Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce

"This sweet take on veggie burgers is sure to impress your family and friends."
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Prep time 1hr
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4 Burgers or 8 Mini Patties

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For the Burgers


  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons quick oats
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

For the Maple Dijon Sauce


  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375ºF. Poke holes in the sweet potatoes to let out steam. Cook for 45-60 minutes, until soft and fork tender. Let cool until able to handle, then mash and measure out 1 cup.

  • Step 2

    Combine the water and ground flax seed in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a medium-sized bowl, mash the garbanzo beans, leaving some beans partially intact. Add the cooked sweet potato, quick oats, 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, onion, spices and salt. Mix, then add the flax seed mixture and stir together.

  • Step 4

    Form into four equal-sized burger. Then, coat each side with the remaining breadcrumbs and put them in a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat. After approximately 5 – 7 minutes, flip the burgers. 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.

  • Step 5

    While those burgers are cooking, prep your Maple Dijon Sauce by combining the maple syrup and mustard in a small bowl.

  • Step 6

    While you’re waiting for the second side to cook, prep your other toppings. I like to use lettuce, tomato and sometimes a bit of sliced avocado! If you’re like me and love a toasted bun, now would be the time to place those buns in the hot pan to lightly toast on each side.

  • Step 7

    Assemble your burgers and toppings on the buns, then drizzle with sauce.

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