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Sweet Potato Burgers

This healthy sweet potato burger recipe is totally vegan, no eggs required.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 5 burgers


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 1/2 cups drained and rinsed canned cannelini beans
  • 2-3 tbsp oat or wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp tahini or nut butter, softened
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup, or pinch stevia for sugar-free
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder or spice blend
  • salt, pepper, optional cayenne or other spices
  • optional 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • If frying: 1-3 tsp vegetable or coconut oil
  • optional 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs or 1/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • toppings of choice


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Pole a few holes in the potato using a fork. Bake until sticky-sweet and very tender, about 1 hr. Remove skin and place the potato’s flesh in a large bowl. Add beans, flour, tahini, maple syrup, spices, and seasonings to the bowl, and use a fork to mash. Cover and refrigerate until the mixture is firm enough to easily handle (15-20 minutes). The mixture will be soft and moist, so add the extra flour as needed (or fold in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup breadcrumbs) until you can form patties. *If frying:* Heat 1 tbsp oil over high heat in a sauté pan. Form 5 patties and coat them with the breadcrumbs, then place in the hot pan and cook 2-3 minutes each side or until browned. Transfer to a paper towel and let cool. *If baking:* Omit the panko coating, and fold in 1/4 cup cooked brown rice for added texture. Bake at 350 F on a greased baking sheet for 20 minutes. Burgers will be lightly browned.
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Leftover sweet potato? Make this Sweet Potato Bread.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 152kcal