While your quinoa is cooling, add your chickpeas, panko bread crumbs, salt & pepper, egg and finally the cooled quinoa mix, to a food processor. Give it a few pulses.
This is where you want to add your flavoring if you want. The “burgers” have plenty of flavor but here you can add some hot sauce, some ranch dressing mix, or even your favorite steak rub. If you don’t want to add the flavor here, or if you want more flavor, you can mix your seasoning with the 2 tsp. of canola oil to drizzle over the burger.
After you’ve added your flavoring, continue to pulse to a slightly chunky, but smooth texture.
Carefully remove the blade from the processor and start making your burgers.