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Sweet Potato Burgers - Gluten Free & Vegan

Sweet Potato Burgers – Gluten Free & Vegan

  • Author: Morgan | Just What We Eat
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x


  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 15 oz can navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup gluten free all-purpose flour (I use Better Batter)
  • 1/3 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Cook your sweet potatoes until soft. I usually poke holes with a fork all around the potato, wrap them in a wet paper towel, and microwave for 8-10 minutes until soft.
  2. While your sweet potatoes are cooking, add flax seed meal and warm water to a small bowl and stir. Set mixture aside to firm up.
  3. Put all other ingredients except the olive oil into a bowl of a food processor. Do not put in the flax egg mixture yet.
  4. Once the potatoes have cooled a bit, cut them in half and scoop the potato out of the skin and into the food processor bowl. You should have about 2 cups of potato.
  5. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Gently stir in the flax meal mixture and place the mixture into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to firm up.
  7. After mixture has firmed up, heat 2-3 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  8. Once the oil is hot, use a large ice cream scoop to scoop the mixture into the pan.  Then press gently to form patties. You should get 4-6 patties out of this mixture depending on the size of the scoop.
  9. Cook on each side for about 5 minutes. Do not try to flip the patties until they have crisped up on one side or you will have a mess.
  10. Once cooked, enjoy with your favorite burger toppings and a gluten free bun (I love to top the burgers with vegan mayonnaise or BBQ sauce). These are also delicious all by themselves, with quinoa, or crumbled on a salad.