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Kumara Cannellini Burgers Sweet potato Burgers

Kumara (Sweet Potato) and Cannellini Burger Patties

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 large kumara
  • 1 ½ cups drained and rinsed cannellini beans
  • 1 Tbsp chunky peanut butter (Pic’s is good)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp smoky spice mix or smoked paprika
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 Tbsp good quality cooking oil to adjust texture so you can easily form the mix into patties
  • Crushed gluten-free cornflake crumbs (Hubbard’s gluten free cornflakes are nice) to coat the patties


  1. Wash and boil the kumara in a pot well seasoned with salt, then scoop the flesh out of their skins.
  2. Place the warm kumara flesh in a large bowl and add the drained beans. Mash well – this may take a few minutes with a potato masher.
  3. Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, garlic and spice and mix well.
  4. Add oil as needed to get a handleable texture so you can form the mix into patties,
  5. Coat the patties with cornflakes crumbs.
  6. Heat a thin layer of cooking oil in a large frying pan and fry the patties for about 2-3 minutes each side until nicely browned.

Recipe Notes

Serve with salad or veges of your choice, or use as hamburger patties.