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Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers

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These Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers are perfect for any time of day and ideal for meal prep. Just 5 ingredients, quick prep, and easy cleanup!

Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers – My FAVORITE veggie burger recipe ever. It's so easy, quick, and freezer friendly. Vegan and gluten free.

Helloooooooo perfect sunflower seed veggie burgers! I know there are approximately one billion different ways to make veggie burgers and there so many different types – black bean, sweet potato, chickpea, eggplant, etc. But my favorite of all? These sunflower seed burgers!

A lot of veggie burgers lack crunch or substance when you bite into them. These burgers are different. They’re slightly crispy on the outside, and perfectly soft and dense on the inside. And best of all? They’re EASY.

How to Make Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers:

  1. First things first – cook your brown rice. I use our Instant Pot for rice to speed up the process.
  2. While that’s cooking, food process your sunflower seeds until they’re coarsely ground (see photo below). Remove from food processor and set aside.
  3. Food process your carrots until they’re roughly chopped.
  4. In a large bowl, combine sunflower seeds, carrots, and remaining ingredients. Mix until fully combined.
  5. Use your hands to shape the mixture into patties – it should make about 6 burgers. Place them onto a baking sheet and bake.

That’s it! Just a few simple steps and you have 6 sunflower seed veggie burgers ready to be devoured. Which brings me to my next point: allllllll of the glorious ways to eat these!

Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers – My FAVORITE veggie burger recipe ever. It's so easy, quick, and freezer friendly. Vegan and gluten free.
Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers – My FAVORITE veggie burger recipe ever. It's so easy, quick, and freezer friendly. Vegan and gluten free.

You can go traditional and slap the burger on a bun – I recommend crunchy sprouts and lots of avocado. You can go lower carb and wrap the burger up in lettuce – avocado is also a good addition here. You can top the burger with a yolky fried egg and serve it up for breakfast – again, is avocado ever a bad topping?

However you decide to enjoy these Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers, just make them ASAP and tell me what you think! Tag us in a picture on Instagram so we can share your magic on our stories!

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Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers

Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers – My FAVORITE veggie burger recipe ever. It's so easy, quick, and freezer friendly. Vegan and gluten free.

These Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers are perfect for any time of day and ideal for meal prep. Just 5 ingredients, quick prep, and easy cleanup!

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 63” veggie burgers 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • olive oil*

 

Instructions

  1. Cook your brown rice – I used the Instant Pot to speed things up. Preheat the oven to 400º and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Food process your sunflower seeds until they’re coarsely ground (see photo below). Remove from food processor and set aside. Grate your carrots.
  3. In the food processor, combine pulsed sunflower seeds, grated carrots, and remaining ingredients. Pulse until fully combined. If the mixture is a bit dry/crumbly, add a quick drizzle of olive oil to help bind it together. 
  4. Use your hands to shape the mixture into patties – it should make about 6 – 3 inch burgers.
  5. Bake the veggie burgers for 18-20 minutes, flipping once at the halfway point. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Notes

I made a quick chipotle mayo for these burgers: Mix together 1/4 cup vegan mayo and 1 tablespoon of sriracha. That’s it! 

For topping, I used red onion, spicy sprouts, and avocado.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 burger

Keywords: sunflower seeds, veggie burger, carrots, meal prep, easy, vegan, vegetarian, healthy, gluten free, brown rice,

Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers – My FAVORITE veggie burger recipe ever. It's so easy, quick, and freezer friendly. Vegan and gluten free.

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22 Comments
  • Jacqueline Debono
    July 29, 2019

    I love how easy these veggie burgers are! Plus the idea to use sunflowers seeds is brilliant! Pinning for later!

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Yes! They’re super simple! :) Enjoy.

  • Amanda
    July 28, 2019

    These sound so hearty and delicious! What a perfect alternative to your typical burger. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      They’re super filling! Hope you enjoy!

  • Nicole
    July 28, 2019

    I never thought making these would be so easy,! The ingredients seem normal too and easily accessible.

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Yes! Easy ingredients and easy process. :)

  • Donna
    July 28, 2019

    I LOVE veggie burgers and am always looking for new ways to make them. Have never had one with sunflower seeds before, but I absolutely love it for something different!! So good

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Me too! These are definitely one of my favorite versions!

  • Michele
    July 28, 2019

    Mmmmm! LOVE veggie burgers. They sounds so good with the chipotle mayo and the crunchy sunflower seeds.

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Same! Let me know what you think. :)

  • Jenni LeBaron
    July 27, 2019

    I was just having a discussion with the fella this week about veggie burgers and he said he’s never had one, which is just crazy to me because there are so many great options. This one would go down a treat at our house. Love the textures and flavors in this recipe!

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Never had a veggie burger? Whaaaaa? How? This recipe is one of my favorites! Let me know what you think. <3

  • Analida Braeger
    July 27, 2019

    This looks like an awesome alternative to a meat burger :) I would try !

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Definitely a good meatless option!

  • Tatiana
    July 27, 2019

    Oh my gosh…those seed burgers look like they have so much texture! Insane! And the fact that they are vegetarian makes the recipe even better. Love it.

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Tons of yummy texture! Crunchy on the outside, tender inside. :)

  • Sharon
    July 25, 2019

    I’ve never heard of sunflower seed burgers but I’ve never met a burger I didn’t like so I am excited to try this!

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Sunflower seeds make a fantastic veggie burger! Hope you enjoy!

  • Julie
    July 25, 2019

    Do you use hulled sunflower seeds, or do you grind up the shell and all in the food processor? I have a giant batch of sunflower seeds still in the hull and no idea what to do with them, because I’m sure not going to spend the time to crack each one open, haha — I’m on a quest for a recipe that uses the shell too!

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      My sunflower seeds were already hulled. Shelling them would be a big pain!

  • Lindsey Pine
    July 25, 2019

    I need a new veggie burger recipe in my repertoire! I love the emphasis on sunflower seeds. They’re just so delicious and nutrient dense!

    • thefitchen
      July 30, 2019

      Yay! This one will be a perfect addition to your rotation!