The Yummiest Bean Burgers EVER!

✓ Dairy-Free

The burger that rocks our house!

These bean burgers are an absolute winner with my family. They are super easy to throw together so when I have run out of inspiration after a crazy night of the boy’s Teeball or soccer training, these are sure to satisfy hungry tummies. Nutritionally they tick all the right boxes; high in nutrients, full of vegetables and delicious. My lovely friend Claire gave me this recipe so every time I make them I think of working out with her and how much fun burpees can be with a mad Scottish friend – THANK YOU Scotland!


90g rolled oats
2-3 slices grain bread (works well with gluten free bread, such as the Strange Grains brand)
1 onion, finely chopped
1-2 large cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot
A big handful fresh parsley
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (also works well with chickpeas)
1 egg
70g sunflower seeds
60g slivered almonds
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1.5 tsp chilli (optional)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Place oats and bread into food processor and process into crumbs. Remove from bowl and set aside.
  2. Saute onion and garlic in in olive oil until soft.
  3. Place the carrots, beans, parsley and cooked onion/garlic in food processor and process until combined.
  4. Add egg, sunflower seeds, almonds, olive oil, soy sauce, chilli, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and process until well combined.
  5. Add oat and bread mixture, combine well. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  6. Shape into 8 patties. Wipe pan with a little avocado or olive oil and gently fry patties for 3-5 minutes, until each side is well browned.

I am sure these are great in a bun but we don’t bother; we serve them with a big side salad and a plate of homemade chips and baked sweet potato. We also sometimes top them with guacamole or my famous Magic Dressing ( 1 clove of garlic chopped, 1 big tsp whole grain mustard, a big swig of olive oil and a big dollop of Greek yoghurt, all whisked together).

This recipe was adapted from Make it Perfect.