Baked Chickpea Burgers

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MBA, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, gluten-free, healthy


These Vegan Baked Chickpea Burgers are a great healthy main dish you can serve all year round.


  • 2 cups frozen kale
  • 2 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup unsalted tahini
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons coconut liquid aminos
  • 1 teaspoon no-salt seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place frozen kale in a medium bowl and defrost overnight in the fridge. Alternatively, you can defrost the kale in the microwave according to the package label.
  3. Combine the defrosted kale with the chickpeas in a food processor. Turn processor on high until ingredients are combined, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  4. Add the shallot, garlic, tahini, miso, cumin, paprika, coconut aminos, and no-salt seasoning to the food processor with the chickpeas and kale. Turn on high until ingredients are combined. If necessary, you can add a tablespoon of cold water to ensure that the ingredients get mixed together.
  5. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and use your hands to form approximately 8 burger patties.
  6. Place the patties on the sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Flip once, and then bake another 20 minutes, or until the tops of the burgers have turned golden brown.