Quinoa Sweet Potato Burgers

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 12 1x


  • 2 cups roasted sweet potato, mashed (34 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup purple onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (~1 cup uncooked)
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup roasted/unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • olive oil


  1. First, preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil cooking spray. Then, cut sweet potatoes in half, drizzle with olive oil, poke them with a fork, and stick them in the oven skin-side down for 50-60 minutes.
  2. While your sweet potatoes are roasting, mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Once the sweet potatoes are done, let them cool for about 10 minutes. Then use a spoon to spoon out the flesh. Mash in a bowl. Add 2 cups of mashed sweet potato to your mixture and thoroughly combine.
  4. Preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil cooking spray.
  5. To create burger patties, use a 1/2 cup scoop. Wet your hands to form 1-inch burger patties and place on the pan. Bake at 375ºF for 15 minutes on each side (30 minutes total).
  6. When burgers are done baking, heat about a teaspoon of olive oil on a nonstick skillet over low/medium heat.
  7. Place patties in the fry pan for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  8. When burgers are done, add toppings and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1/12
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 3
  • Fat: 5
  • Protein: 7


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