June 20, 2018

Sweet potato bean burgers (gluten free & vegan)

This week I’ve been inspired to try creating some new dishes, including things that I wouldn’t usually eat. I tend to find that I cook the same, or similar meals every week, and wanted to mix it up a bit with some new recipes. I created these sweet potato bean burgers as a dish that everyone can enjoy, they are gluten free, dairy free, suitable for vegans, egg free and soya free, and can be cooked in advance and reheated when needed. I used a mixtures of chickpeas, sweet potato and spices for the burgers and then coated them in Free From breadcrumbs for an extra crunch. They ended up tasting delicious served in a gluten free roll with salad, jalapeños, dairy free cheese and ketchup so I thought I’d share my recipe so that you guys can try it too. I used a food processor to make my burgers however if you do not have one, you could also just use a masher.

Scroll down for my recipe. 

Ingredients (makes around 6 burgers):

250g sweet potato chunks

400g tin of chickpeas (alternatively, use kidney beans, butter beans, black beans)

1 clove of garlic, crushed

The juice of 1 lemon

1/4 tsp chill flakes

Salt and pepper

3/4 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp oregano

Handful of fresh coriander (chopped)

Gluten free breadcrumbs (I used ready made breadcrumbs by Orgran)


  1. Pre heat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Add your chopped sweet potato to a saucepan and cook for around 12 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Whilst the sweet potatoes are cooking, add your drained chickpeas and the rest of the ingredients apart from the breadcrumbs (garlic, lemon juice, chilli flakes, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, oregano & coriander) to a bowl and mix well, set aside until the sweet potato is cooked.
  4. Once cooked, drain and transfer the sweet potato to the bowl with the chickpea mix, stir well.
  5. Pour the mixture into a food processor and mix until the mixture is combined, but there are still some visible chickpeas. If you don’t have a food processor you could also use a potato masher.
  6. Take a handful of the mixture and form a burger shape (alternatively, you could also take smaller amount of the mixture and roll into falafel). Coat the burger in your breadcrumbs and transfer to your baking tray. Continue to do so until you run out of mixture.
  7. Drizzle with olive oil, and cook for around 25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.


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