Spiced Chickpea Oat Burgers

Makes 10 Burgers

Made using flavorful spices that pair perfectly with pita chips, these crispy yet moist patties are flawless on the grill, and pack a plant-based protein punch!


1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas

2 teaspoons garlic, minced

½ cup white onion, chopped

2 tablespoons canola oil

½ cup aquafaba (chickpea liquid)

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (juice of half a large lemon) 

1 tablespoon white sugar

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground oregano

2 teaspoons curry powder (any spice level works)

2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

¼ cup Italian parsley (standard parsely works fine), chopped

¼ cup green onions, chopped

1 ½ cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour

1 cup oats 

½ teaspoon baking soda


Open can of chickpeas, drain liquid into a bowl and save it for later use in the recipe. Rinse chickpeas and pour them into a food processor (blender is fine too), pulsing 2-3 times. Add garlic, onion, canola oil, aquafaba, lemon juice, sugar, cumin, oregano, curry powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper, pulse 5-7 times. 


At this point, the mixture should be runny. Transfer it from food processor into large mixing bowl. To this bowl, add cilantro, parsley, green onions, flour, oats, and baking soda. Stir to make sure everything is well incorporated.


Mixture should be sticky and should hold together, but not be too firm. Chill in fridge for 30-35 minutes.


When batter is ready, and add olive oil to a grilling surface on medium heat. Take a heaping ¼ cup scoop of mixture and roll it into a ball between your hands. Place the ball onto a cutting board and flatten it to your desired thickness. Then shape the patty into a circular shape and place onto grilling surface using your hands or a spatula.

Cook for at least 2 minutes on both sides or until each side is crispy on the edges and patty has browned. Remove from heat and place onto a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.

Store any remaining burgers in an airtight container in fridge up to 3 days. If stored in freezer, they will keep up to 2 months.


The flavors in these burgers are great with a side of pita chips, but pair them with Thin and Crispy Restaurant-Style French Fries for another irresistible combination!

Save remaining aquafaba (chickpea liquid) to use in these Fudgy Chocolate Chip Peanut Brownies!

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