Ever since we created our first grain-free, egg-free plantain burgers we cannot stop thinking about them. And our addiction for veggie burgers continues.

Veggie burgers might always get bad press for not being true ‘burgers’. And that’s okay. So maybe we should just call these plantain rounds. But to be honest – plantain rounds? That doesn’t sound that amazing. Nothing eye catching. Definitely not a blog worthy recipe title. Right?

So back to calling these veggie burgers 🙂

We aren’t really sure why we love these veggie plantain burgers so much but we do. When we made these a few weeks ago, we would find ways to sneak into the fridge and grab one to snack on. Okay, Lori really did that. But who ate all the plantain burgers doesn’t really matter. Because once you make these you will find yourself doing the same thing.

Kale veggie egg-free, gluten-free burger made from plantains.

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You will soon be amazed how making vegan friendly and grain-free burgers can be. Plus the great thing you can add in any spice you like to make it your own.

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Let’s be honest, sometimes we all just want to sit down and enjoy a big burger without all the bloat and guilt that can come afterwards.

These veggie plantain burgers are the answer.  They will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied!

Do we have you running to the store?

Or perhaps you have these ingredients on hand and you are dashing to the kitchen!!

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What… you’re not running to the kitchen?! 

Here are 5 reasons you need to eat these kale grain-free vegan plantain burger.

1. Plantains. Enough said.

2. No flour! So need to worry about if it’s gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, etc.

3. Burgers are so in right now, right?

4. Great way to eat kale.

5. Because it’s fun to see everyones faces as they see you eat this veggie burger and ask you what you are eating?

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A little mix of sweet and savory. These burgers have a slightly sweet taste mixed with some tahini and sun-dried tomato flavors bursting through.

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Easy to make. Taste great. And perfect for making homemade burgers with the family. Remember you can use our plantain bread as the bun 🙂

Substitution ideas:

Replace plantain with potato or sweet potato. Might make more dense burger as plantains are more starchy.

Replace sunflower seeds with any nut or seed of choice.

Replace kale with spinach.

Replace tahini with any nut butter or sunbutter.

Here is recipe for these amazing grain-free vegan veggie burgers.

Kale sun-dried tomato plantain veggie burger

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: makes 8 burgers

Kale sun-dried tomato plantain veggie burger

A simple healthy veggie burger made with kale and plantains that you can enjoy guilt free. Gluten-free. Egg-free. Dairy-free. Grain-free.


  • 7 oz steamed plantain
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey or maple
  • handful kale
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini


  1. Peel plantain and steam for about 20 minutes.
  2. Place plantain plus remaining ingredients into food processor.
  3. Blend until everything comes together.
  4. If batter is dry, add water 1 tablespoon at a time.
  5. You want a slightly sticky easy to use batter.
  6. Once everything is blended together scoop out burgers.
  7. Makes about 8 burgers depending on how big you want them.
  8. To bake: place in 350 degree oven, paste each side with some coconut oil and bake for 12-15 minutes on each side.
  9. To cook on skillet: Place some coconut oil in pan. Place burgers on skillet over medium heat. Cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side.

Now let’s enjoy some veggie plantain burgers this Spring!

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16 thoughts on “Kale veggie burgers made from plantains.

  1. These look delicious! LOVE the video. Gave me a little more confidence to try these out! We will see how it goes 🙂

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:50 am
    1. thanks Sara, yes let us know if you do!

      Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm
  2. So creative with the plantains! My favorite veggie burger also had a sunflower seed base so one day soon I will have to give this a try!

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm
    1. thanks Georgia, we love making fun things with plantains, and sunflower seeds are the best we feel for burgers 😉

      Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:18 pm
  3. Ok, I seriously need these in my life! The ingredients are PERFECT for me! You girls are just so darn smart… xoxo

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm
    1. we had a feeling you would like these 🙂 xo

      Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:18 pm
  4. Yummy I enjoy a veggie burger every now and then, even though I eat meat

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm
    1. same here Jojo!

      Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm
  5. Just want to let you girls know what an awesome job you’re doing on video production.

    I’d love to know an alternative for the plantain, as it’s too high in sugar for me. It looks delicious though!

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm
  6. These look great! I would have never thought of putting plantains in veggie burgers! I think they’d add a great texture. Also, that red cabbage topper looks incredible!!! I think it’d be a great contrast. Yum!

    Posted on April 25, 2014 at 10:01 am
  7. oh my gosh i love that you posted the gas part! it’s so true though, especially with store bought veggie burgers. THE WORST. i’m excited to try your recipe, thanks for sharing!

    Posted on April 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm
    1. 🙂

      Posted on April 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm
  8. Whoa! Would never have thought to even try this! Now I can’t wait! 🙂

    Thanks for such a beautiful blog and sharing your experiences!


    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm
  9. I made the following subsitutions:
    Plantain -> Kabocha
    Sunflower seeds -> Sunflower seed butter
    Honey -> Blackstrap molasses & Monkfruit
    Sundried tomatoes -> Beets
    Turned out great!!
    I bet this would be good with a hemp mayo or plant based aoli.

    Posted on July 8, 2017 at 11:39 pm
    1. Sounds wonderful! Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

      Posted on July 9, 2017 at 1:06 pm