VIDEO RECIPE: Vegan Peanut Butter Chickpea Burger

This vegan burger uses flaxseed as an egg substitute to hold together the ingredients for these patties. It’s made with ground oats, chickpeas, bell peppers and peanut butter and is seasoned with flavorful Moroccan spices, harissa (a Morocca chili paste) and ras el hanout. 

  • Yield:8-10 Burgers
  • Prep Time:20 Minutes
  • Cook Time:30 Minutes
  • Total Time:1 Hour


1 tbsp. ground flax seeds 

¼ cup water 

1 cup rolled oats 

2 (15.5-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 

1 red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, coarsely chopped 

⅓ cup fresh mint leaves 

Zest and juice from one lemon 

2 large garlic cloves 

2 tsp. ras el hanout (use one that is a little sweeter with more cinnamon flavors and little-to-no turmeric/curry)* 

1 tsp. ground cumin 

1 tsp. harissa paste 

½ cup Peanut Butter & Co Mighty Maple

3 tbsp. olive oil 

kosher salt and black pepper 

For serving: pita bread, cucumber slices, tahini sauce 


  1.  Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 

  2. Combine flax seeds and water in a small cup and whisk together. Set aside. 

  3. Place oats in a food processor and process until coarsely ground. Add half the chickpeas, bell pepper, mint, lemon zest and juice, garlic, spices, harissa, Peanut Butter& Co Mighty Maple, olive oil, and flax mixture, and process again until smooth. 

  4. Transfer to a bowl and stir in remaining chickpeas, and season to taste. 

  5. Use an ice cream scoop to place the batter onto the prepared baking sheet (about 6 burgers per sheet), and press slightly with hands to form burger-shaped patties. 

  6. Bake 15 minutes, then use a spatula to gently flip and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until golden and crisp around the edges. 

  7. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes before serving. 

  8. Serve on pita bread with fresh cucumber slices, lettuce, and tahini sauce. 

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