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A closeup of a hemp burger on a bun with avocado slices and lettuce.

Hemp Burgers

Your plant-based meals never looked so good thanks to these Hemp Burgers. Made with wholesome ingredients, you'll love how filling and delicious these burgers are!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 343kcal


  • 1 medium sweet potato (skin on)
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup hulled hemp seeds, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 stalks green onion, root ends removed and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (substitute fresh parsley)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup bread crumbs (see notes for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Wash the sweet potato and prick it with a fork several times. Place it in the microwave and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender. Let it sit until cool enough to handle, then chop it into cubes (with the skin on).
  • Place sweet potato chunks and drained chickpeas in a food processor together. Pulse in short bursts until mostly combined, leaving some texture.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons of the hemp seeds. Then add the remaining hemp seeds and the rest of the ingredients to the food processor. Pulse in short bursts until combined.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat and spray with vegetable spray.
  • Make four patties out of the mixture, pressing some of the reserved hemp seeds into both sides of the patties. Cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side until brown. Turn the heat down to low and allow the burgers to sit for 5 to 10 minutes in the warm skillet to firm up.
  • Serve patties on buns with your favorite burger toppings, like Vegan BBQ Sauce, Onion Confit, Vegan Big Mac Sauce, and more!


For gluten-free burgers, substitute gluten-free bread crumbs or rolled oats. 
You can make 4 larger patties or 6 smaller patties, based on your preferences.
Heating the burgers on a skillet for up to 10 minutes helps firm up the mixture. In addition, I find letting them cool completely before serving also helps create a firmer texture.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6779IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 7mg