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Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce
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5 from 10 votes

Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce

Get ready to impress your family and friends with a veggie burger that’s loaded with a variety of flavors, ranging from sweet to tangy to savory! These burgers will have everyone asking for seconds.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time59 minutes
Total Time1 hour 9 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Sweet Potato Bean Burgers, Vegan Burgers, Veggie Burgers
Servings: 4 burgers


  • 1 1/3 c. cooked sweet potato (2 or 3 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. water (22 ml)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 c. canned garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp. dry quick oats
  • 2 Tbsp. + 1/3 c. divided bread crumbs regular, panko, whole wheat or gluten-free all work!
  • 1-2 Tbsp. finely chopped white or yellow onion
  • 3/4 tsp. of EACH cinnamon, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt

Maple Dijon Sauce

  • 1/3 c. maple syrup (79 ml)
  • 1/3 c. Dijon mustard (79 ml)


  • First, roast two large or three medium sized sweet potatoes (poked several times with a fork) in a 375°F/190°C oven for about 45 – 60 minutes.  They’ll be very soft and fork tender when they're done.  BTW - You may not need to use ALL of the cooked sweet potato, but it's good to play it safe.  After all, it's better to have too much than not enough, right?
  • Next, combine the water and ground flaxseed in a small bowl and then set it aside for now.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, place your garbanzo beans and mash them up with a potato masher or large fork, leaving some beans partially intact.
  • Next, to that bowl, add your cooked sweet potato, dry oats, 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, onion, spices and salt to that bowl. Lastly, add the flaxseed/water mixture and then stir it all together.
  • Form this mixture into four equal-sized patties that are no more than 1/2-3/4 inch thick each.
  • Then, pour the bread crumbs onto a plate and place each burger on that plate and coat each side with bread crumbs.
  • Place those burgers on a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat. Cook on the first side for 5-7 minutes. 
  • While those cakes are cookin’, prep your Maple Dijon Sauce by adding the maple syrup and mustard to a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  • After those 5 – 7 minutes, those cakes shouldl be ready for a flip!
  • While you’re waiting for the second side to cook, prep your other toppings.  We keep it simple in our house; just some lettuce, tomato and sometimes a bit of sliced avocado.
  • Once those sweet ‘tato bean 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.
  • Now would be the time to place those buns in your hot pan to lightly toast on each side.
  • The last step?  Place those burgers on your buns, drizzle with plenty of Maple Dijon Sauce, load up your toppings, and prepare yourself for a hearty and delicious burger!


  • Make sure your burgers aren't too thick, as they will take much longer to cook all the way through and could burn on the outside in the meantime. Aim for patties no more than 3/4 inch thick.
  • For a nice, crispy texture, try cooking your burgers in a cast iron skillet. That's my favorite way to go!
  • This recipe can be used an appetizer or side dish, instead! Just form the mixture into small cakes instead of patties and drizzle with maple dijon sauce or serve it on the side.