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Vegan Broccoli Cheeze Chickpea Burgers

  • Author: Alexis Joseph, MS, RD LD
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Entree


A deliciously heart vegan burger packed with broccoli cheeze flavor!


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets (1 medium head broccoli), finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 115oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp oat flour (or ground old-fashioned oats)
  • 1/4 cup whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed (if you’re not vegan, you can use 2 eggs instead)
  • 1 heaping tsp salt
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add onion and sautee for 7 minutes. Add broccoli and garlic and sautee for another 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Add carrot to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add in cooked veggie mixture, chickpeas, oat flour, bread crumbs, nutritional yeast, flax or eggs, salt, and pepper. Pulse until well-combined, but not mushy. It should still have texture.
  3. Form into four tightly packed patties. It may help to wet your hands. Place patties on a plate lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (I did an hour).
  4. Return pan to burner over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray or add additional oil for cooking the burgers. Once hot (the pan should sizzle), cook patties for about 4 minutes per side or until browned.
  5. Serve on whole grain buns or spinach with hummus or desired condiments.