White Bean and Quinoa Burgers

Looking for a FAILSAFE burger that’s also vegetarian and filled with the good stuff? You’re in luck because these white bean and quinoa burgers are just that. Bonus because they also taste really good.

We are big time burger fans and generally have them at least once a week. But sometimes we all crave something less … meaty, which can be a bit hard on the FAILSAFE diet. That is, until I remember that beans are safe and make a delicious base for veggie burgers.

My go-to bean burger is the black bean burger. It’s quick and easy and I know that we all like it. That makes it a little hard for me to stray from the tried-and-true-nature of it all. I’m glad I did, though, because these white bean and quinoa burgers are tasty and have an added punch of nutrition thanks to the quinoa. And if you use red quinoa, you also get an added punch of color.

When I first made these, I topped mine with a white bean sauce. I don’t recommend it. (Too many beans…) I’d suggest using the pear + carob bbq sauce or the FAILSAFE dipping sauce instead. Both are much better choices for the bean burgers.

I was also pleasantly surprised when The Big Kid said she liked them. So I’m going to go ahead and call these kid-friendly. Because if MY kid likes them, I have a feeling most kids will like them.

Recipe Card

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Rest Time 10 min Total Time 45 mins Servings: 12


Looking for a way to turn pears into something more … fun? These pear oat bars are a soft and sweet and a great way to fancy up our one and only fruity treat.



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Grease a 7 x 11 inch pan and set aside.

  2. Combine shortening or butter and brown sugar and mix with a hand mixer on medium speed until fully incorporated. Add flour and baking soda and mix well. Stir in the oats and the water by hand. Press half of batter into the greased pan and set aside the rest.

  3. In another bowl mix together the pears and 1/4 cup sugar. Spread the pears over the first layer of batter in pan. Top with remaining oat batter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

  4. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bar

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 237kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.4g15%
Saturated Fat 2.7g14%
Sodium 56mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugars 15.7g
Protein 3.1g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet friendly. It is also gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, soy free, and low salicylate. 

Keywords: pears, oats, dessert, bars

Emily @ My Failsafe Life

Diving feet first into a FAILSAFE diet after years of struggling with digestive issues and feeling like crap.

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