Move Over BEEF, This Vegan Sweet Potato Burger Is The New Fad



Written by: Lindsay Sibson

Nothing screams American cuisine more than the good ol’ classic burger and fries.

Let’s be real here… while they aren’t very healthy… they ARE freaking delicious.

When you get a hankering for this comforting dish, yet still want to fuel your body with clean and nutritious foods, swap out the greasy patty and oily fries for this creative and healthy version!

Benefits Of Sweet Potato

  • Provide an abundance of vitamin A (beta-carotene) – especially the skin!
  • Excellent source of antioxidants
  • Valuable for their anti-inflammatory health benefits
  • Help improve blood sugar regulation
  • 1 large sweet potato give you 25% of your daily potassium needs
  • Contains fiber, vitamin C, copper, niacin, vitamin B5 and manganese

Sweet Potato Burger


  • 2 cups coarsely mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup cannellini beans (rinsed and drained if canned)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅓ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup oat flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cumin
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil


1. Bake the sweet potatoes.

      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
      • Pierce the potato with a fork 5 times.
      • Bake for 45 minutes or until tender/soft in the middle.
      • Slice open, allow to cool and then scoop out the flesh.

2. In a large bowl, coarsely mash the beans with a fork.

      • Add in sweet potato and mash together.
      • Add in the spice, salt and pepper, minced garlic, egg, panko and flour.
      • Mix together until well combined.
      • Refrigerate mixture for 15-20 minutes (will help to form patties).

3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

    • Remove sweet potato mixture from the refrigerator and form into 4 equal patties.
      • Note: It will be a bit “wet” and messy.
    • Place in the skillet once hot on 1 side for 5 minutes.
    • Do NOT move the patty until it is fully cooked and golden on one side (otherwise it will fall apart).
    • Flip the patty gently and cook on other side until golden brown.

If desired, serve the sweet potato burger on a toasted whole grain bun and select your favorite toppings, such as:

And WHAT is burger unless you have a side of delicious fries? Try out one of these french fry alternatives to complete your healthy “burger & fries” meal:



Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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