Sweet Potato Hemp Burgers – high vibe gluten-free vegan deliciousness

  • Sweet potato hemp seed burgers with pumpkin seed and spices vegan & gluten-free

Just dancing in my kitchen here, weaving, twisting and twirling and seeing which recipes want to come into being this week. Delighted to say that sweet potato hemp burgers have happened. This was also requested by readers on my facebook page 🙂 so here we go!

Left to my own devices, I tend to gravitate to seeds in my cuisine. There’s something about the way they make me feel. Perhaps it’s the way their energy dances with me, nourishing me, infusing their high vibrational goodness into my body.

Maybe I just like the way they taste when grilled or baked. I mean grilling (broiling in the USA) brings out a depth of flavour that excites the taste buds.

Sweet potato hemp seed burgers with pumpkin seed and spices vegan & gluten-free

OK, so you will need a food processor for this (or blender). You are going to break down the seeds (as well as hemp seeds we also slip in pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for good measure) to a meal first.

Then we add the grated sweet potato, spices, seasoning and coconut – blend it up – shape into patties – couldn’t be easier really.

In this recipe, I am embracing the nutritional benefits of hemp seeds. If you have been tuning into my blog or books for any time, then you will know that hemp seeds feature regularly in what I do. I just LOVE ’em! Be sure that you get the ‘hulled’ (shelled) seeds (also called hemp seed hearts)… because if you get ones with the husks still on you’ll a gritty burger (noooooo thanks!).

Why do I love hemp seeds? They have noteworthy health benefits, not least that they give the natures perfect balance of omega 3 & omega 6 essential fats.

Of course, we are also talking ‘complete protein’ in that they contain all 21 known amino acids (the building blocks of protein) including the 9 essential ones that human beings can’t produce themselves. As well as growth and repair, protein is responsible for making neurotransmitters, our internal messaging service that sends the signals around your body to make it function. Hemp comes up top for protein power and is well recognised as a superfood by those seeking a healthy protein source. Read All About Hemp Seeds & Their Benefits HERE

Sweet potato hemp seed burgers with pumpkin seed and spices vegan & gluten-free

Honestly, I can eat these hemp burgers on their own with nothing else, even without sauce.

They are crisp on the outside and delightfully moist on the inside, jam-packed with flavour. That said, they do also serve nicely with loads of things. They also work well with tomato or tahini-based sauces.

I like them with salad. A friend popped round yesterday afternoon (right after I’d made another batch haha – I am sure it was planned!!) and said he was making potato wedges and beans for dinner, so I sent him off with three hemp burgers – perfect combo!

Sweet potato hemp seed burgers with pumpkin seed and spices vegan & gluten-free

OK before we get to the recipe – a quick shout out for sweet potatoes. We are using them raw and grated in this recipe, no pre-cooking needed (easy-peasy!).

Did you know…  sweet potatoes are especially high in vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene)… in fact, one sweet potato is said to carry at least 400% of your RDA!

They also have high levels of Vitamin C & the B vitamins, manganese, potassium, copper, phosphorus, antioxidants – to name a few. Here’s another delicious recipe for sweet potato fans too: Turmeric & Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Hemp Burgers - high vibe gluten-free vegan deliciousness

Sweet Potato Hemp Burgers - high vibe gluten-free vegan deliciousness

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

An easy sweet potato hemp burger with pumpkin seeds and coconut.


  • 100g hemp seeds (shelled)
  • 100g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 175g sweet potato (i.e. a smallish one)
  • 50g creamed coconut
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • A big twist of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated)
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Grind the seeds to a meal in a food processor or blender. You are looking for a rustic meal (some fine, some rough).
  • Peel and grate your sweet potato.
  • Grate your creamed coconut block (or coconut butter). Be SURE not to use coconut cream by mistake as this will make it too soggy. You need to use this stuff here CREAMED COCONUT which comes in a solid block.
  • Add all ingredients to the food processor and blend thoroughly, until everything combines. You should be able to press together with your fingers and have it stick together perfectly.
  • Shape into 8 to 10 patties.
  • You can pop them into the fridge for a while to firm up if you like (not essential).
  • Pop them under the grill (broiler in the USA) and tan on both sides (about 7 minutes each side, depending on your grill).
  • Enjoy immediately or eat cold at your leisure.
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    Sweet potato hemp seed burgers with pumpkin seed and spices vegan & gluten-free




    1. Linda Mills June 7, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Trinity, thank you for sharing all of your wonderful recipes with us! I would love to make these burgers but I’m wondering if you could suggest a replacement for the creamed coconut / butter? We have a product called coconut cream but it’s just a very thick version of coconut milk. The products you use are just not that available in the US. Also, if you’re able to, it would be great to include the US equivalent measurements like, ounces, 1/4 cup vs grams, etc.

      • Hiya try to substitute with 2 tablespoons of almond or peanut butter instead (or even one tablespoon of the ‘cream’ instead perhaps.
        You can get creamed coconut in health food stores in the USA in Canada (have done that plenty there myself) – in the section with the coconut milk usually.
        Ah yes -lucky I got the recipe up at all (so busy right now) – haven’t always got time to convert, although I try when I can.
        Love to ya x

    2. Verity June 7, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

      Do you think this would work raw in a dehydrator?

    3. Jan June 7, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Trin !! These look fabulous – as always. We have a gang here on the farm, coming and going all summer, so I can never have too many burgers on hand. I often make up a double batch, then freeze them for ’emergency’ barbeques.
      I can’t wait to hear about your kitchen retreats. If I had wings I would be there in a flash. Much love to everyone with you there. You will be part of a loving food fest/feast!.

    4. Charles E Vigneau June 8, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

      They look absolutely delicious. Will be trying these for sure.
      much love

    5. Ornella July 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      Again another fabulous recipe. The perfect blend of texture, flavors and magic you create never disappoints. Very grateful for sharing this recipe. One can never have enough of this healthy food!

    6. June April 2, 2020 at 2:50 am - Reply

      I made these burgers tonight and they were delicious and so easy! I have tried various burgers in the past and they usually fell apart. These held together very well and were so easy to handle.

      Thank you for sharing this wholesome recipe…I love hemp seeds and sweet potato!

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