Baked Vegan Quinoa Patties

These healthy and delicious baked vegan quinoa patties are perfect for prepping ahead as a side dish or an easy meal. Served with a side of quick homemade avocado lime dipping sauce these are a healthy bite you’re sure to crave.

Baked vegan quinoa patties

Vegan quinoa patties are a definite new favorite in my house. They’re baked, so I can make them all at once and enjoy them throughout the week on whatever we please. We’ve personally been enjoying them with the avocado lime dip I’m sharing today, but they’d be delicious with a huge variety of toppings and dips.

I’m always happy to share a good staple recipe like this, because it pairs so well with a lot of other recipes on my blog. No matter the season, these vegan quinoa cakes can be enjoyed throughout the year with your favorite salads and soups.

What you’ll love about this recipe

Quinoa patty mixture in a bowl
  • Great source of plant-based protein. Quinoa is a complete protein, and it’s delicious!
  • These patties are also gluten-free!
  • A quick 15 minute prep, and a 15 minute bake makes these easy to prepare any time.
  • They keep well for at least 5 days, making them ideal for lunch prep or easy meals throughout the week.
  • Delicious with soup, salad, or homemade dips as a snack. Even shape them larger for a healthy vegan sandwich or wrap filling.


There are actually a lot of ways to work quinoa into patty form. This version of a quinoa cake uses a few easy, flavorful ingredients to bind and balance them.

Ingredients for the vegan quinoa cakes
  • Quinoa – I like tricolor quinoa for these but start with your preferred variety, uncooked.
  • Vegetable broth – Cooking quinoa with a flavorful broth is a great way to introduce flavor to our recipe. If you’re not worried about staying vegan, chicken broth will work as a substitute.
  • Shallots – shallots are a milder member of the onion family, but a small amount of mild sweet onion would work.
  • Oat flour – if you have oats you have oat flour! Simply pulse rolled oats in a blender or food processor until it’s a fine flour.
  • Flax seeds – a lovely nutty, crunchy texture and flavor with some extra healthy fats as a perk.
  • Applesauce – Unsweetened applesauce is a great, naturally sweet binder that enhances the rest of the savory flavors.
  • Dried oregano – a savory herb that I love with quinoa.
  • Low sodium soy sauce – go for low sodium to keep your patties from being salty, or be sure to reduce the salt you add later if not.
  • Salt & pepper – to taste, as needed.
  • Olive oil – we’ll need a little to get our vegan quinoa cakes baked perfectly.
Vegan quinoa cakes on a baking sheet

As a quick tip if you don’t have applesauce on hand, homemade applesauce is really easy to make.

  1. Peel and chop 4 apples into a small saucepan. Add enough water to cover about ¼ inch of the bottom of the pan.
  2. Cover and cook on medium, checking and stirring every five minutes until the apples soften.
  3. Puree with a stick blender or with a potato masher until smooth.

That’s it! Applesauce is very easy, but be sure to use an apple you like. We used unsweetened applesauce here, but using tart apples will yield tart applesauce. Choose apple varieties like honeycrisp or golden delicious for homemade applesauce that mostly closely resembles the store version.

Serve them with a dip for a tasty lunch

One of my favorite ways to enjoy these baked quinoa patties lately is in my lunch prep boxes. Served with my Brussels sprouts pomegranate salad and a healthy dollop of a quick and easy avocado-lime dip it’s a satisfying and really yummy lunch to enjoy any day of the week.

Dipping vegan quinoa patties in the avocado lime dip

To whip up this dip simply combine avocado, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, and Greek yogurt in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. To keep this recipe vegan, be sure to use a non-dairy version of unsweetened yogurt.

Baked quinoa patties with Brussels sprout pomegranate salad in a lunch box

Whether you decide to serve these for dinner, a snack, or lunch, you’ll feel satisfied and happy with these on the table. For more inspiration on what to serve with your vegan quinoa patties, check out these other tasty salads you can enjoy with them throughout the year.

Baked Vegan Quinoa Patties

These oven baked gluten-free and vegan quinoa cakes are easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes. Serve them with a homemade avocado lime dipping sauce for the ultimate experience!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 patties
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Jovita | Yummy Addiction


For the patties:

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 shallots , finely chopped
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 3 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • salt and black pepper , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil , for brushing

For the avocado lime dip:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (substitute with dairy-free Greek yogurt alternative for vegan)
  • 1 large ripe avocado , peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1/2 lime)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 small clove garlic , minced
  • salt and black pepper , to taste


The patties.

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the quinoa and vegetable broth to a pot.Cover and cook over low heat for about 13 minutes, until the quinoa has absorbed all the broth. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix the quinoa with shallots, oat flour, flax seeds, applesauce, oregano, soy sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  • With wet hands, form 12 patties (size them according to your needs) and place them on the baking sheet. Brush the tops with olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.

The avocado lime dip.

  • In a blender or food processor, blend the Greek yogurt, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic together until well combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and blend again. Serve with the quinoa patties.


Adapted from Chef Oropeza Dia a Dia No. 69.


Serving: 1patty | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6.2g | Fat: 6.7g | Cholesterol: 1.5mg | Sodium: 94.6mg | Sugar: 3g
Course: lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked quinoa patties, gluten-free, vegan
Nutrition Facts
Baked Vegan Quinoa Patties
Amount Per Serving (1 patty)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.7g10%
Cholesterol 1.5mg1%
Sodium 94.6mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6.2g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Jack
    March 8, 2021 at 11:40 am

    This recipe looks super healthy & tasty. I cant wait to add this until my meal prep.

    • Jovita
      March 26, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      I am pretty sure you’ll like it, Jack 😉

  • Danielle Wolter
    March 8, 2021 at 11:53 am

    What a great recipe for a healthy meal! I am always looking for new ideas to cook for healthy weeknight meals.5 stars

    • Jovita
      March 26, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      Me too! I am always in search for easy (that’s important) and healthy dinner ideas 🙂

  • Natalie
    March 8, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    This is so healthy. And looks delicious. I can’t wait to make this for my family. Thanks for the lovely recipe!5 stars

    • Jovita
      March 26, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      You are welcome, Natalie! Let me know if you’ll make it 🙂

  • Kristin
    March 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    I love this side dish idea! The dipping sauce looks heavenly, and versatile too! I bet we are going to want to use it on everything. Thanks for the great recipe!5 stars

    • Jovita
      March 26, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      I am so glad you like it, Kristin! Thank you for the comment 🙂

  • Gina
    March 8, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    These are a delicious and healthier alternative to other grains and such a fun way to switch up a meal. They also make a great appetizer with that dip!5 stars

    • Jovita
      March 26, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      They really do! Versatile patties 🙂


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