These Vegan Oat Burgers are quick and easy to make and also my all-time favorite for flavor and texture! The mushroom pieces give a slight 'meaty' texture and the onions, hickory smoke, and other spices pack in the flavor! Sure to please even the pickiest palates! Plus, they're gluten-free and nut-free!
Folks, if you've never tried vegan oat burgers, I have to say, you've really been missing out! And if you have, I hope this recipe will be a new twist for you. We love this burger topped with a creamy vegan dressing, or with a slice of melted vegan cheddar on top.
Related recipe: Vegan Savory Oatmeal
What do you need to make these awesome Veggie Burgers?
- Chopped onion, and mushrooms
- Onion & Garlic Powder, Italian Seasoning, & Rubbed Sage - Simply heavenly together! Smells SO good!
- Quick oats - the smaller pieces cook faster and hold together better
- Braggs Liquid Aminos - you can sub Soy Sauce but this stuff tastes WAY better and it's lower in sodium
- Wright's Hickory Smoke - simply love this stuff! Sold in most grocery stores, it just adds that special touch.
- Nutritional Yeast Flakes - you won't really taste these, but they add a buttery goodness you mustn't leave out!
- Olive oil - I suggest extra virgin if you have it. Really great taste!
Related recipe: Vegan Lentil cakes
Steps to making the Vegan Oat Burger Recipe:
Grab all your ingredients together and put everything EXCEPT your quick oats into a medium saucepan. We'll add the oats later!
Bring all ingredients except the oats to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
After simmering for 10 minutes, add your quick oats. Stir until well combined, remove your pot from the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Your burger mixture should now be firm enough to use a scoop and shape into burgers! I use a rather heaping ⅓ cup measure, and put it into a plastic wide-mouth lid for 'shaping'. Patting it with your hands will also do the trick!
Here's how it looks when it's flattened into the lid shape. Some people like to use the wide-mouth metal lid plus a ring, and this will help 'push' out the burger as necessary. I go for whatever works fastest at the time!!
If you spray your 'burger mold' with a bit of pan spray every now and then, your burgers will slide out easily!!
Bake at 350 degrees for about half an hour or until golden and crispy on both sides. Flip half way through baking time.
That's it guys! Really quick and easy and SO tasty! I wish I could bottle this scent and send it to you. Your house will smell amazing!
This recipe makes about 12 burgers if you use a heaping ⅓ cup of mixture per burger. If you're cooking for one or two, you might want to freeze a few (I'll wager you'll gobble them first).
Just put a piece of parchment or freezer paper between the burgers and they are ready to take out, reheat, and enjoy! Vegan Fast Food at it's best!
Love nuts? Chop up half a cup of walnuts and toss those into the mix also. Adds a nice crunch a few more calories if you need some power to keep you goin'!
Related recipe: Meatless Meatballs
How will you eat your Vegan Oat Burger?
- On a bun, dripping with Vegan Nacho Cheese sauce or smeared with vegan mayo?
- On a plate, covered in steaming gravy with a side of potato wedges?
- Sliced in a wrap along with sautéed peppers and onions?
- Drenched in BBQ Sauce and served with a side of oven baked vegan cauliflower?
- With some amazing vegan broccoli salad?
You'll have to leave me a note in the comments and let me know how you love to eat these!
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Smoky Mushroom Vegan Oat Burger
- 2 ½ cups Water
- 1 cup Chopped Onion, finely diced
- 1 cup Chopped Mushrooms, finely chopped
- 6 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Aminos, or soy sauce if Bragg's unavailable
- ¼ cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes
- ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 2 teaspoon Rubbed Sage
- 1 ½ teaspoon Liquid Smoke, I use Wright's Hickory Smoke
- dash Cayenne Pepper
Add after simmering above ingredients:
- 3 cups Quick Oats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients except the Quick Oats to a med sized saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- After simmering everything else for 10 minutes, add quick oats to the pan and stir to mix well. Immediately remove from heat.
- Let burger mixture rest for about 5-10 minutes.
- Now burger mixture should be firm enough to shape. Use a heaping ⅓ cup and shape in a wide-mouth mason jar lid or other similar size.
- Spray lid with pan-spray or give it a slight bit of oil to be able to turn burger out of form quickly and easily.
- Place on pan-sprayed or parchment lined baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until lightly browned, flipping after 15 minutes.
Excellent oat burger, way better than the recipe I've been using too. We all loved them, no complaints at all. Thank you for sharing. I need to make some more.
Has anyone tried bbqing these burgers?
I am afraid these burgers might not hold up to being flipping on the grill and might stick to the grates a little. I recommend baking the vegan oat burgers, or maybe air frying (reduce the time, I haven't tried it!) to get a little bit of the crisp on them.
Yum!!! So good! Adding this to my favorite recipes list.
Yayy I am so glad! Enjoy it!
I want to try this. Is it possible to substitute sunflower seeds in place of nuts?
Hi Monique, the recipe doesn't have nuts, they are an optional addition for some texture. I think sunflower seeds would work just fine if you want to add those! Let me know how it works out!
I've made these around 50 times now! I use regular oats and throw them in at the same time as everything else, and I also use double the amount of mushrooms (because I LOVE mushrooms). I never tire of these and my friends love them too. A genius recipe .. Thanks so much
I am so glad to hear that!!
Made these tonight for dinner. I love the tip about the wide mouth mason jar lids. I do not llike liquid smoke and usually substitute smoked paprika. Unfortunately I was out of that too, so I followed another reviewers advice and used worchesthire sauce instead. I also forgot to add the oil and did not realize it until they were in the oven. These turned out so good. My 5 year old liked them and that is enough to get a 5 star rating from me, but my husband and I both really enjoyed them too. I especially liked them with a little barbaque sauce and spicy dill pickles. I will make these again, and try them with the smoked paprika. I am also intrigued with the idea of smooshing them flat in a pan and baking that way as another commentator suggested. If I try it I will report back. Thanks for the easy and tasty recipe.
So glad to hear your 5 year old liked these! I keep meaning to try these smooshed flat too, but haven't gotten around to it! If you do try that, please report back because that would be so helpful to know!
I was curious if anyone has tried just smishing it all out onto a sheet Pan and baking it that way?
Hi, I read through all the comment and don't see anyone who's tried it this way. I think it can work though! I do feel like flipping the burgers halfway through makes them a little more crispy on both sides, but I think a large tray bake would be OK too! Would you cut them up and eat them as burgers/sandwiches? Or just cut them up and serve them on a plate with sides?
I have to admit I was a skeptic going in because it seemed too good to be true, but it was better than I could have imagined! I subbed Worcestershire for smoke and parm cheese for nutritional yeast, added walnuts and the burgers were fantastic! One question: I didn't add the parm and walnuts until the end of the simmer; was that the correct interpretation? Thanks for a wonderful dinner and leftovers!
So glad to hear you liked it!! So curious to hear what made you try it if you were skeptical lol
The parm/nutritional yeast and walnuts can be added at the beginning, but there's no wrong time to add them! As long as the oats are added at the end, otherwise they would get too cooked and the burgers might not have a great texture.