These tasty Brazil Nut Burgers are filled with healthy ingredients and are gluten-free and vegan too. This burger dish is great for a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner.
Brazil nuts are the star of these burgers. With their creamy texture, they are a tasty snack with numerous health benefits. Studies have shown them to help lower cholesterol, have anticancer nutrients, improve thyroid function, and even can improve our mood. They are one of my favourite superfoods.
Onions add a good flavor to the Brazil nut burgers. WHO recognizes that Onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Carrots add sweetness to the Brazil nut burgers. Also, forget about Vitamin A pills. With this orange crunchy superfood, you get Vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging.
Brown rice is the whole rice grain with just the first outer layer (husk or hull) removed through milling. It retains its fiber and germ which contains vital nutrients. Brown rice is gluten-free, balances your energy, and lowers your cholesterol. It is high in fiber, and a great source of manganese which is essential for energy production, antioxidant activity, and sex hormone production.
It is properly known as Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans.
Ingredients: Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans, and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free. Bragg’s has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is added. If less sodium is desired, use a 6 oz. Bragg’s spray bottle and dilute with 1/3 distilled water or to taste and then either add in or spray on food.
Tamari is a premium form of Japanese soy sauce made with just fermented soybeans. Made with 100% whole soybeans and no wheat, Ohsawa Organic Tamari is an excellent choice for those who are wheat-sensitive.
What holds all the ingredients together in these Brazil nut burgers are the flaxseeds instead of eggs. The flaxseed has only been recognized for all the wonderful health benefits in the last few decades even though it has been cultivated for its health benefits for 5000 years! Learn all about Flaxseed and It’s Many Health Benefits and Uses.
I love adding garlic to these Brazil nut burgers giving them an extra deliciousness. To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait. Add some garlic to your soups, stews, and salad dressing recipes to lower high cholesterol. Sometimes it is easier to use some Organic Freeze Dried Garlic so no chopping and peeling.
Modern research has proven that sage does boost our memory. Thus, verifying what herbalists have been saying for centuries about sage being good for the brain and memory to be true. Sage improves memory, lowers cholesterol, and is helpful for diabetics. It is healing for a sore throat and good for treating colds and fevers, headaches, and indigestion.
Basil has been considered to be ‘The Oldest Herb’. It has been used for health reasons for its distinct flavour which is delicious. It is one of my favorite herbs to use in my kitchen and adds a delicious flavour to these Brazil nut burgers.
Brown Rice Flour has become a staple in my baking adding fiber and nutrition. It assists in weight loss, helps reduce cholesterol, and balances energy. It is low cost and adds a somewhat dry gritty crumbly texture.
Almond oil has a high smoke point making it great for stir-frying and sautéing the Brazil nut burgers. It is good for High Heat Up To 460F. What I like about it is that it has a light, clean flavor that does not alter the taste of the foods I am using it to cook with.
Time to make brazil nut burgers!
Brazil Nut Burgers
- 1 2/3 cup brazil nuts
- 1 Tbsp almond oil
- 1 onion
- 1 1/2 cups cooked short-grain brown rice
- 1 carrot
- 1-2 Tbsp braggs or tamari
- 2 Tbsp flax meal
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 clove garlic optional
- 1/2 tsp sage
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1 tsp basil
- brown rice flour as needed
- Mix the flax meal with the water and set aside.
- Finely chop the onion.
- Grate the carrot.
- Finely chop the garlic.
- In a pan, sauté the Brazil nuts in oil until they are golden brown.
- Take the brazil nuts off of the heat and let the nuts cool.
- When they are cool, chop or crush the Brazil nuts.
- Sauté the onion in a pan till transparent.
- Mix the chopped brazil nuts, sautéed onion, garlic, brown rice, grated carrot, Braggs or tamari, flax mixture, sage, rosemary, and basil together.
- Take the mixture off of the heat and form into 2-inch patties – ½ inch thick.
- Lightly flour each patty with brown rice flour on both sides.
- Fry the patties in oil on medium-high heat until they are golden brown.
- Serve the burgers with this tasty mushroom gravy.
Try these tasty brazil nut recipes as well:
Tasty Millet Coconut Pudding with Brazil Nuts (Sugarless) – This creamy millet coconut pudding is extra delicious with the addition of Brazil nuts. It is gluten-free, vegan, and easy to make with all healthy ingredients.
Brazil Nut Milk – This is a very easy and simple nut milk to make. These nuts make a very healthy Brazil nut milk; they are high in selenium, thiamin (Vitamin B1, phosphorus, and magnesium.