Hemp Protein Burgers


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Even though I am usually all about raw food, I had a strong desire to make a cooked, kick-ass delicious, high protein, super nutritious, all natural, vegan burger. I think I had read so many places that people had tried and had a hard time doing it or finding a good recipe for one and I have been determined to do it. Well, mission accomplished and I feel really happy with this one. I love them!

A bonus is that I wanted a burger that can be popped into the toaster, to have nutritious, on the go, fast food. So you make up a ton of these on a Sunday, refrigerate some, freeze some, then whenever you’re hungry and need something quick, pop one or two in the toaster and that’s it – hot super nutritious, protein packed, delicious burger made!

I think that’s Awesome. ; )

Hemp Protein Burgers


Hemp Protein Burgers


1 cup Hemp Protein
1 can Black Beans
1 cup Walnuts
½ cup Hemp seeds
½ cup Chia
½ c Sunflower seeds – soaked
½ cup Pumpkin seeds – soaked
1 Carrot – medium size, aprox 1 – 1 ½ cups)
1 Zucchini – small to medium size, aprox 1 – 1 ½ cups)
¼ cup Parsley  (I used almost ½ cup)
1 Onion
2 Garlic Cloves
3 Tbsp Tamari
1 Tbsp Onion powder
1 Tbsp Chili powder
2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Rosemary
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Turmeric


Soak sunflower and pumpkin seeds for an hour or two first. Place seeds in a bowl covered with water and let sit, before using make sure to drain and rinse.

Put chia seeds in a bowl with 1 cup water to thicken and gelatinize.

Process carrot, zucchini, parsley, onion and garlic in food processor. Add walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and process with vegetables until broken down but still chunky. Remove and put into big mixing bowl. Process black beans until half broken down and then add to bowl. Add hemp protein, hemp seeds, gelatinized chia seeds, tamari and spices and mix all together.

Make into patties – 1/3 cup for smaller ones or ½ cup for larger patties. These can be dehydrated or you can cook them in the oven.

To dehydrate – Flatten patties down on teflex sheet and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 4 hours. Flip onto mesh screen and continue dehydrating until dry and slightly crispy. I estimate 4-6 more hours, but that’s speculative as I tried the cooking method to test it.

To cook – Oil a baking tray with coconut oil and flatten patties down on tray. Cook at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until dry and slightly crispy and then flip over and continue cooking for another 20-25 minutes, until dry and slightly crispy on other side.

Patties can be packed in freezer bags and frozen.
I made 1/3 cup patties and it made 22 patties.
To heat from the fridge or freezer you can heat in a frying pan or pop into the toaster until warm and toasty.


How to in pictures

ingredients for Hemp Protein Burgers

Get ingredients ready – nuts, seeds, veg above and beans, tamari and spices below..

Process vegetables..

Add walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds..

Process, but leave them still chunky like this..

I processed black beans separately..but they can be added with nuts and seeds above. Leave them only half broken up also. Everything processed is left chunky to give a good texture and the chia seeds will help to hold everything together.

Put all processed veg, seeds, nuts, beans in bowl and add chia, hemp protein and hemp seeds..

Spices and herbs from the garden.. I chopped the rosemary and oregano and tossed the larger stems. You can use dried if you don’t have fresh.

Add spices, and then mix well..

Form into patties on teflex sheets or as I did here on pans oiled with coconut oil. I got 23 burgers..

I froze 16 burgers – 4 bags of 4, and kept the rest in the fridge.. they went quick!

This is my favorite way to eat them.. wrapped in lettuce with condiments. Mine had hemp oil mayonnaise, stone ground mustard, dill pickles, hot banana peppers, some of the tossed salad we had made, avocado, sprouts..

I also like to eat them crumbled on a salad.. or for on the go – pop in toaster, spread with mayo and hot sauce and run out the door with it. ; )


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  • Rhondy

    Hello Robin,

    I found your site looking for a raw butternut squash recipe for a Shavout recipe for family and friends.

    I was pleased with how it turned out. I froze the remainder of the batch (Did not know if it freezes well or not, but gave it a try.)

    I too am a fitness and food enthusiast.

    I would like to try the Hemp burger recipe you shared, I, too, have been unable to find a “good” dehydrated veggie burger that is satisfying and super healthy. Recipes have been supper dry or overly moist and does not capture the best of what I have experienced in the past in a vegan burger. Would you suggest I try your burger? I would like to prepare it for my family for “burger night”.

    I am mostly all raw with family members who do eat some cooked food.I can sprout and lightly cook the beans. What do you think?

    Please let me know as I am excited to have found your site and thank you for sharing your know-how. I look forward to experiencing other recipes, workout routines and advice.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Rhondy!
      I love this recipe but haven’t tried it dehydrated. I usually make my nutmeat patties recipe for a raw burger personally. I love that recipe as well. I’ll include the link below to compare because I have made this one hundreds of times (it was a fav at a restaurant I worked at) So you can compare and decide.

      The hemp burger was the best vegan cooked burger I think I have ever had. Really liked this one, and besides cooking the beans, which you would have to do, I think it would be ok dehydrated.

      Please let me know your results if you try! I think it’ll work.
      Here’s the Nutloaf Patties to compare: http://www.robinskey.com/a-favorite-raw-recipe-nutmeat-patties/

      Wonderful to meet you! & best wishes with the burgers. I think you will be happy with the results! Happy you found me too! thx.

  • Rhondy

    Thank you Robin for your prompt response. I will try both of burgers or patties. Please let me know the brand of Hemp powder you use. Is Hemp powder the same as Hemp seed ground?

    • Hi Rhondy, I love and use Ruth’s hemp powder. I know Ruth and really believe in her products being high quality. I think hemp seeds have a fairly high fat content and would turn more clay like when ground, as opposed to powdery like hemp protein. That being said I love to use foods straight from the source and love to use fresh hemp seeds. You could substitute some ground oats in it too, or something similar to get the texture. Best wishes with the burger making!!

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    It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and
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