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Sweet Potato Bean Burger (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Sweet Potato Bean Burger in a bun with guacamole, tomto, pickles and onion

This vegan and gluten free sweet potato bean burger will surprise your taste buds. Even your meat eating friends will enjoy these! They are crispy, providing delicious texture and loaded with delicious flavour. Try them for your next meatless Monday, or any day you’re looking for something different. I really like these burgers because they can be prepared ahead of time, even the night before. Just refrigerate until ready to bake. Make ahead recipes are just perfect for your busy weeknights. Plus they contain plenty of wholesome ingredients, and taste GREAT! So it’s really a winning combination.

Sweet Potato Bean Burger topped with guacamole, tomato, pickles, onion, in a plate with potato wedges

So. How do you make a sweet potato bean burger?

First, get your sweet potatoes going in a pot and boil until fork tender. While that’s going you may also start sautéing your veggies. If you’re avoiding oil, you may sauté the veggies in water or broth instead. Sprinkle your veggies with salt and pepper and cook until softened and set aside.

If you have a smaller food processor, you may need to work in batches. Otherwise, add your cooked sweet potatoes, chickpeas and white beans and all the seasonings to your food processor. Process until almost smooth. Then pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl. (Repeat with second half if working in batches and mix into the same bowl.) Then add the sautéed veggies to your processor and pulse once or twice, just to get them more finely chopped. You do not want to purée the veggies, as they will add nice pieces of colour and texture to your patties. Add the veggies to the same bowl with your sweet potato and then add the oats. Mix everything together with a spatula or large spoon.

sweet potato bean burger - batter

Then form tennis size balls in your hands, and flatten into a patty shape and place them on your prepared baking tray. Don’t forget to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to help the patties firm up before baking.

sweet potato bean burgers on baking tray

Once baked, serve with your favourite burger toppings, or if you’re anything like my husband, make your sweet potato bean burger a double! 🙂 We like to enjoy these burgers with 3 Minute Easy Guacamole, tomato slices, pickles, and onion, served with baked potato wedges on the side. YUM.

Sweet Potato Bean Burger on plate with potato wedges, topped with guacamole, tomato, pickles, onion

Trying to eat light?

These delicious patties have only 198 calories each! Skip the bun, and use these burgers to top a fresh green salad. Then drizzle with some balsamic glaze or Sriracha.

sweet potato bean burger with salad

Or, enjoy a naked patty topped with all your favourite burger fixings and some delicious Beautiful Beet Hummus to add a nice splash of colour.

roasted beet hummus on vegan burger

For more homemade veggie burgers, try my Vegan Chicken Burgers or Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers!

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Sweet Potato Bean Burger in a bun with guacamole, tomto, pickles and onion

Sweet Potato Bean Burger (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, nut free, vegan
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Burgers
This amazing sweet potato bean burger will please even your meat eating friends. Big flavour and delicious texture, perfect for your next meatless Monday.
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  • 3 cups cubed sweet potatoes approx. 1 medium potato
  • 1 tsp avocado oil or cooking oil of choice
  • 1 yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 1 red onion roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper roughly chopped
  • 6 cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 19 oz can chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 1 19 oz can white kidney beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups quick cooking steel cut oats or rolled oats


  • In a small pot, add the sweet potato, cover with water and boil over high heat until fork tender, approx. 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the oil, onions, pepper and mushrooms to a large skillet. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and sauté until softened, approx. 6 mins.
  • Add the cooked sweet potato, chickpeas, beans and seasonings to your food processor. Process until mostly smooth, working in batches if needed. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Now add the sautéed veggies to your food processor and pulse once or twice to finely chop them without puréeing them. Transfer the veggies to your bowl and also add the oats. Mix with a spatula until combined.
  • Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and using wet hands, form tennis sized balls in the palm of your hand. Then flatten into a patty shape and place on your baking tray. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or overnight if prepping ahead.
  • When ready to bake, heat your oven to 475 degrees F and bake for 20 minutes. Then carefully flip the burgers and bake another 15 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
Serving: 1Burger | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5065IU | Vitamin C: 15.2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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  2. Luci's Morsels

    5 stars
    Ooh! I haven’t made sweet potato burgers in far too long. I always used black beans and while they were delicious, it looked questionable. I’m going to try white beans/chickpeas next time! Great idea!!

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