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Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers [Oil Free]

burger in bun with tomato, onion, pickle, spicy mayo

Pumpkin black bean burgers are jam packed with nutrients, perfectly moist, and oh so flavourful! These delicious patties offer a hearty bite combined with the natural sweetness from pureéd pumpkin that is really just mouth watering! Best part? SUPER simple to make. Try these, you won’t regret it! I’ve tried several black bean burgers in the past, and they all seem to have one thing in common, they’re quite dry. Especially in an oil free, baked vs. fried version. The pumpkin in this burger really solves that problem and keeps this patty moist and delicious!

burger in bun on plate with tomato, pickles, onion, lettuce, mayo

How do you make pumpkin black bean burgers?

This recipe is so simple to make! It doesn’t require much prep, there’s no chopping and no precooking of any ingredients. They are truly ideal for busy weeknights and come together very quickly! Just toss all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined. Scrape down the sides as needed, and do not over process. A little chunk is perfectly fine, you don’t want these to get too mushy. Once your ingredients are processed, divide the batter into 4 patties and bake!

Do not overcook these black bean burgers to prevent them from drying out. About 20-25 minutes is just what they need. When the edges appear to be cracking as shown below, but the centers are softer, they are ready. Remove from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving, to allow them to firm up a bit.

While the burgers are baking, slice up some fresh tomato, pickles, red onion, or any of your favourite burger toppings. At this time you can also prepare the optional spicy mayo listed in the recipe below. Or, you can even whip up some of this simple 3 minute guac to top these delicious bad boys. Load up all your favourite toppings on a soft bun, or you may skip the bun if you’re avoiding extra carbs.

pumpkin black bean burger in bun on white plate

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Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: gluten free, nut free, oil free, sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Pumpkin black bean burgers are simple and tasty! No precooking or chopping required. Just combine all your ingredients, form your patties and bake!
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  • 1 13.5 oz cans black beans drained & rinsed (approx 1.5 cups)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika or sweet
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce if not avoiding gluten
  • 2/3 cup quick cooking steel cut oats or rolled oats

Spicy Mayo (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Add all the patty ingredients to a food processor and process until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides if needed. Do not over process, a few chunky pieces is fine.
  • Divide your mixture into 4 patties and bake for 20-25 minutes. Do not overcook or they will get dry. The burgers are ready when they start to look cracked around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
  • Top your burgers with lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion or Guacamole if desired.


If avoiding fat, skip the mayo and use ketchup or mustard instead.
Serving: 1Patty | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9780IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.


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