Quinoa Veggie Burger with Gluten-Free Sesame Seed Bun by Namely Marly

Gluten-Free Quinoa Burgers

This vegan and gluten-free Quinoa Burger is packed with protein, easy to make, and delicious! You'll love these filling quinoa veggie burgers!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Quinoa Burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 4 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 325kcal
Author Marly


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup onion , peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mild miso paste optional, but recommended
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked according to package directions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Smoky Vegan Aioli

  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke sauce


  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 300F°. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Prick sweet potato with a fork and place in microwave. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes, until tender. Allow it cool and then cut it into cubes. Set aside.
  • In a food processor add the walnuts, nutritional yeast flakes, oats, flaxseed, and salt. Pulse until a course flour forms. Add the cubed sweet potatoes, chopped onion, miso paste, and cooked quinoa. Pulse again. Then use a spatula to push down contents on the side of the bowl. Repeat pulsing and spatula process until everything is combined, leaving some texture. Make 6 patties. 
  • Place a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. 
  • Place the patties in the skillet. I use the spatula to shape them a little more at this point as well. Sprinkle the top of the uncooked patty with a little salt and pepper. Allow the patties to cook until brown on the bottom side, roughly 3 – 5 minutes. When they’re ready, flip the burgers and allow the other side to cook.
  • Place cooked burgers on prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. 
  • Make aioli by combing ingredients in a small bowl and stir vigorously until well-combined.
  • To make burgers, place them on buns or serve them on a plate. Top with your favorite toppings including aioli.
  • Store burgers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. These can be froze for up to 1 month.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5345IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.5mg