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Spicy Bean Patties – Top 8 Free, Gluten Free, & Vegan

Spicy Bean Patties – Top 8 Free, Gluten Free, & Vegan

Spicy Bean Patties are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They taste delicious warm or cold.

Bean Patties are one of my favorite go-to meals because they are easy to throw together and make excellent leftovers. If food prep is one of your New Year resolutions, then I highly suggest adding spicy bean patties to your menu.

This recipe makes ten patties, so you can enjoy them when they are freshly made for dinner and then for lunch another day of the week. Or if you are looking for additional inspiration using beans, check out our favorite bean recipes

Make your spicy bean patties into an allergy-friendly spicy bean burger

Spicy bean patties are perfectly sandwiched in a pita, between your favorite gluten-free bun, or sweet potato toast (if you’re into that). The options are unlimited to make your spicy bean burger come together!

Add a dollop of guac, and you are seriously good to go. Or, break them up and sprinkle them over a salad for an extra boost of protein and not to mention flavor.

I love having a bunch of these in the fridge because they make a simple grab ’n go snack. Sometimes granola bars are too sweet, and I am in the mood for a savory pick me up, cue spicy bean patty snack party!

More about these spicy bean patties

These bean patties are made using lentils and chickpeas. However, you can feel free to use whatever bean you may have lying around in your cupboard or that you can eat.

I like to use two different types of beans for texture, which doesn’t mean you can’t make it a one-bean spicy bean patty. The only thing that you may need to look out for is the softness of the bean paste and how this may impact cooking time.

If your bean patty is super soft, then add a teaspoon of oat flour or cornmeal to bind it.

Now the question is, how will you eat your spicy bean patty?

See Also
The best Nut-Free Granola Bars

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Spicy Bean Patties – Top 8 Free, Gluten Free, & Vegan

  • Author: Kortney
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


Spicy Bean Patties are top 8 free, vegan, and gluten free! They are great eaten like a hamburger, with a salad, or as a snack on the go.


  • 1 can Lentils – rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Chickpeas – rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 1 small onion (approx. 1/4 cup) – minced
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Chili flakes (you can use more or less depending on how much heat you like!)
  • 1/4 cup Oat flour (GF) or cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil


  • Potato masher or fork
  • Large & small bowl
  • Frying pan


  1. Place lentils, chickpeas and salt in a large mixing bowl. Using either a potato masher or two forks mash the beans until they become a paste – it is ok to have some chunks for texture.
  2. Add the minced garlic, minced onions, chilli powder, oregano, and chilli flakes. Mix well.
  3. Place the oat flour in the small bowl. Scoop out the bean paste and form into a patty (roughly 1/4cup for ten patties). Roll the patty in the oat flour to lightly coat – pat the excess flour into the patty.
  4. Heat your frying pan. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the patties. Avoid overcrowding since the patties are quite soft and challenging to flip – you may need to batch cook them or use two pans. Cook on medium-high heat for roughly 5 minutes, until the patty is firm and crispy. Flip and cook the other side for another 4-5 minutes until crispy. Flip one more time and cook for a minute for an extra crispy patty.
  5. Serve fresh or store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


If your bean patty is super soft, then add a teaspoon of oat flour or cornmeal to bind it.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Serving Size: 2-3
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