Big Veggie Breakfast Butty Challenge: Home Cook Category
Paul McDonald: Sweet Awakening
1 large red sweet potato
1oz of Bulgar wheat
A pinch of mixed herbs
A squirt of Agave Nectar
2 tbs spoons of Pineapple chunks.
Mango chutney for relish on the burger.
Half vanilla pod.
Lettuce and very thinly sliced tomato to garnish and in the bap.
This will make 2 Sweet Awakening Burgers
Cooks Method: This is best started the night before and left in the fridge. You do not want to do too much when you have just woken up.
Cook the red sweet potato by dicing and steaming. Cook the bulgar wheat in the bottom of the steamer until soft.
Drain off the remaining liquid when the first two ingredients are cooked to your satisfaction.
Grind up the almonds in a liquidiser with the innards of half a vanilla pod and a pinch of mixed herbs.
Add the Sweet potato, pineapple and bulgar wheat to the almonds in the liquidiser and when they are evenly mixed, add a squirt of agave nectar to taste.
When a moist consistency has been obtained, form in to patties. Let them cool, then put in the fridge overnight for the morning.
In the morning use a non-stick frying pan with a light spray of coconut cooking oil, or vegetable oil if coconut not available. Cook until a light golden colour and enjoy in a wholemeal bap, the bigger the better.
You can garnish (to taste) with lettuce and a thin slice of tomato if you wish and a chutney of your choice. I chose mango chutney.
NOTES OF INTEREST
This burger gives you the natural sugar in the pineapple and agave that will be a healthy awakening to help you through the day. When you awake you need energy quickly. So many people don’t take sugar in their tea anymore so this burger will meet your needs. The agave plant, which also gives us tequila, is sweeter than honey, so use your agave nectar sparingly to your taste.
There is no heavy fat in this recipe, even in the cooking. It is a light sweet, but filling, start to the day. You have the almonds to give you energy - far healthier in the long run than a sugary drink or a chocolate bar.
The bulgar wheat gives you fibre and helps to keep the burger together. There is no chilli or curry flavour for this morning dish, so no shocks when you are awaking to meet the day.
Wholemeal baps with a light olive oil spread to give just a little more moisture and a substance to help the burger adhere to the bap.
Goes well with a freshly squeezed orange juice and or freshly made coffee.