Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce

Audrey Dunham

Vegan Sweet Potato Bean Burger

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For the Burgers:

½ tbsp ground flaxseed

1 ½ tbsp water

1 1/3 cup cooked sweet potato

1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tbsp dry quick oats

2 tbsp + 1/3 cup (divided) bread crumbs – regular, panko, whole wheat or gluten-free all work!

1-2 tbsp finely chopped white or yellow onion

3/4 tsp each of cinnamon, chilli powder, garlic powder and salt

For the Maple Dijon Sauce:

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup Dijon mustard

These sweet potato and chickpea burgers are so easy to make and are sure to be a family favourite in no time.

This recipe can also be used to make a killer appetizer or side dish! Just form the mixture into small cakes instead of patties.

Makes 4 burgers or 8 mini patties.


  1. First, roast two large or three medium-sized sweet potatoes (poked several times with a fork) gas mark 5 for about 45 – 60 minutes. They’ll be very soft and fork-tender when they’re done. You may not need to use all of the cooked sweet potato.
  2. Next, combine the water and ground flaxseed in a small bowl and then set it aside for now.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, place your chickpeas and mash them up with a potato masher or large fork, leaving some partially intact.
  4. To the same bowl, add your cooked sweet potato, dry oats, 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, onion, spices and salt. Finally, add the flaxseed/water mixture and then stir it all together.
  5. Form this mixture into four equal-sized patties. Then, coat each side with breadcrumbs and put them in a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat.
  6. While those patties are cooking, prep your maple Dijon sauce by combining the maple syrup and mustard in a small bowl.
  7. After approximately 5 – 7 minutes, flip the burgers.
  8. While you’re waiting for the second side to cook, prep your other toppings. You can use lettuce, tomato and a bit of sliced avocado.
  9. Once those burgers form a nice crispy brown surface on each side, remove them from the pan and sprinkle them with a small pinch of salt and pepper.
  10. If you love a toasted bun, now would be the time to place those buns in the hot pan to lightly toast on each side.
  11. The last step? Place those burgers on your buns, drizzle with plenty of maple Dijon sauce, load up your toppings, and enjoy!

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