Best thing in this world. Seriously.
So the other day I was looking at some pictures on my iPad, when I saw this very good looking sandwich/burger with some flat buns, and I was like oh I want to make that! But even without reading the recipe I knew the buns weren’t homemade and it was filled with tofu and all types of things I don’t eat.
Anyways, I had this picture in my head all week and I knew I had to make my own version and get creative. And that’s how it happened, the best sandwich I’ve had in I don’t know, 4 years maybe? Yeah, it’s been forever since I had something similar to a real sandwich!
The recipe for my flat buns is actually adapted from my whoopie pie cookies, it’s kind of the savory version, and it worked fine too! I was beyond happy with my end result, enjoyed every single freaking bite. Gosh.
Gastrawnomica’s Flat Bun Veggie Sandwich
Makes 1 medium sandwich
Oat Flat Buns:
30 grs oat flour (2 full tbsp)
1 full Tbsp Tahini
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
Unsweetened applesauce, around 50 grs
3 tsp water or green tea at room temperature
Pinch of turmeric or curry powder
2-3 tsp Tahini**
Preheat oven at 350º. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper, lightly greased underneath.
Start by mixing all the dry ingredients first and then add the rest of ingredients, water/tea should be added at last. Mix in a small bowl until everything is well incorporated.
Take around 2-3 Tbsp of mixture for each cookie, it depends on how big you want them to be. I used half for each bun. Bake for 15-20 min. Don’t let them burn! They should be soft to touch but cooked, edges should be a little bit golden.
Let them cool down a bit and then prepare your “sandwich”. You can use your favorite veggies, I used the ones above in the recipe but feel free to use whatever you want.
One thing very important, **tahini inside the bun can’t be omitted. The reason is because it resembles mayo consistency, so it would change the overall final product, because the buns are very simple. If by any reason you don’t like/have tahini you can use any other seed/nut butter like sunflower or cashew butter or even some mashed avocado which I used the second time and it was amazing too!
The buns are soft but they hold the filling perfectly, I’ve done it twice now (to make sure recipe worked) and had no problems with it. Super simple, low in fat and zero additives compared to commercial bread. A great option if you want alternatives to bread. Plus, it’s fun to make! Who gets to make a sandwich from step one? You!
Try it soon and let me know how it went! TTYS