Air Fryer Walnut Chickpea Burgers



Burger 🍔.

✅ These nutty patties are “meaty” enough for carnivores, well-balanced and are ready in less than 20 minutes!

☝🏼 And if you don’t have an air-fryer, there’s a skillet option just for you.




Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Protein - 16.5 g
  • Carbs - 33 g
  • Fat - 18.6 g


  • 1 small onion, finely minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup gluten free panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons vegan Worchestershire sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoons dijon mustard (sub for stoneground)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or braggs liquid aminos
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • for serving: low carb burger buns, lettuce, tomato, onion, vegan mayo

Cooking Utensils

  • food processor
  • air fryer or non-stick skillet


Air Fryer method:

  1. Add the onions, chickpeas, walnuts, panko, flaxseed, garlic, vegan Worchestershire, dijon, aminos, paprika and pepper to the food processor.
  2. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped and well-blended. The mixture should hold together; pulse a few more times if it seems too crumbly. Form into 6 patties.
  3. Lightly coat with avocado spray and Air Fry at 360F for 8 minutes.

Skillet method:

Follow steps 1 & 2 from above.

3. Lightly coat a large skillet with avocado spray and turn to medium heat. Place the burgers on the skillet and cook them until they’re browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the opposite sides, about 4 minutes more.


Training Day: Serve between Smart Baking Co. low carb burger buns (10% off coupon code: ninanyiri).  Top with dijon, lettuce, tomato and onion.

Rest Day: Serve topless or in a lettuce wrap with vegan mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion

Additional Information

Approximately 292 calories for 1 patty and Smart Baking low carb burger bun (toppings not included).

~1 palm protein, 1 fist carbs, 2 thumbs fat

Calories may vary depending on brand of ingredients, substitutions and serving size.

Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

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