The 'Clean Burger'

May 3, 2018

WRITTEN BY: Kelly + Erinn

It finally feels like summer, and with the warmer weather comes BBQ parties and of course burgers. Whether you’re looking for a dish to serve your family and friends on #MeatlessMonday or are the vegan in your group who needs a killer recipe for your next weekend get-together. We introduce to you – The Clean Burger!

This burger has a sweet potato and quinoa base, which makes them light, fresh and won’t leave you feeling guilty when you go for seconds. G


Get a head start by prepping the quinoa and sweet potatoes the day before you want to serve them. The advance prep actually improves the texture of the burgers, allowing them to firm up nicely before cooking.


8 burgers


Active time: 25 minutes Total time: 70 minutes

Ingredients (Tap to make them disappear!)

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed, or 3/4 cup pureed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. 1
    Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. 2
    If you are using cubed raw sweet potatoes, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer and roast for about 25 minutes or until soft.
  3. 3
    Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions.
  4. 4
    In a large bowl, puree the sweet potatoes by hand or use a hand-mixer. Mix the quinoa into the sweet potato puree and stir well.
  5. 5
    Add the oat flour, flax, cumin, paprika, basil, cilantro, garlic, ginger, green onions and seasonings. Combine well with your hands then form into four burgers.
  6. 6
    Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Fry the burgers for about 6 minutes on each side or until they’re golden brown.
  7. 7
    Serve with avocado slices, tomato slices, red onion slices, chipotle mayo, cilantro aioli, or guacamole (not ketchup or mustard or relish).



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8 thoughts on “The ‘Clean Burger’

  1. Comment section is looking kind of lonely!

    Anybody out there tried this recipe yet?!

    Is it any good?!

  2. Hi ladies,

    I had the pleasure of going into Kelly’s bake shop a couple of times while away on holidays in early August. I’m from Ottawa and my daughter was at the bake shop in June and said mom you have to go and try Kelly,s bake shop… so i did, even my husband who eats noting gf, df, etc. loved it.

    I purchased your recipe book and absolutely love it. I have a couple of questions for you.

    1. The raspberry squares that is to die for does not say in the recipe book which cookie you used to make the base. if I make the recipe I want it to taste the same as when I had it at the shop. I feel that if I use any old gluten free cookie it wont be the same. I’m happy to make a batch of your cookies ahead if time so that I get the real deal.

    2. With regards to the clean burger, one of the ingredients is oat flour. I cant eat oats of any form GF or not. What type of flour would you suggest I use instead?

    Thanks in advance for sharing your wonderful recipes for everyone to enjoy at home.

    Linda Descarie

  3. This is the best vegan burger ever! I like to eat it alone or with a lettuce bun. So tasty!

  4. This Recipe looks delicious! I was just wondering if it is 1 cup of cooked or uncooked quinoa?

      1. Always best to email us. We have so many platforms to answer on and we are looking at simplifying it all. We apologize for the delay and you thinking we are ignoring you. xo

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