Sweet Potato Ranch Chickpea Burgers

 
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After Labor Day and in West Michigan a change of weather has brought with it all the fall feels. And these burgers fit that fall vibe. Not only because they are orange (ha) but they have a comfy taste to them because they are filled with sweet potatoes. Dare I ask – what is more comforting than a potato?

BUT they will also bring you sweet memories of summer because they have a light ranch taste!

Vegan Ranch Powder
I attribute my first taste of ranch dressing years ago to my now love of salad. As with all things though, as your tastes mature, so thank goodness did that love of ranch. I eventually branched beyond that not so healthy stuff that people drown their salad greens in to homemade vinaigrettes, such as our Strawberry Lime Chipotle Vinaigrette and now to oil free salad dressings, such as our Zippy Cilantro Peanut Butter Oil Free Dressing that are equally satisfying and 100% heart healthier.

Back to the ranch though! I wanted to develop a ranch powder though, that could be used as a seasoning. The caveat though was it needed to be dairy free. Most store or homemade ranch powers contain some form of dry milk powder.

My store exploration led me to dairy free coconut milk powder. This is vegan, gluten free and dairy free! And the vegan non dairy ranch powder was developed.

Now, a word to note – this is coconut milk powder, emphasis on the coconut. After I first created the powder, I took a smell of it and oof, it smelled very coconut -y. But I let it sit for a day, took another smell and the coconut smell had lessened. SO if you hate coconut, this may not be for you. Although on the other hand, my husband (not the biggest coconut fan) did love these burgers, so if you are up for an adventure try this out!

The Vegan Veggie Burger
This burger has a great taste going on it it! It is soft, yet crisp. Perfect in a bowl or atop a bun. Simple ingredients such as sweet potatoes, chickpeas and a flax egg are combined to form the patties. Only 3 ingredients make these super simple to whip up for a weeknight dinner!

They are then rolled in a mixture of aquafaba, then our dairy free ranch seasoning mixed with nutritional yeast and gluten free panko. This gives the burger a nice mild flavor and crunch!

Bake in the oven to get crispy and dinner is done!

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Sweet Potato Ranch Chickpea Burgers

Recipe by Sarah HayesCourse: Main

Good for you ingredients including a ranch seasoning make this veggie burger a great weeknight dinner idea!

Ingredients


  • 1 – 15.5 oz can no salt added chickpeas

  • 1/2 cup diced cooked sweet potatoes

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/4 cup aquafaba

  • 3 Tblsp non dairy ranch mix (recipe below)

  • 2 Tblsp nutritional yeast

  • 1/3 cup gluten free panko*

  • 2 Tblsp coconut milk powder

  • 1 Tblsp dried parsley

  • 1 Tblsp freeze dried chives 1 1/2 t. onion powder

  • 1 t. garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/4 tsp dried dill

  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram

Directions

  • Sweet Potato Ranch Chickpea Burgers Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Drain chickpeas, reserving aquafaba from can (this is the liquid that the chickpeas are in!). Rinse well.
  • Add chickpeas, sweet potato and garlic to food processor and pulse lightly. You want a mixture that is chunky but not puréed.
  • Form this mixture into 5 vegan burger patties.
  • In a small shallow pan, pour your aquafaba.

  • In another shallow pan, combine ranch mix, nutritional yeast and panko.

  • Form an assemble line with your patties and two shallow pans.
  • Dip your burgers in aquafaba and then coat with your panko mix.
  • Place on parchment lined baking pan.

  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Flip burgers and bake additional 15 minutes.
  • Vegan Ranch Powder:
  • Combine all ingredients from coconut milk powder to marjoram in a small bowl with lid.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Cover and let sit for 12 – 24 hours.

Notes

  • *you could sub non gluten free panko if not gluten free

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