I just baked the black bean burgers for lunch and I think baking them definitely improves the texture. They don't stretch when you take a bite off them like they did when I fried them. This is my new "go to" veggie burger.
I sprayed a cookie sheet with cooking spray and baked them at 375 for 20 minutes, flipped them and baked them for 8 more minutes. They turned out a little crisp on the outside, but soft in the middle and I liked them that way. The fried mushy, stretchy burgers were annoying to eat. These are much better, in my opinion.