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5 from 67 votes

Vegan Bean and Oats Burgers

A scrumptious, grill-worthy and nourishing vegan Bean and Oats Burger that is packed with all the goodness you can imagine from oats, two kinds of beans, and carrots. It is free of any added fats and it's hefty and sturdy enough for your Memorial Day grill. Also a gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free recipe.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Burger
Cuisine: American, Grilling, nut-free, Soy-free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 burgers
Calories: 212kcal


  • 1 large onion (finely minced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 medium carrot (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (use more or less based on your preference)
  • 14 oz pinto beans
  • 14 oz red kidney beans
  • 1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats (I ran regular rolled oats in the food processor for a minute)
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard (or whole grain mustard)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce. Leave out if soy-free and use more salt)
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking spray

For serving


  • Heat a skillet and saute the onion and garlic with a tiny bit of salt (no oil) for a few minutes until translucent but not brown.
    Onions and garlic frying in steel skillet.
  • Add the carrots, cayenne, and cumin and cook a couple minutes or until carrot is tender. Turn off the heat and set aside.
    Carrots sauteing in skillet.
  • Mash the beans in a large bowl. Add the carrot mixture, mustard, ketchup, tamari and oats.
    Batter for vegan bean oats burger in bowl.
  • Mix well, then shape the mixture into eight patties. You can make more, smaller patties, or fewer, larger ones. For the grill shape the patties thicker.
    Burger patties placed on cast iron skillet.
  • Heat a nonstick or cast-iron skillet and coat with cooking spray. Cook patties over medium heat for four to five minutes on each side, or until golden brown. I like mine a little charred for extra flavor or you can char them on the grill.
    Burger patties turning golden brown on cast iron skillet.


Serving: 1burger patty | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1394IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4mg