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25 minutes
3
dairy-free
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
bread crumb
kid friendly
has meat
has pasta
has seafood
mediterranean
(?)
Not Mediterranean due to:
rolled oat
vegan
vegetarian
pescatarian
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
black bean
oat flour
bread crumb
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Nutrition to Balance
This recipe has Sodium as 116% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You'll likely need to take this into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 6.9% of RDA
• Calories: 41.8% of RDA
• Carbs: 38.2% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 40.5% of RDA
• Fiber: 71.2% of RDA
• Fructose: 2.1% of RDA
• Protein: 25.2% of RDA
• Sodium: 116% of RDA
• Sugar: 7.2% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 16.4% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 14.4% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 1.4% of RDA
• Iron: 9.4% of RDA
• Magnesium: 70.3% of RDA
• Manganese: 97.2% of RDA
• Niacin: 20.2% of RDA
• Potassium: 24.5% of RDA
• Zinc: 33.8% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 75% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 600% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Balance” rating.
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
MACROS
Carbohydrate
105
g
Calories
836
 
Fiber
19.9
g
Iron
1.78
mg
Protein
28.4
g
Sodium
1579
mg
Sugars
2.26
g
Fat (total lipid)
24.8
g
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Adjust
Ingredient
 
1
can
+
-
 
drained and rinsed.
 
1
cup
+
-
 
 
1
cup
+
-
 
 
1 1/2
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1 1/2
tsp
+
-
 
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
 
1
cup
+
-
 
 
3
tbsp
+
-
 
 
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PREPARATION
1.
In a food processor pulse oats & flax seeds (if whole, not ground) till slightly chunky powder. Set aside in a medium bowl.
2.
Drain your black beans and rinse till water runs clear, fill your can back up with water (with the beans still in the can) and pour it all into your food processor. Pulse till smooth.
3.
Combine your rolled oats (blended and regular), bean purée and seasonings until fully incorporated, let rest for 5 minutes to thicken.
4.
Heat a medium-sized skillet to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil.
5.
Portion out 1 in. scoop balls and roll in bread crumbs for an even coat.
6.
Fry about 2-3 minutes on each side, rotating/flipping every couple minutes till dark golden brown all over.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free breadcrumb for bread crumb.
2.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free breadcrumb for bread crumb.
 
COMPLETE NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 836
Protein 28.4 g
Carbohydrates 105 g
Iron 1.78 mg
Fiber 19.9 g
Calcium 68.8 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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