before). In must not become liquid, but remain quite compact.
Then add the tofu, herbs, carrots, parmesan, salt, pepper, vinegar and a tablespoon of flour (I used complete flour). Mix well until it is homogeneous.

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Then form burgers, roll them in flour and fry them in an oiled pan. Cook on both sides.

Serve with a salad or grilled vegetables.

Remarks and tips:
– you can add chopped onion or any vegetable you like ( leeks, potatoes, tomatoes, etc)
– you can replace parmesan and balsamic vinegar by soy sauce
– the quantities indicated are a bit random so better trust the texture you obtain than my quantities

Sources: http://www.markal.fr/detail-recette-456.html#.U42QjCipYV8
http://recettes-vegetariennes.over-blog.com/article-galettes-de-tofu-au-parmesan-59773904.html

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The mug series

Being in exam period, I need some treats. That is why I experimented a series of “mug treats” that you cook in a mug with a microwave. It is good because you can do it in 5 minutes and for 1 person.

(I do not have any photo, because you may already have noticed my poor talent for photography, and in the mug, it is too dark and you can’t see anything!)

The pear and chocolate:

First one I tried. I had a pear, I had chocolate. I just diced the pear, spread chocolate chips, added a tablespoon of ground almond or oat. Mix everything, microwave, let cool down 5 minutes, enjoy!!

Variations: Pear and cinnamon, apple and cinnamon, banana and chocolate

The “light” chocolate mug cake (no butter):

Put 25g of chocolate in your mug, with a little bit of water. Microwave for 20 seconds and mix until homogeneous. Add a (small) tablespoon of yoghurt, 1/2 tbsp of sugar, half a beaten egg (Or whole but then increase the quantity of other ingredients maybe), a tbsp of flour. Microwave for 1min30. Let cool down and enjoy.

NB: add more or less flour for a more or less liquid cake.
In this recipe I put only half an egg, that allow you to make two mug cakes, or one big but it might be too big because even if it is “light”, it is still quite filling!
Do not put too much yoghurt. A small tablespoon is enough. In any case, the key ingredient is chocolate, so don’t be afraid to put a lot of it! Enjoy ^^

Other ideas: I haven’t tried yet but I would like to see what you get when you replace egg and yoghurt by soft tofu and a little bit of baking powder

Otherwise, there is still the classic chocolate mug cake with chocolate, 1 egg, 10 g of butter, flour and baking powder. But this one you can find the recipe everywhere!

The blueberry and yoghurt mug cake:

This one was an epic fail. I put yoghurt in it but probably too much! It looked like a weird soufflé (and tasted quite bad). I’ll try again maybe and release the recipe when it is eatable!

Light oat pancakes

This morning, I woke up and I wanted pancakes! So here is the recipe. It is rather experimental, I added blueberries in the batter and I ate them with honey and it was good!

However, they are even better if you prepare the batter the day before! On the picture is the version I made on the second day with caramelized apples. So yummy!

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Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 4 minutes
Servings: 2 ( ~8 pancakes)
Level: Easy
Cost: cheap
Equipment: pan, salad bowl

Ingredients:
– 15cL milk
– 75g oat
– 60g flour
– 1 egg
– 1/2 sachet baking powder
– 1/2 sachet vanilla sugar (or standard sugar)
– butter or oil for the pan

In the bowl mix flour, baking powder, oat, sugar
In an other bowl, beat the egg and milk
Then mix everything, the batter is quite thick.

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(Then ideally, give it a rest of one night. The next morning, just add some water in the batter if it is too thick)

Form a pancake in a hot pan with butter and cook 2 minutes on each side
…. and enjoy with honey or maple syrup or fresh fruits

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Idea: add blueberries or apple+cinnamon in the batter or caramelized pears (the best version I tried)

Tip: I didn’t eat it all the first day so I kept the batter in the fridge. It was slightly thicker so I added water and it was even better. This time I made them with caramelized apples and cinnamon , and topped with honey and it was amazing!
Source: http://gateau.com/pancakes-flocons-d-avoine.htm

Breakfast oat cake

Here is the recipe of a cake I sometimes make for breakfast. It is very simple and there is no butter or flour. You can keep it one day (but it is better freshly made!)

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Level: Easy

Equipment: oven, cake tin, bowl

Ingredients:
– a cup of oats (95g)
– 3 apples or pears
– 200 mL milk
– 3 tbsp of ground almonds
– 50g sugar (I sometimes replace it by agave syrup)
– 1 big egg or 2 small
– 1 tea spoon of cinnamon (+ or – according to your taste)

Put the oat, milk, almonds, sugar, cinnmon in a big bowl.
Whisk the eggs and add them
Pell the fruits, dice them and add them to the preparation
Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes
Let cool down before eating