I was raised eating vegetarian. I love the fact that I grew up learning how to make some pretty interesting food, packed with nutrition and mixed with vegetables from our huge garden. Though I am no longer strictly vegetarian, half of my family is, and when we have family gatherings we cook vegetarian, often vegan and now days with my gluten-free options. This recipe originated from my oldest sister Arline, who is an amazing vegan cook. I have tried veggie burgers in the best pubs and restaurants and nothing beats the taste and texture of this one. Hands down. Even my beef burger eating friends love this vegetarian option. Most of the frozen veggie burgers at the grocery store do have gluten in them, so I steer clear of those for sure. For my version of this recipe, I add three eggs. I like the added protein and it does help these yummy patties stay together a little bit better while cooking. Either way you make them, both are very tasty.
When I shoot food recipes for this blog, I shoot real food rather than propped, staged and perfect looking food. As I am sitting and processing my photos… I am lunching on what you see in the photos. Of course it is a gluten-free bun. Yum! ~ Lia
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I love your recipe it’s the second time I’m doing it (first time I froze so many that we have been eating some for the last month as burgers or to go with mashed veggies…).
Only this time I was probably too confident and put the oats at the same time as everything else… so ended up boiling them along. It’s cooling down now, I noticed the texture seems a bit more gooey.
Do you think it’ll still work?
Thanks a lot
I’m so glad you love the recipe! I haven’t experienced the gooey oats, I sure hope it turned out OK for you!
What could I use to replace the eggs? I would think the texture would be lacking something if I didn’t use eggs. I would like to make a vegan burger.
Hi Susan! This is Arline, the sister she got the recipe from. And I am happy to tell you that I NEVER use the eggs. My family is vegan! So, if you put all the ingredients in a big pot and bring it to a boil. Remove from the heat and let it cool enough that you can handle it to form the patties. I use my hands to form them, so warm is good but hot is not. 😉 This is our families favorite burger recipe. I form patties and place them between layers of wax paper and freeze them for later. Works great! Yum! I’m going to make some this weekend!
Mother’s Day dinner was Oat Pecan burgers. We liked them a lot but thought they could use a little more “zip.” Any suggestions? We will definitely be adding them to our regular menu. Thank you!
Maybe chopped onions, extra garlic or chili powder. Happy to hear you liked them!
Yummy looking Lia! Will definitely try them ASAP!
Tell me how you like them when you do!
What a great recipe for a veggie burger! I can tell based on the ingredients that this healthy meal packs a lot of flavor. I will have to make this for an upcoming “Meatless Monday” dinner!
Tell me what you think if you do make them. This is a homegrown recipe. 😉
Which gluten-free buns are those?? They look yummy!
They are from Jensen’s Bread. I found them at New Seasons.
Hi Lia, reading you all the way from Australia…. can you please tell me what nutritional yeast is? I haven’t seen it here & wondered if dried yeast I use in bread etc would be the same thing. Can’t wait for your reply – they look soooo yummy!!
Nutritional yeast is also know as brewers yeast. It is deactivated so it is used for flavor. Here is a blog post that helps explain. I am not sure you can get it in Australia, but you may be able to use something else or just skip it. http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2011/10/what-the-heck-is-nutritional-yeast.html
Thanks Lia…. of to get some ingredients & give these babies a try!
Tell me how you like them!
Looks good. I think I am going to try it. I am always looking for some good vegetarian recipes. Happy Spring to you!
And you too Maureen!
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Awesome Yummy and Delicious!!!!!
Yes, they are a family favorite!